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Tomasz Markowski vs Alexander Onischuk
Rubinstein Memorial 36th (1999), Polanica-Zdroj POL, rd 2, Aug-18
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  0-1

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Jul-03-08  madlydeeply: This game blew my little class B mind! First, at move 6 black, how is he going to develop his queenside at all? Who in the heck would play this opening?...does black really win this game? After 7 Ne5 I knew he was going to lose a pawn unless he plays 7...c6 with a completely locked position...so he plays 7...Nc6 anyways! But then white took with the bishop instead of the knight! why in the heck would he do such a thing giving up that beauty? Still after the exchanges Black's position looks pretty miserable after 11.Qa4. After 13 Qxd4 it looks like black has nothing to show for the pawn. But a few moves later its clear that all that empty queenside space can be used to activate blacks rooks against the misplaced white queen! using the Qe7 as support. So suddenly after 16...h6 white's position looks completely miserable! So you see my friends, this is what blew my little mind. All thanks to Guess the move, my new favorite toy! Thanks Chessgames, for Guess the move! I love it!
Jul-03-08  madlydeeply: (Continuing) So after 20 Re2, white is looking cramped and miserable, poor fellah, (actually i'm quite happy that even grandmaster can have that helpless miserable feeling after move 20, because I feel like that after near every game...), I thinks to my own little self, what can black do now? I guess, what the heck, a5. Then out comes 20...Bg4!! Crazy as hell! Oh my sweet Jesus!. of course I console myself, because if I was playing a 40/2 game, of course I would have seen it right. Riiiight... Say anybody need any coffee! any more coffee? blah blah blah blah...

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Jan-22-11  nockuout1: ?? What, do you have a mouse in your pocket ? Or, are you talking to yourself, Madlydeeply ?
Jun-06-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

T Markowski vs Onischuk, 1999.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF ONISCHUK.
Your score: 38 (par = 32)

LTJ

May-25-14
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  plang: In the sharp gambit line 7..Nc6 White could try the rarely played 10 Qa4..Bd6 11 Ne5..Qxa4 12 Nxa4..Ne4 13 Nxc4..Bb4+ 14 Kf1 though it appears that Black has compensation here as well.

Nunn after 10..Qxe7:
"The liquidation that has occurred strongly favors Black. All his pieces can now enter the game freely, the rooks by ..Rb8 and ..Rd8, and the bishop by ..Bb7 or ..e5. Moreover, the disappearance of White's light-squared bishop has left his kingside light squares weak. Black's own light-squared bishop is the ideal piece to exploit these weaknesses, and while there are no serious threats as yet, White might run into long-term problems on the kingside."

17 Re1? left f3 weakened which White never recovers from, better is 17 f3..Rd8 18 g4..Rd3 19 Qf2..Qb7 20 Re1 with the idea of Re3. 19..Qb7! was an improvement over 19..Qe6 which was played in Markowski-S Ivanov Polish Team Championship Krynica 1997 (Black won - not in this database). Not clear why Markowski chose to repeat this line - perhaps he had an improvement that he didn't get to try.

<madlydeeply: ....After 7 Ne5 I knew he was going to lose a pawn unless he plays 7...c6 with a completely locked position...so he plays 7...Nc6 anyways! But then white took with the bishop instead of the knight! why in the heck would he do such a thing giving up that beauty?>

White normally takes with the bishop on c6 as after 9 Nxc6..bxc 10 Bxc6..Rb8 the position becomes fairly sterile and drawish. But this gambit has scored well for Black so maybe White needs some new ideas.

Apr-05-18  cwcarlson: 18.f3? ♖d3-+; 18.h3 ♖d3 19.♖e3 ♖e3 20.♗e3 ♖b2 21.♖c1 ⩱; 18.a3 ♖b3 19.♖b1 ♖d3 20.♗e3 ♕d6 21.♖bc1 ♔h7 ⩱ Houdini.

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