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Yuri Averbakh vs Igor Bondarevsky
USSR Championship (1951), Moscow URS, rd 12, Dec-05
Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian Variation (A54)  ·  1-0



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Mar-05-06  patzer2: The alternative 26...Nf6 makes for a fascinating decoy combination.

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[If 26...Nf6 (diagram above), find White's best (27. ?) move.]

Solution: 26...Nf6 <27. Bxh6! 27...Bxh6 28. Qxh6+!! Kxh6 29. Rg6+ Bxg6 30. Rsg6+ Kxh5 31. Nxe5+ Ng4 32. Bxg4+ Kh4 33. Rh6+ Kg5 34. Nxf7+ Kxg4 35. Nxd8 Rxd8 36. Rf6 to > with a strong and likely winning endgame advantage.

This combination (starting with 27. Bxh6!) is listed as the solution to number 1199 (diagram above) in Chess Informant's 1980 "Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames." It is classified as a decoy (spelled "dicoying" in this multi-language reference book).

Apr-10-19  technique: it is amazing as you have to believe that both players must have seen this 10 moves combo and avoid it easily. Nf6 seems like a natural move or even winning a pawn until you see Bxh6

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