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Craig van Tilbury vs Julio Eduardo Ostos
"Earnest Julio Gallowed" (game of the day Dec-19-2009)
Zonal tournament (1978), Ibarra, Ecuador, rd 1, Jul-24
Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Inspired pun for a pretty interesting game. The complications after move 40 look almost impossible to navigate, and I suspect neither player had any idea what a storm he was entering.
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  Once: A very bloodthirsty game. I'm not sure what is happening here, and I suspect the two players were the same. First white seems to be winning, then black, then white. We go from a blocked position to a wide open sac fest.

If this game were a film, it would almost certainly have zombies in it. Probably with the word "apocalypse" in the title. And be directed by Quentin Taratino. And there would be blood. Lots and lots of blood.

Dec-19-09  Tifeon: Actually, Black were rather dead for the most of the time. Their Knights were both so useless at c7 and e7 that White could easily sacrifice at h5 and still have positional advantage. Props for Ostos and his attempt to stir things up, but he clearily had no plan what to do with own cavalry.
Dec-19-09  lekoo: Julio what??
Dec-19-09  Chessmensch: E & J Gallo is a well-known winery in the States. The brothers were Ernest and Julio.
Dec-19-09  A.G. Argent: No line before it's time.
Dec-19-09  WhiteRook48: I don't think 13...Qa5 gets anywhere
Dec-19-09  Craigokat: This game was played in Ibarra Ecuador ,a small town about ten miles south of the Colombian border. My opponent was at the time one of Venezuela's great hopes to such an extent that they sent a GM second with him. The second ,Julio Bolbochan, was a kind man ,dedicated to chess and very supportive of his charge. It was the first round of my very first tournament abroad and I was pretty nervous. Ostos finished ahead of me in the overall and gained his IM title auotomatically. This being a fide zonal tournament meant that you only needed 66.6 percent to get the title outright. As for myself , after a few ups and downs I managed to come up a point short for the title but I did have the satisfaction of going 3.5-.5 against the 4 players who finished ahead of me.
Dec-23-09  kellmano: Cool game. No captures until move 30, and then there are so many tactics in teh air it's untrue. No idea how close both sides get to best play.
Dec-23-09  Shams: In their biography E & J Gallo and father relate how they crossed the country [in the early 70s?] to take the pulse of the country as regards wine. One story, they were in a mom-and-pop store in the midwest and were offered wine, a choice between red and white. They chose red and were served port wine. They said, "we have a lot of work to do."

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