Qkb

A neat simplifying shot. The threat is 31 ...QxR.

31K-R2 RxR

32 R xR NxP

33 R-K7 The last try!

So that 35 Q x BP is met by 35 ... Q-B5 + with mate to follow. Now the game is over.

35 Q-K3+ N-B4 36 PK8=Q RxQ 37 QxR Q-B5 + 38 K-Nl QxQP 39 N-K7 Q-Q8 + 40K-R2 P-N6+ 41PxPQxP+ 42K-N1 Q-Q8+ 43K-R2Q-R5+ 44QxQ NxQ 45 K-R3 N-B4 46 P-N4 N-K5 47 K-N3 PxP 48 KxP K-B2 49 K-B4 K-Q2 50 N-Q5 K-K3 51 K-Q4 N-N4 0-1

Kopylov-Danov

Irkutsk 1966

I P-K4 P-QB4 2 N-KB3 P-Q3 3 P-Q4 PxP 4 NxP N-KB3 5 N-QB3 P-QR3 6 B-KN5 P-K3 7 P-B4 B-K2 8 Q-B3 Q B2 9 0-0-0 QN-Q2 10 P-KN4 P-N4

II BxN NxB 12 P-N5 N-Q2 13 P-B5 N-B4! 14 P-B6! PxP 15 PxP B-Bl 16 B-R3?! P-N5! 17 N-Q5 PxN 18 PxP BxB 19 KR-K1+ K-Ql 20 N-B6 + K-Bl 21 Q x B + K-N2

See diagram next column 22R-Q4 White has two other serious possibilities:

a) 22 NxP—see the game V. Zhuravley-Zaklauskis, p. 105.

only move. Boersma-Maeder, Groningen 1967/68 went instead 22 ... P-KR4 23 R/l-Kl K-N3 24 Q-R4 P-QR4, and with 25 Q-QB4!! White could have maintained a very strong attack. 22 ... Q-Q2 has also been tried without success. N. Zhuravlev-Prieditis, Latvian Corres Ch 1967-69 continued 23 Q-R4 P-QR4 24 R/l-Kl Q-B4 25 Q-QB4! Q xKBP 26 Q-N5+ K-B2 27 N xNP! ± ±.) 23 R/l-Kl K-N3 24 Q-R4 P-QR4 25 K-Nl Q-Q2+ . This continuation has been suggested by the Latvian master Gutman.

Not 23 ... PxN? 24 RxP + K-R2 25 R-K3 N-R3 26 R-QR3 B-R3+ 27 K-Ql! Q-Bl 28 RxN+! 1-0 Minic-Tringov, Belgrade 1965.

24Q-QB3 Or 24 Q-R4 PxN 25 RxP + K-B2 26 K-Nl R-Kl 27 R-QB4 R-KN1 28 P-R4 R-N5! 0-1 Rajkovic-Masic, Yugoslav Ch 1968.

27R-K7 BxR

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