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Laszlo Szabo vs Svetozar Gligoric
Leipzig Olympiad Final-A (1960), Leipzig GDR, rd 3, Oct-30
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Yugoslav System w/o Nc3 (E64)  ·  0-1



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Apr-26-07  Sam Chapin: Would there actually have been anything wrong with 20...exd6, given that if 21.Qg5 then 21...Bc8 prevents 22.Nf5+ ?
Oct-02-07  ColonelCrockett: Black was giving his aggressively placed pieces a target I'd say ... the advanced White pawn was simply too advanced for support ... a fine startegic idea by Gligoric in my opinion.
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  plang: Played in the style of the Benko Gambit - the way White responds seems to give Black an easy game. Why not 16..Rfb8? With 20 e6? he was anticipating 20..exd? 21 Nf5+..gxf 22 Qg5+ with counterplay overlooking the simple reply 20..e6! covering f5 and keeping the e-file closed. 32 Rxc4..Nxf4 33 Nf5+..gxf 34 Rxf4..e5 would also have been hopeless for White.
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  perfidious: Gligoric could hardly have had an easier time of it had he opened with the then-nascent Benko--the strong GM sitting opposite gave him a dream position and this game resembles an encounter between players of different classes.
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  GrahamClayton: Szabo's careless developing move 9. Bf4 allows Gligoric to immediately play 9...b5, getting immediate pressure on the Q-side. 9. a4 stopping 9...b5 was necessary.
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  Messiah: Interesting!

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