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Jonathan Penrose vs Maxwell Leonard Fuller
"Maxwell Must Not Go Free" (game of the day Jun-22-2019)
BCF-ch (1969), Rhyl WLS, rd 7, Aug-18
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03)  ·  1-0


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  HeMateMe: A very subtle Beatles pun! I love it!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Since this game took place in 1969, it seems likely that the players adjourned at this point and Black decided the endgame was hopeless. 42.Bxh4,gxh4; 43.Rd7+,Kg8; 44.Rxa7 wins a pawn, conflines the Black King, puts the White Rook on the 7th rank, and shatters all of Black's pawns. Best play?
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  HeMateMe: what would Rose and Valery do, I ask you?
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  al wazir: Max didn't go free, and he didn't bop the judge. He copped a plea.
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  piltdown man: They'd scream from the gallery.
Jun-22-19  Sacrificed pawn: <An Englishman> In my country it's morning so I take it as good morning! I think the knight is going nowhere so we shouldn't trade our valuable bishop just to shatter black's king side pawns. 42.Re7 Kg8 (42....Kh8 would be disastrous after 43.Be5 Kg8 44.Rg7 Kh8 and now using the virtue of discovered check white can eat black's two pawns and knight) 43.Be5 Rf7(To prevent the above mentioned line)
Now if white comes 44.Re6 at once he gains nothing because black can play 44...Rh7. So first 44.Re8 now black has to play
44...Rf8 or otherwise he will get mated at h7.
Then comes 45.Re6 Kh7(To defend the h pawn) and now comes 46.Re7 going into the windmills i.e. eating the two pawns and the knight.

This is my own analysis so forgive me if there's any mistake.

Jun-22-19  areknames: <Sacrificed pawn> Your analysis looks accurate to me, well done.
Jun-22-19  Sacrificed pawn: <areknames> Thanks.
Jun-22-19  Ironmanth: Nice internal game of pursuit. Thanks, chessgames. Y'all have a great summer weekend.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

A bit of good fun necrophilia going on here. White has many ways to win.

Sac Pawn is correct 'the knight is going nowhere.' Can we trap it?

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In the line 42.Re7+ Kg8 43.Be5 Rf7 (43...Rd8 looks better) 44.Re8+ Rf8 45.Rxf8+ Kxf8 46 f4.

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46...gxf4 45.Bf6 or 46...Kf7 47.Kf2 with g3 coming.


Jun-22-19  rcs784: Why does everybody get the great Beatles puns before I do?? Recently, I looked for an appropriate Korchnoi game to use as "When I'm 64," only to find somebody had beaten me to that one years ago!
Jun-22-19  Nosnibor: I recall watching this game at the time it was played and appreciated the clever play of Penrose.
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  OhioChessFan: <rcs> once I was excited to come up with "Pelikan Brief" but <Open Defence> had beaten me to it by 5 years.
Jun-22-19  seneca16: Good pun but otherwise crummy game of the day. I don't see any brilliant moves. White gradually built up pressure on an inferior opponent and then forced transition to a won endgame.
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  Breunor: Here's Stockfish's ending:

1) +4.59 (34 ply) 42.Re7+ Kg8 43.f4 Rf7 44.Re8+ Kh7 45.Bf2 Ng6 46.hxg6+ Kxg6 47.Bd4 Kh5 48.Be3 Rd7 49.Kf2 Rd5 50.Rg8 gxf4 51.Bxf4 Rb5 52.Bc1 Rd5 53.Rf8 Kg6 54.Rh8 Ra5 55.Rxh6+ Kg7 56.Rc6 Ra2 57.g3 Kf7 58.Rc7+ Ke6 59.Kf3 Kf6 60.Bf4 Rxb2 61.Rxa7 Kg6 62.Rb7 Kf6

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