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Ted Barendse vs Tea Lanchava
"Tea Time" (game of the day Apr-26-2018)
Corus Group C (2004), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-11
Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06)  ·  0-1



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Jan-20-05  lronTigran: I very gutsy decision to keep playing (instead of taking the perp. check); however, play until about move 30 is forced and easy to see, so don't give black too much credit for his courage. Another obvouis reason for playing on is that black was more than 100 points higher than white (that's much when you're over master). The final position is also very nice.
Jan-20-05  iron maiden: <IronTigran>, Tea Lanchava is a woman.
Jan-20-05  Granite: Three pawns for a piece and a loose king isn't a gutsy trade, it's a clear cut way to win. The threats generated are more then enough to compensate as Tea quickly demonstates. The queen was never in danger, and the pychological effect of a sacrifice and a queen breathing on your king is always tough to meet.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: The final position reminds me of the final position of Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Regardless of Bosboom-Lanchava's rating or gender, Black shows excellent foresight and judgement in the conduct of the attack. Tea passes on the opportunity to win 4 pawns for the Knight on move 22, then passes on the chance to win an Exchange on move 27, in favor of keeping the pressure on White. Mason said that the true mark of a master was the ability to eschew all the pretty, tempting attacking lines in favor of the one truly forceful one. Lasker said that when you see a move, wait, don't play--look for a better one.

By their standards, this game is good enough for them, and that's good enough for me.

Jan-20-05  lostemperor: Definitely a woman!
Jan-20-05  Orbitkind: This is a nice interesting game; it shows every phase of the game clearly. I'm surprised black's attack was successfully defended by white, but I suppose given that black went into a winning ending, it was successfully defended. A few pins and pressure around the King seems to convert into winning advantages whatever happens.
Jan-20-05  captcrisis: Nice link. This lady really is gorgeous.
Jan-20-05  MindlessOne: wow, first time ive ever seen a beautiful women posing in front of chess pieces
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  kevin86: A nice win by black-four pawns for a knight! Three connected passed pawns on the queenside! Wow!
Jan-20-05  noone2: Not sure I understand white's 31 move

It looks to me like 31 N:e3 is ok for white. 31 ... R:e3 32 Q:f2 Bc5 33 35 Kh1 Rae8 36 Rg3

If 31 N:e3 Bc5 32 B:e5 B:e3 33 Rh2 and white has at least a draw

Jan-20-05  Saruman: Hilarious pun for this game;"Kaboom"! Or maybe not.
Jan-20-05  Abaduba: Excellent game. But does anyone but me think that she's really not that good-looking? (Especially without makeup) Not that that's a problem; most male IM's aren't much in the looks department, either.
Jan-20-05  iron maiden: <Abaduba>, actually you're not alone. She's definitely not within my personal taste for beauty.
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  patzer2: This exciting game, featuring the complex demolition of pawn structure combination starting with 19...Nxg3!!, is a tribute to Tea's Chess skills. However, part of what makes this particular game so interesting are the minor errors, outright blunders and recoveries by both players.

