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Julian Michael Hodgson vs Dragan Paunovic
London vs Belgrade Telex Match (1976), London ENG
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B78)  ·  1-0



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Mar-03-06  LivinFree: 18 Rh8+!!

Really extraordinary...

May-03-08  Whitehat1963: Good Tuesday puzzle after 17...e5.
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  fm avari viraf: Dragan's Dragon was beautifully slain by Hodgson's imaginative attack. The creative & astonishing move 18.Rh8+ simply ruins Black's fortress. Now, if Black plays 18...Bxh8 then 19.Qxg6+ Bg7 [ not 19...Kf8 then 20.Qxf7# ] 20.Qxf7+ Kh8 21.Rh1+ Nh7 22.Qg6 with mate to follow.
Feb-08-09  Jim Bartle: I read a game score where the game ended after white's 19th. Which makes more sense.
Feb-08-09  ToTheDeath: 15...a3! 16.hxg6 axb2+ 17.Kxb2 hxg6 18.Qg5 Kf8 may be defensible. The game line just loses brilliantly.
Nov-08-16  Bruce Graham: Dragan's h-line is shattered.
Mar-04-17  tigreton: Hodgson itself says that he learned the brilliant sac Rh8+!! from Tal, who played it against him in a simul some years before

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