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Othmar Storchenegger vs Philip Clemance
"Terminated" (game of the day Jun-23-2014)
North Island Ch (1978), Auckland, NZ, rd 6, May-18
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation (A31)  ·  0-1



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  MissScarlett: <Terminated>
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  perfidious: Black showed his hapless opponent no Clemancy on this day.
Jun-23-14  RookFile: Black must have been very happy after he could get white's dark squared bishop. 19...Nxe3.
Jun-23-14  catlover: Othmal no doubt said, "I'll be back."
Jun-23-14  Steve.Patzer: Can White survive with 25....Bf3?
Jun-23-14  shivasuri4: <Steve.Patzer>, no, 25...Bd4 is crushing.
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  Once: Impressive single-minded exploitation of the open file.
Jun-23-14  SimonWebbsTiger: he didn't get to the chopper
Jun-23-14  Funology: Nice game
Jun-23-14  Funology: At what points did White go wrong? It seems like an effortless victory for Black.
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  Stonehenge: Get to the chopper!

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  Honza Cervenka: 19.Rfd1 was a howler. White's position was already difficult but after 19.Bh3! with next 20.Rfc1 he could stay in the game.
Jun-23-14  offramp: Note that this game was the decider only for the <North> Island Championship.

Clemance would have gone on to play the winner of the South Island Championship to determine the overall champion of Nauru.

Jun-23-14  knight knight: <catlover: Othmal no doubt said, "I'll be back."> I'll be black! ;-)
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  WannaBe: Hasta la vista?
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  kevin86: Big slaughter on the seventh.
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  naresb: Sorry, I didn't get the line to met, Masters please throw some light.
Jun-23-14  shivasuri4: <naresb>, I am no master, but I'll have a shot.

Firstly, there's no immediate mate in sight. It will take time, but Black is comfortably ahead, hence the resignation.

White's queen is attacked, so it must move soon. White can play 26.Rc8+, but that doesn't accomplish anything.

For 26.Qf1, the best response is 26...Bd4, when the pressure on the White king is overwhelming.

After 26.Qe1 Rxf2 27.Bf1 Rxh2, Black threatens 28...Qf2#. If White plays 28.Qe1, 28...Bd4+ finishes the game quickly. A move like 28.Be2 or 28.Rc2 may prolong the game, but it's a hopelessly lost cause.

Jun-23-14  offramp: < naresb: Sorry, I didn't get the line to met, Masters please throw some light.>

Change at Plaza.

Jun-24-14  kereru: So, this is the "game of the day" because a club player from New Zealand has a funny surname that sounds kinda sorta a little bit like "Schwarzenegger"?

I have a suggestion. How about choosing the "game of the day" on the basis of the quality of the chess rather than whatever lame puns you can think of about the players' names?

Philip Clemance (RIP) was a good player anyway.

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