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Bent Larsen vs Svetozar Gligoric
Moscow Olympiad Final-A (1956), Moscow URS, rd 5, Sep-15
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation Traditional Line (B92)  ·  1-0

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Jan-19-05  nizzechess: Like 28.Qxf7! for forcing the game into a won endgame!
Mar-01-06  who: What a beautiful example of the opposition. The position after 31.Kxf2 Ke7 should be used in an endgame manual.
Sep-13-10
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  Fusilli: With the benefit of hindsight, here:


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Black should have played 34...bxc3.

Sep-14-10
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  beatgiant: <Fusilli>
<Black should have played 34...bxc3.>

Isn't it still dead lost? 34...bxc3 35. bxc3. Black's king will have to go after White's c-pawn, leaving his king offside while White's king mops up the kingside.

Sep-14-10
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  Fusilli: <beatgiant> Yes. I am just imagining a position where the Black king takes the c-pawn immediately after the White king takes the e-pawn, and then the Black King chases the White King to the King side. If White makes accurate moves, he wins. The same moves as in the game would not be accurate if Black has the chance to confine White's King to the h-file. However, if Black traded pawns White would not advance his King side pawns as in the game. In the game he did so that Black ran out of moves. If the pawns were traded, White would push the c-pawn, force the trade with the e-pawn, and go kill the Black pawns comfortably.

I am just speculating on how to make the win harder for White, but maybe Gligoric was right about 34...b3. White needs to know something about opposition to win. But all these are moot points at that level, anyway...

Jul-16-13
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  whiteshark: Grandmaster Ronen Har-Zvi presented this game in a lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX4E...

starts at 09m10s

Oct-08-13  Howard: New in Chess did a nice article on Larsen in 2010 not long before he died (and then followed up with another piece on him AFTER he died!), and it referred to this particular game as a "classic".
Oct-27-21  N.O.F. NAJDORF: You can see film of this game at:

https://jfc.org.il/news_journal/613...

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