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Florin Gheorghiu – de Castro, Orense 1973

Sicilian Defense
Initial position
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 b5 8. O-O Bb7 9. Re1 Nbd7 10. Bg5 Nc5 11. Bd5 b4 12. Bxb7 Nxb7 13. Nd5 exd5 14. exd5+ Kd7 15. c3 b3 16. Qxb3 Nc5 17. Qc4
So far this game follows the Tal-Mukhin game in the 1972 Soviet Championship, which continued 17. ... Qc8 18. Nc6 h6 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20. Re3 Kc7 21. b4 Rg8 22. bxc5 1-0.
17. ... Rc8 18. b4 Nce4 19. Qxa6 Nxc3
In Tal's analysis of his game with Mukhin, he gave 19. ... Nxg5 20. Qa4+ Kc7 21. Qa7#.
20. Rac1 Rc7 21. Qd3 Qc8 22. Nb5
This game won the tournament's brilliancy prize.
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