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Amon Simutowe vs Snorri Bergsson
"Turning Water Into Win" (game of the day Apr-06-2022)
Reykjavik Open (2008), Reykjavik ISL, rd 4, Mar-06
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Hedgehog System (A17)  ·  1-0



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Feb-15-22  thegoldenband: Quoting User: socnegoti from Amon Simutowe :

<a funny story at the reykjavik open in round four: Prior to the start of the round IM Amon Simutowe (2457 ZAM) knocked over a glass of water over the chessboard and after the chief arbiter Pall Sigurdsson helped him dry the table and the chessboard Amon went and picked up another glass of water and guess what happened?! .. Yes correct he knocked the second glass of water again over the board>

Apr-06-22  Czx: Clever and funny.
Apr-06-22  Brenin: Nice story! At the end, after 26 ... Rxc6 27 Bxe5 Qd8 28 Bxb8 Qxb8 29 f5, Black is down 2P and his B is in danger of being trapped with h3 and g4. If he tries to create an escape route with 29 ... f6 then 30 e5 is crushing.
Apr-06-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: I briefly wondered why White was so willing to exchange off Black's d-pawn. Then I saw he was actually winning it. :)

And things quickly got worse for Black from there.

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  al wazir: <Brenin: At the end, after 26 ... Rxc6 27 Bxe5 Qd8 28 Bxb8 Qxb8 29 f5, Black is down 2P and his B is in danger of being trapped with h3 and g4.>

Another try to save the ♗ is 29...Qb5. If 30. h3, then 33...Be2 31. Re1 Bd3 32. e5 Rxc5. Now white can try to defend both his advanced ♙s by playing 33. Qf4.

It's not over yet.

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  al wazir: 22. fxe5 dxe5 23. Nxf6+ Qxf6 24. Qxf6
gxf6 25. Rxf6 wins a ♙.

But I guess white's play is better, because it wins two.

Apr-06-22  offramp: Did it happen a third time?
Apr-06-22  Brenin: <al wazir: Another try to save the ♗ is 29...Qb5.> If 29 ... Qb5 then 30 Rc1, followed by 31 e5 or Bf1 and advance of the c- and/or e-pawns, looks good for White.
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  Teyss: <thegoldenband> Nice story, great pun.
Don't know what Black was planning with 22...Bc8 and 23...Bg4.
Apr-06-22  goodevans: Black seemed to sleepwalk through the opening.
Apr-06-22  Brenin: <goodevans: Black seemed to sleepwalk through the opening.> His name might suggest that this was his habit.
Apr-06-22  goodevans: Wondered if anyone would twig. ;o)
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  Teyss: <goodevans> <Brenin> 👍
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  Check It Out: <goodevans> That's the first time I've seen "twig" used to mean realize :)
Apr-07-22  Brenin: <Check It Out: <goodevans> That's the first time I've seen "twig" used to mean realize :)>

It's quite a common colloquialism in the UK. Accordiing to Wikipedia: From Irish and Scottish Gaelic tuig (“to understand”).

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