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Aleksander Wojtkiewicz vs David Filipovich
"Got My Wojo Working" (game of the day Jul-16-2006)
29th World Open (2001), Philadelphia, PA USA, rd 1, Jul-04
Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



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Jul-16-06  Longbrow: <hellopolger & J. Almond> I appreciate your responses. This game proved 8...e5 failed. Did it not?
Jul-16-06  think: Its a sac to speed up black's development greatly by offering material, and as you can see, by move 12, black has a queen for two pieces and three pawns.

If black retreats the queen on move 8, exf4 gets back the material and black is more developed.

Jul-16-06  Longbrow: I see your point <think> However,At 15 even without his Queen, white is up a rook and three pawns, with a very respectable defensive position that is very cabable of launching an attack. I say 7... Nb4 is abosultely unsound. That is unless White wanted to cooperate.
Jul-16-06  paulgrow: This game was probably selected in honor of Wojtkiewicz who died two days ago.
Jul-16-06  Atking: <> Thanks to show us this game and the career of the GM Alexander Wojtkiewicz.
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  al wazir: 35...Rxc1 36. Rxc1 Qb1 37. Qd4+ K moves 38. Qa1!
Jul-16-06  Confuse: may Alexander rest in peace, interesting game.
Jul-16-06  dakgootje: < I say 7... Nb4 is abosultely unsound.> Yes, but it was a good try to have an advantage in development. Dont forget black was 'merely' a 2200-player (okay....2223), thus might have not seen all the consequences of the move, and thought white was going to retreat the queen. Remember black wasnt played by a 2500-2600 player...
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  Phony Benoni: Not surpisingly, 7...Nb4 may be a Kupreichik idea: Epishin vs Kupreichik, 1989 To see what happens when a 2600+ player employs it, try this game: Alburt vs Shabalov, 1996
Jul-16-06  EinZweiDrei: Very clever play by White. Not a bad legacy by any standards.
Jul-16-06  itz2000: was 11. Qxf6!? a must move?
couldn't queen just escape?
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  Eggman: The first 15 moves or so are book. I found about 10 or so games with this line on Chessbase. I will upload them now.
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  Eggman: Correction: I've uploaded one, and will upload a few more over the next couple 'days.
Jul-16-06  bob000: If the queen retreated on move 11 black's play would have been justified by the lead in development he would obtain. A well played game by Wojo.
Jul-16-06  Chess Classics: Some of the moves may not be entirely sound, but it's quite entertaining.


Jul-16-06  Longbrow: <dakgootje>Thanks. <Phony Benoni> Thank you for the games-I am looking into them now.
Jul-16-06  Longbrow: <Phony Benoni> Thank you again. The games were exceedingly instructive on this position(7...Nb4) and White's choice of responses.Your time is appreciated.
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  Eggman: Either the game I uploaded has been included here already, or I simply missed it the first time I looked, but in any case there is also V Alterman vs Rublevsky, 1990 featuring this line.
Jul-16-06  Longbrow: <Eggman> Thanks.Always good to hear someone else from the Great White North , eh? I still say Black is going to need White's cooperation(whether immeadiate @ 8. or later) to pull off a win. I have learned much from everyone's input.
Jul-17-06  kevin86: White gives up queen for a rook,bishop,and a few pawns-it's the latter who take over the game late!
Jul-17-06  erabin123: it is very sad the Wojo had passed a way. He was a great guy.
Jul-23-06  JamesColeman: Guys - look up the theory , 8...Nb4 is a main line. The position after 13 moves has been played by Morozevich as black. However 13...bb4 + is now thought to be an error, 13...Qa5+ 14 Nbd2 Rxb3!? is the way to go.
Jul-29-06  ProSemi: After the game my opponent said he had never seen this 7. ... Nb4 !?variation before, which drove home to me just how strong he was e.g. he used only 14 minutes for his first 13 moves.

16. ... Qa5 was a better try when Black still has an O.K. game.

13. ... Qa5! 14. Nbd2 R:b3 15. B:h8 Bb4 16. Rd1 ! resulted in a nice 27 move win for T. Hutters over Y. Lapshun at the 2004 Guelph (Canada) International.

This AW - DF game was annotated in NIC Yearbook #64

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  WannaBe: I just wish to add a side note to this pun, I first thought and believed it was from "Austin Powers" and the mojo that he always referred to.

Upon further 'research' (stumbled upon) there is a song, called 'Got My Mojo Working' by Muddy Waters.

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  Eric Schiller: <wannabe> Mojo goes way back before that, and is current tech jargon too, it is mojo that a good diarist or commentator gains at sites like in order to achieve Trusted User status. And, yes, I got my mojo working there.
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