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Richard Chess vs Paul Brandts
"The Name of the Game" (game of the day Aug-14-2019)
76th US Open (1975), Lincoln, NE USA, rd 6, Aug-15
Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula Variation (C27)  ·  1-0


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Jan-18-09  WhiteRook48: you can't win against Chess.
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  al wazir: I don't understand black's play after 43. Qc8. What is white's threat and how does 43...Bd7 defend against it?

Simply 43...Rxb3, offering the ♖ exchange, seems better. If white plays 44. Rf1, refusing the swap, black goes on the attack: 44...Rb2+ 45. Kc1 Rc2+ 46. Kb1 Ba3 47. Qf5+ Kg8 48. Qg4+ Kh8 49. Qc8+ Qf8 50. Qa6 Qb4+.

Aug-14-19  goodevans: <al wazir> Your <43...Rxb3> looks good. From a practical standpoint, exchanging Qs when a piece up often simplifies the task of bringing home the point.

But there was nothing wrong with how black played the next few moves either. IMHO <43...Bd7 44.Qh8 Bf5> consolidates black's advantage in a logical fashion.

Black was winning this right up until he allowed the horrible <48.Qg8+>. He then compounded the problem with <50...Kd6?>. I guess after being in a winning position he didn't want to give white the choice of repetition after <50...Kf6> but <50...Kd6?> not only gives back the piece but also leaves the K vulnerable to c5+.

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  sfm: <I guess after being in a winning position he didn't want to give white the choice of repetition...> "After missing a win people are a little crazy" - Larsen
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