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Viacheslav Ragozin vs Igor Bondarevsky
"Beating the System" (game of the day May-31-2004)
Match for the GM title (1946), Moscow URS, rd 1
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1-0

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May-31-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Black should have played 31...Nd6 32.Raxa7 Nf5 and white King would have been in serious trouble. For example, if 33.g4, then 33...Rf1+ 34.Ke5 Re1+ 35.Kf4 g5#. Also 33.g3 Rf1+ 34.Ke5 Re1+ 35.Kf4 Bg2 (threatening Re4#) 36.Ra4 Ne3 (threatening 37...Nd5+, 38...Nf6+ and 39...g5#) 37.Rc8+ Kh7 38.g4 Nf1 39.h4 Bd5 (threatening 40...e5+ 41.Kf5 Ng3#) 40.g5 Kg6 41.Re8 h5 is lost for white as he has no good defence against 42...Kf7 (42.Ra7 Re4+ 43.Kf3 Ra4+ and 44...Rxa7 ) which will cost him a Rook at least (it cannot retreat for threatening mate). Other moves of white don't look satisfactory either. If 33.Rc3, then 33...Re1 34.Ra4 Kh7 35.h4 Kg6 threatening 36...e5+ 37.Kg4 h5+ 38.Kh3 Rh1#. If 33.b6, then 33...Bxg2 34.Ra3 (34.b7 Rf1+ 35.Kg4 Bf3+ 36.Kf4 Bxb7+) 34...Rf1+ 35.Kg4 e5 36.Ra4 g6 (threatening 37...Bf3#) 37.Rc8+ (37.h4 Bf3+ 38.Kh3 Rh1#) 37...Kf7 38.Ra7+ Ke6 39.Re8+ Kd6 40.Rd8+ Kc6 41.Rc8+ Kxb6 etc.
May-31-04
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  kevin86: An extreme circus of forks,double attacks,and advanced pawns. A great attack by white!
Aug-04-17  Toribio3: Fantastic play by Ragozin!
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