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Gordon Taylor vs Brian Knapper
"Kid Knapper" (game of the day Jun-16-2007)
Canadian Open (1997), Winnipeg CAN, rd 5, Jul-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07)  ·  1-0



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Jun-16-07  syracrophy: 34...♔e8 35.♗g6+ ♕f7 <35...Kd8 36.Qf8+ Kd7 37.Bf5#> 36.♕xf7+ ♔d8 37.♕e8+ ♔c7 38.♕c6+! ♔b8 <38...Kd8 39.Bf5#> 39.♕b5+ ♔c7 40.♗a5#

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A mating sequence with all checking-moves!

All this taken from User: Phony Benoni, where you can see all this charming sequence

Jun-16-07  lentil: <syralphabet> White has a much simpler win after ..Ke8 35 Ba4+, which mates or wins the Q and an exchange.
Jun-16-07  taufiksville: black simply didnt look white on sacrifice mode... that was the reason he lost badly i think...
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  Phony Benoni: <lentil> 35.Ba4+ is also very good, but I don't know if it forces mate as 35.Bg6+ does. In addition, I liked 35.Bg6+ because there was a cute unpinning device in addition to the forced mate.

By the way, that analysis in my forum was posted before this game became available; at the time, I was submitting about 125 games from this tournament. It was an interesting event, won by Julian Michael Hodgson ahead of such players as Jesus Nogueiras, Johann Hjartarson, Yacov Murey, Hannes Stefansson, Alexander Shabalov, and (of all people) Krishnan Sasikiran. This in addition to a strong Canadian contingent led by Kevin Spraggett, Deen Hergott, Bryon Nickoloff, and Minnie Moore (no, not including IMDay).

Jun-16-07  Chessmensch: <syracrophy> If your name has a meaning please post it and add to your bio. It looks like a word but searching Google brings up references only to you.
Jun-18-07  kevin86: A weird one! White has two bishops for two knights for most of the game-then he gives up his rooks for the knights and is able to dominate the game because the rooks were so inactive.
May-20-09  WhiteRook48: 34...Ke8 35 Bg6+ Kd8 36 Qf8+ Kd7 37 Bf5#
Jul-07-22  Morphy number 4: If Brian would play Chris Tandy, should that count as (k)wearin' of the green?

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