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Eduard Gufeld vs Janis Yanovich Klovans
URS-chT (1966), Moscow URS, rd 2, Sep-25
Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26)  ·  1-0



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  SwitchingQuylthulg: No kibitzing for this game? Quite a surprise... 43 Bf4!! is a lovely move. I guess the easiest win in the final position is something like 46...Rd8 47.Rh7 exf4 48.Rxg7+ Kd6 49.Rxa7 and the g-pawn decides?
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  Phony Benoni: 43.Bf4 is indeed a pretty move, and the point is not at all obvious. If 43...gxf4 44.Rd8+ Ke7 45.Re8+ Kd6 46.Rd1+, and Black cannot play 46...Bd4. Instead, he must interpose a rook on d3, which White promptly skewers with 47.Rd8+.

Even prettier is what happens if Black doesn't take the bishop, playing some neutral move like 43...Rhf3. Then 44.Rd8+ Ke7 45.Re8+ Kd6 46.Rd1+, and if 46...Bd4 then 47.Rxd4+ can be played as the bishop on f4 pins the e-pawn!

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