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Miguel A Quinteros vs Petar Popovic
"You Petar You Bet" (game of the day Feb-12-2013)
Novi Sad (1982), Novi Sad YUG, Oct-??
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line (B89)  ·  0-1



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Jul-30-12  LoveThatJoker: GOTD: You Petar You Bet



Feb-12-13  mike1: well... not a bad game by black but waht about white ? And what did Quinteros do in the Yugoslavian Championchips anyway?
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  HeMateMe: Pete Townshend, "You better you bet".
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  FSR: Quinteros got rolled like a joint.
Feb-12-13  morfishine: While the profile picture of Quinteros looks like a comedian I've seen, Black has the last laugh here.
Feb-12-13  Abdel Irada: <FSR: Quinteros got rolled like a joint.>

And was quickly burned.

I wondered, however, about White's 15. Na4, after which his position quickly deterioriated. In this position, could he have played the "thematic sacrifice" 15. Nd5?

Unfortunately, on examination, it doesn't appear so. If improvements are to be found for White, it will have to be earlier.

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  FSR: <Abdel Irada> In other games with this line, White has played either 14.Qh5 or the theoretically critical sac 14.Nf5!? exf5 15.Nd5. Games Like Quinteros vs P Popovic, 1982 Popovic accepted the sac and won in B Ivanovic vs P Popovic, 1991, so Quinteros probably wanted to try something different. It didn't work out well for him, obviously.
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  FSR: Was this really the Yugoslavian championship, or rather an international tournament held in Novi Sad? It's hard to understand why Quinteros, an Argentinian, would be playing in the Yugoslavian Championship. Ditto for the Dutchman John Van der Wiel. Van der Wiel vs Quinteros, 1982
Feb-12-13  morfishine: 14.Nf5 is more promising
Feb-12-13  computer chess guy: <FSR: Was this really the Yugoslavian championship, or rather an international tournament held in Novi Sad?> The latter. Correction slip submitted.
Feb-12-13  shakman: 25. Ka1?? Nc3!

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Wolff vs Piket, 1987
Wolff vs D Gurevich, 1994
N DeFrmian vs D Gurevich, 1995

Feb-12-13  Ezzy: <FSR: Was this really the Yugoslavian championship, or rather an international tournament held in Novi Sad?>

It was an International tournament in Novi Sad.

1 Van der Wiel 8.5 pts
2 Popovich 8.0
3 Quinteros 8.0
4 Nicolic 7.5
5 Ribli 7.5
6 Razuvaev 7.0
7 Smejkal 7.0
8 Romanishin 6.5
9 Kurajica 6.5
10 Gheorghiu 6.0
11 Bjelajac 5.5
12 Suetin 5.5
12 Gligoric 4.0
13 Deze 3.5

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  kevin86: White will lose his bishop and the pawn structure will be destroyed.
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  FSR: <1 Van der Wiel 8.5 pts
2 Popovich 8.0
3 Quinteros 8.0>

So this game decided the top places! Evidently Quinteros should have stuck to 1.d4.

Feb-13-13  caseymmmk: Why did white let his Rook get taken @ 26... Nxd1

Is there something I am missing? Or could he have just not offered up his rook in order to put his knight on a more forward square?

Feb-13-13  RandomVisitor: After 14.Nf5:

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Rybka 4.1 x64:

[+0.00] d=27 14...exf5 15.Nd5 Qd8 16.exf5 Bb7 17.f6 gxf6 18.Rhe1 Bxd5 19.Rxd5 Rg8 20.Bf4 Kf8 21.Qd3 fxg5 22.Bxd6 Bxd6 23.Rxd6 Qa5 24.Re3 Nc5 25.Qd4 b4 26.Qf6 Rc8 27.Qe7+ Kg7 28.Qf6+ Kf8 29.Qe7+ Kg7

Feb-13-13  RandomVisitor: <caseymmmk>White had nothing better: 26.Qxb4 Nxd1; 26.bxc3 Qxc3+ 27.Ka2 Qxc2+; 26.Rd7+ Ke8 27.bxc3 Qxc3+ etc

perhaps white was trying a last-ditch effort to activate pieces and wait for black to make a mistake.

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