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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #11 - 11/19/20 at 13:19:59
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ErictheRed wrote on 11/17/20 at 16:09:33:
Edit: I'm probably thinking of his famous ...Rxc2!? move against Lutikov, nevermind. 
I hadn't see that one, although in days gone by the tournament book was in my library. Thanks for mentioning it.
https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1138385

This other Lutikov vs Taimanov game is also interesting. Of course it should be a draw...
https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1137888
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I think 62.g4+!? (later, not here) would have held comfortably, but I can understand why Lutikov would not want to give black a protected passed pawn.
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #10 - 11/17/20 at 16:09:33
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Didn't Taimanov also play a beautiful ...Rb3!! move in an apparently lost position?  I seem to recall that he did, now I'm going to go look for that game.

Edit: I'm probably thinking of his famous ...Rxc2!? move against Lutikov, nevermind.
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #9 - 11/10/20 at 20:24:59
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Another interesting question would be: was the spectacular 20...Rb3 discovered just after 20.Rxf5, or was it already planned when playing 19...Rxc3?
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #8 - 11/09/20 at 07:44:22
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 11/08/20 at 22:16:04:
grandpatzer wrote on 11/08/20 at 19:51:43:
Great - There has been some speculation about this game: did the late Vujovic, who was a talented IM, know the Gligoric game by heart, or played in the same way without knowing it?

Which one would impress you more?


I think that it would have been more difficult for Vujovic to play like Gligoric without knowing his 1962 game, but I guess we'll never know...
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
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grandpatzer wrote on 11/08/20 at 19:51:43:
Great - There has been some speculation about this game: did the late Vujovic, who was a talented IM, know the Gligoric game by heart, or played in the same way without knowing it?

Which one would impress you more?
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #6 - 11/08/20 at 19:51:43
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RivertonKnight wrote on 11/08/20 at 19:38:37:
Sure, the info in my base says it was played sometime in May 1983 in San Bartolomeo a Mare (Italy).


Great - There has been some speculation about this game: did the late Vujovic, who was a talented IM, know the Gligoric game by heart, or played in the same way without knowing it?
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #5 - 11/08/20 at 19:38:37
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Sure, the info in my base says it was played sometime in May 1983 in San Bartolomeo a Mare (Italy).
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #4 - 11/08/20 at 18:26:11
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First off, let me correct my mistakes in my post: Maric was an IM (not GM), Black was not apparently lost, and there is not mate in all cases, Black wins *just* the Queen if 21. Rxb3.

Then about the interest. Apart from the beauty of the truly remarkable final move, I have some interest in the Poisoned Pawn Variation of the Najdorf.

But there is one more thing... Some 20 years later, in the early 1980s I think, two Jugoslav IMs played the same (!) game in a tournament. I think it's Aleksic - Vujovic, 1982, but I am not sure, and I don't know the location. Perhaps you can find that game, too!?

  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #3 - 11/08/20 at 16:09:34
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No worries, I mini searched my Chess Assistant databases for the various criteria you did have ...position of rook ... result of game ... variation, ...nationality of players  ...etc ...and there you have it, and then the Internet provides  Grin

What is the interest in the game?
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #2 - 11/08/20 at 15:34:50
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RivertonKnight wrote on 11/08/20 at 15:20:15:


Yes, it is this one! Thank you so much. How did you find it?
  
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Re: Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
Reply #1 - 11/08/20 at 15:20:15
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Help in finding a famous Sicilian Poisoned Pawn
11/08/20 at 14:27:14
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Hi all. I remember a beautiful miniature by Black in the Najdorf Poisoned Pawn, played  by two Jugoslav GMs. It was played a lot of years ago. In an apparently lost position Black ended with ...Rb3!!. Black’s Rook and Queen are hanging, but if either piece is captured there is a back rank mate and Black wins. The game is seen from time to time on the Net. Only other thing I remember is that it was the 10.Bxf6 or 10.f5 line (not 10.e5). Any help in finding it?
  
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