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Movsa Feigin vs Vladas Mikenas
"Facepalm" (game of the day Aug-01-2012)
Kemeri (1937), Kemeri (LVA), rd 7, Jun-23
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Accelerated Variation (D81)  ·  0-1


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Jul-28-12  hellopolgar:
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  Phony Benoni: I guess the pun is based on the picture supplied by <hellopolgar>, which is Feigin at the board with Alekhine observing. The position seems to be after <23.Ke1>:

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In the final position of the game, it looks like the threat of 29...e5# is fatal. A typically wild Mikenas game.

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  Once: Fritz thinks that it starts to go wrong for white with 19. Bh6

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White's king is far too exposed to allow his queen to be dragged out of play on h6. Instead 19. Bh4 avoids the facepalm moment.

Excellent picture, BTW!

Aug-01-12  andyatchess: I've had facepalm moments of my own
Aug-01-12  shakman: 13. Rxa2
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  kevin86: Funny attack:it died down for a while,then returned with a vengence.
Aug-01-12  hellopolgar: <Phony Benoni> So do i win anything? :)
Aug-01-12  PeaceRequiresAnarchy: I usually click through the Game of the Day very rapidly (maybe about a minute total) and then try to guess which move (if any) really hurt the eventual-loser's chances.

Usually seeing how the game ends helps to identify a plan that went wrong.

Today I saw that 19.Bh4 lead to white's queen being stranded on h4 until the end of the game and so I picked that move as being white's worst move.

I usually don't check to see if the move I selected really was a bad move with deeper analysis or a computer, but I do skim through the comments to see if someone else mentioned the move.

Thanks to <Once>'s insightful comment, it appears my guess was correct: <Once: Fritz thinks that it starts to go wrong for white with 19. Bh6> Your comments are appreciated, Once.

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