By Yuri Averbakh
Russian grandmaster, Yuri Averbakh has selec ted the main fascinating and instructive video games from his weal th of expertise. avid gamers are certain to be insipred through t hese vintage video games and exact annotations. '
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G5 when he is unable to avoid great loss of material. If instead 1 2 . . f4 jld8 ( 1 3 . xd5. Also no better is 12 . f4 jla5 ( 1 3 . . xe7) 1 4 �d5 �d5 I S cxd5 �d8 1 6 jlh5+ �f1 1 7 d6 etc. My opponent finds a way to give up his queen for three pieces, but this merely delays the end somewhat. An amusing position has arisen. xb7, since 1 8 . . lla7 is met by 1 9 j1b6+. e7 0-0 lLlbd7 exdS :'e8 lines on the queenside, White has created a weak pawn at c6 in the opponent' s position. Black has switched his queen to the kingside and is now threatening also to send a rook there via d6 and h6.
52 Averbakh 's Selected Games The most difficult move in this game, and one that had to be foreseen. If 24 . 1i'h4 White can reply 25 h3 . 24 �h4 Black had prepared a devilish trap - on the natural 25 :xh6 there would have followed 25 . . h3 ! c5+ :e7, and there is no defence against the mate at 81 . However, a chain is no stronger than its weakest link! White finds a simple reply that refutes the opponent' s clever idea. 25 f4! f5 :c3 :c2 36 . . �e6 could have been met by 3 7 �c6+ �d7 3 8 h6!
IU7 ! 68 l:tg4+ �b5 69 :g3 l:ta7 70 �f5, and here the simplest was 70 . . a3 7 1 �g6 a2 72 l:tg l �c4! 73 :fl (73 �h7 g5+! ) 73 . l:tb7 74 l:tf4+ �b3 75 l:tfl l:tc7 ! 76 �h7 �b2 77 :f2+ �b l 78 l:tfl + l:tc l , and Black wins. 68 69 70 71 72 :g4+ :g3+ :g2+ :g3+ :g4+ 74 75 76 77 78 l:tb7+ l:tg7 �f6 l:tg4+ :a6 �a4 :a5+ al �b3 ! Only not 78 . . �b5 79 l:tg l with a draw. 79 80 81 82 :g3+ :g4+ :g3+ :g4+ �c4 �d3 �e4 �b3 �c2 �d3 �c4 �b5 �e3 82 82 . . �f3 was simpler. The time trouble mist, in which the two players have been wandering about, has finally lifted.