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Vladimir Nenarokov vs Alexey Selezniev
USSR Championship (1925), Leningrad URS, rd 7
Four Knights Game: Spanish Variation (C48)  ·  0-1

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Mar-28-15
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  Chessical: Selezniev equalises out of a Four Knights/Spanish Berlin opening. Nenarokov's <19.f5> is Lasker-like but too sharp. It leaves the <e4> pawn backward and his Q on the same diagonal as his opponent's bishop; <19.Qg3> was safer but less ambitious. <20...Rfe8> 21.Rfe1 Bf8 would have given Selezniev the advantage.

<23... Bxg2?!> is inferior <24. Rf2?> Bd5 25. Bxh6 g6 26. fxg6 fxg6 27. Rxf8+ Kh7!


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Nenarokov could have tried :<24. Nc4!> Bxc4 25.bxc4 c6 Qe4 26. Bxd6 Bxd6 27. Rxd6 Qxc2 28. f6 g6 29. Qxc5 Qxb2 30. Rxa6

<24...Bxg2> 25. Rxe7 Qxe7 26. Kxg2 d5 27. Nf3 f6 is less precise and only equal.

<25...Bxg2?!> 26. Qxf7 Bh1 27. Qg6+ Kg8 28. f6! wins

<26...Bxb2>, the pawn can wait, <26...Rad8> is better as Nenarokov cannot then play <Nc4>.

<33. Be3!> is better

<38... g5!!> as the <Bf4> has no where to go and Selezniev threatens <Qh1> and mates.

<52...Bxg5> 53. Rf8 Ra4+ 54. Kd3 Bxc1 wins.

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