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Evgeni Vasiukov vs Alexander Zaitsev
Lasker Memorial (1968), East Berlin GDR, rd 8, Nov-25
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense Mieses Line (B13)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: Nice miniature. The Caro-Kann PBA 4N line with the tricky 6 ... Bg4, where White hopes to win the middlegame because Black should dominate the endgame. 12. Qc6+ is an important finesse, preventing Black from castling, also blocking the Bf8, plus the Nd5 must cover f6 as shown in the game.

tpstar0-entevirus2 (Yahoo 4/10/04): 11. Bb5+ Nxb5 12. Nxb5? Rb8 13. Qc6+ Ke7 14. Bd2 Qd7 15. Nd4 Rxb2 16. Qxd7+ Kxd7 17. a4 Bc5 18. Ne2? Bxf2+! 19. Kxf2 Rxd2 20. Rhd1 Rc2 21. Ra3 Ke7 22. Rb3? Nf4 23. Re1 Rd8 and Black won (0-1).

Oct-23-04  aw1988: I played this exact same game in 1994. I was, thankfully enough, White.
Oct-23-04  clocked: Zaitsev must have felt foolish losing the same game twice then ;-)
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  keypusher: Fischer played 13 qxb5 against Euwe in 1960. Maybe Zaitsev got confused.

Fischer vs Euwe, 1960

Feb-12-05  Helloween: After the foolhardy 13.Nxb5?!, correct is 13...Rb8! when 14.0-0 Qd7 15.Nd4 Rc8 and 14.Nd4 Qd7 leave Black consolidated and heading towards a superior ending.
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  Honza Cervenka: I guess that Steinitz would have continued gladly 14...Kf6!
Oct-20-06  aragorn69: Contemporary comments on how the game was played at (item 4639).

Opening theory, specially if played at blitz rate, can be tricky!...

Jul-24-17  King Harvest: According to Stockfish black was fine all the way and indeed was better until 14.Nb4?? -- a pure dead blunder into Mate-in-2. The black move the computer has been quietly screaming for, for several moves, was Qc8... 14....Qc8 and Stockfish gives black a half-pawn edge.
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