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Patrick Kenny vs Hans Multhopp
"Oh my God, they Killed Kenny!" (game of the day Dec-05-2009)
10th Open (2001), King's Island USA, rd 2, Nov-10
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  0-1


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Did White lose on time? Even without <RV's> excellent contribution, it's not exactly clear how Black wins.

After 31.Qb5,Bb6; 32.Qe8 might be a threat (if it isn't, then 31...Bb6 might deserve a closer look). So I'm wondering if 30...Rf5 was a mistake. 30...Rh4 blocks the h-file and threatens 31...Bg4+. However, it does grant White a critical tempo, perhaps two. What say the silicon monsters?

Dec-05-09  RandomVisitor: <An Englishman>30...Rf5 was a big mistake in a winning position. Black wins with either 30...Rh4 or 30...Re4 - he is opening up the g4 square for the black Bishop where Bg4+ is deadly.

31.Qb5 <Bb6> 32.Qe8 Bg8 33.Qd7+ Kg6 34.Rh6+ or 34.Rh8 and white is already winning.

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  Once: Okay, okay, so I had to google it! South Park, right?

Sorry I'm slow. Us limeys, brits, poms, rosbifs don't watch the same stuff that the colonies do ;-)

Shame that this game has been RVed and found to have a big hole at the end. 20...Qxg4 is such a stunning move when the payoff for the queen is not entirely clear. It's the sort of move that I can only play in blitz and never at more serious time controls. Makes me feel sort of ... inadequate somehow.

It seems likely that time was a factor here. The repeated moves on 27 and 28 suggest that at least one player was short on time and trying to burn off the moves quickly before the time control.

RV - can you turn Rybka on 20...Qxg4 and see if it's sound? I'm just about to do the same with Fritz 11, but your analysis is definitely stronger. Bigger processor, more up to date software. Heck, that's something else for me to feel inadequate about ...

Dec-05-09  GMMandetowitch: A positional sacrifice,which is actually close to mating lol
Dec-05-09  positionalgenius: best pun ever.
Dec-05-09  RandomVisitor: <Once>After 20...Qxg4:

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Rybka 3:

[-4.32] d=20 21.Qxg4 Bxg4 22.Bxh4 Be2 23.Rfe1 Bd3 24.Bg3 Kf7 25.Rad1 Ke6 26.Rd2 Rf7 27.Kh2 Raf8 28.f3 a5 29.a4 c6 30.Rdd1 Rg7 31.Kh1 Rh7

[-4.37] d=20 21.hxg4 hxg3 22.b4 Bxf2+ 23.Rxf2 gxf2+ 24.Kf1 Rf4 25.Qd4 Kg7 26.a3 e3 27.Qxe3 Rh8 28.Ke2 Re4 29.Qxe4 dxe4 30.Kxf2 Bxg4 31.Ke3 Kf7 32.Kxe4 Ke6 33.Re1 Bf5+ 34.Kf3 Rh4 35.Ra1 Kxe5 36.a4

Dec-05-09  Mikhail Tal fan: LOOOOL!! greaaaaaaat Pun!!for those who don't know the reason, it s from the Manga/Anime series BLEACH , when Yachiru Kusajishi shout after seeing her Capitain Zaraki Kenpachi (nicknamed Kenny by Yachiru) wounded severly and collapsed after fignting Kurosaki Ichigo..
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <RV>, thanks for the feedback--it feels good to know that 30...Rh4 was in fact a winner, but it never occurred to me that ...Re4 might also work. So White either lost on time or resigned in a position he could have drawn.
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  playground player: Behold the mighty Philidor,
Lightly esteemed in opening lore;
Yet the innocuous move of 2...d6
Leads to a riot of defensive tricks.
Its strength resides in its seeming weak:
Before you know it, White's up the creek.
While White is patting himself on the back,
The Philidor leads to a counterattack.
Choose, if you like, the French or Sicilian:
The Philidor Defense is worth a million.
Dec-05-09  just a kid: Lol,my favorite pun yet...
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  hedgeh0g: You bastards!
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  Chessmensch: Did White lose on time? Fritz 12 and Deep Fritz 10 both show the final position to be a dead draw (0.00) when the next move is Qb5. Much the same as RandomVisitor's Rybka. Other lines give black a clear win.
Dec-05-09  burock94: very good this is from south park ehehe :))) u bastards
Dec-05-09  WhiteRook48: south park...
Dec-05-09  costachess: .........

19 Bxh5

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Dec-05-09  waustad: GOTD by somebody I actually know! Though precedented, it's rare.
Dec-05-09  SirChrislov: I'm hungry. when do we eat? ~Cartman.
Dec-05-09  felixd: Lol, nice pun for a nice game!
Dec-05-09  newzild: I was puzzled by Black's 30...Rf5, too because when I was clicking through the game I saw black's moves 25-29 (although without the repetition), but expected 30...Rh4, which seems to win because of the threat Bg4+.

The resignation surprised me even more, because I couldn't see a win for black after 30...Rf4. Other posters have mentioned that 31.Qb5 is equal. I didn't see this, but did look at 31.Rh2, after which I couldn't see anything immediately winning for black (31...Rxe5 allows a check on h7). Can anyone see a win after the passive 31.Rh2? If 31...Rgf4 then White can follow up with the even more passive 32.Rf1.

Dec-05-09  RandomVisitor: After 31.Rh2:

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Rybka 3:

<[-4.32] d=15 31...Bb6> 32.Rah1 Rh4 33.Kf1 Rxe5

[-2.78] d=15 31...Re4 32.Rah1 f1Q+ 33.Rxf1 Rxf1 34.Kxf1 e2+ 35.Qxe2 Rxe2 36.Kxe2 Bg4+ 37.Kd3 Bf2 38.Rh1 Bf5+ 39.Ke2 Bg3 40.e6 Bxe6 41.Kf3 Bd6 42.Rd1 c5 43.g4 Kf6 44.a3 a6 45.Rf1

[-2.54] d=15 31...Rgf4 32.Qb5 Bf8 33.Qxb7 f1Q+ 34.Rxf1 Rxf1 35.Qxc7+ Rf7 36.Qc6 R7f2+ 37.Kxe3 Rxb2 38.Rh6 Bf7 39.Rh3 Kg8 40.g4 Re1+ 41.Kf3 Rxe5 42.Qf6 Bg7 43.Qd8+ Re8 44.Qxg5 Rc2 45.a3 a6 46.Kg3

Dec-06-09  David2009: Philidor would have been really pleased to see this game - here we are two hundred years after his time and someone is conducting his defence in his style, with his methods for constructing the attack, and with his belief in the soul power of the pawns.
Dec-06-09  tatarch: <costachess: .........

19 Bxh5>

19...g4 wins the bishop, no?

Dec-07-09  newzild: Thanks <RandomVistor>. Looks like black simply renews the Bg4+ threat.
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  kevin86: Black's attack is so strong that the queen can be sacrificed.

South Park-Kenny is dead!

Dec-16-09  m0nkee1: funny how people perceive king safety
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