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Viacheslav Ragozin vs Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky
Leningrad Masters Tourn. (1932), Leningrad, USSR
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variation (D96)  ·  1-0

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Sep-04-06  rudysanford: In 'The Russian's Play Chess' by Irving Cherev, the game ends:

36. Rxd7 Rb6
37. Rd6+ 1-0

Sep-04-06  Runemaster: <rudy> Presumably, that's after Black has played 35...exd4. It's a nice finish to the game!
Mar-11-12  backrank: Ragozin's revenge for Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 !

Yes, in Chernev's book the game continues 35. ... exd4 36. Rxd7 Rb6 (in case of Rf6+ 37. Ke4 Rf8 38. Kd5 White wins, too) 37. Rd6+!! resigns.

Note also the role of the g-pawn; thanks to its presence on g4 White can leave the b-pawn alone (34. ... Nxb6? 35. Rg7#).

In this game we see how tactics is used to carry out the strategic concept. A truly masterly game.

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