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Yuri Balashov vs Dmitri Saulin
"Saulinoid" (game of the day Jul-09-2014)
Kstovo op (1994), 05
Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20)  ·  0-1


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  Phony Benoni: For me, at least, the finish is easier than the pun: <28.Bxa2 Rxc3+ 29.bxc3 Qa3+ 30.Kd2 Qb2+ 31.Ke3 Qf2#>.

This is a Star Wars pun, right? I will have to watch one of their movies some day.

Jul-09-14  waustad: <This is a Star Wars pun, right?> Unless they mean solenoid.
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  offramp: I'm not annoyed.
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  naresb: As against White's truncated King side attack, Black's counter attack proved lethal.
Jul-09-14  morfishine: For starters, the Knight can't be taken

*a solenoid is a coil wound into a tightly packed helix whose purpose is to convert energy into linear motion; a modern, practical example being a component of an automobile ignition system


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  kevin86: Solenoid is a part of a car. Nothing to do with Star Wars. 2 Ne2 is a bad start vs the Sicilian.
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  perfidious: <kevin86: 2 Ne2 is a bad start vs the Sicilian.>

Maybe you have heard of the patzer who played 2.Ne2 in Keres vs Fischer, 1962, or Keres vs R Byrne, 1955.

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  Phony Benoni: <mrpfishine> Doesn't matter if the knight is not taken: 28.Kd2 Qxd4+ and 29...Qf2#. Same sort of thing if the rook is declined after 28.Bxa2 Rxc3+.
Jul-09-14  biskop: Saulin or nothing.
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