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Marcos Ortiz vs Mircea-Emilian Parligras
Tromso Olympiad (2014), Tromso NOR, rd 5, Aug-06
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12)  ·  1-0

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Aug-12-14  Bob Loblaw: Now this is a truly remarkable game!
Aug-23-14  offramp: <Bob Loblaw: Now this is a truly remarkable game!>

Yes! The opening is a bit wacky, and then we come to the really study-like bit.

Black played 29...d3 and white seems to have realised that there is no way to stop the d-pawn queening. All he can do is try and create his own attack.


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White pushes the king around a bit and then in this position, unable to stop the promotion, he plays ....


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33.Nd6!
If now 33...d1=Q then white would march his king towards g6 and seriously threaten mate, and the advance of the g-pawn.

Black gives up the exchange to annihilate the dreaded ♘ on d6 (but leaving a passed pawn in its place!), and he seems back in control when he plays 38...Ra8:


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In order to avoid a perpetual from the white rook, the black king steps out into the middle of the board - surely a tremendous relief!

After 42.Re8 black sees that his king can now deal personally with that obdurate white d-pawn.

But when white plays 44.Rxa8 black looks at the board with disgust! Now <he> cannot stop a pawn queening - but this time there is no escape!

An ending with loads of paradoxical positions.

Aug-23-14  BSizzle: <offramp>, great analysis. However, on 31.... d1=Q, I think White has 32. Re8+ Kg7 (forced) 33. Bf6+. 33... Kg6 leads to 34. h5+ Kh6 35. Nf7++, and 33... Kh6 leads to at least a draw by repetition.

As Black, I would play 31... Rf3+. 32. Kf3 d1=Q+ gives Black the tempo needed to check the White king into suffocation, while I believe 32. Kg5 leaves the black rook on the all-important f file to protect against a mating net while playing 32... d1=Q.

Thoughts?

Aug-23-14  offramp: <BSizzle> it is all so mind-boggling! I'll have another look over the next few days but I think it might be beyond my level of competence.
Feb-06-15
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  ToTheDeath: What a truly remarkable game.

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