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Alexander Goldin vs Igor Efimov
"The Goldin Rule" (game of the day Feb-18-2022)
12th Soviet Team Cup (1982), Kislovodsk URS, Jun-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Petrosian Attack (E12)  ·  1-0



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May-20-07  MostlyAverageJoe: <fm avari viraf: I think White's best Knockout punch would have been 28.Rh3 where Black is defenseless.>

Not really: 28 ... Qg6! saves the day for the black after 28.Rh3?

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  al wazir: <bogo78, MostlyAverageJoe>: Yes, I meant 31...Qxf6. And yes, white wins anyway. Thanks.
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  kevin86: A comical final position. Almost every piece is under attack. The white queen is attacked twice,the rook twice,the knight once,and the other rook once. Mate,of course follows at g6 after gxf6
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  fm avari viraf: <MostlyAverageJoe> Actually, I did't give the line after 28.Rh3 Qd2? which I missed to mention as 29.Rh8+ Kxh8 & it's mate in 2 but after 28...Qg6 29.Qh4 Qh6 and a long battle ahead.
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  tpstar: 27. Rh6!! is a stunning key and the entire combination is just brilliant.

Interesting commentary about 28. Ne4 vs 28. Nh7.

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  FSR: Gorgeous game!
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  FSR: The Goldin Rule.
Feb-18-22  Brenin: At the end, White is a P down, all his pieces, Q+2R+N, are under attack, and a back rank mate is looming. A good time for a resignation.
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  Honza Cervenka: <gauer: Godfrey Heathcote, 1911, Composition, white plays, checkmating in 2 moves:

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Lovely composition. 1.Nd4 looks like a solution.

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  Phony Benoni: The Golden Rule does not work in chess. If you want your opponents to play 1.f3, playing it yourself ain't gonna help.
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  perfidious: Nine years on, the pun by <FSR> comes good.
Feb-18-22  syracrophy: I really liked the creativity of the conclusive sequence (which started with the maneouver ♖a6!-♖h6!) that ended with this funny position:

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Feb-18-22  LoveThatJoker: GM Efimov is the first GM I ever beat in my blitz chess career. I came back from an inferior position and played a great endgame. Time control was 3+0. Year was 2009, I believe.


PS. <FSR> Nice pun.

Feb-18-22  whiteshark: CB Megabase has further game-related information:

[Event "Kislovodsk Team-ch"]
[Site "Kislovodsk"]
[WhiteElo "2345"]
[BlackElo "2365"]

Feb-18-22  goodevans: Fab game.

The fact that Black's troubles seem to have started with <17.Bxh7+> suggests to me he'd have been better off playing <13...Na5> without exchanging pawns first.

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  FSR: <Phony Benoni: The Golden Rule does not work in chess. If you want your opponents to play 1.f3, playing it yourself ain't gonna help.>

But they might respond with 1...f6. Cf. Carlsen vs Dreev, 2018.

Feb-18-22  whiteshark:

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White to move

1) +1.03 (41 ply) <25.Qxc8 Rfxc8 26.Bxf6 gxf6> 27.Reb1 Rab8 28.Ra6 Nxb5 29.g3 Nc3 30.Rxb8 Rxb8 31.Rxf6 Nxd5 32.Rf5 Rd8 33.Ne5 f6 34.Nc6 Rd6 35.Na5 Rd7 36.Nc4 Kf8 37.h4 Kf7 38.Kg2 Ke6 39.g4 Rc7 40.h5 a5 41.Rf3 a4 42.Ra3 f5 43.Rxa4 fxg4 44.Kg3 Kf5 45.Kh4 Rh7 46.Ra6 Re7 47.Rg6

2) =0.00 (41 ply) 25.Ra4 Qxg4 26.Rxg4 Bxg5 27.Nxg5 c4 28.Rc1 Rab8 29.h4 f5 30.Rg3 Rxb5 31.Ne6 Rf7 32.h5 Rxd5 33.h6 g6 34.Nf4 Rd4 35.Rxg6+ Kh7 36.Re6 Rxf4 37.Rxd6 Rc7 38.Rc3 Rh4 39.Rf6 Rc5 40.g3 Rg4 41.Ra6 f4 42.Rxa7+ Kxh6 43.Ra4 fxg3 44.fxg3 Re4 45.Kg2 Rd4 46.Kf3 Kg6 47.Ke3 Rdd5 48.Raxc4 Rxc4 49.Rxc4

