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Gyorgy Szilagyi vs Moshe Czerniak
Tel Aviv (1966), Tel Aviv ISR, rd 10, May-29
Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  GrahamClayton: The final position shows the importance of a "flexible" bishop for the player without a pawn. With the bishop on e1, Czerniak is able to block the pawn on either the h2-b8 or a5-d8 diagonals, depending on where the White bishop moves to.
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  kbob: And more specifically, it is generally required that the short diagonal in front of the pawn be at least four squares long. There is a nice and very user friendly discussion of these "Centurini" positions at
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White pushed 76 c6 prematurely. Instead, 76 Be5! forces a win eg 76..Ba5 77 Bd6 Ke3 78 Bb8! Kd3 79 Ba7 Bc7 80 Bb6 Bf4 81 c6 Bg3 (unfortunately 81..Kc3 runs into 82 Bd4+ & 83 Be5) 82 Bd8 Bf4 83 Ke6 Kc4 84 Be7! Kb5 85 Kd7 +-

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Black went wrong misapplying the defensive tactic of attacking the passed pawn from the rear with 71..Kf3? Correct was 71..Kf5! eg 72 Bd4 Bh2 73 c5 Bg3 74 c6 Bc7! 75 Kc4 Ke4 76 Bf6 Bf4 77 Kb5 Kd5 78 Kb6 Kc4 79 Kb7 Kb5 =

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