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Tony Palmer vs Randy Present
"Tony Award" (game of the day Oct-24-2009)
Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Championship (1986), Providence, RI USA, rd 5, Dec-28
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack (B12)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: Golly, these puns are getting better all the time. ;>D

This Advance Line against the Caro-Kann (e5/g4/h4/h5/f4) is a great way to overwhelm an unsuspecting opponent, albeit with some risk. I played it in the halcyon days of my youth (?!), but now I prefer the Panov-Botvinnik Attack as sharper. Note 21. Qf2 threatens 22. Nc6+ winning the Queen, and then if 28 ... exd5 29. Bxd5+! works as the Qc5 is pinned against the mate threat on a7. The finish is one of the few Double Checks in my career.

<SamAtoms1980> I've been doing this before you were born. =)

This was when I played First Board for the University of Michigan.

Oct-24-09  SugarDom: It's an exciting game and the pun is clever...

but i try to use only grandmaster's name...

If that wasn't the case, i can submit another 1000 puns just based on names...

Congrats, Tpstar anyways...

Oct-24-09  returnoftheking: Nice attack. You must have been very young, or confident or contempteous of the opponent, with all those pawn moves..:p

Btw, in addition to your analysis my computer comes up with the possible pawn sac 23..f6 and maybe ok. for black.

Oct-24-09  pulsar: Nice attack, <tpstar>. Congrats for the GOTD feature. :)
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  Richard Taylor: Good game, great plan of attack an a nice finish. I lost to Caro today (partly as I didn't really have good plan - planning etc is my big weakness apart from stupidity and old age!) and I came on to see some new way to play against it...and here is an example on the front page - which I had already played over...

The Panov-Bot perhaps...?

Oct-24-09  SamAtoms1980: <tpstar: <SamAtoms1980> I've been doing this before you were born. =)>

By "this" I meant those posts with interwoven song lyrics and game moves

I first saw it on the Carlsen page and got the impression that it was something you started only recently, but it looks like I was wrong

Oct-24-09  Bradah: It's should have been called Randy's Present. LOL.
Oct-24-09  DarthStapler: What happens if black doesn't take the pawn on b6?
Oct-24-09  Mr. President: Thanks for keeping my <ID> privately.

'Mr. Present'

Oct-24-09  RandomVisitor: 4 minutes per move:

Tony Palmer (2102) - Randy Present (1841)

Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Championship Providence, Rhode Island, USA (5), 28.12.1986

[Rybka 3 ]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.h5 Bh7 last book move

8.Nge2 -0.22/19 Nd7= 0.02/18
[Rybka 3 : 8...c5 9.Be3 Nc6 10.Qd2 cxd4 11.Bxd4 Nb4 12.Rc1 Ne7 13.a3 Nbc6 14.f4 Nxd4 15.Nxd4 Nc6 16.Bb5 Qc7 17.Nxc6 bxc6 18.Bd3 Qb6 19.Na4= -0.22/19 ]

9.Bg2 -0.48/18
[Rybka 3 : 9.a3 Qb6 10.b3 0-0-0 11.Be3 Kb8 12.b4 Qc7 13.Nf4 Ne7 14.Na4 Nc8 15.Nc5 Nxc5 16.bxc5 Be7= 0.02/18 ]

9...Bb4= 0.14/18
[Rybka 3 : 9...Ne7 10.f4 c5 11.Be3 Nc6 12.Qd2 -0.48/18 ]

10.a3= -0.04/19
[Rybka 3 : 10.f4 Qc7 11.Be3 Be7 12.Qd2 Nb6 13.b3 Ba3 14.Nd1 Nd7 15.0-0 Qb6 16.c4 Ne7 17.c5 Qb4 18.Qxb4= 0.14/18 ]

10...Ba5= 0.16/19
[Rybka 3 : 10...Bf8 11.Be3 Qb6 12.Na4 Qa6 13.Nac3 0-0-0 14.Nf4= -0.04/19 ]

11.Be3= 0.01/19
[Rybka 3 : 11.Bf4 Bxc3+ 12.Nxc3 Qb6= 0.16/19 ]

11...Qc7 0.37/18
[Rybka 3 : 11...Qe7 12.Qd2 0-0-0 13.f4 Kb8 14.b4 Bc7 15.Na4 f6 16.0-0-0 Qf7 17.Kb1 Ne7 18.Nec3 Rhf8 19.Qe2 Rde8= 0.01/19 ]

12.f4= 0.16/18
[Rybka 3 : 12.Qd2 0-0-0 13.0-0-0 Ne7 14.Kb1 a6 15.f3 Bb6 16.Rhe1 Kb8 17.Bf2 Ba7 18.Qe3 Rhf8 19.Bh4 0.37/18 ]

