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Lajos Portisch vs Pia Cramling
Women-Veterans (1995), Prague CZE, rd 1, Jul-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Kavalek Defense (E62)  ·  0-1



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Sep-28-11  DrMAL: 10.Nd4 supposes the black pawn is pinned (10...Bd7 is normal) but GM Cramling does not buy this and played positional sac 10...dxc4 a beautiful move. Game has a few minor mistakes of course (e.g., 42.Rxd2 not 42.Kf1?!) then blunder at end (58.Rc8 not 58.Ba3?) but it shows great justification for the sac.
Nov-16-11  DrMAL: 55...e4+ POW! that central pawn mass from early positional sac has really turned evil! This is important positional sac to note it could arise in other openings, or related concept Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 thanx to Pia for demonstrating it!
Apr-02-12  waustad: Cramling and Judit Polgar were the two high scorers in the tournament at +3. Included here were also Zsuzsa Polgar, Boris Spassky, Vassily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi and Vlastimil Hort. I don't know if they were called "snowdrops" back then.

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