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Georgy Lisitsin vs Gavriil Veresov
USSR Championship (1934/35), Leningrad URS, rd 18, Dec-30
Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Variation (D45)  ·  1-0



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Oct-27-17  TrczkWszczinsk: Interesting queen offer, could continue 17... Nxe4 18. Rxg7+ Kh8 19. Nxe4! Then black can't save his own queen either and has nothing better than 19... Ba5+ 20. Kd1 Bd8 21. Rg4+ Bf6 22. Bxf6+ Qxf6 23. Nxf6 Rxf6 24. Rxf4 Rxf4 25. exf4 cxd5 with decisive advantage for white.
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  tpstar: White to Play and Win after 16 ... Nf6.


Sep-21-18  goser: Fascinating battle! But why black resigned? The only explanation that comes to my mind is that the game was adjourned and black came to the conclusion that their position was hopeless.
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  whiteshark: <goser: But why black resigned? The only explanation that comes to my mind is that the game was adjourned and black came to the conclusion that their position was hopeless.> It was also the penultimate round and resumption of adjourned games back then was on a separate day, so maybe Black shortened the expected agony...

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White to move

1) +1.19 (33 ply) 42.Ne5+ Kf6 43.Nc4 b6 44.cxb6 axb6 45.Ke4 b5 46.Nd6 Nc7 47.Rg3 Re2+ 48.Kd4 Ne6+ 49.Kd3 Re5 50.Ne4+ Kf5 51.Nc3 Kf6 52.Rg8 Ke7 53.Rb8 Nc7 54.Ne2 Kd7 55.Nd4 Rh5 56.Kc3 Rxh4 57.Nxb5 Rh3+ 58.Kb2 Nxb5 59.Rxb5 Rh2+ 60.Kb3 Rh3+ 61.Ka4 Kc7 62.Re5 h5 63.Re7+ Kb6 64.Re6+ Ka7 65.Rh6 h4 66.b5 Rh1 67.Ka5 h3 68.Rh7+ Ka8 69.a4 h2

2) +0.08 (32 ply) 42.Rc4 Rxa3+ 43.Ke4 Ra4 44.Ne5+ Ke7 45.Nd3 Ra3 46.c6 bxc6 47.Rxc6 Kd7 48.Ne5+ Ke7 49.Nc4 Ra1 50.Ne3 Kd7 51.Rc4 Re1 52.Rc3 Rb1 53.Rd3+ Kc8 54.Nd5 Re1+ 55.Re3 Rxe3+ 56.Nxe3 Nc7 57.Kd4 Kb7 58.Kc5 Ne6+ 59.Kc4 Nf4 60.Kb5 Nd3 61.Nc2 Ne5 62.Nd4 Nd3

3) +0.08 (32 ply) 42.Ke4 Rxa3 43.Ne5+ Ke7 44.Nc4 Ra1 45.Kd3 Re1 46.Kd2 Rb1 47.Kc3 Re1 48.Kd3 Kd7 49.Kd2 Rf1 50.Ne5+ Kc7 51.Nd3 b6 52.Re4 Kd7 53.Ne5+ Ke7 54.Nc4 bxc5 55.bxc5 Rf8 56.c6 Rc8 57.Na5 Kd6 58.Kc3 Nd8 59.Re8 Kc5 60.Re7 Nxc6 61.Nxc6 Rxc6

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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