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Jan-Krzysztof Duda vs Grzegorz Gajewski
"Duda saw part Q trap was a dud" (game of the day Mar-16-2023)
Bundesliga (2015/16), Dresden GER, rd 14, Apr-23
Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50)  ·  1-0



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  OhioChessFan: Okay, <erad> pointed out the same thing 3 years ago.
Nov-30-19  schachfuchs: yes, 67...Qxc4 would have been =0.00 (47 ply)
e.g. 68.Rc3 Qf7 69.Rc5 Qf6+ 70.e5 Qf4 71.Ka3 Qc1+ 72.Kb3 Qd2 73.Bf5 Qd1+ 74.Kc3 Qa1+ 75.Kb3 Qd1+
Nov-30-19  rickgarel: Can someone please explain to me the weird chrisowen comment.
Nov-30-19  King.Arthur.Brazil: I guess that White was tired when complementing the game after the 51th move. The easiest plan is to exchange the ♖ and win the final promoting the a5-8 ♙. See diagram. Therefore, instead of loosing time with 52.♖f7 I would play 52.♖a7 which would force this exchange. If black tries some desesperate sacrifice with 52... ♖xd5 53. exd5 ♕d3+ 54. ♖c2 ♕xd5 55. ♔b2 and White can either threat mate placing the last ♖ in h2 or g2, while the other in some place in the 7th rank, which make the black ♕ slave, while the "a" ♙ goes to promotion or checkmate. For example: 55... ♔b8 56. ♖h7 ♕f5 57. ♖ch2 ♕e6 58. a5 ♔a8 59. ♖g2 ♔b8 60. a6 ♕d5 61. ♖f2 ♕d6 62. ♖b7+ ♔c8 63. b5 ♕c5 64. ♖e2 ♕h5 65. ♖ee7 ♕h2+ 66. ♔b3 ♕h5 67. ♖bc7+ ♔b8 68. a7+ ♔a8 69. ♖c8#. If Black tried to keep the ♖, with 52...♖d6, the White could continue with: 53. a5 ♕d3+ 54. ♔b2 ♕e2+ 55. ♖c2 ♕d1 56. ♖g2 ♖d8 57. ♖a8+ ♔c7 58. ♖g7+ ♖d7 59. ♖a7+ ♔b8 60. ♖axd7 ♕d2+ 61. ♔b3 ♕d1+ 62. ♔c4 ♕e2+ 63. ♔c5 ♕f2+ 64. ♔b5 ♕f8 65. ♖b7+ ♔c8 66. ♗e6+ ♔d8 67. ♖b8#. Therefore, Black will have to accept the exchange... 52...♕d3+ 53. ♔b2 ♕d2+ 54. ♖c2 ♕d1 55. ♖a8+ ♔c7 56. ♖xd8 ♔xd8 57. ♗c6 ♕d6 58. b5 ♔c7 59. a5 ♕c5 60. ♔b3 ♕e5 61. ♖d2 ♕e6+ 62. ♖d5 ♔c8 63. a6 ♔b8 64. b6 ♕f7 65. a7+ ♕xa7 66. ♖d8# If 65... ♔c8 66.a8=♖#. Much more simple. Maybe DUDA is not so trained in the end-of-games.


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Nov-30-19  RandomVisitor: The computer likes the trap-like 20.Qxf7!? because it can see ahead to the positional queen sacrifice, which favors white. At move 22 it see this far:

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<53/91 2:08:47 +2.79 22.d4 Ne7 23.Qxg7 Rhg8 24.Qh6 Rh8 25.dxe5 Rxh6> 26.exd6 Rh5 27.dxe7 Qxe7 28.f4 Kb7 29.g6 Qg7 30.Rdg1 Rd8 31.Be3 Rg8 32.Rg3 Qf6 33.Rhg1 a5 34.e5 Qe7 35.Rd1 Kc7 36.a3 Rhh8 37.Rf3 Rd8 38.Rg1 Rhg8 39.f5 exf5 40.Bg5 Rxg6 41.Bxe7 Rxg1+ 42.Ka2 Rd2 43.Bxc5 Rgg2 44.Bxf5 Kc6 45.Bd4 Rxb2+ 46.Ka1 Kd5 47.Bb1 Rbe2 48.Rf7 Re1 49.Ra7 a4 50.Rc7 Ke6 51.Rb7 Rh2 52.Rxb5 Rxh3

