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Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Eduard Gufeld
Vilnius Zonal (1975), Vilnius LTU, rd 3, Aug-??
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-02-07  stanleys: Even the two queens could not save white after the quiet 37...Bd3!!
Nov-06-13  paramount: "There is a dazzling array of tempting possibilities. In the game, alas, Vitaly Tseshkovsky made the worst choice and immediately transformed an overwhelming position into a lost one"

35.Rf8?? Rxf8 36.b=Q Qf6! 37.Qxa7 (37.Qxf8+ Qxf8+ 38.Qc3 Qf5!...isnt helping) 37...Bd3!! 38.Qd1 Rxe1 (actual game)

35.Qg3? Qb6+ 36.Kh1 also incorrect-black can force a draw by 36...Bxg2+ 37.Qxg2 (37.Kxg2 Qxb7+) 37...Rxe1, but he also has the right to play for a win with 36...Qd4!? 37.Rd1 Qxb2 38.Rf2 Qb5

A double rook ending w/ extra pawn for white arises after 35.Qc3!? Qb6+ (if 35...Qa5 then 36.Qd4! is strong) 36.Rf2 Qc5 37.Qxc5 Rxc5 38.Rxe4 Rxb7. The outcome in such cases depending on the technical mastery demonstrated by two sides in the subsequent play.

Right response is

35.Qb4! Qb6+
36.Qxb6 axb6

If 35...Bxb7(with the faint hope 36.Rxe5? Qxf1+!) 36. Rf8+ or 36.Qc3 (d4) is hopeless for black.

35...Kg8 36.Rxe4 Rxe4 37.Qxe4 Qxb7 38.Qe6+ Kh8 39.Qe5+ Kg8 40. b3 leads to roughly same situation as in the 35.Qc3 but with queens on, and the presence of queens is to white advantage, since his king , in contrast to its opposite number, is securely covered n by pawns.


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