Saturday, October 15, 2016

Quick Update

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Dear all: happy to announce the memorial web site for Israel Barav (Rabinovich) had undergone a major cosmetic and content update in the last few days. Not only is the web site now better looking but many more games were added. Barav, known as an excellent tactician, won many games with beautiful combinations. Here is one, from his match against Churgin (ph. spelling), Tel Aviv, 1926, game 3, with Barav's annotations.

Barav, Israel -- Churgin

King's Indian [E62]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.c4 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.0–0 0–0 7.Bg5 e5 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nc3 Bf5 10.Qd2 Re8 11.Rfe1 Nd7 12.e4 Bg4 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 f5 15.h4 Nf6 16.Kg2 Qd7 17.Rh1 Rf8 18.h5 Rf7 19.hxg6 hxg6 20.Rh2 fxe4 21.Nxe4 Now, according to Fritz, White is winning.

21... Ng4 22.Bxg4 Qxg4 23.Qd3 Raf8 24.Rh4 Qd7 25.Rah1 Rf3 26.Qxf3 Rxf3 27.Kxf3 Nf5 28.Rh7 Nd4+ 29.Ke3 Qg4? 

This mistake allows White to finish the game with a nice combination -- sarcificing both rooks!

30.Rxg7+! Kxg7 31.Rh7+! and Black resigns (1-0) due to 31... Kxh7 32.Nf6+.  

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