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Alberto A Artidiello vs Daniel Freeman
"Ten Years After" (game of the day Dec-10-2011)
Skittles (2001), Fort Lauderdale, FL USA, Jan-12
Slav Defense: Winawer Countergambit (D10)  ·  1-0


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Dec-10-11  Ladolcevita: Happy Birthday to!
Thanks for your wonderful site,and the game from our two cofounders is brilliant:)
Dec-10-11  Stonehenge: Ten years after :)

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  Penguincw: Grest game by both players.
Dec-10-11  ketchuplover: Happy Birthday and may ye have endless more :)
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  kevin86: Here's hoping upon the 10th anniversary to,that many,many more are to follow.

The finish of this game is a cross between a Reti-Tartokower ending and a crossfire mate.

Dec-10-11  rapidcitychess: And many more...
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  Benzol: Alvin Lee eat your heart out.


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  fm avari viraf: Congrats to & my friend Daniel for celebrating glorious 10 years! May God Shower His Divine Blessings on all of us.
Dec-10-11  knighterrant999: Well done gentlemen! Here's to another ten!
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  tpstar: Bangkok - Oriental setting where the city don't know what the city is getting (1. d4 d5)/The creme de la creme of the chess world in a show with everything but Yul Brynner (2. c4 c6)/Time flies - doesn't seem a minute since the Tirolean spa had the chess boards in it (3. Nc3 e5)/All change but don't you know that when you play at this level there's no ordinary venue (4. dxe5 d4)/It's Iceland - or the Philippines (;>D) - or Hastings - or - or this place! (5. Ne4 Qa5+)/One night in Bangkok and The World 's your oyster (6. Nd2 Nh6)/The bars are temples but their pearls ain't free (7. Ngf3 Nf5)/You'll find a god in every golden cloister (8. g3 Ne3)/And if you're lucky then the god's a She (9. fxe3 dxe3)/I can feel an angel sliding up to me (10. Bg2 Bc5)/One town's very like another when your head's down over your pieces, brother (11. a3 Bf5)/It's a drag [last book move], it's a bore (12. Nh4 Bg6), it's really such a pity [12 ... Bg4!? 13. b4 Bxb4 14. axb4 Qxa1 ]/To be looking at the board (13. Nxg6 fxg6) not looking at the city [13 ... hxg6 14. b4 Bxb4 15. axb4 Qxa1 ]/Whaddya mean?! (14. b4 Bxb4) Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town (15. axb4 Qxa1)/Tea girls, warm and sweet (16. 0-0 exd2)/Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite (17. Qxd2 Qa6)/Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist whose every move's among the Purists [17 ... Qxe5 18. Rf3 Nd7 ]/I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine (18. Qf4 Qb6+)/One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble (19. Be3 Qc7)/Not much between despair and ecstasy (20. Bc5 Na6)/One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble (21. Qf8+!! Rxf8)/Can't be too careful with your company (22. Rxf8+ Kd7)/I can feel the Devil walking next to me (23. Bh3# 1-0) - Murray Head + Fritz 7, "One Night In Bangkok"

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  zanzibar: Paul Benson, in an online Skype coaching lesson, compares this game to

<Beliavsky--Gelfand, Linares (1992)>

<Opening: Black plays an interesting knight manoeuvre to keep white from completing harmonious development. Early middlegame: White offers some material for a lead in development, the black queen will be slow to return to assist the defence. Middlegame: Every white piece joins the attack, note how the white dark square bishop becomes very strong. Tactics flow from move 17 onwards, look out for a powerful finish.>

The game which Freeman refers to having studied, I believe. Benson then comments on this game:

<This game is between the co-founders of the web site

Opening: Black plays the same interesting knight manoeuvre to keep white from completing harmonious development.

Early middlegame: White deviates from the above game on move 12 but offers the same material for a lead in development, the black queen is again too slow to return to assist the defence.

Middlegame: White again invades the black kingside, and again there is a powerful finish to find and yet again the dark squares play an important role. >

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  Richard Taylor: That's the way! Win at skittles! Nice crazy attacks by both players actually enjoying chess, well at least one really enjoyed it!

[Yes, the founders, bosses?

Sadly, Artidello has recently passed away.]

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  Richard Taylor: Great mate combo at the end!
Mar-04-15  SimplicityRichard: My condolences.

The Founders of demonstrate how it's done. A brilliant game culminating with an equally stupendous combination.

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