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Tomas Oral vs Giovanni Vescovi
"Oral Exam" (game of the day Jan-26-2023)
World Junior Championship (1995), Halle GER, rd 9, Oct-??
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  1-0



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Nov-28-04  ConLaMismaMano: I'm impressed by how Vescovi gets totally destroyed.
Sep-29-08  Sem: 6... Nfd7, the root of all evil. Better ... Ng4?
Sep-29-08  whiteshark: 16...Nxc4 was a big blunder. 16...Qd7 should have done it.
Jan-26-23  goodevans: <16...Qd7 should have done it.>

Done it? Done what?

Okay, I agree that 16...Qd7 is much, much better than 16...Nxc4 but after 17.hxg6+ Kg8 18.Qh5 Bxg6 19.Bxg6 Nxg6 20.Qxg6 Black's still very much in the doo-doo.

So if 'done it' means 'stave off immediate defeat' then you're absolutely right. But barring some catastrophic error by White, demise would be coming eventually.

Jan-26-23  Brenin: <whitesharl, goodevans>: <16...Qd7 is much, much better than 16...Nxc4 but after 17.hxg6+ Kg8 18.Qh5 Bxg6 19.Bxg6 Nxg6 20.Qxg6 Black's still very much in the doo-doo.> A typical continuation might be 20 ... Rf6 21 Qh7+ Kf7 22 Bh6 Rg8 23 Rd1 Qc7 24 Rd3 Ne5 25 Rg3 Nxc4 26 Bxg7 Qe5+ 27 Re3 Rxg7 28 Rxe5 Rxh7 29 Rxh7+ Kg6 30 Reh5 Nxb2 31R5h6+ Kf5 32 Rh3 followed by 33 Rxe7. White is the exchange up, with a passed g-pawn, and the win should be routine (if possibly lengthy).
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  Teyss: The pun sucks.

Sorry couldn't resist. Good game and decent pun. There are only three games in the DB with 7.e6, all White wins in case you want to try the variation. Other moves are f4 and Nf3.

<goodevans, Brenin> SF prefers 16...Qb8 or Qc7 to Qd7 (respectively +1.8 at 35 ply vs +3.6 at 34 ply). The reason is on d7 the Q can be attacked by Rd1 after Bh6 and it will lose a tempo while White plays Rd3 to place it on f3 or g3.

The original sin might have been 11...O-O (+1.7 at 27 ply) instead of waiting with e.g. 11...Bd7 (+0.5 at 28 ply). Why castle if White doesn't?

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  perfidious: <Teyss>, it is, after all, a surname which lends itself only too readily to punnery.
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  Teyss: <perfidious> Indeed. As in A Kunte vs T Oral, 1995 or T Oral vs D Cummings, 2000

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  Check It Out: 16.Nc4: hi my brother knight, the field is fine over here :)

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