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Vasily Malinin vs Viktor Savinov
"Minor Offense" (game of the day Nov-09-2016)
Leningrad (1988), Leningrad URS
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted Variation (A58)  ·  1-0



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Oct-26-10  sevenseaman: Most pieces, White as well as Black look as though they are poised for a bungee jump.

..35. Bf6? the Black B jumped w/o even the benefit of the rope.

Apr-29-11  iking: -

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what beautiful position ....

Oct-11-11  King Sacrificer: Great game and what a finish!
Nov-07-11  sevenseaman: A day to die, a day to kill!
Aug-07-12  LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Mate Accepted. Fully Accepted.


Aug-07-12  backrank: Malinin seems to prefer mating with the minor pieces only; in V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989

there emerged the following final position:

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  perfidious: A pure mate, no less!
Jan-30-13  uldinch: 30 ... Rxf4, 31 gxf4 Qxd5+ etc. would have saved some of the humiliation
May-14-13  PaulLovric: i keep coming back to this beautiful finish
Aug-20-14  ColeTrane: gonna remember this line....
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  yiotta: I suspect time pressure was a big factor; as <uldinch> noted,30...Rxf4+ was the move. Still, a wonderful fight, and time is a part of the battle. I guarantee heart rates were elevated on both sides of the board.
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  yiotta: If Savinov had studied Petrosian a little more closely, he would have KNOWN RxN is one of the best moves in chess, :)
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Malinin is the only player in the database to have resorted to 9.h4. In a way, this makes sense; complications this wild might prove too intimidating for some players.
Nov-09-16  AlicesKnight: <iking: - what beautiful position ....> Absolutely right about the finish.
Nov-09-16  The Kings Domain: Interesting game that could have gone either way with both sides posing dangerous attacks on the opposition. Odd and uncommon opening too.
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  scormus: brilliant game, in many ways.

It took cool nerves to allow the sequence starting 19 .... Qa5+

Also thoughtful of B to play 35 ... Bf6 to set up the attractive # position

Nice pun too

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  piltdown man: Brilliant game. And a great pun.
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  kevin86: If you play this game in the penalty box in a hockey game,you deserve a quadruple minor- eight minutes.
Nov-09-16  morfishine: Somebody showed me this game a couple of yrs ago. Shocking Q-sac startling finish
May-27-17  whiteshark: <scormus: brilliant game, in many ways. It took cool nerves to allow the sequence starting 19 .... Qa5+>

True, but the K10 Silicon Dept. knocks <18...Qa5+!! 19. Kf1 Rd8 20.Nf4 Ne5> out, with a -6.5 evaluation.

Sep-14-17  Saniyat24: After 28...Qa3+ the board is pretty as a picture...this is Chess Art....Benko Gambit gives some magical potion to Chess positions....!
Mar-15-19  drdos7: drdos7: The Queen Sacrifice (15.Qxg6??) LOSES!!! And is completely unsound Have a look for yourself:

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30,765k +9.49 15. ... f7xg6 16.Bh3-e6+ Kg8-f8 17.Nc3xd5 Rb8xb2 18.Nf3-g5 Qd8-a5+ 19.Ke1-f1 Re8-d8 20.Nd5-f4 Nd7-e5 21.Be6-d5 Kf8-e8 22.Ra1-e1 Ba6-c4 23.Be3-c1 Bc4xd5 24.Nf4xd5 Rb2-b1 25.Kf1-g2 Qa5xa2 26.Nd5-c3 Qa2-a8+ 27.e2-e4 Rb1-b3 28.Nc3-d5 Ke8-d7 29.Bc1-f4 Ne5-d3 30.Re1-e2 Rd8-h8 31.Rh1-d1 Qa8-a4 32.Re2-d2 Nd3xf4+ 33.g3xf4 Rh8-h4 34.f2-f3 Rh4-h6 35.Rd2-f2 Qa4-c4 36.Kg2-g3 Bg7-f6 37.Kg3-g2 Kd7-c8


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IS 15.Be6!! not the unsound and completely LOSING 15.Qxg6??

Mar-16-19  drdos7: In this position After white's 18.Ng5

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black played the incorrect 18...Nf6?? the correct and WINNING move FOR BLACK is 18...Qa5+!


35/56 05:26 10,315,396k 31,607k +10.26 18. ... Qd8-a5+ 19.Ke1-f1 Re8-d8 20.Nd5-f4 Nd7-e5 21.Be6-d5 Kf8-e8 22.Kf1-g2 Ba6-c4 23.Bd5-f3 Rb2xa2 24.Ra1-e1 Ke8-d7 25.Re1-b1 Ne5xf3 26.e2xf3 Qa5-a3 27.Rh1-e1 Bg7-h6 28.Nf4-h3 Kd7-c8 29.Be3-c1 Qa3-d3 30.Bc1-e3 e7-e5 31.Rb1-d1 Qd3-a3 32.Nh3-g1 Qa3-b3 33.Rd1-b1 Ra2-b2 34.Rb1xb2 Qb3xb2 35.Re1-c1 Bc4-d5 36.Rc1-e1 Qb2-c3 37.Re1-d1 Qc3-b3 38.Rd1-d2 Kc8-b8 39.Ng5-h3


Jul-19-19  bkpov: Is this real?appears constructed
Nov-19-20  carpovius: Even craziest than this one V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989
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