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Fares Al Geran vs Paul Lam
"In like Aljeeran, Out Like a Lam" (game of the day Aug-27-2005)
8th Asian Team-ch final (1989), Genting Highlands MAS, rd 6, Jul-24
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Accepted (C47)  ·  0-1



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Aug-27-05  rexeterna: ...but the pun is really a stretch.
Aug-27-05  knightfever: First posting! Why not 25.Ng2 ?
Aug-27-05  ConspTheory06: <knightfever: First posting! Why not 25.Ng2?> I'm going to say that he didnt play Ng2 because its not a legal move...? maybe i'm wrong just a thought.
Aug-27-05  knightfever: Yes, sorry !
Aug-27-05  InitiativeCheck: 31. ...Rf3! Good one.
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  al wazir: 31...Nf4 wins at least the exchange. If 32. Rdxe3 then 32...Rxh3+! 33. Rxh3 (33. Kg1 Nxe2+) 33...Rxe2+ 34. Kh1 Nxh3. If 32. Rexe3 then 32...Nxd3 33. Rxg3 (33. Rxe8+ Kf8 34. Re4 Nxc5) 33...Re2+ 34. K moves Nxc5 35. Rc3 Ne4. If 32. Bxe3, black can take his choice of rooks.
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  kevin86: That pun was a stretch-I would have been sheepish if I had told it. lol

Black is able to usher his pawn through after shoving the king aside. Good win for Lam!

Aug-27-05  teme: I like this game because the first 15 moves is what I play. 19.Kh1?? isn't Rad1 better?
Aug-27-05  sfm: I thought that 24.g5 and 25.Bxe5 was the idea behind 23.g4! It appears I was wrong. The idea was rather to let black keep his e-pawn and in addition further weaken own squares on the K-side, all effectively accomplished by the move 24.h3 =))
Aug-27-05  khense: <teme> I agree 19. Rad1. If 19...d4 white's QB can reenter the battle via c1. It's hard to believe white's superior space fell apart so quickly.
Aug-27-05  EmperorAtahualpa: I don't get the pun! Is it after some kind of English saying? Sorry, I'm not a native speaker...
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  tpstar: Every Russian schoolboy knows March goes in like a lion, out like a lamb. By that logic, every Russian schoolteacher would give this pun an "F." Maybe their punster is on the lam.

White missed 25. Bxe5 Rf3 26. Kg2 Raf8 27. Re2 (27. Rf1!? Re3) with the better endgame. After 25 ... Re8 Black closed it out powerfully.

Aug-28-05  patzer2: Black ignores the attack on his enprise Knight, and with 31...Rf3! prepares a passed pawn to support a decisive mating attack.

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