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Gata Kamsky vs Ilia Smirin
Junior Qualification Tournament (1988), Borzhomi URS, Apr-??
King's Indian Defense: Averbakh Variation. Geller Defense (E73)  ·  0-1



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May-15-06  vonKrolock: <36.♖g1> Maybe it was exactly now the moment to start playing "à la Tal": 36.♖xf4 !? exf4 37.♗xh5!!?? gxh5 38.♖g1+, and now White, a Rook down (!) has a very dangerous attack
May-24-06  vonKrolock: < a very dangerous attack> Probably TOO dangerous - 36.♖xf4 !? exf4 37.♗xh5!!?? gxh5 38.♖g1+ ♔h6 39.e5! ♕e8 40.♕f5 ♖c7 41.♘d6 etc; but instead of 37...gxh5, Black had the striking 37...♘xb3!! 38.axb3 ♖xb3! 39.♔a2 ♖b4etc
Apr-02-10  Calelsdad22: Hi all, newbie here. Can someone explain logic behind 9. ... H6 and why 10. Bxh6 was not taken? Trying to learn different variations of KID.
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  diceman: < Calelsdad22: Hi all, newbie here. Can someone explain logic behind 9. ... H6 and why 10. Bxh6 was not taken? Trying to learn different variations of KID.>

It basically "puts the question" to the bishop where you gonna go? What you gonna do?


10.Bxh6 Nfxe4! 11.fxe4 Qh4+ 12.g3 Qxh6
13.b4 Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 Na6 15.a3 Bh6+

Then white has given up a central pawn for a flank pawn. Traded queens.
Activated blacks dark square bishop.


10.Bxh6 Nfxe4! 11.Nxe4 Nxe4 12.fxe4 Qh4+
13.g3 Qxh6 14.Bd3 Qxd2+ 15.Kxd2 f5

Most top players view the white pieces as an advantage and would prefer to keep tension with moves like 10.Be3. Rather than freeing up blacks game.

Apr-02-10  Calelsdad22: It now make sense to me, thanks diceman :)

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