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D08 The Albin gets annihilated

D08 The Albin gets annihilated

Jan 6, 2012, 5:44 PM 1

Vladas Mikėnas (17 April 1910 – 3 November 1992) was a Lithuanian International Master of chess, an Honorary Grandmaster, and a journalistHe played for Lithuania at first board in five official and one unofficial Chess OlympiadsMikenas was awarded the International Master title in 1950 (the year the title was instituted). He was awarded the Honorary Grandmaster title in 1987. He was the arbiter of the World Championship match between Anatoly Karpov and Garri Kasparov in 1985. 

The Mikenas Variation of the Modern Benoni, a sharp attacking line (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.e5 in algebraic notation), is named after him. He also developed the Flohr-Mikenas Variation of the English Opening; the variation runs 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4.

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladas_Mik%C4%97nas

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