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King's Indian Quiz Answers

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Thipsay P. - Beaumont C.
GbChamp, 1998

Black finds himself terribly constricted by White's far advanced pawn. How did Praveen Thipsay finish Chris Beaumont off?


1 Rxf7!! is crushing e.g. a) 1...Kxf7 2 Rf1+ Kg7 ( 2...Bf6 3 Rxf6+ Kg7 4 Rf8 Qe1+ 5 Bg1 Rxc2 6 Qxe8 +-) 3 Qe6! Rf8 4 exf8Q+ Rxf8 5 Qe7+ b) 1...Qxe5 2 Raf1! Bg7 3 Rxg7+ Qxg7 4 Qd5+ Kh8 5 Bd4 A typical sacrifice, attacking Black at his weakest point.
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Bronstein - Lutikov
USSR CH , 1959

The opening moves were 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f3 0-0 6 Be3 b6 7 Bd3! c5? Until this game Black's opening line was considered respectable. How did Bronstein refute 7...c5?


8 e5! Ne8 9 Be4! is crushing, winning the exchange.
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A position from the Main Line of the Gligoric System. White's last move was the plausible 13 Bxc4??, yet this leads to catastrophe. Why?


Because 13..Rxe3! 14 Qxe3 Ng4! wins. A nice idea!
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Ilincic - Makarov
Arandelovac, 1993

White's position isn't very inspiring. In particular, his King is very draughty. How did Black take advantage of this?


With the excellent 1...Bxd4!+ 2 Bxd4 Re1+!!
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Brinck Claussen - Littlewood JE
Varna Ol, 1962

It won't be long before White is crawling all over Black's Kingside......or will it? What can Black do about these pesky White Knights?


Black wins a piece with 1...Qxd6!! 2 Qxd6 Bd4+! 3 Kh1 Nf2+ 4 Kg1 ( 4 Rxf2 Re1+) 4...Ne4+ 5 Kh1 Nxd6. White resigns.
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Letelier - Bolbochan
Mar Del Plata, 1959

The position is balanced, with White having just played b2-b4. Bolbochan now produced the howler 1...axb4??? What happened next?


2 Bxc5! Qxc5 3 axb4 1-0 Whoops!
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Bareev - Kasparov
Tilburg, 1991

We are deep in the King's Indian Endgame with Garry Kasparov at our side. White's active Rook and passed pawn could still cause problems. What is Black's most accurate way to continue?


1...Nd6! is an important centralisation. Really, with the White Bishop shut in, it's very unlikely that Bareev can put up any resistance. And so it proved. 2 Rc7 ( 2 Rc5 Nb7! 3 Rxe5 d3 4 Re1 d2 5 Rd1 Rd3! -+ ) 2...Rb8 3 Rc6 Nf5 4 Re6 Ne3! 0-1 ( 5 Rxe5 Rxb6 6 Re4 Rb1 7 Rxd4 Nd1 -+
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Kramer - Najdorf
New York, 1949

An unusual position where for once,Black has more presence in the centre. On top of this White's Queen is offside and the White King looks rather lonely. How did Black weave all these features together to his advantage.


With the fabulous 1...Nf2!! Even when you see it,the move's impact doesn't come immediately. First, the game .... 2 Nxc6 Nxd1! 3 Bd2 bxc6 4 Rxd1 d3 and Black won easily. Kramer would have loved to play 2 Kxf2 but that was ruled out by 2...Qh4+ 3 Kf1 Bb5+ 4 Kg1 Re1+! Finally,after 2 Rf1 Bxf3! Black wins after both a) 3 Rxf2 Re1+ 4 Rf1 d3! idea Bd4+ and b) 3 gxf3 Nh3+! 4 Kh1 Re2! with a decisive attack. A fabulous concept.
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Garcia Palermo - Reeh
Bundesliga, 1989

Black's position is cramped. His Queen on b8 and the Knight on c7 depend exclusively on the advance ..b6-b5 to drag themselves back into the game. White to move should act NOW before Black gets going. What did he do?


Garcia Palermo played 1 e5!; good timing. After 1...exd5 2 cxd5 dxe5 3 f5! g5 4 d6! Reeh resigned. Too early? Check out 4...gxh4 5 dxc7 Qxc7 6 Nd5 (idea f6,Qf5,Bd3) Who would want to see that?
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Miles - Anand
Rome, 1990

Miles-Anand Rome 1990 commenced 1 d4 d6 2 e4 g6 3 c4 Bg7 4 Nc3 Nf6 5 Nf3 0-0 6 Be2 e5 7 0-0 Na6 8 Be3 Qe8 9 h3 exd4 10 Bxd4 reaching the Diagrammed position. Nothing special so far. Here Anand played 10...Nxe4 Is this good or bad and why?


Catastrophic! Miles cashed in after 11 Bxg7 Kxg7 12 Qd4+ Nf6 13 Nd5 Qd8 14 Ng5! (Black is bound hand and foot) 14...Re8 15 Nxh7! Re4 (15...Rxe2 16 Nhxf6) 16 Qc3 Rxe2 17 Nhxf6 Qh8 18 Ne4+ 1-0 On a) 18...Kh7 19 Ng5+ Kg8 20 Qf3 wins b) 18...f6 19 Qxf6+ Kh7 20 Ng5+ Kh6 21 Nf7+ and Qxh8 mate next c) 18...Kg8 19 Ne7+ Kh7 20 Ng5+ wins the Black Queen. A rather unkind reminder for Anand-he will not be visiting the diagram again.
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