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Nenad Sulava vs Ian Rogers
"Fifty Moves to Beat Sulava" (game of the day Feb-19-2014)
GMA World Cup Open (1988), Belgrade YUG, Dec-??
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  0-1


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  Phony Benoni: White must have been so proud to have captured a pawn.
Feb-19-14  Al Copawn: Is the a play on "Fifty ways to leave your lover?"
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  Phony Benoni: OK, the pun took me a minute. Based on Paul Simon's <Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover>, right?

Or is it Archimedes' version: <Fifty Ways to Love Your Lever>?

As for the game, White comes up with some interesting ideas. Black comes up with seven extra pawns. So much for idealism.

Feb-19-14  waustad: Good joke.
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  AylerKupp: I must say, B+B vs. 7P is a material distribution I had not seen before. I suspect that towards the end of the game Black was humming "Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go".
Feb-19-14  Shams: This pun needs to slip out the back, jack.
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  morfishine: A strange game. White plays <7.Qb3> then refuses the Queen trade with <8.Qc2> losing time. He then goes out of his way to trade Queens with <12.Qg3> & finally succeeds <15.Qxg4> but losing a pawn in the process. The next 23 moves are best described as a 'meat grinder' for White where for an exchange, he nets a piece but loses 5 more pawns and faces a tidal wave of Black foot soldiers. 5 moves later, there are no more White pawns left at all in a unique and hopeless position



Feb-19-14  ChessYouGood: Easy win by the better player. Ian Rogers is an amazing commentator and has a brilliant flare for reading positions. I have seen him analyse at the Doeberl Cup in Canberra and his immediate insight into any given position on the top boards is remarkable. A great Tasmanian.
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  lproyect: I am way too unsophisticated to comment on a game but I *love* the comments that you experts make, especially on this one. Idealism... ROFL.
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  perfidious: <AylerKupp: I must say, B+B vs. 7P is a material distribution I had not seen before.>

Neither had I, actually.

Feb-19-14  drleper: White missed 28.f4! If 28...Nd7 then 29.Nxd5! is crushing with threats of Rxh5. E.g., 28.f4 Nd7 29.Nxd5 cxd 30.Rxh5+ gxh 31.Bf5+ Kh6 32.Bg7#

Black can try 28...Ng4 but white swaps it off, 28...Ng4 29.Bxg4 hxg 30.R5xg4 and his rooks are too strong with possibilities of h5 and the bishop on the long diagonal.

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  tamar: Just set up a pin, Ian.
Feb-19-14  dusk: <Aylerkupp> is that not B+B vs 7P+R?
Feb-19-14  MountainMatt: Philidor would be proud - pawns were certainly the soul of this ending.
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  kevin86: Look at the stampede of pawns!

How about:The Clergy vs the seven dwarfs?

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  kevin86: How about the rejected slogan of AA?:
50 ways to love your liver.
Feb-19-14  Castleinthesky: Just sack a knight Dwight, advance your pawn Shawn, pin the rook Shnook, checkmate the King Bing...
Feb-19-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: Why didn't White try 13 Qf7? Was it for fear that he's actually win a pawn and get cooties?
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  AylerKupp: <dusk> Yes, of course, my bad. And now I'm wondering if Black would have been able to win even without the rook. Maybe that's what I was thinking of when I wrote that post. Who knows? My mind works in strange ways, when it works at all.
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  norami: A strange game, but not as strange as the "two slit experiment" in particle physics.
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  morfishine: <drleper> Good point about <28.f4> but your line should read 28.f4 Nd7 29.Nxd5 cxd5 30.Rxh5+ gxh5 31.Bf5+ Kh6 32.Bg7#


Feb-19-14  Boris321: <Norami> Since white had the Bishop pair (versus a R+7P), looking at the top of the pointed pieces, wouldn't this have been a "Two Slit experiment"?
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  GrahamClayton: That's one of the more unusual imbalances in material between two sides that I have come across.
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  OhioChessFan: 28. f4 was much better and 31. Bf5 was also a good move White oddly missed.
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