Game of the week

Sorry, this feature appears a day late this week. I am planning to post a game every Sunday but I was away for the weekend celebrating my 60th birthday. Also, I haven’t gotten around to testing various plug-ins that would allow me to include some annotations. That will happen at some point.

The winner of this game is an obscure Soviet player who never got a FIDE title (and later emigrated to Israel and the United States, where he died). But he did play in the 1959 Soviet Championship where he beat Tal and drew Spassky. I offer this game so that you can pity the poor black bishop on h8.

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