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May 26, 2015


Grandmaster Ben Finegold profiles three-time USSR Champion Leonid Stein, one of the greatest ever to never become world champion. See great games played by this brilliant attacker.

Stein-Kwiatkowski, 1959: D20 Queen’s Gambit Accepted, 3.e4
Leonid Stein vs Semyon Abramovich Furman, Olympiad URS (1959): B44 Sicilian defence
Stein-Sakharov, 1960: B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack
Stein-Zurakhov, 1960: B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Rauzer attack, 7…a6
Stein vs Isaak Iosifovich Lenchiner, Ukranian Ch (1960): B98 Sicilian, Najdorf variation
Stein vs David Bronstein, USSR Championship 1961a (1961): B06 Robatsch (modern) defence
Stein vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, USSR Championship 1961a (1961): C19 French, Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn variation

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