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Aleksander Wojtkiewicz vs Lubomir Ftacnik
"The Fox and the Hedgehog" (game of the day Feb-20-2006)
Budapest (zt_play off) 57/44 (1993)
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Hedgehog Defense (A30)  ·  0-1
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Feb-20-06  blingice: Weird opening. I don't think Black won this game: White lost it.
Feb-20-06  ntc: Someone want to explain 28. Ndc4 for me? I'm baffled.
Feb-20-06  blingice: I think he was planning to have a revealed capture on the ♖, and I don't know why he didn't take it. Failed combination, I suppose.
Feb-20-06  olydream3: i feel sry for the move 58.Qxa5
Feb-20-06
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  OhioChessFan: This is one of those games where I misread who won it. I was waiting for the spectacular White move to pull it off. I agree that White's 28th was poor.
Feb-20-06  buRnINGbeNd: I definitely understand the hedgehog part of the pun, but the Fox part baffles me. Is that another nickname for Wojo?
Feb-20-06  dakgootje: whites 'combination' of move 28 was a little strange...

<I don't think Black won this game: White lost it.> True

Feb-20-06  aerohacedor: That's some bad chess playing by the white.
Feb-20-06  psmith: 46...Qd3 would have finished the game more efficiently.
Feb-20-06  hill8570: ntc: Someone want to explain 28. Ndc4 for me? I'm baffled.

Looks like white was going for a back-rank mate via d8, so he had to sac the N to clear the P off of the file. Seems like a lot of wishful thinking, 'tho, given the number of defenders or potential defenders of d8.

Feb-20-06  itz2000: I think when white Sac his bishop he didn't thought till a mate.

bobby would have done it better ;)

anyways, Good game!
and very active white queen!

Feb-20-06
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  kevin86: Black trapped white into going after the solo queenside pawn-then took advantage of a pinned knight to snap the jaws of the trap-a very strong queen.
Feb-20-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Nice game!

Which chessgames.com member was it again who has a "Grandmasters checkmated" collection?

Feb-20-06  ice lemon tea: 28. Ndc4 could be a very spectacular move if black knight was not on c6 square. i was right when i thought that white will be done for should this combo fail. too bad.

btw, what's the point of moving 58.Qxa5? did white purposely let himself being checkmated rather than resign?

Feb-20-06  tacite: I was thinking about 41...Qd1, 42.Kg2-Rd2. Is it any good?
May-03-06
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  WannaBe: <tacite> if 41...Qd1+ 42. Kg2 Rxd2 43. Qxf7+ and probably a 3-peat/perpetual check draw.
Mar-02-07  skiskichess5: The fox knows many little things, but the hedgehog know one big thing http://www.kheper.net/topics/typolo...

I cannot see it in this game, who is the fox and who the hedghoge

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