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Alexandr Granovskiy vs Urszula Grochocinska
"Three Days and Three Knights" (game of the day Apr-17-2022)
Marianske Lazne Open (2013), Marianske Lazne CZE, rd 1, Jan-19
Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06)  ·  1-0

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Sep-03-21
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  GrahamClayton: Position after 54. Ne4:


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Three knights versus three pawns is an ending you don't see very often.

Sep-03-21
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  moronovich: Wauw ! This is definately rare.
Apr-17-22  Brenin: An endgame strategy and mating position I need to remember for future reference.
Apr-17-22  fokers13: i was wondering why white didn't go for the obvious 18.cxd3,apparently the computer agrees too,it's completely winning.

Is the score wrong?

Apr-17-22
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  al wazir: <GrahamClayton: Three knights versus three pawns is an ending you don't see very often.> I wonder if it's in the tablebases.
Apr-17-22
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  FSR: 16...b4! 17.Bxc8 (17.Nd5? b3!!-+) bxc3 gives Black a huge advantage.
Apr-17-22
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  FSR: <al wazir> As yet, there are no 8-piece tablebases, so no. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endga...
Apr-17-22
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  FSR: This is a terrible game. 18.cxd3 wins for White, 20...Rxc3 wins for Black . . . But a pretty finish.
Apr-17-22  areknames: I'm with <fokers13>, how can an IM not play 18.cxd3 and then allow 20...Rxc3? The score must be wrong. You gotta love the three knights though...;)
Apr-17-22
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  Teyss: <fokers13> <areknames> White was probably afraid of 18...b4 but after 19.fxe5 bxc3 20.bxc3 Black has not enough compensation for the piece (SF +4.9 at 29 ply). As why Black missed 20...Rxc3 no clue, couldn't be time scramble at that stage (SF -8.2 at 32 ply).

<Brenin> Yes that type of endgame happens all the time.

<FSR> Thanks for the comments and Wikipedia link, interesting.

I wouldn't be too harsh on the game, yes it's flawed but there's an underpromotion and a very unusual endgame.

Re. the pun: is there something with "Days" or is it just to match "Knights"? Could it be about White <rising from a dead> lost position?

Apr-17-22  goodevans: So now we know, <moronovich> is 'H'!

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-...

Apr-17-22
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  PawnSac: < Teyss: the pun: is there something with "Days" or is it just to match "Knights"? Could it be about White <rising from a dead> lost position? >

and then there's the Harrison Ford movie
"6 days and 7 nights" but who knows.. these puns are often pretty obscure

Apr-17-22
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  Jarman: White should have played 52.g8=Q b2+ 53.Kd2 Bxf5 54.Qf7+ Kh4 55.Qxf5 b1=Q 56.Qxb1 e4 57.Qxe4+ Kg5 58.Qf5+ Kh4 59.Ke3 Kg3 60.Qg6+ Kh2 61.Kf3 a2 62.Qg2# Not impressed by all that Knight dancing.
Apr-17-22
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  PawnSac: The <rising from the dead> Easter theme is coincidental.

< FSR: This is a terrible game. 18.cxd3 wins for White, 20...Rxc3 wins for Black . . . But a pretty finish. >

I'm with you on that.. White made a lot of poor choices.

Better is 5.f3 0-0 6.Qd2 to keep the Nf6 contained.

6.Bh6 feels premature. Better to let black castle first and commit his K to the kingside. But even then I would continue with the g4-g5 plan and not trade DSB so quickly. Why make blacks defense easier??

Whatever lol maybe he just wanted to pull black out of book, but regardless, one shouldn't play weaker moves for that purpose

Apr-17-22
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  Breunor: I have to wonder if this game is real! With the obvious missed moves it is almost too crazy though not to be real! Never saw the three knights alone though.
Apr-18-22
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  FSR: <Jarman> You're right. Queening the pawn would have won trivially. But then there'd be nothing memorable here. It would just be a bad game.
Apr-18-22
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  FSR: <Teyss> You'd have to ask <Phony Benoni> about the pun. As far as I can tell, the "Three Days" part was just to make it fit an Easter theme. Unless "days" is somehow a synonym for "pawns" that I didn't know about.
Apr-18-22
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  Phony Benoni: Phony Benoni: <FSR> <teyss> Hey, I just record 'em. I don't explain 'em.

But this one appears to be an Easter-themed pun, referring to a statement of Jesus in Matthew 12:28:

<"For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.">

I think "days" is in the pun just to hark back to the original statement, and has no chess reference.

Apr-19-22
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  FSR: <Phony Benoni> I thought I saw that you were credited (if that is the right word) with the pun. I stand corrected.

And are you sure that <three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish> doesn't refer to someone who had an adjourned game where he was dead lost against a patzer?

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