Flohr vs Goldberg
729
[Event "USSR Ch"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Flohr"] [Black "Goldberg"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A40"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: 1...e6 2.Nf3"] {A difference of opinoun concerning the Knight and the bad Bishop} 1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 d5 5. O-O Bd6 6. c4 c6 7. b3 Qe7 8. Bb2 O-O 9. Qc2 Bd7 10. Ne5 Na6 11. Nxd7 (11. Nd2 Be8 {Kotov-Goldberg. In the post mortem Flohr contended that White should have exchanged on d7, but the other masters thought it would have been wrong to exchange the Knight for the bad Bishop}) 11... Qxd7 {In view of the weak pawn skeleton c6-d5-e6-f5, it would seem important for Black to preserve his light squared Bishop for the defence, and according to Flohr, it's absence from d7 will weigh decisively in White's favour as soon as he succeeds in opening some lines} 12. Nd2 g5 13. Nf3 Qg7 14. Qc1 g4 $2 {Flohr supposed this to be forced, but it tips the balance in White's favour. White's Knight now gets a support-point of the utmost importance on f4, from which it can blunt the coming Kingside attack.} (14... Ne4) 15. Ne5 Nb8 16. Ba3 {Exchanging Black's good bishop} 16... Bxa3 17. Qxa3 Nbd7 18. Nd3 Rfe8 19. Rac1 Nf8 20. Qb2 h5 21. b4 h4 22. b5 hxg3 23. fxg3 Qh6 24. Nf4 Re7 25. e3 Rh7 26. Bh1 Nh5 {Thus far the game has followed clear-cut line: Black presses on the Kingside, but White is poised ready to open files on the Queenside} 27. Qf2 (27. -- Nxg3 28. hxg3 Qxh1+ 29. Kf2 Rh2+ 30. Ng2 Qxg2+ 31. Ke1 Qxb2 $19) 27... Nd7 28. bxc6 (28. Nd3) 28... bxc6 29. cxd5 Nxf4 ( 29... exd5 30. Rxc6 (30. Nxd5)) 30. exf4 exd5 (30... cxd5 31. Rc6 Nb6 32. Re1 $16) 31. Rfe1 Nb6 32. Re5 Nc4 {sacrificing a pawn} (32... Rf8 33. Qe2 { meagre prospects}) 33. Rxf5 $2 (33. Rxd5 Rb8 34. Rc5 Rb2 35. Rxc6 Qh5 36. R1xc4 Rxf2 37. Rc8+ Kg7 38. Kxf2 Qxh2+ 39. Bg2 $16) 33... Re8 34. Rg5+ Rg7 35. Re1 $2 Rxe1+ 36. Qxe1 Rxg5 37. Qe8+ Qf8 38. Qe6+ Qf7 39. Qxf7+ Kxf7 40. fxg5 Ne3 41. Bg2 Nf5 42. Kf2 Nxd4 43. h4 gxh3 44. Bxh3 Ne6 45. g6+ Kf6 46. Ke3 Ke5 47. Kd3 c5 48. Bg4 1/2-1/2
½-½
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Players
WhiteFlohr
BlackGoldberg
Game
Moves48
OpeningA40 — Queen's Pawn: 1...e6 2.Nf3
Result½-½
Date
Tags
Tournament
TournamentUSSR Ch
Location?
Round0