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Harold James Plaskett vs Lev Gutman
"Plaskett Weaver" (game of the day Mar-03-2006)
Hastings (1984/85), Hastings ENG, rd 12
Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21)  ·  1-0



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Mar-03-06  blingice: Beautiful game. I have the impression early on in the game that white is dominating, because his king is fully involved in a serious center battle, while the black king is behind. Then, later, the white king seems be be getting drawn into a mate. THEN, it switches again.
Mar-03-06  Cogano: Hello <blingice> & I sincerely hope this finds you well. I couldn't agree more. This is one of the best examples I've seen that demonstrates Steinitz's philosophy that "the King is a fighting piece." & boy does he fight here or what. Plaskett, & through him his King, would've made Napoleon & Alexander the Great proud! ;) LOL Anyway. Take very good care & have a great day & a great weekend too. Cheers mate! :)
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  al wazir: 39...Ng7+ 40. Rxg7 Kxg7 41. Bxe6 Rxe6. Or 39...R6e7 40. Kg6 Be4. Where's the win?
Mar-03-06  dbquintillion: "Plaskett weaver" is REALLY scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Mar-03-06  durnstein: <al wazir> In your first line, 42. Rd7+, K moves,
and Black will lose a couple of pawns, and the game I think.
Mar-03-06  Runemaster: "Plaskett Case"?
Mar-03-06  backyard pawn: <al wazir> hmmm....
Mar-03-06  mack: <Runemaster> I'm one step ahead of you there son - see Game Collection: members in action
Mar-03-06  The17thPawn: <Al wazir> I'm with you on this one. Where's the immediate win? I don't find durnsteins rd7+ convincing as the bisop gaurds b7. Admittedly, blacks a pawn down and in trouble but I think the towel was thrown in a bit early here.
Mar-03-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Impressive king walk! I love Plaskett's original playing style, and it's great to know he has joined!

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Mar-03-06  kevin86: Leading with the king? Isn't that like leading with your chin? The opening is so odd that it makes the Spike Opening or Polish Opening seem Gregorian Chant in nature.

The least that can be said is that it was a fun game. :)

Mar-03-06  Warrush: on move 31, B-f5 results in a draw, does it not?
Mar-03-06  Joshua01: To continue al wazir's analysis:
(1) 9...Ng7+ 40. Rxg7 Kxg7 41. Bxe6 Rxe6
I would continue with 42. Rd7+ and pick up the h6 pawn. Strong King + 2 passers + a pretty good grip on the 7th = eventual win.

(2)39...R6e7, instead of 40 Kg6, I would go with
40. Rxe7 Rxe7 (Nxe7 hangs h6, and Kxe7 loses via Rd7+, Rf7+ and Rxf5) 41. Rd8+ Re8 (if Kg7, 42. Rg8+ and 43. Nf6 mate), 42. Rxe8 Kxe8, 43. Nxf6 and again, 2 passers and a very active position. Won, I would think.

I don't have a board in front of me, so there are probably errors in these lines, but that's my 2 cents worth.

Mar-03-06  McCool: Nice rook pin!!!

200th Kibitz yay!

Jan-19-13  IndigoViolet: Black lost on time.

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