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Sergey Belavenets vs Ilya Rabinovich
USSR Championship (1934/35), Leningrad URS, rd 15, Dec-26
Benoni Defense: Old Benoni. Russian Variation (A44)  ·  0-1



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Jan-28-13  LastDaysofSaloFlohr: A lovely game by Rabinovich - moves like 16...b5!, 21...Kh8, 29...Qd8 and 35...Bf8 all make a refreshing change to the banalities of "sac, sac.. mate" banalities. Okay, White didn't play very well but still - the style of the game eerily prefigures Petrosian's approach. (Cf. Petrosian-Korchnoi 1971 candidates - I think, or was it '74? - where Petrosian plays a reversed Benoni with b3, Bb2 and gives Black the centre before ripping it apart with a series of paradoxical (or "ugly" as Korchnoi would say) moves. I recall playing through this game when I was a junior and admiring it but not understanding it at all - a style that is impossible to emulate.)
Jan-28-13  LastDaysofSaloFlohr: PS: Excuse the repetition of "banalities"in the same sentence. A shocking lapse!
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  whiteshark: <LastDaysofSaloFlohr>

Here's the game you mentioned (but missed posting):

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971

A shoc♔ lapse! ;)

Mar-18-19  Cibator: Given in full by Gerald Abrahams in "The Chess Mind" (1951), as an example of originality in chess.

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