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Karsten Bunk vs Mihail Kopylov
"Debunked Opening" (game of the day Mar-30-2005)
14th Kieler Open (2001), Kiel GER, rd 7, Aug-22
Benoni Defense: General (A43)  ·  0-1


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Mar-30-05  dac1990: And even before 12:02 A.M., I can still tell it's a good game.
Mar-30-05  fgh: 9. ... ♙d4! and 15. ... ♗c2! are the nicest moves in the game.
Mar-30-05  Saph: Poor Bunk. It's never nice to feel squashed.
Mar-30-05  mahmoudkubba: by moving the rock pawn from h2 to h3 I think it is possible to lose only a night so why white resigns so early??
Mar-30-05  Vavilov: Would 13. Be3 blunt Kopylov's attack, or is the position lost by then? Neither of the following lines is very good for white, but they might be better than the actual continuation. It's more likely that Bunk saw something I don't see, of course.

13. Be3 Ng4 14. Rb1 Nxe3 15. fxe3 Qe7 16. 0-0 Qxe3+ 17. Rf2 (if 17. Kh1 Qxe2 18. Qxe2 Rxe2)

13. Be3 Ng4 14. 0-0 Bxa1 15. Qxa1 Nxe3 16. fxe3 Qe7 17. Re1 Qxe3+ 18. Kf1

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  kevin86: Kopylov copied a quote from Ford Henry:Bunk is history!!

Black won easily due to his control of the center-especially the e-file.

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  patzer2: Black's 9...d4! gambits a pawn, which gives him a strong advantage and helps set up the moves which follow.

With 13...Qe7!, Black initiates an instructive pin and deflection combination, with 15...Bc2! being the key deflection in setting up the final decisive pin and double attack after 17...Ne4 (threatening both 18...Qxd2 and 18...Qxf2#).

Mar-30-05  tmbdnelson: h2 allows Qxf2+ After which white loses the knight. Then if the whites queen does not move Nf3+ loses the queen. If white goes Rac1 or Rhc1 then white loses the bishop to Bxb2. The queen can not take the bishop because Nf3+ again costs white the queen. No matter what white does the game gets ugly for white.
Mar-30-05  schnarre: Nice finish!
Mar-30-05  d4Nf6Bg5: the quote by ford is "History is bunk"
Mar-30-05  EinZweiDrei: I'm surprised such a strong player couldn't see how poisoned 16. Qxc2 was.
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  patzer2: So if history is bunk (i.e. nonsense) and Henry Ford is now history, what should we conclude about Henry Ford?
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  kevin86: note: above,i reversed the name and the quote. Henry Ford was a man who had his mind on the future-so for him,the past was only important in how it affected the future. He really affected his future,right? There was even an add campaign:You have a Ford in your future.
Mar-31-05  schnarre: <kevin86> His future at least.
Mar-31-05  mack: Blimey. Anything but 2.d5 against the Benoni is asking for it frankly.
Mar-31-05  schnarre: <mack> 2. dxc5 is playable, but I can't recommend it. I agree 2. d5 is best here!
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