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Yuri Gusev vs E Auerbach
"Gusev's Immortal" (game of the day Oct-19-2011)
Molniya Sporting Society (1946), Chelyabinsk URS, rd 5
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation General (B72)  ·  1-0



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Jan-14-16  talwnbe4: after 25..Rc7 26. Bd1 b5 27. a4 Rg7 28. Bb3 bxa4 29. Bd5 Re7 30. Kg2 a5 SF5 can't find 31. c4 after 11 minutes and using 3 cores of a Core 2 quad 2.4 Ghz.. it suggests 31. Rf2? d=51 1.7 billion nodes
Jan-14-16  talwnbe4: talwnbe4: Stockfish 7 fares a bit better, but again is confused by the same kind of position.
Sep-07-16  clement41: delightful to watch; reminds me of the unknown crazy promotion game C Lelievre vs M Francois, 2015
Sep-07-16  Delboy: clement41: The unknown game you refer to is a beauty. Thanks for unearthing it.
Mar-01-17  EvanTheTerrible: Simon Williams gives a short analysis of this game:
Jul-30-17  singate: Is there a win after 29...cxb3 30.axb3 a5? If so, I have been unable to find it on a real board or with the computer. Some posts here and on the linked threads indicate white wins in all variations after the queen sac but this line has me stumped.
Oct-18-17  whiteshark: REQUEST ANALYSIS

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Black to move

1) +3.44 (31 ply) <18...Kf8> 19.Qb3 h6 20.gxf6 Bxf6 21.Bb5 Qd8 22.Qa3 Kg7 23.Bd4 Rh7 24.Qxa7 Ra8 25.Qb7 Rb8 26.Qa6 Bg5 27.Rad1 Kh8 28.a4 h5 29.Kh1 Nh6 30.Nxb6 Bf6 31.a5 Qg8 32.Bc4 Nxc4 33.Qxc4 Ng4 34.a6 Ne5 35.Qc7 Rf8 36.a7

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8 v270317

Feb-26-18  NeverAgain: <singate: Is there a win after 29...cxb3 30.axb3 a5? If so, I have been unable to find it on a real board or with the computer.>

The information you are looking for is eight posts up from your post, on the same page even:

Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 (kibitz #144)

Feb-24-19  qqdos: <NeverAgain> I note you have not posted since last September, so I write in the hope that you may spot this message. Like you I feel that computers have a difficulty in unravelling deep positions where zugzwang plays a part in the "solution" perhaps several moves in - as you demonstrated above. Have you thought of running your slide-rule over #6 of Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 where Sesse did manage to find the beautiful "forced" mate in 3 dozen or so moves based on Zugzwang motifs - 68...Bh4!! Perhaps, at the same time, Mr.Sesse might like to take a look at this game. All the best.
Feb-28-20  SkySports: Do we know anything about the black player (Auerbach)? On some other dabases he's reported as Averbakh (the famous GM?)...
Jun-02-20  Chesgambit: Both sides made mistakes but this game is amazing Qxe5!! ıf 30...Qc8 31. a4 g5 32.Kg2 Qa8 33.Kf3 Qe8 34.Ke3 g4 35. Rf5 g3 36. hxg3 Qd8 37.Rg5+ Qxg5+ 38.Bxg5 Kg7 39.c5 h6 40.Be7 Re8 41. Bd641...Kf6 42. e7 Rg8 43.Kd3 Kc4 and passed pawn finish game black try create passed pawn but white have simple move 43...Rxg3+ 44. Kc4 Rg8 45. Kd5 h5 46. c6 h4 47.c7 h3 48.Bxe5 Kxe7 49.Kc6 Ke6 50.Bf4 Kf6 51. Kb7 Kg6 52. c8=Q Rxc8 53. Kxc8 white clearly winning
Jul-08-20  fleuret: 24.Qxe5 !! Stockfish 11 finds the position in 6 h 48 min Depth 73/49 evaluation +0.10 and after 7h, Fd: 73/106 !! and evaluation +4.07!!
Sep-16-20  Chesgambit: black should exchange pawns after that sacrfice his Queen a5 is blunder cxb3 best Bxc4 is blunder a4 wins Stockfish says d=91 Qa3 best after Qxe5 fxe5 Rf1 white is winning
Sep-16-20  Chesgambit: 20...Bxf6 Bh6
Sep-16-20  Chesgambit: 21
22 Rxf6
!! exf6
23 Qxd6
!! Rc6
24 Qxe5
!! fxe5
25 Rf1
26 Bd1
b5 27 Bb3
28 a4 !! ...
28 ...
a6 29 Ba2
!! Qe7
30 a5 !! Qe8
31 b4 !! ...

31 ...
32 Kg2
33 Rf7
34 Rg7+
35 Rc7+
36 Rxc4
!! bxc4
37 Bxc4
38 Kh3
!! g5 39 Kg4
!! ...

39 ...
40 e7+
41 Bxd5#

Dec-15-20  Chesgambit: if white exchange rook with c4 and f1 (after b5) he can win a4 strong a6 Ba2 then a5 b4 Rf7 Rg7 Rc7 Rxc4 Bxc4 zugzwang
Dec-15-20  Chesgambit: 11. g4 Qb6 Kh1 Ne5 g5 Nxe4 Nxe4 gxf5 Nc3 Rxc3 bxc3 Bc6 Rf3 Qf2 Nd4 Be4! (Nxf3 Bxf3 Be5 Bxc6) Bf4 Nxf3 Nxf3 h6
Feb-22-21  gabriel112000: This should be the Immortal Zugzwang Game instead of Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 as this is a much better demonstration of zugzwang.
Feb-24-21  Chesgambit: in my variation white can force zugzwang with bishop pair
Mar-04-21  Chesgambit: @neveragain I find better variation than axb5 a5! It forces zugzwang after exchange f1 rook for c4 rook
May-13-21  makinavaja: Both players are still alive, and are 99!
May-14-21  SkySports: <Both players are still alive, and are 99!> I strongly doubt it. It's more likely that being them not so famous, their death date is not known.

[Please note that the black player is not the famous GM Yuri Averbakh]

May-23-21  makinavaja: May be you are right, SkySports... Thanks.
May-23-21  macer75: SkySports: <<Both players are still alive, and are 99!> I strongly doubt it. It's more likely that being them not so famous, their death date is not known.>


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  GrahamClayton: The Molniya ('Lightning') Sporting Society was established by the trade union of communication workers. In 1950 it was taken over by Burevestnik.

For many years the player of the Black pieces was believed to be Yuri Averbakh.

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