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Kameswaran Visweswaran vs Christopher G Ward
"A Ward Winning Game" (game of the day Apr-15-2009)
Politiken Cup (2001), Copenhagen DEN, rd 10, Jul-24
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76)  ·  0-1


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  SicilianDragon: An amazing queen sac here to get a favorable endgame!
Jun-17-03  actual: nice name...I have a feeling that it is your favorite open sicilian variation
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  SicilianDragon: It's my favorite on both sides because (not to brag or anything) most people don't know as much theory as I do
Jun-17-03  actual: I've played a few games on the black side (mixed results) it's one of my favorite defenses to play..
Jun-17-03  caseyclyde: White did black a favor by locking in the kingside with 13. g5
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  SicilianDragon: Things are equally "locked in" after 13. gxh5 Nxh5 while 14. Bh6 Bxh6! 15. Qxh6 Rxc3! is uncomfortable for White. This line was thought to be superior for White but Ward's move is an improvement.
Jul-10-04  SiliconDragon: I admire Chris Ward's vast knowledge on the Dragon. His book Winning With the Sicilian Dragon 2 showed many aggressive attacks by black which involved heaps of sacs and tactics (a must have for all Sicilain Dragon players/lovers) and this game clearly showed his ability. BTW SiliconDragon was meant to be "SicilianDragon" but obviously its taken. I couldnt figure out a name but remembered one of my friends once thought that the opening was called Silicon.
Oct-04-04  tacticsjokerxxx: haha SiliconDragon, that's sweet, maybe someone should make a multi-processor chess engine called "Silicon Dragon" that only plays the dragon, haha.

by the way I'm planning on buying that book shortly "Winning with the Dragon 2" is the first one good as well?

Aug-24-05  Chess Addict: Wow, nice play
Apr-20-07  soughzin: Is it better for white to first play g5 before h4? Then re-deploy the d4 knight to g3 maybe. I thought the whole point of 9.0-0-0 was you can storm the kingside faster without inserting Bc4-Bb3, with the downside being black can play 9...d5. The dragon confuses me mightily with all its subtle move order that can result in explosive differences.
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  al wazir: Why didn't white play 22. fxe4 or 23. Qxf3 ?
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  RandomVisitor: 20.Qe2? is perhaps the losing move.
Apr-15-09  mertangili: <al wazir> 22. fxe4 or 23. Qxf3 appears to loose the exchange for nothing in return to 22...Bg4 or 23...Bg4
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  JG27Pyth: 13.g5?! is an error IMO. Locking up the Kingside is exactly what White wants to avoid. But Ward's Queen sac is still very nice.
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  RandomVisitor: Just about anything is better than 14.Nd5? such as 14.f4, 14.Be2, 14.a3 or 14.Bf2
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  RandomVisitor: 14.Rg1 Rxc3! 15.bxc3 Qa5 is playable.
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  wordfunph: Analysis went negative starting on move 14.Nd5 up to the end..
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  kevin86: After the grand sacrifice: 35 cxd3 ♖xc1+ 36 ♕xc1 (or 36 ♔b2 ♖c2#) ♖xc1+ 37 ♔xc1 f2 and queens
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  RandomVisitor: <After 13...Ne8>

1: K Visweswaran - Christopher Ward, Politiken Cup 2001

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Analysis by Rybka 3 : <23-ply>

1. (0.72): 14.Be2 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Rxc4 16.Nde2 Be6 17.Rhe1 a5 18.Bd4 a4 19.Bxg7 Nxg7 20.Nf4 a3 21.b3 Rc6 22.Ncd5 Qd7 23.Qd4 Bxd5 24.Nxd5 Ra6 25.f4 Re8

2. (0.70): 14.f4 Ng4 15.Bg1 Nc7 16.f5 b5 17.Bh3 Ne5 18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.exd5 Ng4 20.fxg6 fxg6 21.Qe2 Bxd4 22.Bxd4 Bf5 23.Rd2 b4 24.Bg2 Qc7

3. (0.61): 14.a3 Nc7 15.f4 Ng4 16.f5 gxf5 17.exf5 Bxd4 18.Bxd4 Bxf5 19.Bxa7 Ne6 20.Qd5 Bg6 21.Bg1 Qc7 22.Qd2 Ne5 23.Rh3 Nc4 24.Qc1 Ne5 25.Bg2

Apr-15-09  WhiteRook48: Let the Kame begin!
Apr-15-09  OrangeBishop: <mertangili: <al wazir> 22. fxe4 or 23. Qxf3 appears to loose the exchange for nothing in return to 22...Bg4 or 23...Bg4>

How does that work for 23. Qxf3 Bg4 24. Rxd8? I must be missing something.

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  hedgeh0g: Nice game. Black had a nice game as soon as he got in the central break d5.
Apr-20-09  Sicilian Dragon: Nice Dragon ;-)
Jun-17-09  mertangili: <OrangeBishop> 23. Qf3 looses a piece after 23...Nxb5
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