12...0-0-0 0.26/20
[Rybka 3 : 12...Ne7 13.Qd2 Bxc3 14.Nxc3 a5 15.b3 0-0 16.f5 exf5 17.Bf4 Nb6 18.g5 hxg5 19.Bxg5 a4 20.h6 g6 21.Qe3 Nec8 22.0-0 Re8 23.Qg3 Qd7 24.Bf6= 0.16/18 ]

13.b4= 0.13/21
[Rybka 3 : 13.b3 Ne7 14.Qd2 Nb6 15.Qc1 Nd7 16.Qb2 Bb6 17.0-0-0 Kb8 18.Kb1 a6 19.Rhe1 Ka8 20.a4 Kb8 21.Qa3 0.26/20 ]

13...Bb6 0.33/19
14.a4= -0.23/22
[Rybka 3 : 14.Qd2 a6 15.0-0-0 Re8 16.Na4 Ne7 17.Rhf1 Ba7 18.Bh3 f5 19.Nc5 Nxc5 20.dxc5 fxg4 21.Bxg4 Nf5 22.Nd4 Rhf8 23.Kb2 0.33/19 ]

14...a5 -0.23/19
15.b5 -0.23/20 c5 -0.23/17
16.Rh3 -0.60/19
[Rybka 3 : 16.Qd2 Ne7 17.Nd1 Be4 18.Bxe4 cxd4 19.Bxd4 dxe4 20.Ne3 Bxd4 21.Qxd4 Nc5 22.Qb2 Nd5 23.Nc4 b6 24.Nd6+ Kb8 25.Nd4 Rd7 26.Nc6 -0.23/17 ]

16...Kb8 -0.40/18
[Rybka 3 : 16...cxd4 17.Bxd4 -0.60/19 ]

17.Qd2 -0.53/19
[Rybka 3 : 17.Bf2 Ne7 18.Nb1 f5 19.gxf5 Nxf5 20.c3 Rc8 21.Nd2 Qd8 22.Nb3 Qe7 23.Qd2 c4 24.Nbc1 Rhf8 25.Bf3 -0.40/18 ]

Oct-24-09  RandomVisitor: continued:

17...Ne7 -0.36/17
18.dxc5 -0.61/18
[Rybka 3 : 18.Nd1 Be4 19.Bf1 f5 20.gxf5 Nxf5 21.c3 Rc8 22.Ng3 Rhf8 23.Nxf5 Bxf5 24.Rg3 Rf7 25.Bd3 Bxd3 26.Qxd3 cxd4 27.cxd4 Qd8 28.Nf2 Qh4 -0.36/17 ]

18...Bxc5 -0.36/19
[Rybka 3 : 18...Nxc5 19.Bd4 Rc8 20.Rg3 Rhf8 21.Bf2 Rg8 22.Bd4 Nd7 -0.61/18 ]

19.Bxc5 -0.48/17 Qxc5 -0.36/19
20.Nd4 -0.59/17
[Rybka 3 : 20.Nd1 Qb6 21.Rc3 f6 22.exf6 Nxf6 23.Rg3 Nc8 24.Ne3 Qc7 25.Qd4 Nb6 26.Kf1 Be4 27.Kg1 Rhf8 28.Rf1 Rc8 -0.36/19 ]

20...Nb6= -0.22/19
[Rybka 3 : 20...Qb6 21.Nce2 Rc8 22.Raa3 Qa7 23.Rac3 Nc5 24.Ra3 Be4 25.Kf1 f6 26.Qe3 b6 27.Kg1 Qd7 28.Bxe4 -0.59/17 ]

21.Qf2 -0.35/18
[Rybka 3 : 21.Nd1 Rc8 22.c3 Rhf8 23.Kf1 Bg8 24.Nb2 Qc7 25.Kg1 f5 26.gxf5 Nxf5 27.Nb3 Nc4 28.Nxc4 dxc4 29.Nd4 Qc5 30.Qf2 Nxd4 31.cxd4 Qb4= -0.22/19 ]

21...Qc7= -0.07/19
[Rybka 3 : 21...Rc8 22.Kf1 Ka8 23.Kg1 Nc4 24.Nce2 Rhg8 25.Rb3 Qb6 26.Re1 g5 27.hxg6 Bxg6 28.Ng3 Bh7 29.Bf3 -0.35/18 ]

