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Jonny Hector vs Gerardo Fabián Barbero
"Trimmed" (game of the day Sep-16-2012)
Copenhagen (Denmark) (1991)
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  0-1


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Jun-18-08  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Black pieces are relentlessly attacking - like African bees!
May-18-12  jffun1958: 37. Kb1 Qa1#
Sep-16-12  andrewjsacks: Hector was once known as "The Swedish Tal"--but here he is on the wrong side of such tactical fireworks.
Sep-16-12  consul: I knew the siren of Copenhagen. This is a barber coming from far. I'm waiting for the analysis! :-)
Sep-16-12  The Last Straw: Well White is mated. Interesting position at the end when all of the black pieces are on the white queenside. The black bishop pair was extremely useful and threatening during this game.
Sep-16-12  The Last Straw: Black springs up a sound attack from moves 18-22.
Sep-16-12  waustad: It's nice to see the Philidor on the winning side. I've seen it a lot in Austrian games I've gone through of late but it often turns into black having space issues.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: That was reasonably spectacular. How does Black win after 32.Rxe2?
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  watwinc: <An Englishman> 32 ... Nxc6 seems good enough
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  whiteshark: The Law demands that we atone
When we take things that we don't own;
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who take things that are yours and mine..
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  FSR: This is the 32nd pun of mine that has used. Game Collection: Puns I submitted
Sep-16-12  Rosbach: Qd3 seems to create problems for White and results in 2 Knights for a Rook and a pawn.
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  Abdel Irada: Quite a tour de force.
Sep-16-12  rilkefan: Where did white go wrong? I nominate 7.f3.
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  perfidious: Some of the more amusing contretemps ensue when the slash-and-burn specialists get a taste of their own medicine. One might have thought colours were reversed in this game.
Sep-16-12  Mendrys: Very forceful play by Barbero. It's also a good example of a tactic like 17. Qg6

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that always looks good to get in but isn't always good to play. In this case it's the best move in a situation where white has an inferior position already and by move 23 is at the mercy of blacks every move till the end of the game.

Sep-16-12  Rocambole: Gerardo Barbero fue campeón argentino en 1984. Falleció a los 39 años cuando comenzaba su carrera ajedrecística en Europa.
Sep-16-12  scormus: rilkefan: Where did white go wrong? I nominate 7.f3. I havent analzsed any of this but 7. f3 looks like a self-inflicted wound. 9 exd5 makes it looks really unnecessary. But I think it takes more than one poor move for someone to lose like that against the Philidor. 10 Bg5 doesn't look too brilliant either.

Pity Barbero was Argentine and not Spanish - otherwise I'd have fancied "The Barbero of Seville"

Sep-16-12  rilkefan: I wondered about dxc6, esp. with castling queenside, and in fact stockfish hates it - black is already winning. I didn't see what else to do, though. SF suggests either d6, with a slight advantage for black. So that was the real losing move, though f3 did throw away white's opening edge.

SF notes that the cute 18...Re5 (threatening Rg5) 19.Qg3 Re7 was stronger than the text.

I would have considered "Dragged around the walls of Troy" for the pun.

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  FSR: <scormus> I had hoped to find that Barbero had played in some tournament in Seville, but no such luck, alas.
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  Abdel Irada: <rilkefan>: <I would have considered "Dragged around the walls of Troy" for the pun.>

I see inside puns that will be understood only by those familiar with Homer are your Achilles' heel. :-D

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  kevin86: This one was a close shave! A brilliant win ending in a queen sac and delightful mate.
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  kevin86: ... and black did not horse around!
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