3) -0.14 (41 ply) 25.Qf4 Bxa1 26.Rxa1 Qd7 27.Ne5 Qc7 28.Nc6 f6 29.Bh4 Nxb5 30.Qc4 Nd6 31.Qxc5 Rf7 32.Bg3 Ne4 33.Qc4 Nxg3 34.hxg3 Re8 35.Qc5 Rd7 36.Rxa7 Qd6 37.Qxd6 Re1+ 38.Kh2 Rxd6 39.Ne7+ Kf8 40.Ng6+ Ke8 41.Rxg7 Rxd5 42.Nf4 Rd2 43.Rc7 Re7 44.Rxe7+ Kxe7 45.f3 Kd6 46.Nh5 Ke5 47.g4 Rc2 48.Ng3 Rb2 49.Ne4 Kd4 50.Nxf6

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 11 v064

Feb-18-22  whiteshark: <24...Qc8 25.Qxc8 Rfxc8 26.Bxf6 gxf6>

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White to move

1) +0.75 (38 ply) 27.Reb1 Rab8 28.Ra6 Nxb5 29.g3 Nc3 30.Rxb8 Rxb8 31.d6 Rb1+ 32.Kg2 Rd1 33.Nh4 Nb5 34.Nf5 c4 35.Ne3 Rxd6 36.Ra5 Nc7 37.Nxc4 Rc6 38.Ra4 Ra6 39.Rxa6 Nxa6 40.Kf3 Kg7 41.Ke4 Nc5+ 42.Kf5 Nb3 43.f3 a5 44.Ke4 Kg6 45.Kd3 Nc5+ 46.Kc3 Ne6 47.Nxa5 Ng5 48.f4 Ne4+ 49.Kb4 Nd2 50.g4 f5 51.g5 Ne4 52.Nc4

2) +0.70 (37 ply) 27.g3 Nxb5 28.Ra5 a6 29.Nh4 Nd4 30.Rd1 Kf8 31.Ng2 Nf3+ 32.Kh1 c4 33.Ne3 c3 34.Rc1 Nd2 35.Ra3 a5 36.Raxc3 Rxc3 37.Rxc3 a4 38.Rc2 Ne4 39.Nc4 a3 40.Ra2 Nxf2+ 41.Kg1 Ra4 42.Rxa3 Rxc4 43.Kxf2 Rc2+ 44.Kg1 Rc1+ 45.Kg2 Rc2+ 46.Kh3 Rd2 47.Rf3 Kg7 48.Rf5 Rd3 49.Kh4 Rd2 50.g4 Rxh2+ 51.Kg3 Rd2 52.Kf3 Rd4 53.Ke3 Rd1 54.Ke4

3) +0.67 (37 ply) 27.Nd2 Rab8 28.Ra6 Rb6 29.Rxa7 c4 30.Ra6 c3 31.Nb3 Rxb5 32.Rxd6 Rxb3 33.Rc6 Rxc6 34.dxc6 c2 35.c7 Rc3 36.Rc1 Rxc7 37.Kf1 f5 38.f3 Rc8 39.Ke2 Kg7 40.Kd2 Rd8+ 41.Kxc2 Kf6 42.Rd1 Rh8 43.h3 Ke5 44.Kd3 Rg8 45.Rd2 Kf4 46.Rc2 Rd8+ 47.Kc4 Ke5 48.g3 f4 49.Re2+ Kf6 50.gxf4

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 11 v064

= = =

Even here, the position is by no means clearly a win for White.

Feb-18-22  offramp: <The Goldin Rule> this is a very poor effort.
It was made 9 years ago and I hope Pun Theory has advanced since then.
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  OhioChessFan: Great game, serviceable pun. Which is well above average these days. Based on 2022's output, I'd say Pun Theory has regressed.
Feb-18-22  goodevans: <OCF> Yes, it would seem that gone are the days when a clever pun would promote some absolute dross to GOTD. And good riddance!

But already this year we've had <Teenage Waste Lund> which would probably have made the top ten even in previous years where the pun was king. For my part I'm really appreciating this change of emphasis.

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  MissScarlett: Behind every great king, there must be a great queen.
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  OhioChessFan: <goodevans: <OCF> Yes, it would seem that gone are the days when a clever pun would promote some absolute dross to GOTD. And good riddance! But already this year we've had <Teenage Waste Lund> which would probably have made the top ten even in previous years where the pun was king.>

You, ummm, liked that one? Whew. Definitely a bottom 10 for the year.

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  OhioChessFan: A quick review of the puns for 2022. I'll list those I'd grade as at least a B, neither of which I'd give an A:

Jameson on the Rocks
Valentin's Daly Massacre

Feb-18-22  Z truth 000000001: Links please.
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