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Bozidar Ivanovic vs Miso Cebalo
YUG-ch 41st (1986), Budva, rd 16, Mar-12
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line (B89)  ·  0-1

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Dec-11-06  ToTheDeath: A pity: after playing one of the greatest combinations of the year White lost on time in a winning endgame.
Feb-06-07  Manequinho: It's really a pity... so that it's considered one of the most "notable" games of Cebalo. In a position like this, should black have at least offered draw? Putting another way, is chess about ethics?
Feb-06-07  sfm: <Manequinho: In a position like this, should black have at least offered draw?> No way! Losing on time is simply a way of losing. You could also offer a draw after having mated your opponent. <Putting another way, is chess about ethics?> Chess is a game! It is about winning, within the rules.
Apr-03-07  ToTheDeath: I have to agree with sfm, the competitive drive and the creative drive are in constant competition in chess, and in life. That's what makes the game beautiful.
Aug-24-07
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  al wazir: White could also have won (if he avoided timing out) with 22. Qe8+ Bf8 23. g6. If 23...hxg6, then 24. Rh8#. If 23...h5 (23...h6 is similar), then 24. Rxh5 Rh7 (24...Rxg6 25. Rh8+ Kg7 26. Rh7+ Kf6 27. Rxc7) 25. Rxh7 Qxh7 (25...Qc6 26. Qf7#) 26. Rxh7, with Qf7# to follow. If 23...Rxg6, then 24. Rxh7 Rg1+ 25. Bc1 Qxh7 26. Rxh7 Kxh7 27. Qxf8 Rg6 28. Qxd6 Nb7 29. Qe7+ Rg7 30. Qh4+ Kg8 31. Ne5.
Jul-31-10
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  Richard Taylor: It's just not cricket.
Jan-24-13  SirChrislov: <al wazir: White could also have won (if he avoided timing out) with 22. Qe8+ Bf8 23. g6. If 23...hxg6, then 24. Rh8#. If 23...h5 (23...h6 is similar), then 24. Rxh5 Rh7 (24...Rxg6 25. Rh8+ Kg7 26. Rh7+ Kf6 27. Rxc7) 25. Rxh7 Qxh7 (25...Qc6 26. Qf7#) 26. Rxh7, with Qf7# to follow. If 23...Rxg6, then 24. Rxh7 Rg1+ 25. Bc1 Qxh7 26. Rxh7 Kxh7 27. Qxf8 Rg6 28. Qxd6 Nb7 29. Qe7+ Rg7 30. Qh4+ Kg8 31. Ne5.>

<al wazir> In your line, you seem to have missed <23...Bb7!> and nothing comes of 22.Qe8+ Bf8 23.g6, or 23.Bxc5 Qe7!

Jan-24-13  SirChrislov: Annotations by Soltis:

<20.Qd3!> begins one of the most remarkable combos of the century-although 20.axb3 and 21.Qd3 might have been even better. The basic idea is 21.Qxg6+! hxg6 22.Rh8+ and mates.

<21.Qxg6+!?!> Spectacular-but wrong. White could have won directly with 21.Bxc5! since ...dxc5 allows 22.Qxg6+! Rg7! 23.Qe8+ Bf8 24.Ne4! and Nf6+. Black could avoid that with 21...Bb7 but then 22.Bd4 renews the Qxg6+ threat.

<26.Rh6+> It may appear that white has no more than perpetual after 26...Kf7 but there follows 27.g6+ Kf6 28.Bd4+ Kf5 29.g7! and wins. Or 27...Kg7 28.Bd4+ e5 29.Nd5!.

<27.R8h7!> The threat of 28.Rh7+ Kg4 29.h3 mate or 28...Ke5 29.f4 mate forces black to jettison material.

<27...Bd8?> But 27...Bxg5 was correct, after which 28.Rxc7 Bxh6 29.Bxh6 b4 leaves the outcome unclear.

<34.fxe3> Now either 34...bxa4 35.Rxb7 or 34...Be4 35.g7 Rg8 36.Nc3 wins for white-but as he played 34.fxe3 his flag fell and lost by forfeit. An impressive failure. It was the chess clock that spoiled a memorable game.

Apr-11-18
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  offramp: <SirChrislov: Annotations by Soltis: <20.Qd3!> begins one of the most remarkable combos of the century-although 20.axb3 and 21.Qd3 might have been even better. The basic idea is 21.Qxg6+! hxg6 22.Rh8+ and mates.

<21.Qxg6+!?!> Spectacular-but wrong.
<White could have won directly with 21.Bxc5! since ...dxc5 allows 22.Qxg6+! Rg7! 23.Qe8+ Bf8 24.Ne4! and Nf6+.>
Black could avoid that with 21...Bb7 but then 22.Bd4 renews the Qxg6+ threat.>

Soltis made a brilliant mistake!


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21.Bxc5 dxc5
22.Qxg6+ Rg7
23.Qe8+ Bf8
24.Ne4.


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That is where Soltis leaves off...but
24...Qe7!
25.Nf6+ Qxf6! The back rank!


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26.Rxh7 Rxg5
27.Rh8+ Qxh8
28.Rxh8+ Kxh8
29.Qxf8+ Kh7
30.Qf7+ ...


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Perpetual check.

It's soltis-troying!

Apr-11-18  morfishine: <offramp> Nice post!

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