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Isaac Boleslavsky vs Lajos Steiner
Saltsjobaden Interzonal (1948), Stockholm SWE, rd 9, Jul-29
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation Paulsen Variation (B85)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: Awesome massacre. As black I would have resigned just after 27.Rxf7!
Aug-29-09  jerseybob: Another classic Boleslavsky beat-down. What a great attacking style, always on a sound positional foundation.
Aug-13-11  ozmikey: I wonder if Aussie Lajos was unaware of the famous Lasker vs Pirc, 1935 game, or whether he had some improvement planned after 10. f5 (10...e5 perhaps)? In any case, GM Boleslavsky won handily enough...Black making seven moves out of his first 17 with his queen's knight certainly didn't help.
Jan-17-13  jerseybob: Ozmikey: Whatever Lajos did or didn't know, I'm sure Boleslavsky was aware of it. The Moscow tourneys -'25, '35 and '36 - were big news to the Soviet public.
Mar-05-13  Anderssen59: Faster is 30. Rf1+ Kg8 (.....,Kg7 31. Qe7+ Kh6 32.Rf3 Qxe5 33. Rh3+ mates) 31. Qe7 Rf8 32.Rxf8+ Nxf8 33. Nf6 mate.
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  plang: The maneuver with 9..Na5?! and 11..Nc4 does not appear to accomplish anything; developing the kingside would have been better. 16..Nc5? was also a waste of time; Boleslavsky recommended 16..Rb8.

Boleslavsky was one of the innovators in attacking the Sicilian - this game is a prime example though Black's play gave him a lot to work with.

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