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Boni Vandermeulen vs Vladimir Aleksandrovich Napalkov
"The Boni Situation" (game of the day Aug-31-2019)
Sergey Korolev Memorial email (2008) (correspondence), ICCF email, Feb-01
French Defense: Two Knights Variation (C00)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Have no clue as to why Black didn't immediately snatch the Bd3, the deadliest enemy of the French Defense.
Aug-31-19  RandomVisitor: The losing move appears to be 20...Rb8, with 20...f6 or 20...Nxd3 possibly resulting in an even game. Since this was a correspondence game it will need much deeper analysis.
Aug-31-19  TrczkWszczinsk: Isn't 18. ... b3 more natural than 18. ... a3, after which all lines on the queen side stay closed?
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  Sargon: A superb <paronomasia>—meritorious of swift and decisive action on the field of prattle.

Accordingly, I, Sargon—<Punmaster General>—hereby promote <LivBlockade> to the rank of <Punnery Sergeant>, with all the rights and privileges attendant thereto. Congratulations, soldier...

Aug-31-19  RandomVisitor: After 20.Qf4

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<60/73 9:56:55 0.00 20...Nxd3 21.Rxd3 Kh8> 22.Nd4 Bd7 23.Bxe7 Qxe7 24.h5 h6 25.Re1 Rc7 26.Rf3 Kh7 27.g4 Kg8 28.Rg1 Rc3 29.Rxc3 bxc3 30.Qe3 f6 31.Nf3 Be8 32.Qxc3 fxe5 33.Nxe5 Rxf2 34.Re1 Qf6 35.Qc8 Rf1 36.Qxe8+ Kh7 37.Qg6+ Kh8 38.Qe8+

Aug-31-19  Jazzer32: why resign, what about 25... g6 ?
Aug-31-19  KID Slayer: Very poorly played game on Black's part. First he closes up the White king's surroundings from any potential break with 18...a3?, and then he aimlessly shuffles his rook back and forth while ignoring the chance to snatch White's bishop on d3. Not to mention how he allows White to quickly set up an attack on the kingside thereafter.
Aug-31-19  RandomVisitor: <TrczkWszczinsk>After 18.Bd3 black has a complicated position that can easily be mismanaged without precise play

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47/90 2:03:57 -0.30 18...Rc8 19.h5 d4 20.Bxe7 dxe3 21.Bxd8 Rfxd8 22.fxe3 a3 23.Be2 Na4 24.Rxd8+ Rxd8 25.Rh4 Rb8 26.Nd4 Bxg2 27.h6 Bd5 28.Rg4 g6 29.Nb5 axb2 30.Bd3 Nc3+ 31.Kxb2 Nd1+ 32.Kc1 f5 33.exf6 b3 34.a4 Nxe3 35.Rf4 g5 36.Rb4 bxc2 37.Bxc2 Rd8 38.Bd3 Nf5 39.Nc3 Nxh6 40.a5 g4 41.Nxd5 Rxd5 42.Bc4 Rc5 43.a6 Kf7 44.Ra4 Rc8 45.a7 Ra8 46.Ra6 g3 47.Bxe6+ Kg6 48.Bc4 g2 49.f7+ Kg7

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  thegoodanarchist: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Have no clue as to why Black didn't immediately snatch the Bd3, the deadliest enemy of the French Defense.>

Thanks, English, for this advice

Aug-31-19  waustad: Seeing “boni” I thought of another site.
Aug-31-19  RandomVisitor: After 16.Bg5, does black have enough advantage to press on for a win?

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<50/70 4:09:35 -0.52 16...Rc8> 17.Bxe7 Qxe7 18.Nd4 Bd7 19.h5 f6 20.f3 h6 21.Nb3 Nxb3 22.exf6 Qxf6 23.cxb3 Kh8 24.Qh4 Rc5 25.Qg4 Qe7 26.Qh4 Qxh4 27.Rxh4 e5 28.Bd3 Kg8 29.Re1 Bf5 30.Bxf5 Rxf5 31.a3 Rb5 32.axb4 Rxb4 33.Rxb4 axb4 34.g4 Rxf3 35.Rxe5 Rg3 36.Rxd5 Rxg4 37.Rb5 Rg5 38.Rxb4 Rxh5 39.Rd4 g5 40.b4 Rh4 41.Rxh4 gxh4 42.b5 Kf7

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