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Benjamin J Coraretti vs Igor Schneider
"Schneider Web" (game of the day Apr-12-2008)
World Open (2007), King of Prussia USA, rd 8, Jul-04
French Defense: Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Breyer Variation (C13)  ·  0-1



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Apr-13-08  DeltaHawk: That has to be the sweetest comeback after 9...cxd4.
Apr-13-08  Buddy Revell: Yes, Black pawns were decisive. Black didn't even have to worry about recapturing that greedy knight on a8.
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  Breunor: According to the opening Explorer, it is all book once white chooses Alekhine's attack. Including this game, white has 3 wins and black 2 (no draws)after 10 Nxa8.

10 Qd2 is the other book move besides N x a8. It was played 3 times (2 other). In those games, one (Nadjdorf) played Qe1, and drew, and in one game (Paetz) played f3 and won).

Apr-13-08  think: I love underpromotion: 27. ... cxd1=N+!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: This Rook sac never fails to astonish--you'd think that Black can't possibly have enough compensation, and he probably doesn't, but OTB he has his chances.
Apr-13-08  Avarus: White went quickly wrong after the rook sac.

10.Nxa8 is probably more accurate with one of the points being that Qxd4 even if it gives a tempo is better then giving black that 4 pawn center. The idea to attack e5 (I guess) with 13.Qg5? lacks punch. 15.Bb5? giving more tempi. After that black is most likely winning.

Apr-13-08  Samagonka: Beautiful attack by black.
Apr-13-08  sezori: In my opinion White wasted a move with Nb5?. Better alternatives would have been f4, Nf3 or even the interesting looking Qg4!?. I'm a class C player, I think, and seen that was a waste.

I'm looking at the posting guidelines and wondering if personal attacks against players being shown are acceptable ever now and then? Well, in moderation at least.

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  Jimfromprovidence: I'm surprised no one has opined on the disastrous 25 Qe2??

25 Rc1, below, saves the day for white.

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Apr-13-08  jadedpawn: An interesting move for black is 18...Bd7. The piece is untouchable because Bxd7 Qxc2+ Ka1 Qc4! leads to a winning attack for black. Besides containing a trap and attacking two white pieces the move is useful for controling the e8 mating square which in turn frees up blacks rook. The bishop might go to b5 or possibly even g6 via e8 where it would pick up a tempo on the queen.
Apr-13-08  Gilmoy: <think: 27..cxd1=N+!> It works, but it's trickier than it looks: 28.Kb1 and Black's Q and R are both still attacked, and Black has no check. 28..Qxd4 29.Rxd1 (29.Qxd1? Qb2#) Qf6! finally seals it, as White's Q is pinned to the b2# square.

Black does better by sacking his own B: 27..c1=Q+! <to take White's Q with check> 28.Rxc1 (or Ka2, haha) Rxe2+ 29.Kb1 Qa3 and unstoppable mate (30.Rc2 Qxb2+). Now even 30.Rxc8+ doesn't give White a perpetual (Black's K runs to h6), so it's over.

'Tis more blessed to give than to receive. If you can win +9 material points, or sac -3 points for unstoppable mate, go for the mate.

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  kevin86: I think black resigned too soon. I think that either promotion with check (at d1 to a knight-or c1 to a queen) could have been a saving idea.
Apr-17-08  Avarus: <sezori> actually 8.Nb5 is fine for white. Each of 8.f4, 8.Nf3 and 8.Qg4 leave white's centre quite weak. It just might fall apart. The reasoning is this: In the normal variation where Bxe7 Qxe7 is played black plays a quick ..c5. White plays h4 only after he is ready to attack. Therefore, black is a tempo up and a tempo against d4 is almost worth a pawn here.
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  GrahamClayton: <Jimfromprovidence>I'm surprised no one has opined on the disastrous 25 Qe2?? 25 Rc1, below, saves the day for white.

After 25.♖c1 ♖f2, does White block the possible advance of the c-pawn with 26.♖c2

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  Bubo bubo: <Gilmoy: <think: 27..cxd1=N+!> It works, but it's trickier than it looks: 28.Kb1 and Black's Q and R are both still attacked, and Black has no check.>

Black <has> a check: 28...Nc3+, and White is out of luck: 29.Ka1 Qa3+ with mate next move, while on the other king moves the white queen is captured with check.

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