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Bent Larsen vs Jan Hein Donner
San Juan (1969), San Juan PUR, rd 14, Oct-??
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01)  ·  1-0

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Sep-04-08  Magic Pawn: No spectacular combinations, but a strategic offensive play, which I dream I could play.

Larsen's key advantage was the control of the e-file which enabled invasion of the 7th rank and attack on the Black's King. Amazingly, although he had all of his four pieces active and directed towards the Black's King, Donner was able to pare the attack on his King. Probably because his pieces were also active. He had, however, to offer a pawn. After that, he immediately resigned.

Now, my question is: Was just one pawn down a sufficient reason to resignation? Didn't Black have any chances for a play?

Nov-28-08  notyetagm: <Magic Pawn: No spectacular combinations, but a strategic offensive play, which I dream I could play.

Larsen's key advantage was the control of the e-file which enabled invasion of the 7th rank and attack on the Black's King.>

22 ♖e2-e7


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Indeed, the <7TH RANK ROOK> White e7-rook is *all* powerful and leads to a strong attack on the Black king, in particular against the g7- and h7-squares.

Jun-05-12  henjutsu: Well, if you were black and it was your move, how would you save your queen?

Qg7 leads to mate from Qxg7++.

Qe6, Qd5, Qc4, Qe8 - aside from it not actually being safe spots (d5 offers a trade, but), white's response would still be Qxg7++.

Qf6? QxQ, and qq.

Rde7? RxQ, Rxe1+. Bf1, Rxf7. White now has a queen and bishop vs black's two rooks and bishop. Maybe this would be playable, if anything...

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