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Richard Rapport vs Ahmed Adly
"Beat the Rap" (game of the day Aug-29-2015)
World Team Championship (2015), Tsaghkadzor ARM, rd 7, Apr-26
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: General (A01)  ·  0-1

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Apr-26-15  CountryGirl: A real Wild West shoot-out here. Adly was the last man standing, and Rapport ended up shot full of holes. I seriously enjoy Richard's games, just like I do Jobava's games. He plays with adventure and esprit. Of course that's not necessarily how you become a world top 10 player (Bronstein excepted).
Apr-27-15  offramp: <CountryGirl> thanks for bringing this game into my ambit. Is there anyone who loves chess that doesn't salute 1...h7-h5? That is the mark of a real chess player.
Apr-27-15  offramp: Sorry, it's 1...a7-a5 of course. Sorry about that.
May-26-15  OmarSakr: 1...a5 :D
Jun-29-15
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  Phony Benoni: Tarrasch has spun clear out of his grave, and was last seen orbiting Jupiter.

There are no rules any more. Only tactics.

Aug-29-15
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  Penguincw: < Nimzo-Larsen Attack: General >

Hmm. If 1...a5 is the main line(s) of the Nimzo-Larsen Attack, I wonder what a move like 1...e5 would be classified as.

Surprisingly, 3.b4 is the novelty: Opening Explorer.

I thought 1...a5 would already be it.

Aug-29-15  castagno: Same feeling, Offramp!
Aug-29-15  Abdel Irada: I've been known to play the Polish, and from that experience I can say that 1. ...a5 is not such a strange move. Against 1. b3 it is a bit slower, but in this case it doesn't matter because White tried to transpose into a Polish anyway with the absurd 3. b4.

It was the heroic antics with which White tried to recover his pawn, though, that really amused me. By move 11, White has invented his own entirely new opening: some sort of hybrid Polish-Grob Gambit which, based on this result, I don't expect anyone to emulate anytime soon.

Aug-29-15  Abdel Irada: It may be that White has already strayed with 2. e4. It can certainly be argued that this is inconsistent with the Larsen pawn structure, which usually involves e3 and sometimes also f4. As in the King's Indian, the pawn chain usually forms on the same color as the fianchettoed bishop.

But I suppose one could stretch a point and look at this opening as a bid for some sort of wing-reversed Grunfeld — although in practice I think it usually results in White getting his wings pulled off.

Aug-29-15  morfishine: Fun game that follows the natural progression stemming from 1.b3, but 7.g4 was going over the top, a case of wanting one's cake and eat it too, and ending up with neither
Aug-29-15  dusk: After 22. Nd3 and 23. Bxc3 white is more than fine I think.
Aug-29-15  dusk: Is this a blitz game or what?
Aug-29-15  7he5haman: <dusk> if 22.Nd3 then 22...Qxd2+
Aug-29-15  dusk: <7the5haman> Total blindness. Thank you
Aug-29-15
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  Penguincw: < dusk: Is this a blitz game or what? >

No, it says classical. It's from a classical tournament anyway.

< This game is type: CLASSICAL >

Aug-29-15
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  kevin86: is this chess of the future or a skittles game? I think the jury is out...
Aug-29-15  dark.horse: No - it's chess of the _past_ : April 2015 to be exact :)
Aug-29-15  Abdel Irada: Skittles of the Future (which can only be played while eating Skittles, thanks to a near party-line vote on HR-51721, in the inaugural meeting of the 394th Congress).

Aug-29-15  dusk: <Penguincw> I had checked for that but couldn't see anything. Mobile version lacks so many things. Thank you.
Aug-29-15  Moszkowski012273: 21...Qd4 was much stronger.
Aug-29-15  Moszkowski012273: it's also pretty awesome how the knight was untouchable on ...22

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