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Efim Bogoljubov vs Fred Dewhirst Yates
"Things Fall Apart; The Center Cannot Hold" (game of the day Aug-16-2022)
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 16, May-06
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. General (E91)  ·  0-1



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  NM JRousselle: Bogo should have resigned about 20 moves sooner.

Great games by Yates.

Dec-30-15  whiteshark: As Tartakower once commented: <White missed excellent resigning chances!>
Jan-29-16  Nova: A nice game by Yates! I like how he blows open the center when the White king ventures out, and how he shuns simply winning material, e.g., 27...c5+! instead of the automatic ...BxRd1 winning the exchange. I can never tell when it's better to play like that rather than just going up material - Yates had quite the feel of the position!
Aug-16-22  suenteus po 147: <The Second Coming> by William Butler Yeats:

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the head of a man, A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"

Aug-16-22  thegoldenband: Terrific pun (or title, if you prefer).
Aug-16-22  MississQueen: Better than yesterday.

William Butler Yeats needs a bowl of chili to clean out his innards.

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  Honza Cervenka: It was better to play 19.g5. Opening of the centre was a bad idea. Black could win faster after 26...Qb2+ 27.Kd3 b5 28.Rc1 Rae8 29.Rc2 Qxb4 30.Rd1 Bf5 with next Bxe4+.
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  OhioChessFan: Brilliant pun.
Aug-16-22  daladno: One of best puns for years!
Aug-16-22  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <Honza Cervenka: It was better to play 19.g5>

Certainly, though the position after that was still (barely, to be honest) playable. The terminal game-over move was 22.b4??

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which allows infiltration of bishop to a4 controlling a4-d1 diagonal, which proves too much since queen already controls h8-a1 diagonal.

Probably the best move was 22.Nf3

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- with best play white now can hope to withstand the power of black's attack on queenside and the advance of e&f pawn combo.

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  piltdown man: Yes, a fantastic pun, very appropriate.
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  OhioChessFan: I guess a Yeats poem is less obscure than a Rilke short story....
Aug-16-22  ndg2: Yeats/Yates, great pun!
Aug-16-22  nok: Who submits these puns anyway. I thought it was <OCF>


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  OhioChessFan: This one was by <Cheapo by the Dozen> Beneath the link on the homepage, it shows the submitter.
Aug-16-22  nok: Thanks, I don't even go to the homepage. Overloaded and used to lack links to the important pages.


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  plang: At this time the Kings Indian was in its infancy; 7 d5 was already a new move. The maneuver 10 Qd2 and 12 Bh6 is not very effective here as Black's bishop has little scope and does not mind being exchanged. In response to 18..f5! it would have made more sense to play 19 g5 at once without the exchange of pawns on f5 which just increased the mobility of Black's center.

A very nice attack by Yates.

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