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Loek van Wely vs Javier Torres
"The Flying Dutchman" (game of the day May-15-2007)
Long Beach (1993), rd 5
Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Variation Sharp line (D17)  ·  1-0


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Feb-12-04  Suenteus Po: Ouch. 35...Ka6 and 36.Nb4+ loses the game winning pawn for black. That's got to hurt.
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  Sneaky: This is one crazy varation. 10.♕f3 looks very strong, but it has been analyzed to a draw, see Euwe vs Alekhine, 1936
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  kevin86: What kind of gambit is 8...♗xe4 ? I have never seen it before. It looks effective as black gains 3 pawns for the piece and exposes white's king. It does look reckless,however.

The closing combination is fine indeed,as white nets black's impudent pawn at the pass.

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  refutor: <kevin86>'s quite a popular line actually Shirov vs Bareev, 1991 Kramnik vs Lautier, 1993
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 1994
Karpov vs Hjartarson, 1988
Shirov vs Hector, 1991

i could go on and on...the site stops showing "games like this" at move 16 for this line

Feb-12-04  Catfriend: Why doesn't black exchange queens most of the game?
Oct-28-04  Ernesto7: black is down a piece .... he needs his queen
Nov-07-05  The Backward Pawn: apparently it hasn't worked out too well for black, at least in these games.
Nov-07-05  blackjacki2: Did black lose the game because he went for the win instead of the draw?
May-15-07  iccsumant: What if black hadn't taken the pawn on a4 on move 27? He simply takes the bishop and I think black is winning
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  erasmusdurer: A very nice game. To paraphrase Steinitz, sometimes your king likes to take a walk. I don't think I would have the nerve to do this in a tournament game, however.
May-15-07  TheHurricane3: Loek missed mate in four and Javier missed a draw. 33... Nb4+! draws. And Nxe6! is mate in three. 33. Nxe6! Kb7 only move 34. Nc5+ Kb6 35. Rb8+ Ka5 and next move is mate Pc4
May-15-07  achieve: <TheHurricane3> 33. Nxe6?? There is a fork on f5

Loek's line was good I think.

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  kevin86: A very fun game to play! Black offers a piece early,then comes close to promoting to a queen later,but the king could not live through his troubles-or rather the poor pawn doesn't.
May-15-07  Kruglov: <achieve>: Certainly, <TheHurricane3>'s line starts on move 34, so Nxe6+ is a discovered check, and 36.Rb8+ is possible.
May-15-07  achieve: <Kruglov: <achieve>: Certainly, <TheHurricane3>'s line starts on move 34, so Nxe6+ is a discovered check, and 36.Rb8+ is possible.>

You're right <Kruglov> Nice finish by pawn b4 there.

I didn't look behind my nose's length I guess..

Thanks for clearing that up!

May-15-07  backyard pawn: Whew! <TheHurricane3> you are clever to have found that forced mate.
Mar-04-17  Saniyat24: What an action packed game....!
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