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Eveline Nuenchert vs Andrea Glaser
"New Year's Eve" (game of the day Dec-31-2009)
2BLW East /01 (2000), GER
Sicilian Defense: O'Kelly Variation. Normal System Kan Line (B28)  ·  1-0


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Dec-31-09  RandomVisitor: 17...Nb6 or 17...Bc8 would keep the chances roughly equal. After this point white has an advantage.
Dec-31-09  RandomVisitor: It appears that black might be better after the over-reaching 13.g4!?

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Rybka 3:

<[-0.33] d=21 13...Nd7> 14.g5 f6 15.f5 Nde5 16.fxe6 Bxe6 17.Nd5 Qd8 18.gxf6 Bxf6 19.c3 Bg4 20.Qc2 Nc4 21.Rf4 Be6 22.a4 Be5 23.Rxf8+ Qxf8 24.axb5 axb5 25.Qe2 Qd8 26.Qf2

[-0.23] d=21 13...Re8 14.g5 Nd7 15.Qe2 Nb6 16.f5 exf5 17.exf5 Bb7 18.Qf2 Bf8 19.f6 g6 20.Rd1 Ne5

Dec-31-09  AccDrag: Who classifies the openings for these games? The O'Kelly Siclian is 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6. This game starts as a Kan (or Paulsen according to some) and after 10...d6 is clearly a Scheveningen.
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  Phony Benoni: It does seem weird to class it as an O'Kelly (<1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6>, since the major point of that variation is that after <3.d4 Nxd4 4.Nxd4> Black would be able to play ...e5 without having to worry about White replying with Nb5. Black certainly wouldn't play 4...e6.
Dec-31-09  Minty: <Phony Benoni>I always thought the major point of the O'Kelly Sicilian was that O'Kelly was scared of the Bb5 variation after Rossolimo thrashed him with it.
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  Phony Benoni: <Minty> I just looked at the game (Rossolimo vs O'Kelly, 1949) and you could well be right. I wouldn't want to go through that again! But 2...a6 does have more ideas behind it than simple fear.
Dec-31-09  WhiteRook48: does 33...Rb7 last longer?
Dec-31-09  Tifeon: Isn't this the case of castling too early and thus playing uphill game without any real counterplay? Anyway, White should be praised for not buying the forced exchange sacrifice and keeping grip on the position till death eventually came in.
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  kevin86: The queen beats the rook and bishop.
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