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Daniel Stellwagen vs Alexei Fedorov
Sigeman & Co (2006), Malmo SWE, rd 5, May-02
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Early deviations (B75)  ·  1-0



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May-06-06  Shajmaty: What was going on here!?
May-06-06  pleasebequiet: I'll take a stab at it.

This was a chess game. Chess is a game invented long ago. This game of chess involved two players with impressive ratings. Ratings are used to measure the strength of the player. Generally, the higher the rating, the stronger the player.

This particular game of chess ended with the player moving the white pieces winning.

At this time, I would be happy to answer any more of your questions.

May-06-06  Shajmaty: <pleasebequiet> So funny. Do me a favour and... please, be quiet! I meant why 7... a6 from Fedorov (instead of main lines with 7... Nc6 or 7... 0-0), or why not some more fight after the 29th. Did Fedorov loose on time?
May-06-06  iamverywellatchess: From


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Characterized by a free movement of fluids in the body: a loose cough; loose bowels.

May-07-06  Shajmaty: <iamverywellatchess> Thanks for your correction. However, it shouldn't B 2 difficult 4 U 2 correct a non-native English speaker/writer. I'm really sorry for my big spelling mistake. Si sólo supiese escribir en español no tendría tanto capullo inculto intentando corregirme... Obviously, not any instructive comment on chess from U, who is "very well at chess"... how much, by the way?
Jul-28-06  MyriadChoices: <Shajmaty:>

After white takes the pawn, the knight is forced to move, thus allowing a capture at e6 with check and what would seem like big problems for black.

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  An Englishman: Good Morning: The other threat is 30.Qf4! forking two pieces. So 30...Rc8; 31.Qf4,Rh3; 32.Qf7+,Kh8; 33.Qxe7 and now the threat is 34.Rxf8+ or 34.Qxd6. White has reduced all of Black's pieces to passivity, and has a material edge, *and* has weak Black pawns as targets. 31...Rg2 is better, as Black's only play is vs. the pawn at c2. White continues with the above line, but after 33.Qxe7,Kg8; 34.Rc1 is now best, intending either c2-c3 or Qe7-b7 as the opportunity arises. Still a win for White.
Sep-20-06  Shajmaty: <An Englishman>, thanks for your comments. I couldn't find Qf4 after Rc8. <MyriadChoices>, the Knight can stay at f8, but all Black pawn fall. Thanks anyway.

May 6th was obviously not the best day of the year for me...

Oct-17-06  Milo: What ever happened to iamverywellatchess? I always found him hilarious...
Dec-01-06  Chess Classics: <At this time, I would be happy to answer any more of your questions.> Could you explain the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? What is being? Oh, and while you're at it, does God exist?


May-16-07  iamverywellatchess: Hello again chessic classics! God does indeed exist and he has many ways of showing us this! A light rain, a good vodka, a little bit of cucumber broth!
May-16-07  dovif: chess classic

no meaning to life, so increase as much happiness as possible

There is no universe, it is made up, just to tell us how insignificant we are, so they can marginise us,

Everything exist to give us as much happiness as possible.

God does not exist unless you are in an alternate universe, where god does exist

Jul-05-07  sanyas: <dovif> No, to be honest, I prefer <verywell>'s philosophy.
Dec-06-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: oh,i see i've entered the 'funny' page
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  tpstar: [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 a6 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. Bc4 Nc5 10. 0-0-0 Bd7 [Black is behind in development] 11. Nb3 Ne6 12. Bh6 0-0 13. h4 Rc8 14. Bxe6 fxe6 [14 ... Bxe6 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Nd4 ] 15. h5 [15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. e5 dxe5 ] Bxh6 16. Qxh6 Qe8 17. hxg6 Qxg6 18. Qd2 b5 19. g4 b4 20. Ne2 Rc4 21. Kb1 Bc6 [21 ... Rfc8 22. Nf4 Qf7 23. Rc1 ] 22. Ng3 [22. Rh6 Qf7 ] Nd7 [22 ... Rc8 23. Nd4 ] 23. Rh5 Rxf3 [23 ... Kh8 24. Na5 Rxf3 ] 24. Rg5 Rxg3 25. Rxg6+ hxg6 26. Na5 Rc5 [26 ... Bb5 27. Nxc4 Bxc4 28. b3 ] 27. Nxc6 Rxc6 28. Qg5 Nf8 [28 ... Ne5 29. Qxe7 Rf3 ] 29. Rf1 1-0.

The Sicilian Dragon with ... a6 (or the Sicilian Najdorf with ... g6) is a Dragondorf, and this game is a good example of extra Pawn moves taking up time for Black. The traditional teaching is that Black must aim for Queenside piece play against the Yugoslav Attack with 0-0-0, as any Pawn storm is usually too slow (with lots of counterexamples defying this principle). Note 8 ... Nbd7 instead of the more usual 8 ... Nc6 headed for e5 or sometimes a5. But the QN ended up on e6 where it was centralized but not well positioned. After 14. Bxe6 Fritz prefers 14 ... Bxe6 as Fritz frowns upon doubled Pawns. Black must have been aiming for an unbalanced game, yet White had an easy attack with all those open lines on the Kingside. After winning the Q for RN, 26. Na5 was a great way to trade down, avoiding any play against c2. At the end 29 ... Rc7 (defending e7) 30. Rxf8+! Kxf8 31. Qf4+ wins the Rg3, or 30. Qf4 is even quicker.

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