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Sharma Dushyant vs Zaki Harari
"A Long Way to Tip Harari" (game of the day Feb-20-2022)
Isle of Man Masters (2018), Douglas IMN, rd 8, Oct-27
Four Knights Game: Spanish Variation (C48)  ·  1-0



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Oct-29-18  offramp: Great game. White gives up two pawns for one of the longest attacks I have seen since old Leatherarse died.

It lasts from move 24 and goes full blast right up to move 45. It is 21 moves of dynamite.

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  OhioChessFan: Excellent pun. Best of 2022.
Feb-20-22  Czx: Who, pray tell, is Leatherarse?
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  MissScarlett: Not bad, I suppose, but it had already been anticipated by the monumental Ree vs K Langeweg, 1969.
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  OhioChessFan: <Czx> I had no idea either. Google to the rescue.

"A vulgar but popular term of approbation. Neither the cause of death nor the identity of the fundamentally tough character ..."

Feb-20-22  Brenin: For once, an excellent pun matched by an equally good game.
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  HeMateMe: great pun! Let Pete tell ya' about it


Feb-20-22  catlover: Wow...30. Re6 was a beautiful move (although Harari may not have thought so).
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  Breunor: Neat game, great pin!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Fine title, amazing attack, but unfortunately have had too many glasses of Ribera del Duero. How does White win after 30...fxe6?
Feb-20-22  Knightmare07: <How does White win after 30...fxe6?> Just the natural Nxe6+ and black is forced to give up the queen, considerable advantage after that.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <An Englishman> 30..fxe6 31 Nxe6+ and black will have to give up the queen.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Looked at 31.Nxe6+ and thought that would not suffice because after Black sacrifices the Queen, he still has R, N & P v. White's Queen. However, after another look, Black does have a lot of weak pawns.
Feb-20-22  goodevans: <38.Bxf7> was a massive mistake that could have cost White the game (38.Qh7 immediately was right).

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If Black recaptures with the N rather than the Q then White can no longer play <39.Qh7> because <39...Re1+> mates and without that move the attack just peters out leaving Black a piece to the good.

Exciting game though and a terrific pun to boot.

Feb-20-22  goodevans: ... but of course if Black had found <38...Nxf7> then we would have had just another failed attack and this would never have made GOTD!
Feb-20-22  nok: Better pun:


Feb-20-22  LoveThatJoker: Very good pun. CG's Stockfish gives the following line and assessment after 33...fxe6

34.Bxg6 Re7 35.Rf2+ Kg8 36.Be8 Qxe8 37.Nf6+ Kf8 38.Nxe8+ Kxe8 39.Qg6+ Kd7 40.Rf7 Bf8 41.h4 Rxf7 42.Qxf7+ Be7 43.Qh7 Rf8 44.Qxh6 Rf1+ 45.Kh2 e5 46.Qe3 e4 47.h5 Bd6+ 48.Kh3 (+2.93 at 29 ply)


Feb-20-22  LoveThatJoker: PS. After 43. Qxh6, CG's Stockfish furnishes the following:

+9.21 (22 ply) 43...Kf7 44.Qh7+ Ke6 45.gxf3 Re2+ 46.Kg1 Re1+ 47.Kg2 Bxg3 48.Kxg3 d4 49.Qc7 Kf6 50.Qf4+ Ke6 51.Qxd4 Re5 52.Qd8 Rd5 53.Qc7 Rg5+ 54.Kh4 Rf5 55.Qxc6+ Ke7 56.Qxa6

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  playground player: Super pun!

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