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Peter Acs vs John van der Wiel
"Acs Marks the Spot" (game of the day Dec-08-2004)
Wijk aan Zee (2003), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-15
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B67)  ·  1-0
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Dec-08-04  DanielBryant: Nothing like a good sharp Sicilian for Game of the Day.
Dec-08-04  Skylark: Ugh. I'm a Caro-Kann fan myself. Not a bad game... 37. ...Be8 38. Qxe8# is just as unappealing as any other move and 38. Qxf7#. Nice play by Acs, but the same can't really be said of his opponent. He walked into a tactical minefield, ignoring the threats against his King while forming his own attack, and was punished accordingly. Good game.
Dec-08-04  Granite: Material is even, but all white needed was the initiative. Too much air around his king.
Dec-08-04  isolatedpawn: Another possibility is 37...Nc2+, but White can reply with 38.Kd2! and then Black just looses the Knight and then is Mated. Any other move of the King from WHite can give Black a breathing space!!! Excellent play by Acs.
Dec-08-04  captcrisis: Why didn't White do 26. Qg8xb8. The rook was there for the taking.
Dec-08-04
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  Sneaky: Well it doesn't win a whole rook, it just picks up the exchange. I think White was afraid of 26.Qxb8 Nxb5 with annoying threats of ...Na3+ Kc1 Qa1+ etc.
Dec-08-04  Seraphina: captcrisis: Good point... maybe time pressure?? Maybe he wasn't quite able to sort out what happens after NxB etc... The king is very exposed. That can be a little bit of a problem... 36....Kf6 for black might have held out a little longer...
Dec-08-04  TheSlid: 26 Qxb8 Nxb5 leads to a position similar to that in the game after Black's 28th move, except that the white Queen can no longer come back to e3 to help defend the King.
Dec-08-04
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  xenophon: i must be having a moment of blindness here but want happens after 22....Rxb5
Dec-08-04
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  tpstar: The Rg5 covers the Bb5.
Dec-08-04
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  xenophon: thanks,pretty obvious wasn't it
Dec-08-04  ricardolopez: Why not 23...,Ne7, preventing the invasion on g8 ?
Dec-08-04
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  kevin86: White really lowers the "ACS" in this one.
IF 37...d5 38 ♕xf7+ ♔d6 39 ♕d7# an epalautte mate
37...♗e8 38 ♕xe8+ ♔f6 39 ♕xf7#
Dec-08-04
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  patzer2: White initiates a simple but effective double attack combination with 24. Rg8+!, which wins at least a decisive pawn after 27. Bc4 .
Dec-08-04
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  patzer2: A nice defensive move was 29. Qe3! At the very least, it required seeing that 32...Nxc2?? could be met by 33. Rg8+ Ke7 34. Qg5+ f6 35. Qg7#. I think Acs also visualized ahead to see that 32...Qxc2+ 34. Ke1! wins for White. I also enjoyed the quiet move finish 37. Rg7!, leaving Black unable to avoid a quick mate due to the threat of 38. Qf7#.
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