By Yuri Averbakh
Russian grandmaster, Yuri Averbakh has selec ted the main fascinating and instructive video games from his weal th of expertise. gamers are sure to be insipred through t hese vintage video games and distinct annotations. '
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C5 Here too 34 . . g5 was more accurate. During the game I thought it obligatory to exchange the bishops. b4 ':xb4 �f3 37 h4 would have made it much more difficult for Black to realise his material advantage, although even now he has to display good technique. 37 27 ':d3 ! Not 27 . . 3, when White disentangles himself. n 28 :Jd4 To win the bishop, it only remains for Black to open an escape square for his king. Therefore White tries to make use of his last chance - he sacrifices the exchange to simplify the position as much as possible, leaving three pawns against three on the same flank.
40 gS fxgS White also wins easily after 40 . . f5 4 1 rJilo as 42 rJile3 rJilb7 43 rJild3 rJila6 44 a4 rJilb7 45 lilO rJilc7 46 rJild4 rJild8 47 rJile5 rJile7 48 lild4 �e8 49 lLlc2 followed by b3b4. 41 42 fxgS rJilf4 �c8 Here the game was adjourned. A straightforward analysis showed that Black is unable to prevent the enemy king from breaking into his position. For example: 42 . . a5 43 rJile5 �g4 (or 43 . . �a6 44 rJilf6 �d3 45 rJile7 followed by 46 lile6+ and 47 rJild6) 44 rJilf6 �h5 45 lile6+ rJild7 46 lilf4.
34 hxg4 (34 �g2 It)xe3+ 3 5 fxe3 1i'c3 ! ) 34 . 1i'xg4 3 5 f3 (after 3 5 1i'eS+ �g7 3 6 "'xe7 1i'h5+ Black gives perpetual check) 3 5 . . txf3 36 It)xf3 1i'xf3 with complications. 32 33 34 :el 1i'e3 Seeing through the opponent's trap: after 39 It)a5 there would have followed 39 . . td2 "'a7 ! txe2 even loses. And if 4 1 It)c3 there is only one defence, but it is sufficient: 4 1 . . lt)c7 42 "'b4 "'a6. 39 40 41 It)a5 :a8 "'d7 It)e6! td7 Here the game was adjourned, and this move was sealed. By sacrificing a pawn White clears the way for his passed pawn.