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Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga vs Pedro Mascaro March
"March Madness" (game of the day Mar-01-2021)
Calvia Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 6, Oct-20
Sicilian Defense: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Variation (B57)  ·  1-0



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Mar-01-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: The point of Nd6 turns out to be that Black's bishop and rook, working together, could cause White problems. But the fork ensures that one of the two will leave the board.
Mar-01-21  Brenin: The March madness starts with 22 ... Nh5. If a N on the rim is dim, an unprotected N there is dimmer, and one with no safe retreat is dimmest of all.
Mar-01-21  Brenin: After 27 Nd6, Black can dodge the fork with 27 ... Ba6 28 Nxe8 Bxe1, but then White's a-pawn is ready to start its long march, and Black will have to give up a piece to stop it.
Mar-01-21  Ironmanth: I like this game! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe out there today.
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  WannaBe: I was thinking 22...Ne4 and then later at some point ...f5

Maybe I can plug that into the analysis and see what it says.

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  WannaBe: 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Jeez, I am stupid. 22...Ne4 leads to mate in one. And I did not see that. D'OH!!
Mar-01-21  Brenin: <WannaBe>: Another plausible-looking but unwise alternative for Black would be 22 ... Re8, allowing 23 Bxf6 Bxf6 24 Rxe8+ Qxe8 25 Nc7 Qe2 26 Re1 and 27 Nxa8, winning the exchange. Better is 22 ... Rc8 first, then 23 ... Re8 and possibly 24 ... Bf8 to protect g7.
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  WannaBe: Top 3 moves for black:

1) +0.29 (22 ply) 22...Kh8 23.Rd1 Rg8 24.Rfe1 Qd7 25.f5 Rac8 26.Re3 Rge8 27.Rde1 Bf8 28.Bxf6 gxf6 29.Qh4 Rxe3 30.Rxe3 Qxf5 31.Rf3 Qd7 32.Nd4 Bg7 33.Nf5

2) +0.28 (21 ply) 22...h6 23.c3 bxc3 24.Nxc3 Bb4 25.Rd1 Bxc3 26.Bxc3 Re8 27.f5 Rc8 28.Bd4 Re4 29.Rfe1 Nh5 30.Qd3 Bc6 31.Re3 Qh4 32.Kg1 Rce8 33.Rxe4 dxe4

3) +0.32 (21 ply) 22...Rc8 23.Na7 Ra8 24.c3 bxc3 25.Bc2 Rxa7 26.Bxa7 Ne4 27.Bxe4 dxe4 28.Rd1 Qa8 29.Bd4 f6 30.Bxc3 Qxa4 31.Rfe1 Rd8 32.Rxd8+ Bxd8 33.Ra1 Qc6 34.Ra7 Qd7 35.f5 Qd1+ 36.Qe1

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