Teichmann vs Duras
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[Event "San Sebastian"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Teichmann"] [Black "Duras"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A50"] [Opening "Indian: Queen's Indian Accelerated"] {11. DURAS (1882-1957) The Czech grandmaster was outstanding as a practical player. From the combinative viewpoint he was very stron; from the positional point of view he was less strong. This, of course, could be said of many players, but what particularly distinguised Duras was his ingenuity in bad positions. Only when his situation became critical did he really begin to play. Then all his fighting instinct was aroused and the idea of having a lost game rarely entered his head The consequence was that many a game which others might have resigned he miraculously saved} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. Nf3 d5 {Black's opening play was nothing less than revolutionary when it was played. No one would have expected that it would one day become respectable as the Queen's Indian. At this point, however, we know that 4. ... Pe6 is the more appropriate choice} (4... e6) 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e3 e6 7. Bb5+ c6 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. O-O Nd7 10. Ne4 Bc7 11. Bd2 O-O 12. Rc1 e5 13. Ng3 exd4 14. exd4 Nf4 $2 { Duras is well on the way to overcoming his opening difficulties, but now, instead of seeking further simplification he plays optimistically for theattack } (14... c5 {seeking further simplification}) 15. Be4 Rc8 16. Qa4 (16. Bxc6 Ba6 17. Re1 (17. Bxf4 Bxf4 {winning the exchange}) 17... Nd3) 16... Nb8 17. Rfe1 ( 17. Bf5 Ba6 {All the time Black works with tactical finesses}) 17... a5 18. Qc2 g6 19. Rcd1 Nd5 20. Bg5 Qd6 21. Qd2 (21. Bxd5 Qxd5 22. Ne4 {tournament book}) 21... f6 22. Bh6 Rf7 23. Bc2 Nd7 24. a3 Nf8 25. Bb3 Rd8 26. Qc2 Bc8 27. Rc1 Bb7 28. Ne4 {Now it is clear that White has the better game.} (28. Ba4 { to force the weakening ... Pb5}) 28... Qd7 29. Ba4 Rc8 { Again c6 is defended indirectly} 30. Nc3 $1 (30. Bxc6 Bxc6 31. Qxc6 Bxh2+ { this would not have been possible if White had not played Ne4}) 30... Qg4 ( 30... -- 31. Nxd5 Qxd5 32. Bb3) 31. Nxd5 cxd5 32. Be8 $1 { White's advantage has assumed decisive proportions} 32... Bf4 33. Bxf7+ Kxf7 34. Qe2 Bxh6 (34... -- 35. Qe7+ (35. Ne5+)) 35. Ne5+ fxe5 36. Qxg4 Bxc1 37. dxe5 $2 (37. Rxe5 { White could have forced a win according to the tournament booklet}) 37... Bxb2 38. h4 Ke8 39. Rb1 Rc4 40. Qg5 Bd4 41. Rd1 (41. Rb3) 41... Bc5 42. Rd2 Bxa3 43. Qf6 Rc6 44. Qg7 Be7 45. Rd3 a4 46. Rf3 Ne6 47. Qxh7 a3 48. Rf7 { A last dangerous attemot; but the Black a-pawn is too far advanced} 48... Rc7 49. Qxg6 a2 $1 50. Qxe6 a1=Q+ 51. Kh2 Qa4 52. f4 Qc6 53. Qf5 Qh6 54. Rh7 Qf8 55. Qg6+ Kd8 56. Rf7 Qh8 57. h5 Rc6 58. Rh7 (58. e6 $2 Rxe6 $1 59. Qxe6 Qxh5+ $1) 58... Qf8 59. Qg4 Bc8 60. Qf3 Qg8 61. Qd3 Bd7 {The miracle has happened} 0-1
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WhiteTeichmann
BlackDuras
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Moves61
OpeningA50 — Indian: Queen's Indian Accelerated
Result0-1
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TournamentSan Sebastian
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