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Antoaneta Stefanova vs Richard Tozer
"De Nova Stella" (game of the day Apr-21-2018)
Agency International (1997), London ENG, rd 5, May-??
Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. General Variation (A83)  ·  1-0



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Jun-28-08  screwdriver: I thought white was going to play 13 Bxh7ch instead of Qg3. White's method was simple yet very effective.
Apr-21-18  paavoh: Black may have seen a mirage with 7.-Nxf2. 7.-Qxe7 would have been OK.
Apr-21-18  morfishine: Pathetic game by Black, looks like NN incognito

However, its a good example of how utterly lost one can quickly become, no matter the ranking, by making the simplest mistake, miscalculation or neglecting a basic theme [ie: development].

Either that or Black simply didn't take her seriously til it was too late

Apr-21-18  catlover: Well played by Stefanova. In the final position, I kept looking for ways that black could avoid checkmate, maybe by losing some material, but it looks like there is no escape.

If 17... h6 18. Qd8+ Kh7 19. Bxg6+ Qxg6 20. Qf8 h5 21. Rf7+ Qxf7 22. Qxf7+ Kh8 23. Ng6#.

If 17...Nc6 18. Nxc6 h5 19. Bxg6 Kh8 20. Qxh5+ Kg8 21. Bf7+ Qxf7 22. Rxf7 any move, 23. Qh7#.

Apr-21-18  catlover: <morfishine: Pathetic game by Black, looks like NN incognito.>

Yeah, 7...Nxf2 was an NN sort of move.

Apr-21-18  Ratt Boy: I really like the simple 17.♕g5. All of White's pieces are developed and active; one of Black's is, and she's not exactly active. Boom! I now invite you to resign.
Apr-21-18  Euphoric: <screwdriver: I thought white was going to play 13 Bxh7ch instead of Qg3. White's method was simple yet very effective.>

There is no advantage of bishop sacrifies. Black is up and after knight check, black king may return to its safe square(g8) even it can jump to g6.

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  Check It Out: A good example of piece activity being more important than a measly pawn.

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