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Svetozar Gligoric vs Pavle Bidev
"The Two Knight Show" (game of the day Jan-03-10)
Belgrade (1946)  ·  Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1-0
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Given 22 times; par: 21 [what's this?]

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Nov-10-05  aw1988: "As an orient..."

"We tend to acknowledge the pig-headedness of the western world..."

Nov-11-05  JohnBoy: <Mateo> - I'm looking at the position after 12...d5 in the actual game. If we follow with 13.d4 ed4 14.cd4 Na4, white cannot play 15.Rxe7, as white's own pawn is at e4 blocking the file.

As per your pointing out that 14...Ne6 is a possibility, I stand corrected. But I believe you want to inject 14.ed5 Qxd5 in there..., as otherwise the queen does not need to move after Bb3.

Does this help?

Nov-11-05
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  kevin86: I guess I goofed again---sorry.
Nov-12-05  Averageguy: <aw1988><"As an orient..."

"We tend to acknowledge the pig-headedness of the western world...">

Just out of interest, what nationality are you?

Nov-13-05  Mateo: <JohnBoy> <I believe you want to inject 14.ed5 Qxd5 in there..., as otherwise the queen does not need to move after Bb3.Does this help?> That is the point. Okay, I meant : 14. d4!. If 14... ed 15. cd Nd7 (15... Na4 16. Re7! Ne7 17. Be4-b7 ; 15... Ne6 16. Bb3 Q moves 17. d5 ) 16. Re7! Ne7 17. Be4-b7 .

If 14... Nd7 15. Be4 Qd6 (only move) 16. de wins for White.

Nov-13-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <aw1988> '"As an orient..." "We tend to acknowledge the pig-headedness of the western world..."'

It's okay, it is human to err.

Nov-14-05  JohnBoy: <Mateo> - much more clear now! Thx.
Nov-15-05  aw1988: I wasn't necessarily trying to make a point out of my last post; toying with words, if you will.
Jul-11-06
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  plang: At first glance ..12 d5 doesn't look so bad. Gligorics punishment is impressive. It is not every day that you see 3 minor pieces sacrificed in the space of 4 moves.
Oct-07-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: The "Two Knight Show", indeed.


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Jan-03-10
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  notyetagm: A model game showing the power of the White kingside attack in the Ruy Lopez.
Jan-03-10  goodevans: So CG.com have recycled today's GOTD as well as today's puzzle.

At least it's 4 years since this was last GOTD. The puzzle is recycled after only a month.

Jan-03-10  JohnBoy: <evans> - the puzzle is clearly a slip. But recycling this game is a fine move. It is good enough to be GoTD every four years, no problem.
Jan-03-10  Edeltalent: The pun could also have been used for this game Bogoljubov vs Schmid, 1949 (although with a different sense)
Jan-03-10
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  Jimfromprovidence: What a mismatch; it looks like white was moving black's pieces for him.

Anyway, 16...e4 looks interesting.


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Now, 1f 17 dxc5, then 17...Qxd1 18 Bxd1 exf3 19 Bxf3 Bxc5 is not bad for black.


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Jan-03-10
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  Domdaniel: One of the pleasures of GOTD and the daily puzzle is seeing a crowd of kibitzers descend on the same game at the same time -- analyzing it, shredding it, admiring it, or ignoring it and having conversations about ethnic stereotypes and the best place to buy a reconditioned Jugo.

But hey - let's not worry if something repeats after 4 years. A whole generation of new chessplayers and potential CG members has come on the scene since then. Us old hands know other ways to amuse ourselves.

Jan-03-10
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  Chessmensch: I'd be grateful if, after four years, I could remember a game I saw only on Chessgames.com--and especially remember it well enough so as not to benefit from going over it again.
Jan-03-10  WhiteRook48: wish i could say the same for botvinnik-tal 1960
Jan-03-10
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  Breunor: Jim,

I'm not sure 16 ... e4 gets black out of trouble. White can play 17 Nh2.

Now I think black loses the e pawn. On 17 ...Na4 black white just plays 18 B x e4, and on 17 ...N d3 we have 18 B x d3 P x d3 18 Q x d3.

Jan-03-10  guardian1984: Amazing game! Real inspiration for those who play the Spanish Game
Jan-03-10  ROO.BOOKAROO: I don't understand why page 3 of the kibbitzing has to repeat practically all of page 2 and just add a few lines at the bottom to justify the existence of a page3. This kind of useless replication happens all the time on this site. There may be a layout constraint by the software. But it sure looks bizarre and obliges the reader to scroll down all the way in search of new text on page 3. No good text software I know of does that.
Jan-03-10  avidfan: It seems as if all the Black pieces except the King's rook (which could not guard the f8-h6 diagonal) deserted him and went on vacation especially the king's knight at a4. The bishop on the long diagonal at b7 is blocked in by the White-d5 pawn. The Black Queen has no safe squares to land on except f5 - but if 27...Qc8-f5 28.Qg7# or 28.Rh7#.

Once the Bishop and the 3 pawns in front of the King were removed the poor King was at the mercy of the White Queen and rook at move 27. Only 27...Rf8-f7 delays mate and by only one move when 28.Re7 x f7 renews the mate threat at g7 or h7.

Jan-03-10
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  Jimfromprovidence: <Breunor> <Jim,

I'm not sure 16 ... e4 gets black out of trouble. White can play 17 Nh2.

Now I think black loses the e pawn. On 17 ...Na4 black white just plays 18 B x e4, and on 17 ...N d3 we have 18 B x d3 P x d3 18 Q x d3.>

Here, either 17....Nd3, 17...Qc8 or 17...Qe6 look OK. Black might lose a pawn or a piece for two pawns, but it's still a very close match.

Jan-03-10
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  Domdaniel: <ROO.BOOKAROO> What happens is this: there are 25 posts per page, and the 'current' page always contains the 25 most recent ones. This lets people read earlier posts without having to go back to other pages.

But obviously, when the total number of posts is a multiple of 25 plus 1 or 2, the last page and the last-but-one are nearly identical. The only real solution, inside the 25-post limit, would be to fill up a page and start a new one -- meaning that, say, after 26 posts we'd only see one of them.

I prefer the current system. It's a feature, not a bug.

Jan-05-10
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  kevin86: Mate will come-soonest
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