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Igor A Zaitsev vs Yuri N Sakharov
USSR Championship (1968/69), Alma-Ata (Almaty) URS, rd 16, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Scheveningen Formation (B21)  ·  1-0

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Mar-21-11  Rick360: Wasn't Sakharov an early trainer/coach for Kasparov? Either way, Zaitsev shows that the lowley Smith-Morra is playable.
Mar-21-11  joupajou: Why did Sakharov resign? 31. ..e4 looks ok.

I think he made some not-so effective moves earlier in the game.

After 29.Qg4


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Don't think 29. ..h5 is the best possible move here. This line looks interesting. 29. ..g6 30.Nd5 Nxe4.

Something happened even earlier on, though. This is the position after 22.b3


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Here black should play 22. ..Ne5. Maybe Sakharov just set up a trap, hoping for 23.Rd1? Or did he just want to start tearing up the white fortress in the f1..h3 area? What about 22. ..e5 23.Nf5?

Could easily spend hours analysing this game, some very complicated positions.

Jan-05-15  Sololoy: joupajou: Nd5 is good enough, 'cause it gets a minor piece anyway!

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