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Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly
Calvia Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 9, Oct-24
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0



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Nov-02-04  azaris: According to tablebases, 109...♕g8 is mate in 60. 109...♕h8 would have drawn. Poor Ganguly. Such endgames are not meant for mortal humans.
Apr-05-05  athyn: This is how I tend to play if I am white.
This is one of three games with the following moves... 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Be3 Qe7 (or qd6 with the same result) 7. Bxc5 Qxc5 8. Nc3

This seems to be a good opening for white. Wins in this game and draws in the other. Perhaps it is considered bad for black and that is why there are only three times it is in this database.

Dec-26-06  Whitehat1963: Oh my god! My head hurts from looking at this!
Dec-26-06  sixfeetunder: < Oh my god! My head hurts from looking at this!> Why? This is a good game, the maneuvres are great.
Dec-26-06  Whitehat1963: <Why? This is a good game, the maneuvres are great.> Agreed, but imagine trying to figure this out over the board as either player. Back and forth, forth and back, over and over and over again.
Dec-27-06  sixfeetunder: Yeah, Queen endgames are very difficult indeed.

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