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Lazaro Bruzon Batista vs Zhu Chen
"Bruzon the Chen" (game of the day May-20-2017)
Wijk aan Zee B Group (2004), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-10
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47)  ·  1-0


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  eternaloptimist: Bruz on the Chen
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  eternaloptimist: Bruzon did a good job of grinding Zhu Chen down, activating his ♔ & trapping her ♔ on the back rank in this game.
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  offramp: To <eternaloptimist: Bruz on the Chen>.

A good pun! I appreciate all the puns you have carried out so far. Your work is praiseworthy; you know how to string words together humorously. Do not desist from your zealous labours! Bring your work to a happy conclusion! Any interruption would be greatly irksome to me. Furthermore, be assured that the matter of remuneration will be decided very soon. We are all behind you!

May-20-17  7he5haman: What's wrong with 23...b4?
May-20-17  Nerwal: <What's wrong with 23...b4?>

This may well be better than the game, but doesn't solve all Black's problems after 24. ♘b5.

May-20-17  Ironmanth: Tremendous grit by White to gradually wear down Black. Thanks for this one!
May-20-17  7he5haman: <Nerwal> thanks for your reply, when I wrote my comment I saw 23...b4 23.Nb5 Nxe4 24.Rxd7 Bc6 25.Rd8+ Kh7 and that's as far as I can see without a board. Black looks fine to me but that's probably because I'm missing a tactic or two!
May-20-17  7he5haman: Actually 26.Nd4 looks winning in that line I think...
May-20-17  7he5haman: Or maybe not after 26...f5 ... I'll stop there!
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  thegoodanarchist: <Furthermore, be assured that the matter of remuneration will be decided very soon.>

In fact, the check is practically in the mail by now.

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  eternaloptimist: <offramp> Thank you very much for your complements! When I choose games & come up w/ puns for my GOTD submissions, I try to pick games that have good quality & come up w/ a pun that fits the game. I try to keep <morf> in mind b/c I know he doesn't want miniature games that have a high level of inaccuracy. He wants GOTDs to be of high quality. There are no flashy sacs in this game, but we can definitely learn some things from this game, & that's important for people who want to improve their own level of play.

<Ironmanth> You are welcome! I like this game b/c I feel like GM Bruzon conducted this game very well. He did a good job of controlling the d5 square (normally a very important square in the Sicilian). GM Chen never did play ...d5, but if she would've played ...b4 earlier in the game, then Bruzon probably would've played Na4, & she could've played ...d5 shortly afterwards. Although Bruzon might've played e5 which still would've probably led to a good situation for her to play ...d5 (or ...d6) eventually. Normally the move ...d5 needs to be played in the Sicilian as a freeing move. Although in this game it would've served better to prevent Bruzon from penetrating into her position (via the d7 square in this game). For example: 14...b4 15.Na4 d5 16.exd5 Bxd5 17.Bxd5 Nxd5, & now Chen's N would've prevented Bruzon from getting to the d7 square. Of course she could've played ...b4 earlier than the 14th move or after it, but I feel like it's a good time to do it b/c it's shortly after she played her N to f6 (better control of d5). He worked hard & played well in the opening & middlegame which led to a simplified endgame win for him.

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  morfishine: <eternaloptimist> Thank you sir for the mention. IMHO, quality is foremost the most important factor determining a "GOTD"

Instructional themes follows "quality"

Perhaps I've been too harsh in the past regarding my opinion on game titles


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  eternaloptimist: <morf> You are welcome! I agree w/ you about quality b/c blowout losses don't show a high level of play by both players. I also agree that instructional themes are very important, but in GOTDs they are behind quality in order of importance. It took a long time for this game & pun to get selected since I submitted it way back in August of '14 but better late than never!
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  daveinsatiable: <Perhaps I've been too harsh in the past regarding my opinion on game titles>

Hey CG, <morf>'s account has been hacked, you need to block it quick before the hackers post some other reasonable opinion!

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  morfishine: <daveinsatiable: <Perhaps I've been too harsh in the past regarding my opinion on game titles> Hey CG, <morf>'s account has been hacked, you need to block it quick before the hackers post some other reasonable opinion!> I'll take that as a compliment



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  eternaloptimist: <daveinsatiable> <morf> lol
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  RandomVisitor: After 31...Rc1

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<+1.64/42 32.Kg4 Rc2 33.Kh5> f6 34.exf6 gxf6 35.Rb8 Rxg2 36.Rb7 Ng6 37.Nxf6+ Kf8 38.Nh7+ Ke8 39.Rxb4 Rg3 40.Ng5 Ne7 41.Kxh4 Re3 42.Kh5 e5 43.fxe5 Rxe5 44.h4 Ra5 45.Kg4 Nd5 46.Rb7 Nf6+ 47.Kf4 Nh5+ 48.Ke3 Nf6 49.Kf3 Rf5+ 50.Kg3 Ra5 51.b4 Ra1 52.Kf4 Rf1+ 53.Ke3 Rb1 54.Kd4 Rd1+ 55.Ke5 Nd7+ 56.Kf4 Rd4+ 57.Kg3 Nf6 58.Nf3 Rg4+ 59.Kh3 Rc4 60.Ne5 Rc3+ 61.Kh2 Ra3 62.b5 Rb3 63.Nc6

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