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Peter John Sowray vs Stefaan Depauw
Ghent op 24th (2001), Ghent BEL, rd 2, Jul-14
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  1-0

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Sep-06-02
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  Sneaky: 20. a3! is a sneaky move!! 20. Qc4 is premature, because Black can wriggle out with ...b5
Dec-01-03  patzer2: White's 21. ♕c4! wins because black must exchange the queen and lose the pinned knight or simply lose the queen. After 21. ♕c4 ♕b6 [if 21...♕xc4, then 22. dxc4 wins the pinned knight] 22. ♗xd5, white is a piece up with an easy win.
Dec-01-03  patzer2: While 20.a3 sets a <sneaky> trap, falling into it with 20...Qxb3?? was the losing blunder. According to Fritz 8, black has a defendable position after either 20...Qa5 or 20...Qf8.
Dec-01-03  euripides: How to win a game while doing absolutely nothing
Dec-01-03
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  technical draw: Strange game. White wins without ever going to the 6th rank. Black just beat himself.
Dec-01-03
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  Eggman: <Strange game. White wins without ever going to the 6th rank.>

White would've gotten to the 6th rank (and beyond), I'm sure. Black resigned before White got there.

Dec-01-03  Dick Brain: Nice winning shot although I saw it pretty fast since I've seen the theme of the quiet move suddenly opening a file before and I always look for attacks on advanced queens.

technical draw: that's how most of us sub-grandmasters win -- we develop our pieces and try not to make the first fatal blunder (or try to make the first winning shot depending on point of view).

Dec-02-03  patzer2: <Dick Brain> <that's how most of us sub-grandmasters win -- we develop our pieces and try not to make the first fatal blunder (or try to make the first winning shot depending on point of view> Your post gave me a good laugh, as it's a great generalization and mostly true! Thanks! I wonder if this description (except for the sub-GM part) might well fit Kasparov's strategy against X3D Fritz.
Sep-12-06  Whitehat1963: Sowray old chap, but it's time to give up the knight and give up the ship as well. Cheers.

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