22.Rb1= -0.19/18
[Rybka 3 : 22.Nb1 Rc8 23.Nd2 Nd7 24.N2b3 Qb6 25.Qd2 f6 26.Re3 fxe5 27.fxe5 Rhf8 28.Nxa5 Nc5 29.Nab3 Nxb3 30.cxb3 Rf4 31.Rd1 Rxg4 32.a5 Qc5 33.Bh3 Rg1+ 34.Kf2 Rxd1= -0.07/19 ]

22...Ka8= 0.13/18
[Rybka 3 : 22...Nec8 23.Nd1 Ka8 24.Nb2 Qc5 25.Rb3 Be4 26.Kf1 Rhe8 27.Qe3 f6 28.Bxe4 dxe4 29.Ne2 Qxe3 30.Rxe3 Rd2 31.exf6 gxf6 32.Rxe4= -0.19/18 ]

23.Nb3= -0.17/16
[Rybka 3 : 23.Nc6 Bxc2 24.Qxc2 bxc6 25.bxc6 Nxc6 26.Nb5 Qb7 27.Rhb3 Rc8 28.Nd6 Nb4 29.Qxc8+ Rxc8 30.Nxb7 Kxb7 31.Bf1 Rc2 32.Bb5 Nc4 33.Be8 Rg2 34.Rxb4+ axb4 35.Rxb4+ Ka7 36.Bxf7 Ne3 37.Rb3 Nc2+ 38.Kd1= 0.13/18 ]

23...Nc4 1.20/20
[Rybka 3 : 23...f6 24.Nd4= -0.17/16 ]

24.b6 0.84/18 Qxb6 1.96/19
[Rybka 3 : 24...Qc6 25.Nb5 Qxb6 26.Qxb6 Nxb6 27.Nd6 Bxc2 28.Rb2 Be4 29.Bxe4 dxe4 30.Nxa5 Nbd5 31.Nxf7 Nxf4 32.Nxd8 Rxd8 33.Rxb7 Ned5 34.Rhb3 Rc8 35.Rf7 e3 36.Kd1 e2+ 37.Kd2 Nf6 38.Rb1 Ne4+ 39.Ke3 Nd5+ 0.84/18 ]

25.Nc5 1.56/18 Qc6? 5.55/12
[Rybka 3 : 25...Nb2 26.Nb5 Rc8 27.Rc3 Nxa4 28.Nxa4 Qxf2+ 29.Kxf2 Rxc3 30.Naxc3 Rc8 31.Ra1 b6 32.Bf1 d4 33.Na4 Rxc2+ 34.Kg3 Kb7 35.Nxd4 Rd2 36.Nb5 Nc8 37.Bg2+ Kb8 38.Bf3 Bd3 39.Nac3 Bc4 40.Rc1 Rd3 1.56/18 ]

26.Rxb7 5.71/12 Rc8 7.13/13
27.Rxe7 8.23/14 Qxc5? #23/14
[Rybka 3 : 27...Rhe8 28.Rxe8 8.23/14 ]

28.Nxd5 39.61/16 Qxf2+ #23/13
29.Kxf2 #26/15 Bxc2 #2/3
30.Nb6+ #2/3 1-0

Oct-24-09  RandomVisitor: After 23.Nb3

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something like 23...g5 might have kept black in the game:

<[+0.00] d=19 23...g5> 24.hxg6 Bxg6 25.Nd1 Qxc2 26.Qxb6 Qxg2 27.Nd5 d4 28.Qxa5+ Kb8

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  keypusher: Nice!
Oct-24-09  MrMelad: Congratz <tpstar> for a wonderful game of the day and for being such a great poster :)
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  playground player: <tpstar> Wow! I like that! Sort of a Pickett's Charge that really worked. Very bold, advancing all those pawns and not castling the King. But sometimes the best defense is a good offense.
Oct-24-09  WhiteRook48: not a nice present
Oct-24-09  obientag: <tpstar> well played sir. I like it.
Oct-24-09  ComboKal: An all-out pawn blitz! I love it! Dangerous having your king exposed, but your opponent can't get anything going. He tried with 23. ...Nc4, but 24.b6 and 25.Nc5 were the winning moves.
Oct-24-09  Wayne Proudlove: Interesting.
Oct-24-09  randomsac: what's wrong with 22...Qxc3+
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  Phony Benoni: 22,,,Qxc3+ is a mistake because it allows 23.Rxc3, bringing the rook to a more active square.
Oct-25-09  Anthony1: @randomsac... lol, Qxc3 is a SOLID move :P
Oct-26-09  kevin86: Ouch! Double check and mate next...
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  Annie K.: Hey, I missed this making GOTD! The pun is mine. :D
Jan-02-12  voratco: Chessgames said I can call this game a "present".
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