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Volf Bergraser vs Milan Weiner
corr 1.EU tt (1973) (correspondence), Vorru
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Main Line (E19)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: This is one of the most stunning and unique major piece combinations I have ever seen. After 35. R6g2 Rff7 White is 2 Pawns up but in a bad bind, then 36. f6! nudges the Rg7 (36 ... Qxf6? 37. Rxg7+; 36 ... Rxf6? 37. Qxg7#). Black tried 36 ... Rg3 hoping for 37. hxg3 Rh7 with some swindling chances, yet White had the nice cross-pin 37. Qh3! forcing material off (37 ... Rxg2 38. Rxg2+ wins the Queen or mates). After 40. Qh3+! (again!) White finishes with 40 ... Qxh3 41. Rxg7+ Kh8 42. Rg8+ Kh7 43. R2g7+ Kh6 44. Rh8+ Kxg7 45. Rxh3.

If Black played 36 ... Rg4 instead, White has the cute trick 37. Qf4! trading down:

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Apr-20-08  Manic: <tpstar> Thanks for pointing out this game on the daily puzzle page. Indeed, this is quite a remarkable game. 17.Bxh6 took me by surprise and 19.f4 also took me by surprise as white resisted the temptation of taking the h pawn for a rook lift and pawn roll in the middle. I think perhaps black defence in the middle was dubious at best. For example I'm not sure 21...Rae8 and 23...Bc8 were best. Perhaps ...Nc5 was better in both cases. Also, perhaps black could've tried 24...Rg8.

On 36...Rg4, I was thinking perhaps 37.Qh5 rather than 37.Qf4.

Apr-20-08  InspiredByMorphy: Nice game tpstar! That ending is something else! How can you not love 40.Qh3+!
Mar-19-09  WhiteRook48: 40...Qxh3 41 Rxg7+ Kh6 42. R1g6+ Kh5 43 Rh7+ Kxg6 44 Rxh3
May-14-22  newzild: Great game!

Thanks <tpstar> for leading me here.

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May-14-22  newzild: Just goes to show that Weiners can be losers...

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