A Curious Setting

A Curious Setting

kenytiger
kenytiger
Nov 20, 2007, 12:00 AM |
6 | Amazing Games

Svetozar Gligoric (1923-) is a Serbian Grandmaster and one of the all-time great figures in Chess history. He is considered the best Chess player ever in Serbia; he has also been Champion of Yugoslavia an impressive 12 times. The following game was played in 1968, at Palma de Mallorca International. Gligoric played Black against former US Champion Antonio Medina from Spain. The game is very curious indeed, not a single pawn or piece is captured during the entire game. White resigned after Black’s 29…Re7. You might imagine that Medina got bored and decided to walk away from the game, far from the truth. What actually happened was that Gligoric was threatening 30…Be8, after which Medina loses his Queen.

 

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