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Marie Sebag vs Nana Dzagnidze
"Nana Hey Hey Goodbye" (game of the day Nov-19-2015)
6th FIDE Women Grand Prix (2011), Doha QAT, rd 9, Mar-03
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60)  ·  1-0



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Mar-03-11  luzhin: Very entertaining, though not for Dzagnidze. There's a lovely mating line if Black takes the initial offer: 14...hxg5 15.hxg5+ Kg8 16.Nf6+ Bxf6 17.gxf6 Nc8 18.Be5!!-- but Black might have won if she'd been greedier later with 19...Kf7!
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  HeMateMe: How does white finish, after black plays K-b6?
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  paulalbert: Qxa8.
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  HeMateMe: Thanks. oh geez, I was just looking for a mate...
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  scormus: <luzhin> The N-sac used to be one of my favorite tricks when I was at school, and I was surprised how often it worked. I doubt if it would be accepted at a decent level.

However, I fail to see what B didnt play your suggested 19 ... Kf7. Its quite forcing here, but she played it a couple of moves later when it had lost its sting.

An enterprising game by W, well rewarded.

Mar-03-11  riverunner: 19... Kf7?
Mar-03-11  Kinghunt: Does anyone else think that 29...Qf4 wasn't a blunder, but a highly deep, well calculated move by Dzagnidze? It seems kind of suspicious to me that she just needs to keep Koneru from taking first to claim the right to challenge Hou, and then she drops a full point with a bad blunder to one of Koneru's closest competitors.
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  scormus: <riverunner and Kinghun> When I played over this game I didnt feel B's was 2550 standard.

<19 ... Kf7? 20.Qf4!> ... Bf5 perhaps? maybe then 21 Nh5 gxh5. after 19 .... Kf7 W hasnt enough pieces in play to take advantage of the compromised BK position.

After 29 Kb1, W has a clear edge but would have to work for the win against good defense by B.

IMO, a curious game by B but I would like to think it was a deliberate loss

Mar-04-11  Billy Vaughan: In my opinion any game where you get to play 0-0-0+ is a good one :)
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  scormus: <...I would like to think it was a deliberate loss>

just noticed the terrible typo <... I would NOT like to think ....>

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  HeMateMe: Nice pun! Nothing against Nana, but it is cute.
Nov-19-15  technique: 29...♕f4?? is just horrible overseeing the skewer check. 29...♔b6 would have allowed ♗lack to resist more.
Nov-19-15  technique: <Billy Vaughan> definitely you would like this. [Game Collection: Castling with Checkmate
Nov-19-15  ndg2: Yes, 19..Kf7 would have won, but in some variations black would have had to move the king petrosian-like into the mid of the board. Few have the guts for that.
Nov-19-15  belgradegambit: I actually submitted this as "Nana Nana Hey Hey Goodbye" but CG cut out a Nana.
Nov-19-15  indomega: After 30...King moves anywhere then 31.Qxa8 Makes white up a whole rook
Nov-19-15  kubbybulin: What am I missing? Why does black have to centralize his king in the middlegame with 24. ... Ke5? Better seems to be 24. ... de5 25. Ne4 Kf7 and now 26. hg6 doesn't win a rook on h8 for 26. ... Ng6.
Nov-19-15  Nerwal: <What am I missing? Why does black have to centralize his king in the middlegame with 24. ... Ke5? Better seems to be 24. ... de5 25. Ne4 Kf7 and now 26. hg6 doesn't win a rook on h8 for 26. ... Ng6.>

It seems to be a winning attempt as 24... dxe5 is quite an immediate draw.

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  kevin86: Another king chase? Do I see a theme?

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