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Nikolaos Karapanos vs Ashot Nadanian
"Ashot in the Dark" (game of the day Apr-30-2010)
Panormo Zonal (1998), Panormo GRE, rd 4, Oct-27
Dutch Defense: Stonewall. Modern Variation (A90)  ·  1-0



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  Phony Benoni: Looks like one of those situations where the higher rated player gets what feels like a won position and overreaches trying to bring the point home.
Apr-30-10  paavoh: You are correct, "adulterated A56-A79" aka <Phony Benoni>. Nice pun though.
Apr-30-10  grizopoulos: God bless the soul of the late Nikos Karapanos!
Perished at the peak of his youth, on the chessboard, just before he could deliver the winning move against the GENTLEMAN IM Dan Zoler from Israel. Eternal honors and respect to both of them!
George Rizopoulos (Greece)
Apr-30-10  charlietheman: <grizopoulos> Touching that Nikos Karapanos should be celebrated today just as Anand another gentleman of chess has shown that it can be combined with greatness
Apr-30-10  Highlander18: Nikos was a very strong player and a very kind person. His memory and games will stay with us forever.
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  Phony Benoni: I'm sorry for my flippancy; I was not aware of the situation. Certainly White played ingeniously and powerfully, making the most of his chances.
Apr-30-10  kellmano: I thought 27. c6 was a lovely move.
Apr-30-10  kevin86: Anyone who fires a gun in the dark is crazy,foolhearty,or Donald Trump.
Apr-30-10  Chessmensch: Here's some more re the sad passing of Karapanos: "Unfortunately the tournament started with a tragic incident – a well-known figure in Greek chess, Nikolaos Karapanos, passed away due to a heart attack. The incident took place during his game with IM Dan Zoler – in fact in a winning position for Karapanos. His opponent happened to be a doctor and he tried his best to keep his opponent in life but in vain."
Apr-30-10  drpoundsign: That was a Peter Sellers Movie. The first of the vaunted "Clousseau" series.
Aug-25-11  Highlander18: I don't understand drpoundsign's comment - it seems a rude one, concerning the memory of a very nice person and strong chess-player...

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