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Sam Shankland vs Lubomir Ftacnik
Casino de Barcelona (2013), Barcelona ESP, rd 5, Oct-29
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70)  ·  1-0

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Oct-29-13  hellopolgar: Nice, quite loop-sided.
Oct-30-13  DoctorD: Was it so loop-sided there was a smoothered mate?
Oct-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Can't be-Black's king is tooo oopen.

Or should that be 'twoo open'?

Ah dunno-this heah English is a toough language!

Oct-30-13  notyetagm: S Shankland vs Ftacnik, 2013

A very sharp game by Shankland, with lots and lots of <ZWISCHENZUG>, one of my favorite tactics.

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Game Collection: SHANKLAND'S BEST GAMES

Oct-30-13  notyetagm: S Shankland vs Ftacnik, 2013

39 ?


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39 ♕g4xa4! <bdnps: blockaders do not protect squares!>


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Game Collection: BLOCKADERS DO *NOT* PROTECT SQUARES! YDNPS! 39 Qg4xa4! e8-queen blockades e8-sq from advance of e7-passer

Oct-31-13  The Last Straw: Ah hah hah, nice and unexpected move.

Understanding these kind of moves is the easy part, finding them over the board and/or formally explaining them is what requires practice.

Nov-01-13  notyetagm: S Shankland vs Ftacnik, 2013

<The Last Straw: Ah hah hah, nice and unexpected move.

Understanding these kind of moves is the easy part, finding them over the board and/or formally explaining them is what requires practice.>

Repeat after me:

Game Collection: BLOCKADERS DO *NOT* PROTECT SQUARES! YDNPS!

:-)

Nov-01-13  The Last Straw: Heh heh. :)
Nov-01-13  notyetagm: S Shankland vs Ftacnik, 2013

<The Last Straw: Heh heh. :)>

:-)

Nov-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ajk68: If 50...Kf8 51. Qh8 Kf7 52. Qg8#

If 50...Ke6 51. Qg4+ Kf7 52. Rg7+ any 53. Rxe7 Kxe7 54. Qg5 any 55. Qxf6 Kxf6 56. a5

Is there a more direct winning line after 50...Ke6, ?

Nov-20-13  notyetagm: S Shankland vs Ftacnik, 2013

Wow, what a beautiful game by Shankland.

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Feb-02-14
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  FSR: Very impressive game by Shankland.
Feb-02-14
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  FSR: Shanked.

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