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Gyula Sax vs Vladimir Tukmakov
"Yakety Sax" (game of the day Apr-25-2021)
W-ch Student Team Final-A (1972), Graz AUT, rd 3, Jul-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  1-0



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Aug-02-06  Dozy: Lovely tactical game. Black's king must have been on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
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  fredthebear: No checkmate in the latter stages.

If 17...g6 then 18.Bxg6 robs the pinned h-pawn, so the Black King decides to take flight to the queenside. Apparently, no forced checkmate is available for the remainder of the scoresheet (26 ply).

19.BxNc5 is another case of the bishop robbing the pinned d-pawn.

The offer 24...NxNe5 is inviting, but 25.Qb3+ would wreak havoc upon Black. Thus, 24...Nd4 covering b3 is played instead.

In the final position, the game might have continued 26...Rb8 27.Na5, etc. lasting awhile w/White having the upper hand.

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  Breunor: Ending position evaluation:

1) +2.40 (24 ply) 26...Rb8 27.Na5 Rf8 28.Nxb7 Kb6 29.a4 Rf3 30.Qg4 h6 31.gxh6 gxh6 32.Rg1 Rxb7 33.Qg6+ Qxg6 34.Rxg6+ Rf6 35.Rxf6+ Bxf6 36.Rxb7+ Ka5 37.Kxb2 Be5 38.Rh7 Kxa4 39.c3 Nb5 40.Rxh6 Ka5 41.Kb3 Nxc3 42.Kc4 Bf4 43.Rh5

Apr-25-21  goodevans: I plugged the name Gyula Sax into my pun evaluation engine PEE 5.0. I didn't even bother with the other guy or any other factors of the game. After the first minute today's pun was ranked about 800th but since then it's dropped out of the top 1000.
Apr-25-21  Brenin: Shocking pun, great game.
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  OhioChessFan: Not a great pun, but serviceable. I'm surprised it hasn't been used before. Nice tactical game by Sax.
Apr-25-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Horrible pun, even as single-name puns go.

But very fine choice of game.

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  WorstPlayerEver: Not sure the sac is winning: 23... Kb8 24. Qg3+ Ka7 25. Qc7 Qc8 26. Rxe7 Qxc7 27. Rxc7

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Apr-25-21  goodevans: "Uni-Sax"
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  Breunor: Worstplayerever, Stockfish agrees with your move order on 23 through 27, evaluates it as 1.21 for white.
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  WorstPlayerEver: <Breunor>

It's not my move order, I usually analyze with Stockfish.

That said, I always question moves and look for alternatives. So now I have a headache :P

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  WorstPlayerEver: PS now wait, it actually was my move order! Then I checked with SF. Pretty straightforward.
Apr-26-21  RandomVisitor: 15...b4 followed by Nxd3 was black's last chance...

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42/59 03:10 -0.52 15...b4 16.Nce2 Nxd3+ 17.cxd3 Nxd4 18.Nxd4 e5 19.Qe6+ Kd8 20.Qxd7+ Kxd7 21.Nb3 a5 22.Kb1 Be7 23.Nd2 Rac8 24.Rc1 Rhf8 25.Rxc8 Rxc8

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