By Yuri Averbakh
Russian grandmaster, Yuri Averbakh has selec ted the main attention-grabbing and instructive video games from his weal th of expertise. avid gamers are sure to be insipred by means of t hese vintage video games and particular annotations. '
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24 25 26 34 "'t3 Here both players were already in time trouble. If 34 l:tde 1 Black was intending 34 . . xe l 3S %lxe l l:txe l + 36 �f2 li)d3+ 3 7 "'xd3 l:txd3 3 8 'iitxe l :d4 with a won ending. 34 35 li)e4 :de1 The decisive mistake. White should first have exchanged on b6. tc6. 27 c4 f5 Black does not fall into the trap 27 . . tc6 "'xc6? 29 dxc6 l:txd2 30 c7 and the pawn cannot be stopped. 28 "'c3 :18 The rook returns, in order to reach e7 via fl . 29 a4 :t7 30 31 as l:tfe7 :0 3 1 axb6 loses to 3 1 .
The pawn, which for many moves has been en prise, is also immune now. 31 32 JlxfS "b3 lDxfS lDe3 Here 8 lDc3 would have lost a pawn. 8 9 c6 a4 Yevgeny Zagoryansky, an expert on this opening, recommended 9 :d 1 here, followed by 1 0 Jle 1 and 1 1 lDbd2. 9 10 11 33 34 35 lDd l ! l::td :al "xe3 h3 Black resigns lDc3 cxd5 a5 b6 lDxd5 Not fearing 1 2 e4 because of 1 2 . . lDb4 and 1 3 . . Jla6. 12 lDal White defends against the threat of the knight move to b4 and prepares e2-e4, but 55 Averbakh 's Selected Games now Black succeeds i n playing .
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! : a3 39 �e5+ �e7 40 h7. :xc6 After 25 . •h5, which is comparatively best, I was intending to play 26 h3 .
Averbakh's Selected Games by Yuri Averbakh