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Viacheslav Ragozin vs Eero Einar Book
"Read the Book" (game of the day Apr-24-2018)
Helsinki (1946), Helsinki FIN, rd 5
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System. Ekstrom Variation (D44)  ·  1-0



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May-07-04  meloncio: Another great game from our old friend Viacheslav!
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  Honza Cervenka: 15.Nd5 is a lovely shot. Black should have played 14...Rc8.
May-07-04  paulgrow: Maybe with 21...Rg5 black can hold?
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  Chessical: <Paulgrow> Your <21..Rg5> seems to be a real improvement, although I belive that White will still win. The Black K is slippier than an eel as he runs down the Q-side:

<21...Rg5> 22.Rae1 Bd6 23.Rxg5 Qxg5 24.Bxf7 Bxh2+ 25.Kh1 Bc7 26.Qh7 Kc8 27.Re8+ Bd8 28.Qe4 Kc7 29.Rg8 Qf6 30.Qa8 Qxd4 31.Bd5 Bf6 32.Qc8+ Kd6 33.Qe6+ Kc5 34.Rc8+ Kb4 35.Qe1+ Ka4 36.b3+ Ka3 37.bxc4 b4 38.Qb1 Qc3 39.c5

May-07-04  kevin86: The book is old,dogeared,andtattered-it's time to replace him. Note the difference:white's pieces are working together-black's are not.
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  Bobsterman3000: After 5e4 we have a very common position. I just can't believe that such a lopsided win ensued so quickly.

Maybe the unbelievably obvious 5...Be7 was a better response than yet another pawn move by black.

May-07-04  iron maiden: "Read the Book?" There must be a better pun than that, Apparently you didn't get much out of the Book. ;-)
Dec-07-04  allanon880: The pun stunk. "Read the Book?"
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  offramp: This could easily be the worst pun ever. And it is a repeat.
Apr-24-18  Granny O Doul: We don't need another Eero.
Apr-24-18  greenfield67: <Granny>That is so much better!
Apr-24-18  ChessHigherCat: Book's tragic ending
Apr-24-18  morfishine:

I am reading a book I cannot put down

This game title I can easily put down


Apr-24-18  goodevans: Black was doing fine until <14...Rg8>. He must have overlooked <15.Nd5!>.

<14...Rc8> would have defended c7 and meant that he could have declined the 15.Nd5 sac (e.g. 15...Qg5) with an OK position.

Apr-24-18  hdcc: Book is Finnish(ed).
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  chancho: The Lost Book.
Apr-24-18  Ironmanth: Smashing game for White!
Apr-24-18  cormier: <<<11. Be2?> 11.a4 b4 12.Ne4 Qf5 13.Qe2 Nd7 14.Nxc4 Qd5 15.Qg4 Be7 = -0.27 (26 ply)> 11... Nd7 ∓ -1.60 (19 ply)>
Apr-24-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa done

1. = / + (-0.59): 14...Rc8 15.Ne5 Bxf3 16.Nxf3 Be7 17.Qe2 0-0 18.h3 Kh8 19.a4 b4 20.Nd1 Qg6 21.Ne3 Rg8 22.Rfc1 Qe4 23.Kh1 Qd3 24.Qe1 c3 25.bxc3 bxc3 26.Ng4 Bg5 27.Nfe5 Nxe5 28.Nxe5 Qxd4 29.Nxf7+ Kg7 30.Nxg5 hxg5 31.Rd1 Qf6 32.Rd7+ Kh6

2. = (-0.21): 14...Bg7 15.Qc1 Qg5 16.a4 Nb6 17.axb5 axb5 18.Qxg5 hxg5 19.Nxb5 Kf8 20.h3 Bf6 21.Rxa8+ Bxa8 22.Ra1 Kg7 23.Ra7 Bxc6 24.Bxc6 Nc8 25.Rb7 Ne7 26.Be4 Rd8 27.Rc7 e5 28.d5 Nxd5 29.Rxc4 Be7 30.Rc6 Nf6 31.Bf5 Rd2

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