53/89 2:08:47 +2.23 22.Bb3 c4 23.dxc4 Ne7 24.Qxg7 Rfg8 25.Qf6 Rf8 26.c5 Rxf6 27.gxf6 Bxc5 28.Bg5 Qb7 29.fxe7 Bxe7 30.Bxe6 Qxe4+ 31.Ka1 Qxh1 32.Rxh1 Bxg5 33.Rg1 Bh6 34.f3 Kb8 35.Rd1 Bf4 36.Rd7 a6 37.a3 Bg5 38.Bg4 Rd8 39.Rg7 Bf4 40.Bd7 Rf8 41.Bc6 Rf6 42.Be4 Rh6 43.Rb7+ Kc8 44.Ra7 Kb8 45.Ra8+ Kc7 46.Ka2 Kb6 47.b4 Rxh3 48.a4 bxa4 49.Ka3 Rh1 50.Kxa4 Ra1+ 51.Kb3 Bc1 52.Kc2 Bf4 53.Kb2 Rc1 54.Bd3 Rh1 55.Rxa6+ Kc7 56.Kb3 Kb7

Nov-30-19  thegoodanarchist: This game reinforces the old adage "A man with two Zs in his name is always a strong chess player"

Here the man with 2 Zs in his second name outplayed the man with 2 Zs in his first name.

"ZZ Tops"

Nov-30-19  thegoodanarchist: Q: How do I submit a game of the day pun?

A: With Brazilian jiu-jitsu, of course!

Nov-30-19  brainzugzwang: I'm very confused at Move 67, kind of in line with the <tpstar> post above from 2 1/2 years ago. Why Kb2 for White, and even more, why doesn't Black reply Qxc4? Stockfish rates that position dead even, 0.00.
Nov-30-19  petemccabe: Camptown ladies sing this song, Duda, Duda.
Nov-30-19  RandomVisitor: "Duda queen sacrifice thing"
Nov-30-19  BxChess: I'm glad I'm not the only one who was puzzled by 67 Kb2 and the non-reply 67...Qxc4. In any case a good game by Duda. Lets make a toast.

Duda: Not a dud!

Nov-30-19  RandomVisitor: Move number 67 does not make sense for either player.

I suggest what was played: 66...Qf<4> 67.Kb2 Qe<5> 68.Rc3 Qf6 and we are back in line with the game. This playable move sequence does not allow the pawn grab 67...Qxc4 or the easy win for white 68.Rd6+. There are only two changes made to the score.

What do you think?

Mar-16-23  Brenin: Great game, great pun.
Mar-16-23  thegoldenband: Love the palindrome!
Mar-16-23  stone free or die: Oops...

Able was I ere I saw <CG>.

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  FSR: Great game and pun! I asked Foghorn Leghorn for comment. He responded:
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  Teyss: Fantastic game and pun. For those who like palindromes here are for memo two other puns (forgot who submitted them, CG doesn't keep track):
M Yilmaz vs Nepomniachtchi, 2013
Giri vs Carlsen, 2019

Any dudes here remember other palindromes?

Mar-16-23  goodevans: Amongst all the brilliant moves in this game, <41.a4!> is easily missed (if 41...bxa4? then 42.Rxh5). Amazing how Black's pawns just kept dropping off.

If Black tries to trap White's Q with the other R the result is somewhat simpler: After <24...Rfg8 25.Qf6 Rf8 26.c5 Rxf6 27.gxf6> Black has both minors en prise but with <27...Bxc5> he can make sure he picks up two White pawns for the N.

That would leave the material imbalance as R+B+2P vs Q, which is more obviously a little worse for Black compared with the game's unusual R+4P vs Q. Nevertheless, that more familiar imbalance might have worked out better for him.

Great palindrome. Terrific game.

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  MissScarlett: <Any dudes here remember other palindromes?>

Hort vs Seirawan, 1981

G Pap vs L Seres, 2005

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  offramp: Who remembers the following great kibitz? It was from User: TugasKamagong.

Lev Polugaevsky (kibitz #100)

<TugasKamagong: I kinda hope the Polish GM Grzegorz Gajewski will produce a son he'll name Paulo. Seems to me "Paulo Gajewski" would be pronounced very much like "Polugaevsky.">

A very funny quote by TugasKamagong!

Mar-16-23  refutor: fun game
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  MissScarlett: <Move number 67 does not make sense for either player.

I suggest what was played: 66...Qf<4> 67.Kb2 Qe<5> 68.Rc3 Qf6 and we are back in line with the game. This playable move sequence does not allow the pawn grab 67...Qxc4 or the easy win for white 68.Rd6+. There are only two changes made to the score.

What do you think?>

Could be! One is disposed to a belief in the ubiquity and infallibility of DGT boards, but neither condition is certain. The possibility of mutual time-scramble blunders is lessened by the circumstance that Bundesliga games include a 30-second increment (at least, they do now).

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  Teyss: <MissScarlett>Thanks dude.
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  keypusher: May a moody baby doom a yam?

If anyone wants a lifetime supply,

Mar-16-23  BxChess: The original palindronic game:
Michael Adams vs Yifan Hou
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