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Frederick Rhine vs D Gregory Bungo
Greater Midwest Classic (2013), Rosemont, IL USA, rd 4, Jul-06
Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51)  ·  1-0



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  Check It Out: The only <FSR> game left without comment so lets make it a good one:


Aug-07-13  KlingonBorgTatar: I'll start with the pun: Cracked Skull.
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  Check It Out: Like A Rhinestone Cowboy
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  FSR: <Check It Out> That pun was suggested by me, and used by, for K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992 (the first pun I ever submitted).
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  FSR: I analyzed this game in my forum, and at .
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  Check It Out: How about: A River Runs Through It


Danube, Rhine!

Aug-07-13  DoctorD: Rhine plays the Main line.
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  FSR: Bungo in the Jungle.
Feb-03-14  PaulLovric: more like Death on the river Rhine!
Feb-03-14  john barleycorn: i could think of a good pun if the opponents name was Bunga...
Feb-03-14  torrefan: You should know that bungo is the tagalog word for skull. Bunga is fruit.
Feb-03-14  john barleycorn: take the italian fruits...bunga bunga
Feb-03-14  PaulLovric: something to do with Hercule Poirot (Gregory Bungo Poirot) and "death on the Rhine", would be a clever pun
Feb-04-14  Abdel Irada: Bungo in the Jungo?

Jun-04-15  bmcniece: Damn, powerful opening, good job. I definitely like Qc2 in this opening best as well
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  FSR: This game was from the Greater Midwest Classic. I had played as the "guest master" at a G/40, delay/5 event four months before (my first regular-rated tournament of the millennium!), where I had dropped my master rating due to a time pressure misadventure. Delay is <not> the same as increment (the latter is <much> preferable), as I had discovered to my dismay.

Silver lining: I was enabled to play as an under-2200 here - my <second> regular-rated tournament of the millennium. (Third if you count the 2000 U.S. Masters, but you shouldn't. The millennium began in 2001.) I tied for second, winning $700, by far the most money I've ever won. It's good to see that I'm not totally over the hill at almost 53.

This game was played on Board 1 in Round 4. My opponent was the sole leader at 3-0. I was one of five players a half-point behind.

Rhine (2185)- D Gregory Bungo (floored at 2000) July 6, 2013

<1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5> This was my third White already. My first two White games had been King's Indians and I had managed to win both, but by no means smoothly. I had heard that my opponent played the Modern, so after he'd played 1...Nf6 I expected 2...g6 with yet another King's Indian. The Budapest was a welcome surprise. <3.dxe5 Ne4?!> The Fajarowicz! This opening has never made any sense to me, and this game did nothing to alter that opinion. But I was kicking myself for not studying it. Fajarowicz fanatic Dean Arond was also playing in the section, but I knew I wouldn't play him so I hadn't bothered looking at it. <4.a3> Looks like a waste of time, but this is considered perhaps the best line against the Fajarowicz. With ...Bb4+ stopped, the knight on e4 looks silly.

<4...d6> Black usually interpolates 4...Nc6 5.Nf3. There's also 4...Qh4!?, introduced in O'Kelly vs Bisguier, 1969. Bisguier drew in 12 moves, but almost everyone else has lost, often quickly. Wiegel vs G Fiebig, 1984 (1-0, 9) shows how White should play. But one White player did lose: in A J Whiteley vs A Dunn, 1989, IM Whiteley lost to an unknown in 6 moves! Then there's 4...b6, which I'm told is a good weapon in blitz, accompanied by a horrified facial expression so as to tempt 5.Qd5!? But Komodo 12 says it's still good for White after 5...Bb7 6.Qxb7 Nc6 7.b4! and now 7...a6 8.f3 Rb8 9.Qxb8 or 7...Rb8 8.Qa6 Nxf2! 9.Nf3 Nxg1 10.g3. But simply 5.g3 Bb7 6.Nf3 (+0.90) is best. <5.Qc2> The move 4.a3 prepared. Another six-move Fajarowicz special (is there anything to the opening besides traps?): 5.exd6 Bxd6 6.g3?? Nxf2! 0-1 M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1932. <5...d5> Very logical, this Fajarowicz: 4...d6 and 5...d5. Well, I guess it does destroy my dreams of capturing en passant. Dean (and theory) prefer 5...Nc5. An important point is that 5...Bf5 is met by 6.Nc3! Ng3 (6...Nxc3 7.Qxf5 Nd5 8.e6±) 7.e4! Bxe4 8.Nxe4 Nxh1 9.exd6± (the knight on h1 will fall, leaving White with two bishops for a rook), à la Reshevsky vs Bisguier, 1954. It's a bad sign for an opening when the most theoretically important game was played almost 65 years ago. <6.cxd5> Not bad, but Watson and Houdini prefer 6.e3! <6...Qxd5 7.Nc3 Nxc3 8.Qxc3 Nc6>


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  FSR: Now the natural 9.Nf3 Bg4 10.Bf4 0-0-0 would give Black some compensation for the pawn, so . . . <9.Bf4!> Here, Komodo recommends 9...Be6 10.Rd1 Qc5 11.Qxc5 Bxc5 with some (but not enough) positional compensation for the pawn. White's pawn structure with the pawn on e5 is somewhat reminiscent of the "Berlin Wall" against the Ruy Lopez, except that here the pawn is extra. <9...Bf5 10.Rd1!> The point of 9.Bf4. No 0-0-0 for you! <10...Qe4> Again, 10...Qc5 is better, but trading queens and trying to grovel a draw is no fun. <11.e3 Nb4?> The sort of thing that Budapest/Fajarowicz players dream of. But why should this cowabunga (cowabungo?) attack work? <12.f3> Yawn. <12...Nc2+ 13.Kf2 Qa4> Threatening 14...Nxe3 15.Bxe3 Qxd1. <14.b3?!> Very careless! Beware of complacency in a winning position! This move gets the question mark for its objective merit, and the exclam for succeeding so well. Simply 14.Rd2! or 14.Rc1! leaves White with a won game. The knight on c2 is not long for this world. <14...Qxa3??> Luckily, my opponent was equally careless, overlooking my next move. I was rightly worried about 14...Qc6!, when Black would suddenly be back in the game! Then on 15.Qxc6 bxc6, Black's knight has a flight square - thanks to the stupid 14.b3? - and the half-open b-file will enable Black to attack White's b-pawn. <15.Bb5+> Crushing. Komodo immediately announces mate in 17! Black's <best> line (apart from "resigns") is the abject 15...Bd7 16.Bxd7+ Kd8. <15...c6> 15...Ke7 is mated by 16.Qxc7+ Ke6 17.Qd7#. <16.Bxc6+ Ke7> Here, annoyingly, I saw no quick mate, e.g. 17.Bg5+ f6 18.exf6+ Kf7 and the king can run to g6, so I decided to take all of Black's pieces. <17.Bxb7> Threatening 18.Bxa8 and, worse, 18.Qc7+ and mate next. Imagine, Black has sacrificed two pawns to reach this position! Komodo says that it's mate in 12 more moves. <17...Rd8> <18.Bg5+ f6 19.exf6+ Kf7 20.Rxd8> Greg decided to call it a day.
Sep-06-19  Serpentin: thanks FSR!

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