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Haydn J Barber vs Mark Hebden
Bunratty Masters op (2000), Bunratty IRL, rd 1
Spanish Game: Exchange. King's Bishop Variation (C68)  ·  0-1



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May-03-21  Brenin: Good strategic thinking by White: my Q is attacked and must retreat; c3 or d2 would restrict the possibilities for developing my N on b1, and d1 would waste two tempi, so d3 it has to be. Ooops!
May-03-21  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the strong English GM Mark Hebden finally found 10.-,Bxh2+! 11.Kxh2/Nxh2,Qxd3, winning white's unprotected queen. GM Nigel Short wrote onces, that Mark Hebden's opening repertoire with black "is carved in stone" (Closed Ruy Lopez, Two Knights, and King's Indian), which has of course its pros (knowing all the ins and outs) and contras (predictable). The great Bobby Fischer argued, that this line of the Ruy Lopez Exchange (1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.Bb5,a6 4.Bxc6,dxc6 5.0-0,Bd6?! 6.d4,exd4), which I played (and lost [!] after declining a draw offer) with the white pieces in a decisive game 39 years ago, favours white ("My 60 Memorable Games", game 56). Maybe food for thoughts on Monday?!
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  perfidious: One rather suspects Hebden's move did not come 'after long thinking'; any competent club player would spot this fairly quickly.
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  Willem Wallekers: Too much whisk<e>y?
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  Messiah: Terrible!
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  chrisowen: Tops i ooh Bxh2+ gifted it a feel pear-shape boat it tab in tops i ooh Qd2 flush again aqua kong Qd3 finish aah hark add ebullient it jalopy duff duck chuck it tao Bxh2+ ebb ...
May-03-21  zb2cr: Simple, Black wins White's Queen for a Bishop with 10. ... Bxh2+.
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  benveniste: Once upon a time in a high school tournament, I spent 3 solid minutes trying to figure out why my opponent was sacrificing their queen. Eventually I shrugged and took the queen. They resigned.
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  gawain: There's no quick mate, therefore (since it is Monday) Black must be able to win the White queen, which just happens to be hanging. . . .
May-03-21  njdanie: Cheapoh!!!
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  saffuna: Haydn lost the handel on the position.
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  perfidious: One might say that, yaas.
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  thegoodanarchist: White's 10th move was a beginner's blunder. Shocking.
May-03-21  popnstart: there's hope for me yet!! this Monday started off great!
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  drollere: <Brenin: Good strategic thinking by White: my Q is attacked and must retreat; c3 or d2 would restrict the possibilities for developing my N on b1>

i'm pretty sure white was trying to hold the p on c4; nothing wrong with a N on d2. and why does a pawn get to c4 in a ruy lopez?

May-03-21  awfulhangover: 10. Qd3????
May-03-21  amadeus: Insanely easy.
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  chrisowen: For queen and count x
May-03-21  TheBish: Barber was from Australia, and this was round 1. Maybe jet lag was involved?
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  Louben: Too easy even for a Monday
May-03-21  moncul36: Ok, how does a 2149 player make this kind of rookie mistake?
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  saffuna: Probably not on Haydn's lizst of favorite games.
May-03-21  Nullifidian: 10... ♗xh2+ followed by 11... ♕xd3
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  noads4me: Should be 1\2 *
May-04-21  TheaN: <10....Bxh2+ with Qxd3> is early learned tactical stuff; don't line up major pieces undefended etc. I didn't respond to this yesterday, but given I'm 2/2 in this so far bizarre week I'll go with it.
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