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Petar Trifunovic vs Eero Einar Book
"Little Black Book" (game of the day Oct-26-2014)
Saltsj÷baden Interzonal (1948), Stockholm SWE, rd 14, Aug-05
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Stahlberg Variation (D49)  ·  0-1



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Mar-22-05  Runemaster: A good win against a famously hard player to beat, probably at his best around that time.

Although Black is the exchange up after move 33, White's outside connected passed pawns look very dangerous. Book dealt with the situation calmly, however. Perhaps the key moment was the rook invasion with 43...Rc1. After that, the rook was able to support the 'e' pawn, while White's pawns were not fast enough.

Oct-26-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: White sure moved his knight a lot.
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  morfishine: Its good to see high quality games selected for the GOTD.
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  thegoodanarchist: Little black book and the game is not a miniature?!?! A bit surprising, IMO...
Oct-26-14  bcokugras: Why not fork by 15. Kc6 ?
Oct-26-14  Garech: 15.Nc6 Bb7! 16.Nxd8 Bxf3+ 17.Kxf3 Rxd8

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Black is definitely equal and may even have a small edge.


Oct-26-14  thegoldenband: There's also 16. Nc6, which leads to an exchange sacrifice after 16...Qxc6 17. Qxb8 O-O that Cyrus Lakwadala evaluates as good for Black, though Black's also taken some losses in this line. See, for example:

Reshevsky vs V Petrov, 1937 (Black loses)

Meyer vs E Torre, 1986 (Black wins; maybe 18...e5 is an improvement over Petrov's 18...Bb7).

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  kevin86: black rounds up the white king.

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