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Etienne Bacrot vs Sergei Azarov
"Child's Play" (game of the day Jun-06-2006)
Wch U10 (1992), Duisburg GER, rd 11, Jul-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36)  ·  1-0



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Jun-17-04  hollowone: Incredibly sweet little play in white's last two moves.
Jun-18-04  notsodeepthought: Beautiful ending but what was black's plan with 27 ... B:f2 anyway? Even without the winning knight sequence in moves 28-29, white could play 28 Q:f2 where he goes a piece up and threatens 29 Qf3, forcing the queen exchange with a won ending.
Aug-02-05  Shams: <notsodeepthought> desperation-- white threatened Ng5+ winning the bishop, or Nf7+ intending Qh5 with a quick mate.
Aug-27-05  uladzik: A novice question: why couldn't the white queen take the black bishop on f2 and went for a check instead (Nf7+) instead (move 28)?
Aug-27-05  810609: <uladzik> Bacrot simply went for more effective and shorter way how to finish the game: if 29. ... hxg5, then 30. Qh5#; if 29. ... Kg6 30. Nxe4+ and every continuation is bad for Black: 30. ...Kh7 31. Nxf2 and Black´s position is absolutely hopeless. Almost the same is 29. ... Kh7 30. Nxe4+ fxe4 31. Qxf2 and White is queen up and surely winning the game.
Jun-06-06  Manic: <shams> white actually intends f3 trapping the queen. Bxf2 removes the f pawn but black still loses the queen anyway.
Jun-06-06  Jarlaxle: haha nice pun for 6-6-06, nice game too.
Jun-06-06  CapablancaFan: It's funny how Azarov plays 27...Bxf2 believing that relieves the attack on his queen when the real threat was the knight on e5! Amazing that a 9 year old found this line!(28.Nf7+ 29.Ng5+!)
Jun-06-06  aginis: very impressive game for a pair of nine year olds.
Jun-06-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Great final combination by little Etienne!
Jun-06-06  dakgootje: < very impressive game for a pair of nine year olds.> Ah that is the pun about, i already wondered lol
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  kevin86: A Hobson's choice for black:either retreat the king and losethe queen--or capture the knight to save the queen -only to die of an instant mate.

A good game by a pair of niners-could this be a good OMEN for the future of chess?

Jun-06-06  chessic eric: Bacrot saw that 27.Qe2!! was stronger than the immediate win of a piece with Ng6+, threatening both 28.f3 and setting up the possibility for Qh5+, making the knight tactic deadly. He saw all this as a nine year old. Simply stunning...
Jun-06-06  chessic eric: In 1992 I was twelve, and I think the extent of my chess skill was copying king's gambit lines from my grandfather's copy of Walter Korn's 7th edition of MCO. No wonder Bacrot plays better than I today.
Jun-06-06  itz2000: GREAT FINISH!

what happens if 28. Qxf2?!

Jun-06-06  dakgootje: <what happens if 28. Qxf2?!> As black i would play something like c5, trying to get the queen out of her imprisonement
Jun-06-06  LluviaSean: Wow...these kids could do that at that age??
Nov-19-10  sevenseaman: A quick reference to Bacrot's wiki showed he started playing at the age of 4. So 'master Bacrot' had 5 years of experience at the game. No wonder!
May-31-17  optimuswise: Nice finish!

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