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Valery Salov vs Gilberto Milos
"Haven't the Vegas Idea" (game of the day Sep-30-2005)
Ch World FIDE (1999), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 2, Aug-04
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Nimzowitsch Attack (E15)  ·  0-1
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Sep-30-05  BishopofBlunder: I played through this game rather quickly, but it just seems that White never saw it coming. 19.f4 stands out as a horrible blunder to me.
Sep-30-05
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: White could have played f5-f6 on four straight moves from 29-32. Why didn't he?
Sep-30-05
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  al wazir: <BishopofBlunder: 19.f4 stands out as a horrible blunder to me.> 34. Nxa4 wasn't too hot either. (I would have played bxa4.) After 34...Nd3 I think 35. Rxe7 is better than Nb6.
Sep-30-05  rya: the bishop posted at d4 absolutely terrorized white the entire game!
Sep-30-05  Runemaster: The pun had me salovating.
Sep-30-05  Runemaster: Black was Milos ahead in this game. I'll stop now.
Sep-30-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Well I guess Milos hadn't the Vegas idea that 37...Nf2+ was coming!

A nice game of the day and a nice finishing move particularly.

Sep-30-05  Flight Arrival UK: Chessgames.com i have an idea. Maybe when a competition is on you should take the game of the day from it rather than inundating us with games overload ;)
Sep-30-05  homersheineken: Ok I don't see why white resigns. What am I missing here?
Sep-30-05  Marvol: <homersheineken: Ok I don't see why white resigns. What am I missing here?>

Black will not only win back the queen for a rook, restoring material equality, but will also capture the rook on d1 (Nf2xd1), leaving black a full rook up.

I also believe that after that the white horse is trapped by the rook, making matters worse for white.

Sep-30-05  suenteus po 147: <homersheineken: Ok I don't see why white resigns. What am I missing here?> If the queen takes, then both black rooks will be on white's second rank and black will end up with plenty of material advantage. And if white moves his king, then he loses a rook and the queen, so he is still down too much in material.
Sep-30-05  Marvol: Well maybe the knight is not trapped.

But if white avoids this disaster by playing Qxf2 he is not only the exchange behind, but after black doubles the rooks on the 2nd rank white's king is ready to be grilled.

Sep-30-05  Marvol: And white cannot prevent black's rooks from doubling with Rd2, because then Re1 is mate.
Sep-30-05
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  kevin86: Viva Las Vegas!! It looks like mate is in the offing for black. White would have to give up his queen to have the ghost of a chance.
Sep-30-05  homersheineken: Oh silly Homer!!! D'oh!!
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