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Ilia Abramovich Kan vs Isaac Boleslavsky
Sverdlovsk (1943), Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg) URS , rd 10, May-08
Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian Variation (A54)  ·  1-0



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Sep-06-19  Murky: Brilliant tactics from Boleslavsky, even though he lost this game. The sac of a knight on 17... Nxc4 for two pawns is sound. After 18. bxc4 Bxc4 if 19. Re1 then the pawn move c5 traps the white knight on d4 (else the bishop on b2 is lost.). So Kan gave up the exchange with 19. Bc1. Boleslavsky's rook sac with 22...Rxe4 was also sound, but after 23. Nb3 Boleslavsky errored with 23... Qa4 leading only to an equal game. 23. Qc7! would have won. If white takes the hanging rook with 24. fe4, black wins with 24... Nxe4 25. Qe3 (or any Q move protecting the rook on d2) 25... Nxd2 26. Qxd2 Qb6+ picking up one of the knights on b3 or a2.

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