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A McLennan vs Walter S Roach
"Max Roach" (game of the day Aug-17-2007)
SCO corr (1979) (correspondence), Scotland
Tarrasch Defense: Schara Gambit (D32)  ·  0-1

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Aug-17-07  Shadout Mapes: Some bebop fans in the chessgames.com staff? Max Roach played in some killer groups (I love his work with Clifford Brown and Sonny Rollins). Nice tribute.
Aug-17-07  saillsha: It seemed white had an attacking position until Move 20. Then the black bishops took control of the game. Just goes to show you how easily the tempo of the game can change.
Aug-17-07
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The von Hennig-Schara is one of those dashing counter-gambits that I wish were sounder than they are. This game is a pretty good example of why I feel that way.
Aug-17-07  Zojj: Someone explain to me why not 21. fxe3?
Aug-17-07  jerayld: maybe Qxe3 Kh1 of Rf2 and then Ne4
Aug-17-07  jerayld: and the knight will go to f2 or g3
Aug-17-07  euripides: <Englishman> Yes. The results in this database are surprisingly good and it's a tricky gambit to face in practice. Here play follows the 'main line' as far as move 14 and White loses within ten moves. Perhaps he should settle for 20.Nd4 Bxd4 21.Bxd4 Rxd4 22.exd4 Qxe2 23.Qxf7 when White seems to have some compensation for the material.
Aug-17-07  olav dalkeith: Max Roach passed away this week (was 83):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Ro...
Aug-17-07  RandomVisitor: 18.Nxc6+ or 18.Rad1 were perhaps better, and equalizing.

After 21.fxe3 there is 21...Qxe3+ 22.Rf2 Ne4 23.Qxf7 Nxc3 24.Bxc3 Qxc3 and neither 25.Rb1 or 25.Raf1 are good for white (score is around -1.00).

Aug-17-07  Tenderfoot: Nice to see a tribute to a great artist. I'm a big Money Jungle fan.
Aug-17-07
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  kevin86: A very odd ending...Black's bishop is menaced three times,yet manages to pin the f-pawn and allow mate threats at g3.Of course-if 24 ♔xh2 ♖h6+ 25 ♔g1 ♖h1# or even ♕xg3#-in keeping with the pin theme.

White was really "bugged" by Mr. Roach

Aug-17-07  Knight Life: This can't be the real Max Roach as his name was Maxwell Roach, but nice to give him a tribute. A game by Fischer or Kasparov would have been a more apt tribute. He was at that level when it came to drumming.
Aug-17-07  weisyschwarz: Max Roach hit it big with Dizzy Gillespie. They made Be-bop the tops.
Aug-17-07  RandomVisitor: Black might have tried 20...Rh6

1: A McLennan - Walter S Roach, SCO corr Scotland 1979


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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp up:

20...Rh6 21.Rad1 Re8 22.Nd5 Nxd5 23.Rxd5 Bxd5 24.Qxd5 Qd6 25.Qxd6+ Bxd6 26.g3 Be5 27.Bc1 (-1.59) Depth: 19

Aug-17-07  wanabe2000: I liked Max Roach's work with a young Miles Davis. Nice for chess players to remember.
Aug-17-07  Fezzik: I may not be the first, but thanks cg.com for paying tribute to my all-time favorite drummer!

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