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Ratmir Kholmov vs Anatoly S Lutikov
"The Wrath of Pawns" (game of the day Feb-20-2018)
Dubna (1976), Dubna URS, Feb-??
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60)  ·  1-0



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Dec-17-03  Benjamin Lau: The tyranny of the majority...
Dec-17-03  rochade18: In the beginning of the game Lutikov moves his knight and bishop back on b8, c8. I think that was not his original plan (i never play ruy lopez). So where is the mistake?
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  kevin86: The "pawn-sents" revolt-and win!
Dec-17-03  Marnoff Mirlony: I think if Lutikov would have played the dubious move 1...c5 he would have been able to avoid some of these lines.
Dec-17-03  uglybird: <So where is the mistake> 17...b5?, opening up the position while undeveloped was an error. Lutikov was counting on 18.cxb5 cxb4 and black is ok, but he underestimated the strength of 18.Bxb5!.
Dec-18-03  Resignation Trap: Lutikov's 11...Bc8 was not expected by Kholmov. White instantly replied with 12. Qxf3, capturing his own Knight! The arbiter then ruled that, since White touched his Knight on f3 first, Kholmov must make a legal move with it.
Feb-08-17  zanzibar: This shows up in Soltis' <Chess Lists-2e> #10 p29.

He tells the story, and cites the 12.Ne1 move, but without explicitly saying the knight was touched first.

Feb-09-17  crwynn: I once had a game with this material balance of three minor pieces against a rook and four pawns. It seems to favor the minor pieces rather heavily unless some pawns are very advanced at the outset, as we see here. Otherwise the three pieces simply head right for the king and make short work of him.
Feb-20-18  AlicesKnight: Three pieces can't hold three pawns....
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  morfishine: Wonderful creation! This really should be listed as one of Kholmov's notable games


Feb-20-18  Ironmanth: Amazing game with an ingenious concept! Thanks for this great clash.
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  GrahamClayton: Once several connected passed pawns start moving down the board, they are very hard to stop!
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