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Albin Planinc vs James Tarjan
"Tarjan the Apeman" (game of the day Aug-02-2008)
Banja Luka (1974), Banja Luka BIH, Oct-??
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B77)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-02-08  PinnedPiece: How about "Tarjan the Pawn Man"!!!
Aug-02-08  ToTheDeath: Black's piece sacrifice is an important resource, and yet my inner classicist isn't comfortable with the notion that two pawns can outweigh a whole piece. Indeed, upon looking up the theory of this line I found that the correct way to play is 24.Nd4! h5 25.Kd2 with some advantage for White.

Because of this 22...Be5 preserving the two bishop advantage is the better way for Black to maintain compensation.

Aug-02-08  Jedithious: For 16., I would have done N-b3 instead of Nde2.
Aug-02-08  Dr. J: Why not 19 ... Bxe5 to keep a third pawn as compensation?
Aug-02-08
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  Once: Love that black king in the endgame!

<Dr. J> I put the position after 19. fxg4 into Fritz 11. It agrees that 19. ... Bxe5 and 19. ... Bxg4 are the best two moves, but its evaluation does not give either move a clear advantage over the other. At the moment, both are around 0.32.

Aug-02-08  RedStarRising: <Dr. J: Why not 19 ... Bxe5 to keep a third pawn as compensation?>

After 19...Bxg4 20. exd6 Qxd6, Blacks still has a three pawn advantage while also inviting queen exchange. Of course that's reduces the pawn advantage down to two again, but Black has a great attacking position now.

Aug-02-08
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  kevin86: Black had a great bargain:three connected passed pawns and a bishop for two knights. With the help of a friendly king and the absense of the adverse monarch,the pawns were able to rule the day.

The future is this:one pawn will cost a rook,the second a knight,and the third will ride home uncontested. Or black could give up the rook for a knight and win even faster with the second pawn.

Aug-02-08  Xeroxx: 16.e5 anyone?
Feb-07-15  Bruce Graham: King and pawn march to victory. Nice one!
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