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Abram Khasin vs Yuri Averbakh
"Khasin Point" (game of the day Feb-12-2020)
USSR Championship 1961b (1961), Baku URS, rd 21, Dec-19
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer Variation. General (B60)  ·  1-0

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Feb-12-20  newzild: In the final position, Black has no defence to 83. Rh3+ Rxh3 84. Bxh3 Bc3 85. B(any) and zugzwang forces him to let the c-pawn run to victory.

The try 82...Rf2 83. Rh3+ leads to an exchange of bishops and a runaway g-pawn.

A surprisingly weak middlegame from Averbakh, who apparently missed the simple desperado 19. Nxe6.

Feb-12-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Nice challenge for White at the end, so that big part of the game was interesting, but I have no idea why Black frittered a couple of pawns away much earlier.
Feb-12-20  Parachessus: These two old chess warriors are still alive. Averbakh is 98 and Khasin is 96! Really good genes.
Feb-12-20  Pyrandus: I 've played vs. Averbah in 1973 (simultaneous).
Feb-12-20  RandomVisitor: After 7...e6 the "fish" likes 8.Bf4!?


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<48/77 1:11:55 +0.92 8.Bf4 Na5 9.Be3> Qd8 10.f4 a6 11.e5 Nxb3 12.axb3 dxe5 13.Qxd8+ Kxd8 14.Bb6+ Ke8 15.fxe5 Nd5 16.Nxd5 exd5 17.c3 h5 18.b4 Be7 19.Be2 Bg4 20.Bxg4 hxg4 21.0-0 Rc8 22.Bd4 Rc4 23.b5 Rh6 24.bxa6 Rxa6 25.Rxa6 bxa6 26.Ra1 Rc6 27.Ra5 Kd7 28.Rxd5+ Ke6 29.Ra5 Bd8 30.Ra4 Bb6 31.Kf2 Bxd4+ 32.cxd4 Rc2+ 33.Kg3 Rxb2 34.Rxa6+ Kd5 35.Ra7 Kxd4 36.Rxf7 Kxe5 37.Rxg7

Feb-13-20
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  thegoodanarchist: Is this just a bad game by Averbakh?

I'm not a chess GM, but it sure looks to me like he just blundered a couple of pawns, and then fought on just to fight on.

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