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Alexander Onischuk vs Yury Shulman
"Rooking a Gift Horse in the Mouth" (game of the day May-25-2005)
HB Global Chess Challenge (2005), Minneapolis, MN USA, rd 4, May-20
Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31)  ·  1-0



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May-25-05  PaulLovric: damn it my precision is slipping. LOL
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  WannaBe: Hehehe... Shredder 9 recommended 12. ... ♕c6 instead of taking the 'free' ♘. What a trojan horse that was...

complete line...

12. ... ♕c6
13. ♗f3 ♕d7
14. ♗xb7 ♕xb7
15. ♕g4 ♘e7 1.11/13

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  WannaBe: Interesting, the blunder check on the same software gives a completely different line... I wonder why that is...

12. ... 0-0-0
13. ♗f3 ♕xc4
14. ♗xb7+ ♔xb7
15. ♕f3+ ♕d5
16. ♕xf7+ ♔a8
17. ♖ad1 ♕b7
18. ♕xe6 ♘f6
19. ♘f5 ♖he8
20. ♕c4

May-25-05  sharkbenjamin: I love that line
May-25-05  Hongkonger: At first I wondered if 18...Ne7 might have been an alternative - giving back just the exchange rather than the whole piece, but if 18....Ne7 then instead of an immediate Bxh8 then 19.Be5 leads to some pretty lines .
May-25-05  soberknight: <PaulLovric> It's so refreshing not to have to read the word "second" in this thread. Sorry, mate.
May-25-05  farrooj: Hey guys! This is a very nice game, it's amazing how powerful the Bishop on d6 is.
May-25-05  cade: Soon the first 5 posts in every game of the day will be "first". How exciting, at least it will give me a chance to expand my ignore list.
May-25-05  maddy: If 18...Ne7 i guess it wll lead free rook. 18 ...Ne7 19Be5 if 19 .. Kc5 20 Bf3 and 19 ..Kc8 20 Bh8 i hope i am right ...
May-25-05  ThomYorke: After White┬┤s 8th move, we can see a big difference of development. White dominates the d file and its dark squared bishop is strong.
May-25-05  halcyonteam: i think black should castle 0-0-0 on 11th move
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  WannaBe: <cade> I am amongst the first 5 posts. but none of mine involves first or second. One of these days I am going to post a "LAST". 8-)
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  kevin86: I like the sac-ed horsie,and the ring around the rosie bishop.

Who said that chess is not a kid's game?

May-25-05  InspiredByMorphy: 11. ...c5 dangerously opened the diagonal for the queen later allowing 13.Qa4+ . 11. ...Rd8 looks better, allowing 12. ...Nc5
May-25-05  marekg248: <Benzol> first kibitz I like the most, hopefully, I'm the seventeenth to post.

Nice pun, and game too. Indeed, 11...0-0-0 seems strong.

May-25-05  Gambit Master: I never liked playing 1. d4 ... d5 because honestly, the queens gambit scares me a bit as black. Accepting it scares me and declining it makes me uncomfortable. So now to 1. d4 I play ... Nf6 to play a more unsymmetrical "Indian" defense.
May-25-05  azaris: What, a gambit master who doesn't play the Albin?
May-25-05  supertimchan: 11...0-0-0 white has just enough compensation.
May-25-05  themindset: <PaulLovric> ignored.
May-30-05  Whitehat1963: Lubomir Kavalek provided analysis on this game in today's Washington Post. Regarding 12. Nh4!!, he says: ("This time the knight on the rim spells disaster for black. It protects the sensitive square g2 and creates the threat. Bf3. It also takes the important light squares f5 and g6 away from the black queen. For example after 12. Ne1, 0-0-0 13. Bf3, black plays 13...Qf5 and stands better.)

12...Qxh4 (Black does not have time to hide his king: 12...0-0-0 13. Bf3, Qxcr [On 13...Qxh4 14. Bxb7+, Kxb7 15. Qf3+, Kc8 16. Qc6+, Nc7 17. Qxc7 mates.] 14. Bxb7+, Kxb7 15. Qf3+, Qd5 16. Qxf7+, Rxd7 17. Bxb7+, Kxb7 18. Bxg7 and white wins..)

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  patzer2: Indeed, 12. Nh4!! is a deep positional sacrifice, which combines the deflection and clearance tactics to set up a discovered check in order to win back the sacrificed Knight with interest.
Mar-14-06  prinsallan: Man oh man, what a ripoff ^^
Apr-19-06  Tariqov: <themindset> You don't have to be so harsh,some people are like that,get use to it:)
Jul-03-06  weisyschwarz: Some commentary by Lubomir Kavalek.

9. Bd6 <(The most mysterious continuation in the Marshall Gambit. The alternatives are 9.Ba5 and 11.Bc3.)> 10...c5? <(Asking for trouble. After 11...0-0-0 12.Ne5 white hits the pawn on f7, but 11...Rd8 is the best choice)> 12. Nh4!! <(This time the knight on the rim spells disaster for black. It protects the sensitive square g2 and creates the threat 13.Bf3. It also takes the light squares f5 and g6 away from the black queen. For example, 12.Ne1 0-0-0 13.Bf3 black plays 13...Qf5 and stands better.) 12...Qxh4 (Black does not have time to hide his king. 12...0-0-0 13.Bf3 Qxc4 14. Bxb7+ Kxb7 15.Qf3+ Qd5 16.Qxf7+ Ka8 17.Rad1 and the black position collapses. Retreating with 12...Qc6 allows the flashy 13.Bf3 Qd7 14.Nf5!, for example 14...exf5 15.Bxb7 Qxb7 16.Re1+, or 14...0-0-0 15.Be5 exf5 16.Qxd7+ Rxd7 17.Bxb7+ Kxb7 18.Bxg7 and white wins.)> 14. Rad1 <(Threatening a bishop discovery check to win the black queen.) 20. g3 (White's bishop pair dominates, preventing black from co-ordinating his forces. The weak pawn on f7 is difficult to defend.)> 20...Nb8 <(After 20...Rae8 21.Bh5, or 20...Raf8 21.Be7 Re8 22.Bd6+ Kc8 23.Bh5 and white wins a pawn.)> 24. f5! <(Destroying the last hope.)> 25...Nd7 <(On 25...Kd7 26.Rd1! wins.)> 27. Rf7 <(White begins picking up kingside pawns. The game is over.)> 29. Re7! <(Avoiding 29.Rxd7+ Kc6.)> 29...Rh8? <(Dropping a piece.)>

Washington Post 30 May 05

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