Averbakh's Selected Games by Yuri Averbakh

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.

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