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Jan Hein Donner vs Albin Planinc
Hoogovens (1973), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-17
Benoni Defense: Knight's Tour Variation (A61)  ·  0-1



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Nov-13-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: All i wonder is, how sound all the sacs are?! I don't believe white put the finest effort. If all sacs ARE sound, then Planinc is far wizard-ier as Tal.
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  TheAlchemist: Tal's sacs weren't all completely sound either, but still very hard to defend against.
Nov-14-05  nescio: As it happens, Tal was also a participant in this tournament. He met Planinc in the first round and we all expected a splendid combinative duel, but Tal proved to be by far the superior strategist: A Planinc vs Tal, 1973
As for Planinc's sacrifices in this game, I have never found a refutation. I espcially like the moves 13...b5! and 15...Bf8. White would have done better to reject the rook on a8, but Black is still better after 17.Qd2 Nxc6.
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  ToTheDeath: 18. Ne4! refutes the attack. Then 18... Re2+ 19. Qxe2 Rxe2 20. Kxe2 leaves White with too much material for the queen, and 18... Qa5+ is met with 19. Nd2 c4 20. O-O! Rxd2 21. Qg4

Black was not obligated to sac the rook. 16... Nxc6 17. dxc6 Ba6 leaves him with good compensation in all lines (White can't castle).

Sep-01-12  whiteshark: Wasn't planning on going for a run today, but those cops came out of nowhere.
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  tamar: I remember being fascinated with this 14...Rb4 conception back in the nineties.

Planinc and others were the last to find these ideas purely on their own, without benefit of engine checks.

Checking with today's engine, 18 Ne4 is strong, but does not refute the concept.

1) =0.00 (38 ply) 18.Ne4 Qa5+ 19.Nd2 Bg7 20.Rc1 Rxa2 21.Bb7 Bxb7 22.Bxb8 Ba6 23.Bf4 Bb2 24.Qb3 Bxc1 25.Qb8+ Kg7 26.Qe5+ Kg8 27.Qe8+ Kg7 28.Qe5+

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  technical draw: Hello <tamar> You're one of the old timers. We've been here since almost the beginning. Happy holidays, happy new year and happy chess!
Apr-22-22  whiteshark: It takes #realPlaninc to organize this kind of chaos.

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