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Gosta Stoltz vs Isaac Boleslavsky
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 13, Aug-29
Sicilian Defense: Boleslavsky. General Variation (B58)  ·  0-1



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Nov-28-04  kostich in time: Before the war, Reuben Fine had stated that it was folly for Black to play e5 on the sixth move against Be2, as it would creat a"hole" on d5. This is one of the earliest(and best)conter-examples. The Boleslavsky variation revolutionized Chess theory, by showing that blacks dynamic counterplay balanced the weakness on d5. Boleslavsky handled this game(against a strong, erratic Swedish GM) brilliantly..the exchnge sacrifice, followed by his artistic handling of the bishop pair, is memorable.
Sep-20-08  just a kid: I like how Boleslavsky's bishops work together after Boleslavsky sacs the exchange for the passed pawn.
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  plang: 8 Bc4?! was new but it is a weak move and Black already has a good game after it. 12 Bd5 would have been better than Stoltz's 12 Bb3. 14 g4? created kingside weaknesses while providing no realistic attacking chances. Boleslavsky was critical of 17..Qc4 recommending instead 17..Qb7 with strong attacking chances. After 19 Re1? White was lost; after 19 Nd2..Rxb4 20 Rxa6 White has chances to defend. 28..Rxc2! was a clever exchange sacrifice recognizing the power of the two bishops. 38..g5 would have forced immediate resignation.
Dec-24-18  SpiritedReposte: The bishops just slaughter the board.

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