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Lajos Portisch vs Hans Ree
Hoogovens (1975), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-14
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Lundin Variation (D47)  ·  1-0



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Jul-20-10  Jesspatrick: Some credited this game with putting 8...b4 under a cloud. The truth is, Black shouldn't waste time with 9...Nxe4. Prudent moves such as 9...Be7 and a timely ...0-0 make this system perfectly playable.
Nov-02-13  Howard: Ree lost on time, if I remember correctly but it hardly mattered at that point.

Kavalek analyzed this game for Chess Life and Review, and called attention to Portisch's utterly-superb opening play here.

Nov-02-13  Retireborn: Black's mistake was 19...Bxa3; instead 19...Bd6 planning ...Ke7 and ...Bb8 should hold the balance.
Apr-15-17  Howard: Back in the May, 1975 issue of CL&R, Kavalek's excellent article on the event, called attention the fact that after two innocuous moves by Portisch (13.a3 and 14.Nc4), suddenly White had a significant advantage. He then added it was yet another example of the complexities of chess.

In fact...that comment made "quotation of the month" for that particular issue !

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