1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 c6 5. a4?! <better for White is 5. Qd2! d5 6. f3 > 5...Nf6 6. h3 Nbd7 7. Nf3 O-O 8. a5 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Qd6 <10. Nd2!? Qe7 11. Nc4 seems to tame Black's attack and avoid White's problems in this game> 10...Re8 11. Bc4 Bf8 12. Qd3 h6 13. O-O Qc7 14. Nh4 g5 15. Nf5 Nh5 16. Rfd1 Ndf6 17. g3?! <several lines seem stronger for White, including 17. Nd6!? Rd8 18. Bxf7+ Qxf7 19. Nxf7 Rxd3 20. Nxh6+ Bxh6 21. Rxd3 Nf4 22. Rd6 Kf7 23. a6 Bf8 24. axb7 Bxb7 25. Rdd1 Bb4 26. Na2 Be7 27. f3 > 17. Bxf5 18. exf5 e4 19. Qe2?! <19. Qd2!? Nxg3 20. Bxg5 Rad8 21. Qc1 Rxd1+ 22. Nxd1 e3 23. Bxe3 Nxf5 24. Bd3 might just hold for White> 19...Nxg3!! 20. fxg3 Qxg3+ 21. Kh1 Qxh3+ 22. Kg1 Qg3+ 23. Kh1 Ng4 24. Bg1 Qh3+ 25. Bh2 Bc5 26. Rf1 Bd6 27. Rf2 e3 <stronger and more decisive for Black is 27...b5! 28. axb6 axb6 > 28. Rg2 Nf2+?! <this seems to give up the win, while 28...Nxh2 29. Rxh2 Qxh2+ 30. Qxh2 Bxh2 31. Kxh2 Kg7 32. Bd3 Re5 maintains an advantage with good winning chances> 29. Kg1 <29. Rxf2 exf2 30. Qxf2 Rad8 31. Bd3 Re3 32. Ne4 Be5 33. Rg1 Rd4 gives Black a decisive grip on the position> 29...g4 30. Nd1 <30. Rd1 Nxd1 31. Bxd6 Nf2 = at this point should be OK with Black> 30...Re5 31. Bd3 Rae8 32. b4 Bxb4 33. Ra4 Rxa5?! <Perhaps Black should play 33...Bc5!? 34. Rg3 Qh5 35. Raxg4+ Nxg4 36. Rxg4+ Kh8 37. Bxe5+ Rxe5 to fight for the draw, even though White retains a strong advantage> 34. Rxa5?? <White fails to take advantage of Black's blunder and instead makes one of his own. White should have played 34. Rxb4! Ra1 35. Rbxg4+ Nxg4 36. Rxg4+ Kh7 37. f6+ Kh8 38. Rg7 Rg8 39. Be5 Ra5 40. Nxe3 Rxe5 41. Ng4 Qg3+ 42. Kf1! Qh3+ 43. Qg2 Qxg2+ 44. Kxg2 Rxg7 45. fxg7+ Kxg7 46. Nxe5 with a difficult but won endgame> 34...Bxa5 35. Rg3 Qh4?! <Safer for Black was 35...Qh5!? 36. Nxe3 Bb6 37. Qxf2 Qg5 38. Kg2 Rxe3 39. Rxe3 Bxe3 40. Qg3 Bd4 > 36. Rxe3?? <White misses 36. Kg2! Kf8 37. Nxf2 exf2 38. Qxg4 Qxg4 39. Rxg4 Ke7 40. Kxf2 with advantage> 36...Rxe3 37. Qxe3 Nxd3 38. cxd3 Bb6 39. d4 Qf6 40. Qe8+ Kh7 41. Be5 Bxd4+ 42. Bxd4 Qxd4+ 43. Nf2 g3 44. Qxf7+ Qg7 45. Qxg7+ Kxg7 46. Ne4 a5 47. Kg2 a4 0-1

Apr-26-18  PhilFeeley: Since her name is probably pronounced TAY-eh, the pun doesn't quite work.

But who cares? Any pun is good!

Apr-26-18  Ironmanth: Great game!! Thanks for this one. Y'all have a great day. :))
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  whiteshark: A rollercoaster of moves and feelings. ;)
Apr-26-18  unrepentant: Wouldn't 31. ... g3 be more forceful?

Very interesting game nonetheless!

Apr-26-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 25 dpa

17.Nd6 Re7 18.Nxc8 Rd7 19.Qe2 Nf4 20.Qf3 Qxc8 21.Rxd7 Qxd7 22.Ne2 Qe7 23.c3 c5 24.Ng3 Rd8 25.Nf5 Qc7 26.a6 b6 27.Bxf4 exf4 28.Qe2 Qe5 29.Re1 h5 30.f3 Ne8 31.Rd1 Rxd1+ 32.Qxd1 Nd6 + / - (0.76) Depth: 25

Apr-26-18  Whitehat1963: Suddenly I feel the urge to go tee tee.

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