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Herman Ottevaere vs Karel Falleyn
"Falleynquinox" (game of the day Sep-23-2010)
BEL corr (1973) (correspondence), Belgium
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B77)  ·  0-1



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Feb-18-07  Fisheremon: Here's my combo: 27...Rxb2+ 28.Kxb2 Qc7 29.Bd4 Qxc6 30.g5 a3+ 31.Kc1 Ng4 32.Rxg4 Bxd4 33.Rh1 Rc8 34.c4 Bxc4 35.Rxd4 Bd5+ 36.Kd1 Qc1+ 37.Ke2 Qxh1 ( )
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  fm avari viraf: In correspondence Chess, one has lots time to see the combinations & permutation but to find the right one as Herman did is sheer beauty & very commendable!
Feb-18-07  wals: Like scaling Mt Everest, just too difficult for me.
Feb-18-07  Whitehat1963: Well, I missed this one by a few light-years! I thought for sure the first move would be 27...Nxg4. What happens after that move?
Feb-18-07  Dr.Lecter: I thought it was going to be Rxb2, since after Kxb2, Nxg4+ wins the queen. Of course, WK moves and then BQ moves away from the threat, but still, I was off by a lot.
Feb-18-07  jheiner: What about sac'ing both rooks, getting the queen with the mate threat and black is up in position? 27...Rxb2+ 28.Kxb2 Rb8+ 29.Nxb8 Qxb8+ 30.Kc1 Nxg4...
Feb-19-07  Fisheremon: <jheiner: What about sac'ing both rooks, getting the queen with the mate threat and black is up in position? 27...Rxb2+ 28.Kxb2 Rb8+ 29.Nxb8 Qxb8+ 30.Kc1 Nxg4...> 29.Nxb8?, so 29.Kc1 ( ).
Feb-19-07  RandomVisitor: White seems to be winning after 27.Rh1:

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(1.40) 27.Rh1 h5 28.fxg6 Bd5 29.g5 Qb8 30.gxf6 Rxb2+ 31.Kc1 Rxa2 32.N2f3 Qb2+ 33.Kd1 Bxf3+

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  kevin86: What a finish!!! Black leaves the queen en prise trying to mate in two-white declines. Later on,black offers his queen to mate in the same way again! Only this is an offer that white cannot refuse-either his brains or his signature will be on his death certificate.
Sep-23-10  Rook e2: really nice indeed
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  Once: Wow! Black offers sac after sac in order to mate with the rook on a8 - ths only piece on the whole board that hasn't moved yet.

Is this the perfect example of a sicilian dragon doing what black hopes it will do? In other words, don't get crushed by white's kingside attack, and sac, sac and mate the white king on the queenside.

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  Morten: Black was probably looking for the even more beautiful mate with 33.-, Qa1+.34. Rxa1, Nc3#. But 33. Nxd5 prevented that.
Sep-23-10  mpl: Even 32. ♗d4 ♕xd4 33. c3 ♕xc3 34. ♘c4 seems okay for white.
Sep-23-10  mohitm: Amazing finish!!! and it's awesome how rook at b4 gives white a run for his money until the move it's sacrificed
Sep-23-10  rapidcitychess: Pry open the b-file, and, sac, sac, mate!



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  kevin86: It seemed that it was black's destiny to mate at a1:

After 33...♕b2+ 34 ♘xb2 axb2+ 35 ♔b1 ♖a1 kismet

Sep-23-10  acapo: 33.Rb1
Sep-23-10  Ratt Boy: @acapo: if 33.Rb1, Qa1+! 34.Rxb1, Nc3#, even prettier than the game continuation.
Sep-23-10  acapo: Ratt boy "yep my bad I seen that after posting" doom and gloom for white
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  tpstar: I entered this one into the Pun Contest as "I've Falleyn and I Can't Get Up!" based on the famous commercial.

Poor Mrs. Fletcher.

Sep-23-10  Shamot: Doesn't 33. Rb1 saves the day for white?
Sep-23-10  Ratt Boy: @Shamot: No. See above.
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  scormus: This dragon breathes fire.
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  Jimfromprovidence: This is a fascinating game to analyze.

<RandomVisitor>, back in 2007, says white is winning after 30 Qh1 and posted this line below.

<1. (2.10): 30.Qh1 d5 31.Nxb4 Qc3 32.Bd4 Qxd4 33.Nc4 Qc3 34.Rxh7 dxc4 35.Qxa8+.>

The game is still not settled after 33...Qc3.

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Black desperately wants to get his knight to e4, with the threat of Qa1+, followed by Nc3#, forcing white to give up his queen to stop that attack.

White has limited options to counter. The flashiest way forward is 34 Rxh7! (34 Rh3 looks attractive as well).

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Here, black cannot now play 34…Ne4 because white has 35 Rxg7+, giving up the exchange but defusing black’s attack and retaining a substantial material advantage.

Black also cannot play 34…Nxh7, due to 35 Qxd5+, forking and winning the rook.

Black is left with 34…dxc4. White exchanges rooks beginning with 35 Qxa8+. Black plays 35…Kxh7 and now 36 Kxa3 gives white a winning advantage.

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Nov-04-18  Saniyat24: That is just a beautiful game...!
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