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Isaak Mazel vs Peter Vasilievich Dubinin
"Mazel Tough" (game of the day Jan-24-2019)
USSR Championship (1934/35), Leningrad URS, rd 11, Dec-21
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Catalan Defense (A13)  ·  1-0


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  OrangeTulip: Good pun and interesting game. After getting the exchange (move 16) it became a one side game.
Jan-24-19  goodevans: Taking the b-pawn with B rather than a-pawn would avoid the two Bs becoming a target on the 7th. Black might have been able to squeeze half a point after <15...Bxb5 16. Bxa8 Qxa8 17. Qxe5 O-O>.
Jan-24-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: <Phony Benoni> should be congratulated for today's pun.
Jan-24-19  erimiro1: True. Mazel Tov <Phony Benoni>!
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  catlover: Well done, <Phony>.
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  OhioChessFan: I am going to try this without engine checking, but I have to fault 9...Nxc3. Just 0-0 seems good enough. I guess Black didn't like the thought of an IQP, but Black exchanged a Knight that took 3 moves for White's that took 1.
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  WannaBe: Worst. Pun. Ever!! =))
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  OhioChessFan: By the way, before I was so rudely interrupted, nice pun.
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  Check It Out: I like this pun.
Apr-17-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. + / = (0.43): 11...Qc8 12.Qa4 0-0 13.Nxc6 Bxc6 14.Bxc6 Qxc6 15.Qxc6 bxc6 16.Be3 Rfb8 17.a4 a5 18.Bf4 Rd8 19.Rb6 Bf6 20.c4 Rac8 21.Ra6 Bc3 22.Rb1 e5 23.Be3 Bb4 24.Bb6 Rd2 25.Kf1 Rc2 26.Bxa5 Bxa5 27.Rxa5 Rxc4 28.Rxe5 Rxa4

2. + / = (0.68): 11...Na5 12.Bf4 Rc8 13.Bxb7 Rc5 14.Nf3 0-0 15.Ba6 Bc8 16.Bxc8 Qxc8 17.Rb8 Qa6 18.Qd7 Nc6 19.Rxf8+ Kxf8 20.Bd6 Rd5 21.Bxe7+ Nxe7 22.Qc7 Qa5 23.Qf4 g5 24.Qb8+ Rd8 25.Qb4 Qf5 26.Rb1 h6 27.Nd4 Qd5 28.a4 a6 29.Qb7

Apr-17-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (0.24): 5...exd5 6.d4 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Nc3 h6 10.Nd4 Bb6 11.Be3 Nc6 12.Na4 Bxd4 13.Bxd4 Be6 14.Rc1 Rc8 15.Nc3 Qe7 16.Qa4 Rfd8 17.Rfd1 Nxd4 18.Qxd4 a6 19.a3 Rc4

2. + / = (0.28): 5...Nxd5 6.0-0 Be7 7.Nc3 0-0 8.d4 Nc6 9.Nxd5 exd5 10.dxc5 Bxc5 11.Qc2 Be7 12.Be3 Be6 13.Qd2 Rc8 14.Rac1 Qd7 15.Nd4 h5 16.Nxe6 fxe6 17.a3 h4 18.b4 Bf6 19.Rfd1 hxg3 20.hxg3 b6 21.Bf4 Ne7 22.Qd3

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