Last week we saw one or two of the best examples of Raymond Keene at the chess board. Today we’ll continue surfing the RDK wave and have a look at a curiosity from way back when.
We join Raymondo in Round 9 of the Goglidize Memoiral tournament held in Tblisi back in December 1974.
You can see that Black has a distinct advantage; White’s attack does not yet balance his pawn minus, and his back rank is weak. One of the very powerful ideas at Black’s disposal is … Qc6, threatening disruption with … a3 or … d4, or even … Qxc3 in favourable circumstances. Bohosian had just made his move, 36 Rg3, and pressed his clock (all normal) but then, quite unexpectedly …
So, what happened next?
* The passage is taken from Becoming A Grandmaster, Batsford 1977. I have converted the descriptive notation of the original text into algebraic.