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Ilia Kan vs Isaac Boleslavsky
USSR Championship (1952), Moscow URS, rd 6, Dec-07
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  0-1



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May-11-04  Benjamin Lau: 14. g4?! The thing about playing g4 in the KID Samisch is that it inhibits ...f5 to a great degree, however once ...f5 is finally played, it disrupts the white center to a greater extent. 16...f5! easily cracks open the weakened white kingside. 17. gxf5 is unfortunately met with 19...Ned3! An inspiration for players having trouble attacking the king in the Samisch.
Oct-10-08  offramp:

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Instead of 19.Rxd3, white could have played
19.Nce2 Ne1 20.Qd2 Ncd3 21.Qg5 Nxc1

The knights have run amok. And they are not finished!

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The game could continue
22.Qxe7 Nxe2+ 23.Nxe2 Nxf3+ 24.Bxf3 Rxe7 and black probably going to win.

Jul-26-14  jerseybob: Was 8.Rd1 meant to be a trap, hoping black would carelessly leave e5 unguarded, or did Kan hallucinate that he was playing Re1? Whatever, if white wants to play a future e4, as he does, it becomes a lemon, leading to a future lemon, 13.f3?(which is not, <Benjamin Lau>, the Samisch). And finally 14.g4? puts the position beyond recovery.

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