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Mark Hebden vs Simon J B Knott
"Frayed Knott" (game of the day May-19-2019)
4NCL (2001), Birmingham ENG, rd 3, Nov-24
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense (C07)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
May-19-19  Mountain1: First, but I can not see the win
May-19-19  Anjeneyar: White is attacking twice the undefended black e2 Pawn and it will fall too.

If 45.....Rxe1 46. Qh4+ and 47. Qxe1 winning easily.


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  tpstar: 45 ... Rxe1 46. Qh4+ Kg8 47. Qxe1 blockades the passed Pawn, then 47 ... Re8 48. Kg3 & 49. Kf2 & 50. Qxe2 trades down to a won K&P ending.

Nice exchange sacrifice by White for the connected passed Pawns.

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  piltdown man: I'm afraid I've had enough of "frayed" puns.
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  Stonehenge: <Frayed Knott (by Daniel Freeman)>
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  whiteshark: My nerves are quite frayed, Knott.
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  whiteshark: <23...Nd5 24.Ref3 Qe7> looks like an interesting alternative plan.

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e.g. 25.Qc4 Rf8 or 25.Qf2 f5

May-19-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: <piltdown man>,
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