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David Howell vs Abhijeet Gupta
World Junior Championship (2008), Gaziantep TUR, rd 13, Aug-15
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  0-1



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Aug-18-08  notyetagm: From

<Today was a desperately disappointing end to what had been a memorable tournament. David’s play was unrecognisable from the earlier rounds and only he will know if it was fatigue, exhaustion, nerves etc He still showed his customary fighting spirit but today it wasn’t enough to save him. All I can do is look back on a tremendous tournament where he faced all his toughest opponents with black, Braun, Hou Yifan, Li Chao, So, Rodhstein and still managed to be in the joint lead going into the last round having won all six games with white, five of which were rated over 2520. His performance in the first twelve rounds was 2715 and he played far more moves than anyone else in the tournament. He has also been a great ambassador for his country, modest in victory and gracious in defeat. He has also been a big help to the other two English juniors Sarah and Peter. Whilst I feel totally gutted for him at present I am also proud of his performance and look forward to see him reaching 2600 in the near future when he recovers from his disappointment here.>

Nov-02-08  notyetagm: I need to add the annotations that I wrote for the winning move, the simple 32 ... ♕f6-h6+!.
Nov-27-17  Saniyat24: 22...Rf3 is a damn good move...!

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