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Sergey Zagrebelny vs Neil McDonald
"I'm Lovin' It" (game of the day Jul-20-2013)
Hastings Challengers (1999/00), Hastings ENG, rd 7, Jan-04
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03)  ·  0-1



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Jul-21-13  Abdel Irada: <playground player: <Abdel Irada> How can you trademark a common English language phrase like "I'm lovin' it"? Or is that one of those questions better left unasked?>

My family moved to Santa Cruz from Vermont when I was 12, in 1976. At that time, the Santa Cruz vegetarian fast foods restaurant then known as McDharma's was in the process of removing the "Mc" from all of its signs and literature.

It had fallen afoul of the McDonald's trademark, and McDonald's successfully forced it to change its name, on the premise that potential McDonald's customers might get confused and eat at McDharma's by mistake.

So as you see, my post was a parody, but it was based on a real event.

Jul-21-13  Abdel Irada: <Just the name of the representing attorney "Fonebone" is enough to tickle my funny bone>

I lifted the name "Phineas T. Fonebone" direct from the pages of _Mad_ magazine. If you like it, I think credit goes to Don ("Mad's Maddest Artist") Martin. :-)

Jul-21-13  offramp: Not so. Don Martin had a regular writer for his books. It was he who created Fonebone.
Jun-02-18  Mayankk: I saw the mating threat from f pawn, assisted by the king at g6. fxg5 capturing back also basically left White paralysed as a knight move will lead to more checks, discovered checks and mating threats while a Rook move will lose the knight.

All that was good except that I never realised Black Rook was en prise... such a blind spot.

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  ChessHigherCat: Well the first move has to be 42...Kg6, because it's too pretty to go to waste

If 43. f5+? Rxf5 and now white can't parry the double mating threat of 44...Rf4# and Bf3#

If 43. fxe5??? f5#)

So 43 fxg5 looks forced, but unfortunately I can't find the refutation

43... f5+ 44. Kxh4 Re3 45. Nd7 and now what?

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  ChessHigherCat: Even after looking at the solution, it took me a while to figure out why white played Rd2: in order to counter the mating threat Re3-Rg3# with Re2, sacrificing the knight.

Hot-diggity-dang, I should've looked a little harder

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  Penguincw: 42...Kg6, threatening mate with the sole pawn. 43.fxg5 fxg5 and I wasn't sure where to continue from there.

I did not see the potential mates on f4 and g3 with Re3 or Rf5.

Jun-02-18  diagonalley: hang-tiggidy-dog ... too damn' hard pour moi :-(
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  al wazir: <Penguincw: 42...Kg6, threatening mate with the sole pawn. 43.fxg5 fxg5 and I wasn't sure where to continue from there.> I wasn't just unsure, I was totally at sea. There must be other continuations that win for black.

What is the purpose of 42. Rd2 ?

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  agb2002: Black has a bishop for a knight.

White threatens fxe5.

The position of the white king suggests the possibility of creating a mating net with 42... Kg6 (threatens f5#):

A) 43.fxe5 f5#.

B) 43.f5+ Rxf5 with the double threat Rf4# and Bf3#.

C) 43.fxg5 fxg5 (threatens Re1 -followed by Rg1+ and mate next-, Re3 -followed by Rg3# or Bf3#- and Rf5 -followed by Rf4# or Bf3#)

C.1) 44.Na4(a6,b3,d3,d7) Re4+ 45.Kf3 Rc4+ wins the rook.

C.2) 44.Rc1(4) (or any pawn move) 44... Re3 wins.

C.3) 44.Rc3 Re1 wins.

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  Jimfromprovidence: 44 Rd2, below, was a desperate but only move to give up a piece in order to to play 45 Rd6+ to drive the king to the 7th rank and avoid mate.

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That countered the imminent mate threat 44..Rf5, seeing 45...Rf4#

Black took the piece but he also had 44...Bd5, below, which wins more material. Take a look at it.

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Jun-02-18  malt: Have 42...Kg6 43.fg5 (43.fe5 f5# )
43...fg5 44.Rd2
(44.a4 to move the knight 44...Rf5 45.Ne4 [45.Rc4 Bf3#]45...Rf4# )

44...R:c5 45.Rd6+ Kf7 46.a4 Be4 47.Rd7+ Kf6 48.R:a7 Bf5+

Jun-02-18  mel gibson: This one was too difficult for me.

