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Vitaly Chekhover vs Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov
USSR Championship (1934/35), Leningrad URS, rd 16, Dec-28
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. Exchange Variation (D59)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-02-06  stanleys: Unbelievable creativity by Chekhover!But I believe that Makogonov was in time trouble - he missed many ways to win
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  Phony Benoni: Definitely one for the "Never Resign!" crowd.

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The first 46 moves were pretty dull for the non-connoisseur, but then came <47.Rxg6+ Kxg6 48.Bxf5+>. Now 48...Kxf5 49.Qd3+ and White gets an immediate perpetual check along the third rank. Black set his king walking, but Chekhover kept finding resources and eventually salvaged the draw.

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  Straclonoor: <Makogonov was in time trouble - he missed many ways to win> Two of those is

Analysis by Stockfish 260819 64 POPCNT:

1. -+ (-13.75): 53...Qe7 54.Bh3 Qxg5 55.e7+ Kb7 56.exf8Q Qe7 57.Qf5 Qe4 58.Qxe4 dxe4 59.Bg2 Re7 60.f5 c2 61.f6 c1Q 62.fxe7 Qc7+ 63.Kg1 Qxe7 64.Kf1 Qxh4 65.Kg1 Kb6 66.Bh1 Qg4+ 67.Kh2 Kc7 68.Bg2 Qh4+ 69.Kg1 Kb7 70.Bh1 Qg5+ 71.Kh2 Qd5 72.f3 exf3 73.Kg3 Qg5+ 74.Kxf3 Qd5+ 75.Ke3 Qxh1 76.Kf4 Qc1+ 77.Ke5 Qc3

2. -+ (-11.49): 53...Kb7 54.Qd8 Qxd4 55.e7 Qxf2+ 56.Kh1 Qe1+ 57.Kg2 Qe2+ 58.Kg3 Qxe7 59.Qxd5+ Kb6 60.Qb3+ Ka5 61.Kf3 Qc5 62.Qa2+ Kb5 63.Qb1+ Qb4 64.Bd3+ Kc5 65.Qc1 Re7 66.Qb1 Qxb1 67.Bxb1 Kb4 68.f5 Ka3 69.f6 Rd7 70.Ke3 Kb2 71.Be4 Rc7 72.Bd3 c2 73.Bxc2 Rxc2 74.Kf4 Rc5

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