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Fernando Visier Segovia vs Juan Rafael Betancort Curbelo
ESP-ch (1968), Reus ESP
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: Amusing finish - White ignores the possibility of capturing the Black Queen with check on moves 29, 30 & 31.
Jan-19-13  blackburne: No French Championship, this is Spain Championship. Reus is in Cataluņa.
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  wwall: Looks like 25...Rxc2?? is the losing move, allowing 26.Be5 with mate threats. Perhaps best is 25...Qf3, and if 26.Be5??, then 26...Rxe5 27.Rxe5 Qxd1+ wins for Black.

Besides 28.Rxg7, White could have won with 28.Rxc1 Rf8 (28...Rxc1?? 29.f8=Q mate) 29.Rcg1, threatening mate in a few moves.

Nov-21-18  blackburne: ESP-ch Reus 1968


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  dernier loup de T: True, wwall, in your variation (25...Qf3), 26. Be5 is bad; BUT maybe it would be interesting to explore the consequences of 26. Bc5!? instead of Be5? Anyway, the resistance of Black could have been much stronger and tougher after 25..Qf3! than after 25...Rxc2; it seems there are many tactical complications after 26.Bc5!, whereas the ask of White is "easier" after 25...Rxc2?... Anyway, the game is a gem, isn't it?...
Jan-01-20  Bruce Graham: 'The Spanish Immortal':
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  Bishoprick: Very similar to his game against Tal, which Segovia won in similar fashion

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