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Emory Tate vs Tom Braunlich
US Open (2001)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  1-0
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Jun-24-05  RookFile: Thank you, patzer2. I do think
that somehow the move ...b4 is important. Fischer said that in this type of position, black should play
that the first chance he gets.
Jun-24-05  InspiredByMorphy: 12. ...Nc5 neglected development. After 12. ...O-O then 13.Nf5 is no longer effective.
Jun-24-05  RookFile: but is 13. Bxe6 a problem, InspiredbyMorphy.
Jun-24-05  melianis: considered 13 e5 Bb7 14. Nxe6 but it got too complicated after 14...fxe6, and might even lose for white.
Jun-24-05  InspiredByMorphy: <RookFile> Yes that is a problem. However, comparitively speaking it is a much smaller problem to lose a pawn than to leave the king in the center facing such development from the opponent. Black neglected development in the opening and after whites 12th move it seems black has no choice but to lose a pawn for the sake of development. 12. ...O-O 13.Bxe6 Bb7 and blacks development looks like it may be able to achieve some counterplay, or perhaps give better chances for drawing.
Jun-24-05  InspiredByMorphy: The following is a very good example of how black could have handled the opening differently. It looks as though 9. ...g5, followed by 10. ...b4 is more effective. L Kokkoris vs Fischer, 1968
Jun-24-05
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  kevin86: I failed this one-I saw e5,but I know black could parry with Ne4---have good weekend,everybody!
Jun-24-05  aw1988: I considered e5 with the idea of sacrificing the queen after Bb7, but it leaves white's position with too many holes.
Jun-24-05  snowie: This was not easy to see at all. The
check by white's Q, followed by Rx +
was a beauty!
Jun-24-05  aw1988: This is only Friday. I shudder to think what the Sunday puzzle will be like.
Jun-24-05  yoozum: Yeah, I totally missed this one. Maybe CG.com thinks it's Sunday ;-)
Jun-24-05  MaxxLange: Everyone was complaining the puzzles were too easy. I too looked at ...Nf5 first, but did not find the followup.
Jun-24-05  prs: Why didn't White play 12.B:e6 fe 13.N:e6 Q~ 14.N:g7+ with three pawns for a Bishop and ongoing attack?
Jun-24-05
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  jahhaj: Lahno vs M Seps, 2004. Spooky!
Jun-24-05  Saph: Well, what can I say? When I got to move 20, I foresaw move 21! As for the 7 moves prior to that...
Jun-25-05
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  Richard Taylor: yes I also spent time on e5 with ideas of sacrificng the Q but there is no win I can see...I was thinking of Keres-Fischer (in My 40 Memorable Games in the Najdorf where Keres Q sac is great but he makes an error after a few move and I think he lost or drew ..but the idea doesnt work - here nor does Qg3 after Bb7
Jun-25-05
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  Richard Taylor: There are so many thematic sacs here -I considerd that Nf5 was the way (butI didnt pursue it) and I had spent time on 1) e5 (thinking of the famous Keres - Fischer game) 2) Ndb5 but then Nb3+ and black can even get a check on a1 ..I spent a lo tof time on 13. Bf6 and If Bf6 14 Nd5 when eg e:d5 15. e:d5+ Be2 16 Nc6 wins. And if 15 ... Kd8 16. Nc6+ Kd7 17. Q:f6!! g:f6 18. Re7# But in that 15...Kf8 - which I thought lost to Ne6+ doesnt as balck plays B:e6 16 d:f6 Nb3+ 17 ab3 Rc1 when I thought that 18 e7 wn -but now Isee it doesnt.

But I have played the Nd5 sac so many times in this kind of position that I convinced myself it was the winning method -in some lines of the Najdorf eg it is...

Oh well I learnt from this great attack - Emory A Tate must be a brilliant attacking player - great game by him. Is he high in the US ranks?

Jul-11-05  patzer2: <Richard Taylor> Thought you might enjoy the article about Emory Tate at http://www.thechessdrum.net/drummaj... .
Nov-06-05  you vs yourself: Instructive game! Nice way to punish a king who's too cocky to castle and a player who's too reckless to care about the h1-a8 diagonal. Coordinated assault with the rook, queen, bishop and the two knights along with the pawn. Spectacular finish too.
Jan-19-07  InspiredByMorphy: <Rookfile> On second thought I dont know that 12. ...O-O 13.Bxe6 is a problem at all. 13. ...fxe6 14.Nxe6 Qb6 15.Nxf8 Bxf8 . Black has two minor pieces for a rook and two pawns.


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May-09-08  Salaskan: What a phenomenal sacrifice. Though I wonder how White would respond to 16...Qb7? After 17. Nxe7 Kxe7 18. exf5 Kc7, the Black queen (guarded by the bishop) stands in front of the rook.
May-09-08  MaxxLange: I spent a lot of time training with Emory in the late 90's, and he was very into this Sozin idea of sacking a Knight on f5 or d5 depending on circumstances. I don't know what White should do, but I do not doubt that he had seen and refuted that defense. It was incredible, how many variations he calculated in this kind of play.

He used to tell us, look at the strangest move on the board first: the opponent is probably not analyzing it

May-10-08  MaxxLange: <16...Qb7> and not 17. Nxe7? White plays 17 exf5!, with multiple threats (Rxe7+, Nxf6+, Qc3, and probably more)
Sep-19-08  DoubleCheck: I can only assume that
20... Kf8?
is met with
21. Rxd6! (if 21... Qxd6 Qxa8+)

Or maybe somethig remote like;

20. Qb7+ Kf8
21. Rxe6 Rb8
22. Qxa6 Rh7
23. Rdxd6 Qc8
24. Rxf6+ Rf7
25. Qa7 Rb7
26. Rxf7+ Kxf7
27. Qd4 Qc7
28. Qf6+ Kg8
29. Rd8+ Kh7
30. Rh8#

Dec-07-13  Randspringer: Cool game
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