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Adam Spirek vs Manuel Cabanas Jimenez
Bunratty Masters (2016), Bunratty IRL, rd 4, Feb-20
Scandinavian Defense: Portuguese Variation (B01)  ·  0-1



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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Quite a violent assault in our Opening of the Day for 25 December 2016. Perhaps the silicon monsters can find a defense for White, but over the board the task proved too difficult.
Dec-25-16  PhilFeeley: Did white lose on time? How does the attack proceed?

Incredible sacs to get it going, though.

Dec-25-16  WorstPlayerEver: <An Englishman>

Very good morning! Well, I'm not going to reveal the secret of the silicon monster. I could take a little peep at it myself though.

However, since we're getting at a point where GMs are sneaking around in the background at fora like this to scoop up revelant info which they might use for their practices, especially when it comes down to opening theory, I'm like: yeah right.

I sort of put it *to the test* you see.

"Because getting what people say is one thing, yet getting what they don't say could be a totally different horse. Then we are speaking of things like elections.."

Quote: © WPE 2016

Dec-25-16  WorstPlayerEver: Although it's needless to say 10. c5 Be7 11. f4 exd5 12. Bh3 turns Black's defense to goat cheese.
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  Gilmoy: <33.Kb1> Nf2 <shields Black's Q, forks Rh1 and Rc1+ -- White has no time to save everything>

34.Re1 <almost saves everything!>

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Black has at least three plans:

- 34..Qxh1 35.Qxh1 <but see below> Nxh1 36.Rxh1 Rd2, up two pawns and a mobile King.

- 34..Rd2 <with the idea Qf5+> 35.Kc1 <whoops ok maybe not>

- 34..Qf5+ 35.Ka1 Qc2 (or Rd2)

I think White can always defend b2 in time (with Rb1), so Black has no easy mate hunting sideways. Black can deep-think to find a win by force, else shrug and take the "easy" endgame win ...

... except that it's not quite so easy, since (in the 1st line) White's Q recapture isn't forced. White can return the exchange for a perpetual try, with primitive :) tactical shots:

- 34..Qxh1 35.Qxf2!? Rd1+ 36.Kc2[] <36.Rxd1 Qxd1# -- he knows he's offering the R> Rxe1 <so that Black's Q overprotects e4!> 37.Qf5+:

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Now it's the Qf5-Qc8 perpetual. Black can return the R to deflect the Q to a worse diagonal:

37..K(g8,h8) 38.Qc8+ Re8!? <he knows he's getting it back> 39.Qxe8+ Kh7 <there is no Qe8-Qe4 perpetual because Black's Q-sees-e4!>

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Black is still two clear pawns up, f7/h2 are only a trade-pair <with check by Black>, and defending h2 allows Qg1 (or Qg2+) and Qg6 consolidating. So this liquidation line actually becomes a Q vs. Q+PP endgame, which might scare off <both> players. Hence Black long-thinks to see if he can do better than that, and White doesn't care for either outcome.

Dec-26-16  sakredkow: Man, I just would not have the stomache to make that many consecutive pawn moves in the opening.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <sakredkow: Man, I just would not have the stomache to make that many consecutive pawn moves in the opening.>

Then don't look at E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 :)

Mar-20-18  takchess: 1) -5.16 (25 ply) 33...Nf2 34.Re1 Rd2 35.Ka1 Qxh1 36.Qxh1 Nxh1 37.Rxh1 g5 38.h3 f5 39.a3 g4 40.hxg4 fxg4 41.Ka2 Kg6 42.Kb3 Kg5 43.Kc3 Rf2 44.b4 h5 45.b5 g3 46.Rg1 Rf3+ 47.Kc2 cxb5 48.cxb5 Rxa3 49.b6 @conclusion of game _trade everything on h1

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