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Alberto A Artidiello vs Alexander Onischuk
"The Onis is on Albert" (game of the day Aug-11-2004)
US Open (2004), Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA, rd 3, Aug-09
Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Variation (A85)  ·  0-1



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  suenteus po 147: That's a nasty little trap the king is caught in there at the end. Even if the queen had access, it probably wouldn't make much difference.
Premium Chessgames Member Albert Artidiello is a co-founder and part owner of
Aug-11-04  iron maiden: Speaking of which,, I've always wondered: how many people run this site?
Aug-11-04  Shadout Mapes: In Sneaky's collection "Players I Know" he mentions he's friends with Albert Artidiello. I guess that explains why he seems to be the oldest member of this site.
Aug-11-04  killaa: If I was a co-founder and part owner, I'd be posting a game that I'd won!! ;)
Aug-11-04  killaa: Is there anything wrong with 21. ♗e6 with the intention of pinning the black ♕?
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  Honza Cervenka: 18.Rxf5 deserved attention.
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  Honza Cervenka: <killaa> 21.Be6 Qxe6 loses material.
Aug-11-04  killaa: You're right, <Honza>, thanks.
Aug-11-04  Helloween: <18.Rxf5 deserved attention> You're right, Honza. 18.Rxf5 brings another heavy piece into the assault on the Kingside, possibly going to h5 to bear down on the h7-pawn.

A very forceful finish indeed by Onischuk beginning with 24...Qxf1+. That dark Bishop anchored on d4 is a powerhouse and the main strength of Black's position from move 15 throughout the remainder of the game.

As I stated on his page the other day, in my opinion, Onischuk is the strongest player in the United States.

Aug-11-04  poktirity: Whats the problem with 19.Bxe6 (19...Rxe6 20.Qg4)?
Aug-11-04  Helloween: <poktirity> 19.Bxe6 Rxe6 20.Qg4+ Qg6 looks great for Black.
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  kevin86: On losing games,I am reminded that in his "My Fifty Years of Chess",Frank Marshall lost the first game-to Steinitz,the World Champion. The author admitted to having "Underestimating his opponent".
Premium Chessgames Member <18.Rxf5 deserved attention.> That's exactly what Onischuk said to Albert after the game. We'll stick crafty on it in a minute.
Aug-11-04  crafty: 18. ♖xf5 ♖xe6 19. ♕g4+ ♔h8 20. ♗g5 h6 21. ♗d2   (eval 0.65; depth 13 ply; 1000M nodes)
Aug-11-04  nikolaas: <this one is Albert> As long as it's not Albert One...
Aug-12-04  crafty: 17. ♕g4 ♕a4 18. ♕e2 ♖af8 19. ♗xb7 ♔h8 20. ♗d5 ♕a6 =   (eval 0.27; depth 14 ply; 750M nodes)
Aug-12-04  pawnstar3: <helloweeen> - i think nakamura is the strongest player in the us today- just look at how well he played in the world championships- he got to the final 16
Premium Chessgames Member <Speaking of which,, I've always wondered: how many people run this site?> There are three main administrators.
Aug-25-04  midknightblue: Beautiful game Albert, and thanks for helping develop this great website!
Jan-18-05  aw1988: <The Onis is on Albert> The pain...
Apr-26-07  PolishPentium: 13 dxc6 e.p. was clearly in order. Never pass up the chance for an "el passante" capture if it's available and beneficial, as this one would be...^^
Jan-02-09  WhiteRook48: the queen falls to 3 pieces

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