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Denis Khismatullin vs Pavel Eljanov
"And a Step to the Right" (game of the day Feb-12-2016)
European Championship (2015), Jerusalem ISR, rd 10, Mar-06
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  1-0

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May-10-15  morfishine: I was shocked then, I'm shocked now
May-10-15  mike1: Jan Timman discussed this game and Kg1 in full in the latest NIC Magazin. He called it the move of the year but points out the 44... Rd5 will most likely draw.
May-10-15
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  offramp: <mike1: Jan Timman discussed this game and Kg1 in full in the latest NIC Magazin. He called it the move of the year but points out the 44... Rd5 will most likely draw.>

I suppose it might do. I wouldn't play 44...Rd5, though.

I'd take the rook with check! And get a massive passed pawn on d3!

May-10-15  Howard: For the record, I was the one who nominated this one for GOTD. Just read about it in New in Chess the other day.

But I must have overlooked the allegation that 44...Rd5 might have drawn ! Let me took another look at that article.

May-10-15  FairyPromotion: This game was played only a couple of months ago, yet it could have been GotD a lot sooner. I was following this game live, and 44. Kg1 had left me in awe when it was played. I was even questioning whether it was a transmission error, but the depth of the concept soon was revealed. It still doesn't fail to please, no matter how many times you've played it over.

<FSR> I've read many of your post about the greatest moves ever, and especially when I first about Mitrofanov's Deflection in M Paragua vs D Debashis, 2012 I was completely fascinated. Because of the dynamics of this site you might not hear it a lot, but I believe a lot of members appreciate your contributions, and I wanted to say thank you for them. I'd like to add some other moves that have not been mentioned in this thread, nor in Krabbe's list, but are a must to all best move lists: 30...Rxb2!! in Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931, 24. Qxe5!! in Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946, 20. Bb5!! in Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993, 14. Qxe6+!! in Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008, 21. Bd8!! in A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012.

May-10-15
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  Karne: With this devastatingly exquisite performance, one might be inclined to think that Denis finished the tournament with a perfect score of 11/11, but sadly...he finished second to a much resistant Evgeny Najer.
May-10-15  waustad: Oh. It's this game. I saw the pun and wondered but as the game got near the end it was, "Oh year, that one." Great game and a fun pun. I wonder if Tim Curry plays chess.
May-10-15  waustad: He might like the Frankenstein-Dracula variation ;)
May-10-15
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  FSR: <FairyPromotion> Thanks for your kind words, and also for your list of other fantastic moves, some of which were new to me.
May-11-15
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  kevin86: mate will come soonest from a queen seemingly coming from all directions at once.
May-12-15  torrefan: Well how do we know it was not just an unintentional blunder into a "brilliancy"? He played Kg1 not seeing his rook was en prise, then panicked, and stumbled into a mate later.

It happens all the time.

May-12-15  Jim Bartle: Yeah. Grandmasters blunder and stumble into mate all the time.
May-24-15  falso contacto: DK rules.
Jun-16-15  SpiritedReposte: Black tries for a win with ...Kh6 and gets shocked with Kg1. How cruel chess can be! It's like the rules are suspended in that final combination.
Jul-16-15
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  wordfunph: "In fact I simply picked up my king, not wanting to be mated in one move."

- GM Denis Khismatullin (on how he found the stunning 44.Kg1!!)

Source: NIC Magazine 2015 #3

Feb-12-16
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  HeMateMe: Lets do the Time Warp Dance!
Feb-12-16  goodevans: Just who are the <CHUMPS> that are proposing games to be GOTD so soon after they've already been GOTD?

<Whoever you are, can you PLEASE STOP doing it!!!!>

Feb-12-16  goodevans: ... I suppose we should all be grateful that whoever it was didn't have the audacity to change the pun (unlike yesterday: Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015).
Feb-12-16  Nf8: <Just who are the <CHUMPS> that are proposing games to be GOTD so soon after they've already been GOTD?>

As I explained yesterday, they're featuring the 10 top games that were voted by members of this site as Best Games of 2015 - Game Collection: Best Games of 2015 (that's also where the alternative puns were coming from).

Feb-12-16  Eyal: Speaking of other great - and surprising - moves of which <Kg1!!> is reminiscent, I'd mention <30.h3!!> in Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977. There it's also a "quiet" move that takes care of the king's safety (temporarily giving up a rook) in a very tense position, and a heavy piece endgame where White has an advanced passer on the c-file and Black on the d-file...
Feb-12-16
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  kevin86: The pawn on g2 will deliver mate soon.
Feb-12-16  YetAnotherAmateur: Let's do the time loss again!
It's just a move to the left
And a pawn shift to the right
Castle to kingside
And grab that open file
And it's that b-pawn thrust that really drives you insa-a-a-a-a-ne Let's do the time loss again!
Let's do the time loss again!

Well I was pushing up the board
I was having a think
when my opposing guy
gave me an evil wink
Well it shook me up
It took me by surprise
He had a forking threat
And a smile in his eyes
He stared at me
And I felt a change
Time meant nothing
Then my clock flag fell.

Feb-12-16  morfishine: <YetAnotherAmateur> Nice post!
Feb-12-16
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  HeMateMe: ^^nice parody, dude!
Feb-02-20  ndg2: Of course 56.Kg1 is an absolutely astonishing move. But not knowing more about the game, I wonder how much of that was calculated before in move 42.Qh8, because Denis couldn't just expected the normal 42..Rxc6, but had to have something against 42..Qc2. 43.Re1 doesn't seem to cut it.
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