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Artur Gabrielian vs Mikhail Krylov
"King Artur's Gambit" (game of the day Apr-30-2022)
Russian Team Championship: Higher League (2009), Dagomys RUS, rd 3, Apr-04
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Neumann Defense (C39)  ·  1-0



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May-11-09  Takya Kotov: Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome back to the King's Gambit. This game will either want you to go out and play it today or avoid it like the plague. I'm too old to care about my rating nowadays, so I'm going to give it a go!
May-19-09  arsen387: This spectacular King's Gambit game is among the best games played in April according to Great long term Q sac for a strong attack
May-19-09  khursh: This queen sac is insane. The more I see such games the more I love chess. The # 1 is indeed Fischer's famous queen sac. Is there any game collection on such type games?
Jul-16-09  totololo: This game makes you happy to play chess!
Gabrelian is a player to follow.... with good support he can go way up
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  GrahamClayton: Stockfish gives the following crazy line:

21... Nxf6 22. Rh8+ Kd7 23. Rxa8 Nxe4+ 24. Kd1 Bxd3 25. cxd3 g2 26. Re1 Ng3 27. Bg1 Qb4 28. Nxa7 Qxb2 29. Ree8 Qa1+ with a wild position:

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  louispaulsen88888888: To continue that “wild position”:

1) -2.81 (23 ply) 32.Kc2 Qxa2+ 33.Kd1 Qb1+ 34.Kd2 Nf1+ 35.Kc3 Qc1+ 36.Kb4 Qd2+ 37.Kb3 Qxd3+ 38.Kb4 Qd2+ 39.Kc4 Qg5 40.Kd3 c6 41.Rad8+ Qxd8 42.Rxd8+ Kxd8 43.Ke2 f5 44.Bb6+ Kd7 45.Kf2 f4 46.Kxg2 Ng3 47.Kf2 Ne4+ 48.Ke2 Nd6 49.Kf2 Ke6 50.Bc7 Kd5 51.Bxd6 Kxd6 52.Nc8+ Kd5 53.Ke2 b5

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  louispaulsen88888888: It should be 30 Kc2, not 32 Kc2. That happened because I was trying other moves.
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  Breunor: A very exciting game!
Apr-30-22  whiteshark: My AI refused to analyze this madness. It has already come this far.
Apr-30-22  goodevans: <khursh: This queen sac is insane.> It's almost certainly unsound. After that, and for over a dozen more moves, I was asking myself "how can Black fail to win this?".

Somehow White managed to drum up enough counterplay to drive Black's K into the middle of the board and it became clear that it was now Black who would have to play incredibly accurately to survive.

Was it necessary for Black to give up his B? Would his K have been safe after 51...Bg4 52.Re7+ Kf4?

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It looks scary but I don't see how White could have got to his K there.

I don't pretend to understand half of this game but I really enjoyed it. Don't think much of the pun though but I'm not complaining.

Apr-30-22  faulty: folks, ignore the computer analysis. enjoy passionate chess
Apr-30-22  syracrophy: <faulty> Agreed. Computer analysis is enjoyable; enjoying human chess is the real wizardry.
Jun-30-22  Saniyat24: 47.Nb5+...!

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