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Kevin Spraggett vs Grant Spraggett
"Uh Oh, Spraggettios!" (game of the day Sep-14-2011)
Ch. Ouvert Montreal (1976), rd 3
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0


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Sep-14-11  fanofchess82: 12. 0-0-0 is very good. With the pawns moving forwards towards the black King, White moves his king to safety and launches a ferocious attack on the black king. All Black's pieces are away on the king side and White's king is safe. Before the black pieces reach the White K side for launching an attack the position weakens and he is forced to exchange pieces. Good pawn moves by White.
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  perfidious: This appears to transpose into a Philidor Defence, though White's bishops are oddly placed at c4 and g5.
Sep-14-11  Julian713: Best pun in a while :D Not a bad GOTD, either
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  HeMateMe: Were having Beef-a-RONI! (only for people who watched TV in the USA in the '70s.
Sep-14-11  sevenseaman: A very good <Spraggetti>! For me <17. Bc1 and 18. Bb2> are clever moves!
Sep-14-11  fanofchess82: Can someone envisage and list out the finish after 26. fxg6+?
Sep-14-11  Zan: <fanofchess82: Can someone envisage and list out the finish after 26. fxg6+?>

Envisaged with the assistance of Crafty:

If <26...hxg6>, then forced mate in 10 with <27. e6+ Kf8 28. Qg2 Rd1+ 29. Rxd1 g5 30. hxg5 Qh4 31. gxf6 Qh7 32. fxe7+ Rxe7 33. Qg8+ Qxg8 34. Rd+ Re8 35. Ba3+ c5 36. Bxc5#>

<26...Kg7> leads to mate in 5 after <27. exf6+ Bxf6 28. gxh7+ Qg4 29. Qxg4+ Kf7 30. Rxf6+ Ke7. 31 Re1#>

<26...Kg8> leads to mate in 5 after <27. gxh7+ Kh8 28. Qg2 Rd1+ 29. Rxd1 Qg4 30. Qxg4 fxe5 31. Qg6#>

<26...Kf8> is mate in 7 after <27. gxh7 Qe1+ 28. Rxe1 Ba3 29. h8=Q+ Ke7 30. Qh7+ Ke6 31. Qg4+ f5 32. Qhxf5+ Kd5 33. Qd4#>

<26...Ke6> seems to avoid a forced mate (at least within 13 moves) but Crafty gives white an advantage of at least +11 after <26...Ke6 27. exf6+ Kd7 28. fxe7 Qxe7 28. Qg4+ Qe6>

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  Magic Castle: <fanofchess82"Can someone envisage and list out the finish after 26. fxg6+?">

26. fg6 hg6 27. h5..Rg8 (Forced. Other moves loses more easily) 28. hg6 ..Rg6. 29. Rg6 Kg6 30. Rg1 Kf2 (Kh6 or Kh7. 31. Qh2#) 31. e6+ ..Kf8 or Ke8 and mate by the Queen after 32. Qh5 cannot be avoided.

Sep-14-11  erimiro1: Philidor - not Trompovsky
Sep-14-11  Bonifratz: <Zan>, that's a beautiful mate in your first line (26...hxg6)!
Sep-14-11  psmith: What happens after 13...Qa1+? That looks like it might be OK for Black.
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  kevin86: A battle between two Canadian brothers and the pun is about Italian food. Fine with me;Italian food is SO good that I would enjoy it brought up even more often.

Just see how many time in THE SOPRANOS that food is eaten.

The game is good too!

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  tamar: <Fine with me;Italian food is SO good that I would enjoy it brought up even more often. >

Spaghetti is good. SpaghettiOs is an awful syrupy mess.

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  YouRang: ♩♫ "The neat round Spraggetti you can eat with a spoon, Uh-Oh! Spraggettios" ♬♩
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