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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Christian Braun
"Brain vs Braun" (game of the day Jan-05-2005)
Frankfurt sim2 (2000), Jun-19
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-05-05  ArturoRivera: Wow!, i am the first to post here, interesting game altough no one won, think beacause it was due to opposite color bishops. However its always interesting to watch a good dutch!
Jan-05-05  nfazli: what if 54.Rf2 ?
Jan-05-05  Granite: how about 54. ... Rf3 - looks pretty drawish to me since all the pawns are locked up on the one side, with both kings exposed.
Jan-05-05  Calculoso: Games like this show the value of knights in closed positions. I am not too fond of closed games but I appreciate the fact that white offers the exchange to get rid of that thorn in his side.
Jan-05-05  riqhi: or perhaps, 54. ... Rh2
Jan-05-05  esicom3: if 54.Rf2 then :

54...Qxf2+ 55.Bxf2 Rxf2+
A)56.Re2 Bf3
B)56.Ka1 Ra3#
C)56.Kc1 Rc3+
57.Qc2 Rcxc2+
58.Kd1 Rfd2#

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  kevin86: Where did everybody go? Seven postings in fifteen hours.

It was an odd opening,a very clogged middlegame,and it seemed that black fumbled the advanced pawns at the end.

Brain vs brawn-at least in this anectodal example-it was even.

Jan-05-05  dac1990: I still say brain will triumph over brawn every time. Cause, you see, the brain is business-savvy enough to make enough money to pay three people to take care of the brawn.
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  patzer2: Black's 42...Bh5+? drives the White King to a safe square and weakens the attack.

Instead, Black could have won with 42...h3! Play might continue 43. Qd3 dxe4 44. Qb3 Qg3 45. Qxe6 Qh4! , when Black's passed pawns prove decisive.

Jan-05-05  Poisonpawns: Ahhh!How refreshing I love dutch defense games!
Jan-06-05  Kean: He definetely plays like RJF
Jul-17-06  SnoopDogg: < I still say brain will triumph over brawn every time. Cause, you see, the brain is business-savvy enough to make enough money to pay three people to take care of the brawn.>

Money doesn't bring happiness. Brawn gets girls, which make people happy. Hence Brawn >Brains :-).

To bad ELO isn't attractive to women. :-)

Jul-17-06  Rocafella: <Snoop> You really have a GM norm? Congratulations...
Apr-29-11  gropek: Why he played 9. Nbd2?

Isn't 9. Nc3 better?

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