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Ivan Cheparinov vs Evgeny Alekseev
"Chep Trick" (game of the day Jul-10-2012)
Elista Grand Prix (2008), Elista RUS, rd 8, Dec-22
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1-0



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Dec-22-08  notyetagm: 35 ♖d1-d7 1-0

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<luzhin: A classic win with the 'Spanish' bishop: rather in the style of RJ Fischer.At the end, if 35...Re7 then 36.Rdxe7 Bxe7 37.Rxe7 and 38.Bxe5 is the execution.>

37 ♖f7x♖e7 Δ 38 ♗b2xe5+

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Those <HOROWITZ BISHOPS> sure are nasty.

Dec-22-08  notyetagm: A *beautiful* attacking gem by Cheparinov, who has learned from the modern master of attack himself, Topalov.
Dec-22-08  Gilmoy: <18.Qb8? 20.Ba8? 22.Bf8?> and I thought, Black is very patient or very passive. What is his idea, "Come and get me", forcing White to do all the line-opening work? White does. Gee, Breyer Re8, White wins by a sac, three guesses which square it hit:

Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968
Kupreichik vs A Planinc, 1970
W Arencibia vs Granda-Zuniga, 1986

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  chancho: In the photo below, Alekseev looks like a child who's been throughly spanked. The guy next to him sure looks smug...

Dec-22-08  notyetagm: <chancho: In the photo below, Alekseev looks like a child who's been throughly spanked. <<<The guy next to him sure looks smug...>>> >

CHEPARINOV: Why, of course he lost. He just played the great Cheparinov!


Dec-22-08  vanytchouck: It's strange :
When i was following the game on chessok; as it was said that the white was winning, i figured out the moves 'till 29.Rd7 and 30.Red1 but i didn't see 31. Bc4 also targeting the weak f7 pawn.

Beautiful finish. Nice for a puzzle.

Dec-27-08  notyetagm: 33 ?

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33 ♕f3xf7+! <x-ray>

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Cheparinov's 33 ♕f3xf7+! is a great example of the <X-RAY> tactic, as the White d7-rook controls the f7-square *through* the Black e7-rook.

33 ... ♖e7x♕f7 34 ♖d7x♖f7+

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Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: X-ray? Do you mean skewer? Correct me if I'm wrong...
Jul-10-12  sevenseaman: Wot a tactical shot! I like it.
Jul-10-12  xthred: On move 5 Black could have taken White's e4 pawn. Wonder why he didn't?
Jul-10-12  shaikriyaz: attacking the f7 square like that is the desire/fantasy/fetish of all the chess players. I hope I do it otb in my local chess club;-)
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  Once: <xthred> 5....Nxe4 is the open variation of the Ruy Lopez, aka the Spanish opening. It's perfectly sound and playable. According to opening explorer, black plays 5...Be7 most of the time - 15,085 games out of 21,113 - but both 5...Nxe4 and 5...b5 are respectable alternatives - 2,661 and 2,492 games respectively.

The stats for 5...Nxe4 aren't bad for black. White wins 37.5% of games and black wins 24.1%, which is pretty typical.

The point is that black can't keep his temporary extra pawn. At some point, white is going to play Re1 with an attack along the e file. The e5 pawn falls and we have a fairly open attacking game with chances for both sides.

The open game is less blocked so leads to fewer draws - 38.4% on OE, compared with 43.5% for 5...Be7.

Jul-10-12  LoveThatJoker: GG


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  kevin86: The latest in 7th row wins!
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  Check It Out: Black had to "Surrender" after Chep got the "Dream Police" rooks on the seventh, sure to put Alekseev into "The Flame". I know by now you want me to want you to want me to stop.
Jul-10-12  Shams: <Check It Out> Don't forget their cover of Elvis' "Don't Be Cruel" that was a smash hit for them. When it came on the radio, my dad said, "Whoever did this should be taken out and shot."
Jul-10-12  The Last Straw: At the end it's breaking a pawn and sacraficing the queen to deliver mate. Well, at least the"trick"works.
Jul-10-12  The Last Straw: i mean sacrifice
Jul-10-12  The Last Straw: i am not the best pun grader
Jul-10-12  The Last Straw: I'll still not completely accept this pun
Jul-10-12  Robed.Bishop: <Shams: Don't forget their cover of Elvis' "Don't Be Cruel" that was a smash hit for them. When it came on the radio, my dad said, "Whoever did this should be taken out and shot.">

And he was right. I'm a fan of Cheap Trick, but that cover should have been left in the studio.

Jul-10-12  sambo: Why not 30...Rc7 instead?
Jul-10-12  orgol: If 30...Rc7
White play Bxe5 pinning the rook to the queen winning material after 31...Rexd7 32.Rxd7.

If black take bishop on e5 by 31...Rxe5 then white answer with a forced mate in 2 moves with 32.Qxf7 32...Kh8 33. QH7#

Jul-10-12  RandomVisitor: Things started going south after 22.b4. Perhaps better was

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Rybka 4.1 x64:

[+0.14] d=20 22...d5 23.exd5 Nxd5 24.dxe5 Nxe5 25.Nxe5 Bxe5 26.Bg2 Bg7 27.Ne4 Rcd8 28.Bf1 Re6 29.Nc5 Ree8 30.Qc1 Rc8 31.Qa1 Rcd8 32.Rb1 Qc8 33.Rbc1 Qf5

Jul-11-12  RandomVisitor: Last look at position after 22.b4:

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Rybka 4.1 x64:

[+0.08] d=23 22...exd4 23.cxd4 Re7 24.Kg2 Nb6 25.Bd3 Rce8 26.Bc3 Na4 27.Ba1 Nb6 28.Bb2 Qc8 29.Qb3 Nfd7 30.Rc1 Qb8 31.Be2 Nf6 32.e5 Nfd7

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