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Lorin A R D'Costa vs Jon Ludvig Hammer
"Hammer Time" (game of the day Sep-08-2009)
Gibraltar Masters (2009), La Caleta GIB, rd 6, Feb-01
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Mikenas-Carls Variation (A15)  ·  0-1



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  tamar: 11...Nb4 must have been a big surprise.

If 12 Nxc5 not ...Nc2+ but 12...Bc2 mating the queen.

Sep-08-09  RandomVisitor: 14.Bc3 seems to be better.


Sep-08-09  ILoveCrazyhouse: This opening is garbage.
Sep-08-09  jahhaj: <This opening is garbage> See what GM Keene has to say

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  Once: Gruesome end for an uncastled white king. Black played some good moves here. I particularly enjoyed 13... Be3 and 15...Nxd3+ to open lines for the hesvy pieces. A very single-minded attack.

What I won't enjoy is having THAT song running my head all day... grrr!

Sep-08-09  mertangili: <RandomVisitor> Although i agree that 14.Bc3 is better than text move, i believe black still has a strong attack with 14...b5.

15.Nb2Qa3 (16.Qb3Qxb3 17.Nc2+) 16.Bxb4Qxb4+ 17.Kf1Qxb2

15.Bxb4 of course cant save the knight; 15...Qxb4+ and the knight falls on the next move.

15.Qb3 seems better but after 15...Nxd3+ 16.exd3Qxa4 black still has the advantage

Sep-08-09  lostgalaxy: Why 9.f3? Why not simply recapture the pawn.
Sep-08-09  melianis: That ..e5, ..e4 looks so nasty better to avoid it.
Sep-08-09  cschoenberger: <lostgalaxy: Why 9.f3? Why not simply recapture the pawn> 9.N5xe4 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 Bxe4 11.Bxe4 Qd4 attacking both e4 and a1 seems to be good for Black
Sep-08-09  RandomVisitor: <mertangili>14.Bc3 b5 and now:

15.a3! Qxa4 16.axb4 Qxd1+ 17.Kxd1 0-0-0 18.Ra6 Kb7 19.cxb5 and white appears winning.

14.Rb1 Bxd2+ 15.Qxd2 Nc2+ 16.Kd1 Qxa4 17.Qxc2 is also playable.

Sep-08-09  RandomVisitor: After the suggested improvement <14.Bc3>:

1: Lorin D'Costa - Jon Ludvig Hammer, Gibtelcom Caleta ENG 2009

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Analysis by Rybka 3 :

<[+0.00] d=21 14...Ng4> 15.Qb3 Nxd3+ 16.exd3 Qd8 17.Bxg7 Rg8 18.Bb2 Bxd3 19.Rf1 Qa5+ 20.Bc3 Qc7 21.Nb2 Nxh2 22.Be5 Qa5+ 23.Bc3 Qc7 24.Be5 Qa5+ 25.Bc3 Qc7 26.Be5 Qa5+ 27.Bc3 Qc7 28.Be5 Qa5+ 29.Bc3 Qc7 04:22:30 756647kN

Sep-08-09  RandomVisitor: 12...Nxd3+! 13.exd3 Bxd3

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Rybka 3:

<[-0.74] d=13 14.Ne5> Bb4+ 15.Bd2 Bxd2+ 16.Qxd2 Qd4 17.Nxd3 Qxa1+ 18.Kf2 Qd4+ 19.Qe3+ Qxe3+ 20.Kxe3 0-0-0 21.Kd2 05:05 5.460.796

[-1.00] d=13 14.Bb2 Ng4 15.Nxc5 Qe7+ 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.Nxd3 Nxd3+ 18.Kf1 Nxb2 19.Qd4 Qb4 20.Re1+ Kf8 21.Rb1 Qxc4+ 22.Qxc4 05:05 7.221.627

Sep-08-09  TheChessGuy: Hammer, don't hurt 'em!
Sep-08-09  laskereshevsky: Dear MR. Lorin D'Costa...

(♙e4 after 8...♘a6)... U CANT TOUCH THIS!
(♗c5 after 11...♘b4)... U CANT TOUCH THIS!
(♗e3 after 13...♗e3)... U CANT TOUCH THIS!
(♘e4 after 24...♕b2)... U CANT TOUCH THIS!


all in all, U CANT TOUCH THIS was a better pun... wouldnt it?!

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  Once: <laskereshevsky>

Now that was a seriously funny post! And, yes, a much better pun. Thank you for making me smile. :-)

Sep-08-09  YouRang: I had to look it up, but the pun is evidently a nickname for singer MC Hammer, of "You Can't Touch This" fame:

Sep-08-09  ROO.BOOKAROO: White cannot take the e5 pawn 6. Nxe5 because of 6. ...Qd4, forking the knight and rook. Right?
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  tamar: <ROO.BOOKAROO: White cannot take the e5 pawn 6. Nxe5 because of 6. ...Qd4, forking the knight and rook. Right?>

Right can't touch that :-)

Hammer, go Hammer, JL Hammer, yo, Hammer

Sep-08-09  WhiteRook48: 2. d4!
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  kevin86: The poor horse will go-and the king behind it as well.
Sep-13-09  laskereshevsky: <once> You're welcome, im OK every time somebody apreciate my jokes/comments...:)

.... Sorry the late post, but i checked-back the page only today....

Nov-16-09  ILoveCrazyhouse: Jahhaj: Has Mr. Keene played a rated game in the past ten years? His analysis does not interest me.
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  fredthebear: <Sep-08-09 YouRang: I had to look it up, but the pun is evidently a nickname for singer MC Hammer, of "You Can't Touch This" fame:>

I remember it well. MC Hammer in his day was right up there with Michael Jackson. The whole joint was SHAKIN'!!

Do you feel me, bro?!?

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