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Tiger Hillarp Persson vs Juergen Kleinert
"Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright" (game of the day Sep-29-2020)
Reykjavik Open (2000), Reykjavik ISL, rd 1, Apr-05
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20)  ·  1-0



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Mar-14-04  sleepkid: clever little game from the player of the day.
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  kenilworthian: If 17...Kg8 18.Bxd5+ Kh8 19.Be4 h6 (19...g6 20.Bxg6 +- or 19...Kg8 20.Bxh7+! Kf8 21.Bg6 etc.) 20.Qg6 Kg8 21.Qh7+ Kf7 22.Bg6+ Kf6 23.Re3 with a winning attack.
Jan-30-20  SeanAzarin: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright
Sep-29-20  sfm:
Sep-29-20  Brenin: 12 ... Re8 was a careless weakening of f7; after 13 Bxf6 Nxf6 14 Ne5 Black should have admitted his mistake with 14 ... Rf8 instead of the losing move 14 ... Nd5.
Sep-29-20  SkySports: A slightly abused pun...

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981

T Hillarp Persson vs Portisch, 2008

Sep-29-20  Ironmanth: Nice initial reference from Blake's classic poem for the finish of this game. Indeed, a fearful symmetry of sorts! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all be safe out there.
Sep-29-20  areknames: <12 ... Re8 was a careless weakening of f7; after 13 Bxf6 Nxf6 14 Ne5 Black should have admitted his mistake with 14 ... Rf8 instead of the losing move 14 ... Nd5.> The problem is that 14...Rf8 does not stop White from capturing on f7: 15.Bxf7+ Rxf7 16.Qb3 and now if 16...Qf8 17.Nxf7 followed by Rxe7; if 16...Nd5 17.Nxf7 followed by Re5 and Black's position collapses. It seems only the ugly 14...Be6 can temporarily hold.
Sep-29-20  catlover: The pun fits this game. The attack seemed to come out of nowhere.

I'm not familiar with this opening but can't helping wondering where black went wrong. Perhaps 12...Be6 would have averted disaster.

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  OhioChessFan: I'd have guessed it has been used more than twice.
Sep-29-20  Brenin: Good point, <areknames>, I hadn't considered 15 Bxf7+. Clearly the ugly 14 ... Be6 16 Bxe6 fxe6 17 Qb3 Qc8 18 Nd3 Nd5 is better for Black. However, after 14 ... Rf8 15 Bxf7+ Rxf7 16 Qb3 Nd5 17 Nxf7 Kxf7 18 Re5 Kf8, does White have anything better than 19 Nxd5 cxd5 20 Rae1 Bf6 21 Rxd5 Qc7 ? Black's position is very uncomfortable, but I don't think it's quite collapsing (yet!), and if he can survive the next few moves he has the two bishops to bring into play.
Sep-29-20  areknames: <Brenin> Admittedly there is no path to immediate victory for White in your line above but after something like 22.Qb4+ Be7 23.Qb5 what can Black do? The c8 bishop still can't get out, if 23...b6 then 24.Rde5 and wins, if 23...a6 then 24.Qe2 with all sorts of threats, after 24...g6 either 25.Rde5 or even 25.g4 should win. < if he can survive the next few moves he has the two bishops to bring into play> Granted, but I don't think there's time for that.
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  playground player: Is accepting the Queen's Gambit all that good an idea?
Sep-29-20  areknames: <24...g6 either 25.Rde5> Apologies, that should read <25.Re5>
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  OhioChessFan: <pp> I do almost always, so it's probably a bad idea.
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  OhioChessFan: <catlover> I ran the game on Stockfish and it rates 12...Be6 as 0.0 at 30 plies. Re8 comes in at .97

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