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  Geller,Efim P v. Euwe,Max - Geller-Euwe, Zurich 1953


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Hi all

I recommend the following annotation to be checked out and feedback given to the game annotator who is: doctork

Game quotation:

Geller-Euwe, Zurich 1953

Game introduction:

A famous game among NimzoIndian fans from the famous Zurich 1953 candidates tournament to determine Botvinnik's 1954 challenger (Smyslov). Geller initiates a murderous attack, only to be drawn in by Euwe's brilliant rook sacrifice. The trapper is trapped! The White Queen cannot get back to save her King. In the final analysis, Geller did have a problem-like way to save himself, but missed it. As an aside, my notes to moves 12, 13 and 14 may be interesting ("zombie comes to life"). Black's win of the c4 pawn without playing ...Ba6 could have run into c5!? Re-edited to fix playable links.

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Best wishes