Stockfish 9 says:

42. f4 Kg6

(42. .. Kg6
(♔g7-g6 f4xg5 f6xg5 ♖c2-d2 ♗a8-d5 ♖d2xd5 ♖e5xd5 ♘c5-e6 ♖d5xb5 ♔g4-f3 ♖b5-a5 ♘e6-f8+ ♔g6-h6 ♘f8-e6 ♖a5-a3+ ♔f3-e2 ♖a3xa2+ ♔e2-f3 ♖a2-h2 ♔f3-g4 ♖h2-g2+ ♔g4-f5 ♖g2-f2+ ♔f5-g4 ♖f2-f4+ ♘e6xf4 g5xf4 ♔g4xf4 ♔h6-h5 ♔f4-e5 ♔h5-g5 ♔e5-d5 ♔g5-f4 ♔d5-c6 ♔f4-g3 ♔c6-d6 a7-a5 ♔d6-c5 a5-a4 ♔c5-c4 ♔g3xh3 ♔c4-b4 a4-a3 ♔b4-b3 ♔h3-g3 ♔b3-c3 ♔g3-g4 ♔c3-b3 h4-h3 ♔b3xa3 h3-h2) +52.94/37 350)

score for Black +52.94 depth 37

Jun-02-18  morfishine: Zagrebelny was champion of Uzbekistan in 1988 and 1990 and today I'm making my famous homemade Beef Jerky
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  takchess: Above my pay grade. Mcdonald wrote some good move by move books in the spirit of Chernev. It was fun to see how he kept finding things to say about 1.e4 and 1.d4.
Jun-02-18  johnlspouge: < <offramp> wrote: Don Martin had a regular writer for his books. It was he who created Fonebone. >

< His work probably reached its final peak of quality and technical detail in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In later years, particularly during the 1980s, he let other people write most of his gags, most notably Duck Edwing. >

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Jun-02-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4
20...f6 21.c5 Be7 22.h4 Rad8 23.g3 e5 24.gxf4 Qd7 25.Kh2 Qg4 26.Rg1 Qxf3 27.Qxf3 Bxf3 28.fxe5 fxe5 29.Bxe5 g6 30.Nd4 Bxh4 31.Nxf3 Rxf3 32.Bg3 Bxg3+ 33.fxg3 Rf2+ 34.Rg2 Rdd2 35.Rxf2 Rxf2+ 36.Kh3 Rxb2 37.Rd1 Rf2 38.Rd7 Rf7 39.Rd8+ Kg7 40.Rc8 Kf6 41.c6 bxc6 42.Rxc6+ Ke5 43.Kg4 Ke4 44.Ra6 Re7 45.Kg5 Kf3 46.g4 Rf7 47.Re6 = / + (-0.59) Depth: 26 dpa
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  steinitzfan: The old ultra-resilient mating net forces a decisive win of material. What could possibly be hard about that? ... Just kidding of course.
Jun-02-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4

25...Ne2+ 26.Kxg2 Nxc1 27.Nxc1 Rac8 28.Nb3 h5 29.Nd7 Rfe8 30.Kf3 Re1 31.c5 bxc5 32.Ndxc5 Rc7 33.Ne4 g6 34.Nbc5 Kg7 35.b4 Rh1 36.Kg2 Rc1 37.a4 Rc2 38.a5 Re7 39.Kg3 Rb2 40.h4 Rb1 41.Nd6 Re2 42.f3 Re3 43.Kf4 + / - (1.10) Depth: 28 dpa

<25...Ne2+ 26.Kxg2 Nxc1 27.Nxc1 Rac8 28.Nb3 h5 29.Nd7 Rfe8 30.Kf3 Re1 31.c5 bxc5 32.Ndxc5 Rc7 33.Ne4> Rb1 34.Rd2 g6 35.Nf6+ Kf8 36.Nc5 Rc6 37.Nce4 Kg7 38.Ne8+ Kf8 39.N8d6 Rh1 40.Kg3 f5 41.Nc3 Ke7 42.Ndb5 a6 43.Nd5+ Kf7 44.Nd4 Rc5 + / - (1.10) Depth: 29 dpa

Jun-02-18  Brain Gremlin: Trademarking a phrase like "i'm lovin'it" doesn't mean preventing all human beings everywhere from using it. It only prevents other commercial enterprises from employing it as a marketing catch-phrase.
Jun-02-18  Marmot PFL: 42...Kg6 (threatening f5 mate) 43 fg fg and black will play Rf5 threatening Rf4 mate. White can stop this with Nd3 or Ne6 but then Bf3 mate. If the rook has to stop the mate than white loses his knight.
Jun-02-18  BxChess: Not only did I miss this one, but when I saw the game continuation, I thought the first two moves by white, 43. fxg5 and 44. Rd2, were some type of helpmate. It took the comments to reveal the beauty in the position.
Jun-02-18  Pchief: 41.Nd7 is the last chance for White's king to escape the trap by driving Black's rook off the 5th rank so that Kf5 is available. Maybe White didn't sense the danger
Jun-02-18  landshark: <Jimfromprovidence> 42... Rd5 was my move - The immediate cool thing about it is 45.Nd7 fails: 45. Nd7 Rf5 46. Nf8+ Rxf8 47. Rxd5 Rf4#. White has no way to block the mate so has to give up the exchange where it leaves Black completely in charge. Maybe a point and a half for this?
Jun-02-18  landshark: Just kidding - but it's nice to come back from yesterday where I got impatient and only got the first 2 moves right.
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