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A tactic a day keeps the losses at bay!
How should Black respond to 35.Qb2?
Villegas,Benito H – Graf,Sonja
La Plata Jockey Club (14), 1944
Gruenfeld Defense [D94]
1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.d4 Bg7 6.Bd3 0-0 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.cxd5 cxd5 9.Qb3 Nb6 10.a4 Bf5 11.Be2 a5 12.Bd2 Rc8 13.Rfc1 Bg4 14.Nb5 Nc4 15.Be1 Ne4 16.Rc2 e5 17.Rd1 Qb6 18.dxe5 Nc5 19.Qa2 Bxf3 20.Bxf3 Nxe5 21.Be2 Rfd8 22.Bc3 Nc6 23.Rcd2 Ne4 24.Rxd5 Nxc3 25.bxc3 Rxd5 26.Rxd5 Bxc3 27.Nxc3 Nb4 28.Qd2 Nxd5 29.Nxd5 Qb1+ 30.Bf1 Rc1 31.Qe2 Re1 32.Qc4 Rc1 33.Qe2 Qb3 34.e4 Qxa4 35.Qb2
35…Rxf1+! 0-1 [36.Kxf1 Qd1#]
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