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Roman Dzindzichashvili vs John Fedorowicz
"Bankrupting the Fed" (game of the day Jul-27-2021)
Hastings (1977/78), Hastings ENG, rd 13, Jan-11
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Jun-03-07  Chessmensch: This game is discussed in the NY Times chess column on June 3, 2007. The moves are here in but the discussion is in the paper. For some reason the moves that were in the actual newspaper do not appear on the Web page.
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  FSR: Bankrupting the Fed.
Jul-03-17  PhilFeeley: One continuation:

28 ... Be5 29 Qe5 Nf6 30 Re7 Qf5 31 Qa1 Rd8 32 Ne6 fe 33 Bg4

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  HeMateMe: Dzindzi had some gambling debts. He might have been bankrupt too...
Jul-27-21  andrewjsacks: Great job on the pun, I think.
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  HeMateMe: there is still no escape for the LSB. White doesn't have to play N-d7. he just piles on the a file and captures the trapped Bishop. Or, he captures the weak pawn on c6, leading also to the loss of the black pawn on b5.
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  al wazir: I don't get it.

What happens after 28...f6 ? Now if 29. Nd7 fxe5 (not 29...Rf7 30. Nb6 Qd8 31. Rxa8 Qxb6 32. Rxe8+) 30. Nxf8 Kxf8, white has ♖+♙ vs. ♗+♘. Where's the win?

Jul-27-21  Granny O Doul: @wazir: 28...f6 allows 29. Qa2+ and Rxa8.
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  Messiah: A pin, but not a safety pin.
Jul-27-21  Brenin: In the final position, after 28 moves, we're barely out of the opening. Only a pair of Ns and two pairs of Ps have been exchanged, and material is equal, but White's positional advantage is overwhelming. Every one of his pieces is better placed than its Black equivalent. Even White's "extra" d-pawn is stronger than Black's equivalent backward c-pawn. Nevertheless, it took me a moment to understand why Black resigned: whatever he does, serious material is going to be lost, such as the LSB after White's Q goes to the a-file, or the c- and e-pawns.
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  FSR: A total crush by Dzhindzhi en route to a great tournament victory. I went to a Fedorowicz lecture in which he related that after he resigned this game, Dzhindzhi unkindly remarked "You are not a positional genius." A few years later, the Fed smashed Dzhindzhi in a game, at the World Open IIRC. The Fed told Dzhindzhi "You are not a tactical genius."
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  0ZeR0: I appreciate the pun on this one. It's easily understandable and fits the game.
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  OhioChessFan: A mere 9 years on, they finally run the pun.
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  al wazir: <Granny O Doul: 28...f6 allows 29. Qa2+ and Rxa8.> And after 28...Bxe5 29. Qxe5 f6, 30. Qxe7 is even worse.

I get it now. Thanks.

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  HeMateMe: yes, the action is on the a file. You're welcome.

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