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Etienne Bacrot vs Evgeny Alekseev
41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008), Biel SUI, rd 6, Jul-26
Catalan Opening: General (E00)  ·  1-0



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Jul-26-08  PinnedPiece: Yeah, I know, somebody will have to do something about my <inteeligent comment> remark...

who will step up to the plate?

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  An Englishman: Don't forget to check out the entire game. Bacrot played in a most enterprising manner today and took quite a few chances.
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  whiteshark: So back to coffee, <PinnedPiece>? :D
Jul-26-08  PinnedPiece: <whiteshark So back to coffee, <PinnedPiece>? :D>, what'ssat whiteshark?

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  whiteshark: Now we need a coffee <live conference> with malthrope chessforum ... :-) <grin> All the Best, w/s
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  Annie K.: <PinnedPiece> Naw, we like compliments... particularly with coffee. ;p

<> if this game is chosen for GOTD sometime, I suggest "Bacrot Trouble" for the title, with credits to go to <tamar>. :)

Jul-26-08  waustad: LeDoPe could be winning too. We might have 3 decisive games today.
Jul-26-08  THE pawn: What a very beautiful game, a very forcing sac to promote the pawn.
Jul-26-08  Jim Bartle: What was the purpose of 35...b4? It can't have been just to save a pawn (temporarily).
Jul-26-08  Lutwidge: GOTD title: "Bacrot-phobia" :)

Jul-26-08  JonathanJ: <> bacrot isnt rated 2731, hes 26 something
Jul-26-08  Whitehat1963: Nice game and pretty finish by the Frenchman I so recently called a "has been."
Jul-26-08  messachess: Well, I am just now playing the game over. This appears quite deep. I have been studying the position after 22.a4 for some time. This is going to take some time for me to see what all is going on here.
Jul-26-08  messachess: This is just a great attacking game by Bacrot, showing how really great he can be.
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  tamar: "Bacrot Is Back (on the back row)"

alternative title for my agent <Annie K.>!

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  chancho: Bacroterrific.
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  Annie K.: <tamar> so, lemme see, you seem to be suggesting that my phrasing of the pun may have been just a leeetle bit too subtle? ;) You're probably right, at that... :s

Agent, okay, is there any celery involved? =)

Jul-26-08  Confuse: that ending position is Perfect. Everything just fits.
Jul-26-08  percyblakeney: 34. Rxc6 is a very pretty move to find with little time left. Alekseev must have missed it when playing Ra8 in his previous move (engines see 33. ... Rxd6 as a much better option).
Jul-26-08  messachess: <34. Rxc6> Do you think it's possible that he saw the 10 moves from there? Worse yet, did he need to see it.
Jul-26-08  OneArmedScissor: This is the most impressive win from Bacrot in years.
Jul-26-08  OneArmedScissor: <messachess>
I think he saw it considering he played <35. Qd3> right afterwards.
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  tamar: <Annie K.> I'm not talking peanuts, if that is what you are implying.

I can offer you a great career in the burgeoning chessgames captioning market, sundaes with pay, and a possible HBO special.

But lettuce discuss celery another time...:-)

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  Annie K.: <tamar> just threw that celery in to see what you'd do with it. :D

You're too much fun to be allowed, you know! =)

Jul-27-08  ex0duz: Yep, great game by Bacrot. Now he just needs to have more of these kinds of games(ie consistency) and win some tourneys.. :p
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