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Walter Arencibia Rodriguez vs Silver Kamuhangire
"Peasants vs. Castle" (game of the day Jan-17-2021)
Novi Sad Olympiad (1990), Novi Sad YUG, rd 2, Nov-18
Indian Game: East Indian Defense (E00)  ·  0-1



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Jan-11-13  wlg: Wow!.. <Silver pawns in Water side>

Nice to see how a <small<!>> difference in ratings can be solved in a game.

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  OhioChessFan: White's handling of his h Pawn was a mess early on, and Black worked hard to convert a long game against a player 300 points higher.
Dec-08-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: The material comparison for a major stretch of the game was a rook vs. a bunch of pawns.

Pawns are peasants in other languages. E.g., that makes more sense to me than translating "Bauer" as "farmer".

Peasants vs. Castle

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  al wazir: I think 42...Kg4 would have finished white off in a hurry.

For example, 43. Bxg3 Kxg3 44. Rdxe5 Rxe5 45. Rxe5 Ng4 46. Rf5 f2.

Or 43. Rdxe5 Rxe5 44. Rxe5 Kxh4 45. Re4+ Ng4.

Or 43. Bd8 g2+ 44. Kf2 Re2+ 45. Kg1 Re1+.

Jan-17-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: <al wazir>,

Although the engine likes your 42 ... Kg4 line, it thinks you overlooked 46 ... Rg5 in your first variation. And that move does seem to undermine your " ... in a hurry" theory.

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  offramp: <wlg: Nice to see how a <small<!>> difference in ratings can be solved in a game.>

<Wlg> is referring to the Elos. White was 2555, Black 2255.

Jan-17-21  Brenin: On a day when Uganda has been in the headlines, <Sanguhire vs Rowe, 1990> is another entertaining game from the 1990 Olympiad.
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  offramp: <Brenin: On a day when Uganda has been in the headlines, <Sanguhire vs Rowe, 1990> is another entertaining game from the 1990 Olympiad.>

Google says,
<Your search - Sanguhire Rowe chess - did not match any documents.>

Is it on the dark web?

Jan-17-21  Brenin: <offramp>: It should read <Kamuhangire vs Rowe, 1990>: blame my bad typing (or maybe carelessly unchecked predictive typing).
Jan-17-21  Ironmanth: Love this game!! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe out there today. ;)
Jan-17-21  AdolfoAugusto: Storming the Castle!
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  offramp: In the UK after Brexit, Google only allows three failed searches before one is permanently locked out.
Jan-17-21  RandomVisitor: White could have started mopping up operations at move 17:

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<38/61 03:30 +5.01 17.exd6 cxd6 18.d5> e5 19.Rg5 Nxg2+ 20.Rxg2 h4 21.Bxf5 Qf6 22.Bg6+ Kd7 23.Be4 h3 24.Rg6 Qf8 25.0-0-0 Re8 26.Bg3 Nf6 27.Bc2 Kc8

Jan-17-21  RandomVisitor: Due to many missed black opportunities, as late as move 51 white had good drawing chances:

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<41/46 03:05 0.00 51.Rg7 Kf5 52.Rxa7> Rd3 53.Rf7+ Kg6 54.Rf8 Nh6 55.Rf6+ Kh5 56.Be1 Kg5 57.Rb6 e4 58.Rxb5+ Kf4 59.Rb4 c3 60.Bxc3 Nf5 61.Rb2 Rd5

Jan-17-21  RandomVisitor: At move 30 keeping the queens on the board would have been better for white:

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<58/94 35:51 +1.34 30.Qe4 Rxe6 31.a4> g3 32.Bxg3 fxg3 33.Rxg3 Rf6 34.Rxg7 Qf8 35.Qg2 Rf1+ 36.Qxf1 Qxg7 37.Qf3 e4 38.Rd8+ Kb7 39.Qxe4+ Ka6 40.Rd4 c5

Jan-17-21  V Geriakov: Extremely well-played performance on black's part, a true "pawn power chess" scenario and a more than GOTD-worthy game. The pun doesn't get me though, so someone please help by explaining it a bit if you understood.
Jan-18-21  Brenin: <V Geriakov>: In German, pawn = Bauer, which means farmer, or peasant in earlier times. In English, rooks are sometimes called castles. Hence peasants vs castle is a good description the battle between Black's pawns and White's rook.

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