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Craig Pritchett vs Eliseo Gonzales
Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 8, Nov-02
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation. Main Line (B29)  ·  1-0



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Nov-25-20  qqdos: This game - a splendid miniature - follows the famous 1981 game Rhine vs Sprenkle which received great prominence from Chess Informant, John Nunn, Eric Schiller, Grigory Bogdanovich et al. The famous/notorious move 18.Nxd6! was high-lighted as an important Theoretical Novelty and cited as the virtual destruction of the main line of the Nimzo-Sicilian [B29]. At this 1978 Olympiad playing for Scotland, Craig anticipated 18.Nxd6 3 years earlier and for 22 moves his moves as white were repeated by Rhine. Black then diverged. For this discovery, Craig Pritchett fully deserves recognition.
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  perfidious: It speaks volumes of how theoretical knowledge travelled in those days that Pritchett booked another scalp with this before Rhine-Sprenkle made the rounds, nearly three years on.

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