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Viktor Erdos vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
"Love Shak" (game of the day Feb-14-2012)
Gibraltar Masters (2012), La Caleta GIB, rd 6, Jan-29
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Kavalek Defense (E62)  ·  0-1



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Jan-29-12  Blunderdome: Woah.
Jan-29-12  Gilmoy: Queen as bait, seeing the complications and inviting them. Not sure it's worth all those free tempi, though.

<27..Bxa1> must be a deeply calculated refutation of White's attack. <29..Nd7> (the other one is pinned) is nice: looks crazy, but heck, it's forced. Black coolly returns material, White is suddenly hanging everywhere.

Four queens is a fitting end. Underpromoting to a Rook maybe avoids a stalemate trap :)

Jan-30-12  Stjef: An epic game, where the complications just keep coming. So many unusual combinational themes. 29...Nd7!, 38...c4! (instead of 38...Kxf8, which I guess most of us mortals would have played). Anyway, Mamedyarovs calculations may have been deep, but not perfect, as it seems that Erdos missed the winning 29. Qe8 Qf3 30. Bf4. But he was short on time, it seemed.
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  Penguincw: What a game! So many "sacrifices". Even though Erdos loss, I don't think he cares that he lost. He just loss an epic game.
Feb-02-12  hedgeh0g: This is what Black's position looked like out of the opening:

29.Qe8 just wins on the spot.

Feb-14-12  UrVileWedge: I don't understand 20. Nd3.

Why not just Nxe6?

Feb-14-12  consul: <hedgeh0g: 29.Qe8 just wins on the spot.> This is how love for Shak (word which sounds like King, or monarch, in persian) has turned White into...
Feb-14-12  thomastonk: <UrVileWedge: Why not just Nxe6?> Because of 21.. h5. 20. Nd3 is okay, since White remains clearly better. Other ideas are 20.Qd3 or to move the Ra1 from the long diagonal.

White's attack is winning, e.g. 29.Qe8, when 29.. Qf3 is answered by 30.Bf4, curtains. The text move 29.Nd7 looses almost all advantage, and White's next two moves are also wrong. Maybe Erdos was in time trouble.

Feb-14-12  nonox: Far too much complicated for me. Nice fight anyway.
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  Once: <Gilmoy: Underpromoting to a Rook maybe avoids a stalemate trap :)>

I wondered about that too. But Fritz says that there's nothing wrong with promotion to a queen. I guess black was just showboating a little.

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Feb-14-12  lost in space: Love Shak from The B52's


If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says 15 miles to the, Love Shack! Love Shack yeah
I'm headin' down the Atlanta highway, lookin' for the love getaway Heading for the love getaway, love getaway,
I got me a car, it's as big as a whale and we're headin' on down To the Love Shack
I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So come on and bring your jukebox money
The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together Love Shack baby, Love Shack bay-bee.
Love baby, that's where it's at, Oh love baby, that's where it's at Sign says, Woo, stay away fools, 'cause love rules at the Love Shack! Well it's set way back in the middle of a field,
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back
Glitter on the mattress
Glitter on the highway
Glitter on the front porch
Glitter on the hallway
The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together Love Shack baby! Love Shack, that's where it's at!
Huggin' and a kissin', dancin' and a lovin', wearin' next to nothing Cause it's hot as an oven
The whole shack shimmies! The whole shack shimmies when everybody's Movin' around and around and around!
Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby!
Folks linin' up outside just to get down
Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby
Funky little shack! Funky little shack!
Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail! I got me a car, it seats about 20
So come on up and bring your jukebox money.
Bang bang bang on the door baby! Knock a little louder baby! Bang bang bang on the door baby! I can't hear you
Your what? Tin roof, rusted!
Love Shack, baby Love Shack!
Love baby, that's where it's at
Huggin' and a kissin', dancin' and a lovin' at the love shack

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  piltdown man: What a game! White played brilliantly, Black just that little bit better. Great fighting chess.
Feb-14-12  Garech: Great game!


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  scormus: A remarkable entertaining battle, and a near Byzantine position at around move 30. At this stage W was completely in charge, so how did he not win? Do such positions defy the patterns in the players' minds?

<Thomastonk> Yes, certainly W seemed to have a blind spot regarding 29 Qe8. He would still have kept some advantage after 30 Qe8 but perhaps he was chasing Qxf8#. And B defended well

Feb-14-12  NewLine: This game was way too SHARK!
Great minds collision, White forces Shark to play some D, then D leads to O, money time, 4 queens, FTW!
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  kevin86: This was a good Valentine's puzzle-even if someone mistook promotion for emotion.

The pieses fly!

Feb-14-12  Whitehat1963: Phenomenal game! But I feel like I must be missing something obvious. Why not 24. Bxf6?
Feb-14-12  twin phoenix: this was a very well played game! the Q ending was extremely interesting. black played very accurately in this ending or at least it seemed so to me.
Aug-30-14  Whitehat1963: What happens if 14...Qxe5?
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  perfidious: <Whitehat> On 14....Qxe5, 15.Bf4 is very strong: 15....Qxb2 16.Rb1.
Aug-30-14  Whitehat1963: Thanks, <perfidious>. I could see some potential replies, but it probably wouldn't have dissuaded me over the board. Yet another example of why I don't have a collection of GM games under my profile!
Apr-04-15  CMDMB: Looking at some of Mamedyarov's games I see a quality unlike that of other modern players. Incredible tactical vision (exploited beautifully in both defense and attack), creativity, and fearlessness.

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