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Eduard Mnatsakanian vs Alexander Korelov
USSR Championship (1962), Yerevan URS , rd 2, Nov-23
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 <The Evans Gambit will always remain potent against an unprepared defender> Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 <Much better than 5 ... Bc5 where it gets kicked again after d2-d4 Opening Explorer > 6. d4 d6 7. Qb3 Qd7 8. dxe5 Bb6 <The Lasker Defense where Black returns the gambit Pawn for safe development and better Pawn structure Opening Explorer > 9. exd6 <9. Nbd2 dxe5 and Black tries to hold the Pawn - 10. Ba3 Na5 11. Qb4 c5 12. Qb2 Qc7 J Gunnarsson vs H A Gretarsson, 2000 A different approach is 9. Nbd2 Na5 10. Qc2 Nxc4 11. Nxc4 d5 12. Nxb6 axb6 Estrin vs V Palciauskas, 1978 & 12. ed Qxd5 I Kurnosov vs G Sargissian, 2005 > Na5 10. Qb5 Nxc4 11. Qxc4 Qxd6 12. Ba3 <[12. 0-0 Ne7 13. Re1 0-0 14. a4 Be6 15. Qb5 = 0.00/12; 13. Nbd2 Be6 14. Qa4+ Qc6 15. Qb4 = -0.19/12]<>> Be6 <Both sides develop the QB with tempo> 13. Qb5+ Qd7 <[last book move]<>> 14. Qb4 c5 <White threatened 15. Qf8#> 15. Qb2 Qd3 <Attacks the Pe4 while preventing 0-0> 16. Nbd2 0-0-0 17. Ne5 Qa6 18. 0-0-0 <[18. f4 Nf6 19. f5 Bxf5 20. Nxf7 Bg4 ]<>> Nf6 19. f4 Rxd2! <An exchange sacrifice for a Pawn & a centralized Knight> <[no punctuation]<>> 20. Rxd2 Nxe4 21. Rc2 <21. Rdd1 might hold for White> <[21. Re2!? Nxc3 22. Rc2 ] f6 22. Nf3 Nd6 23. Re2 <[23. Nd2!? Bf5 24. Qb3 Bxc2 25. Kxc2 Re8 ]<>> Bc4 24. Re7 Nb5 <A novel means to trap a piece> 25. Rhe1 Qxa3 26. Qxa3 Nxa3 27. Rxg7 <[27. Kb2 Nb5 ]<>> Nb5 28. Nd2 Bd3 29. c4 Nd6 30. g4 Nxc4 31. Nxc4 Bxc4 32. Ree7 Bd3 <[32 ... Bxa2 33. Rxb7 Rd8 34. Rxh7 ]<>> 33. Rxb7 c4 34. Kb2? <[34. Rbe7 f5 35. h3 c3 36. gf Bxf5 ]<>> Rd8 35. a4 Be4 <[35 ... f5!? 36. gf Bd4+ 37. Kc1 Bxg7 38. Rxg7 ]<>> 36. Rbe7 f5 37. Rxh7 Bd4+ 38. Ka2 c3 <Black's Bishops escort the passed Pawn> 39. gxf5? <[39. Kb3 c2 40. Rc7+ Kb8 41. Rxc2 fg 42. Rh4 ]<>> c2 40. Rc7+ Kb8 41. Kb3 Rc8 0-1.

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