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Ulrik Rath vs Larry David Evans
"The Scrapes of Rath" (game of the day Oct-20-2005)
It b (1981), Esbjerg DEN, rd 4
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  0-1


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Oct-20-05  thathwamasi: first.....what a brilliant finish....
Oct-20-05  joeaverage: A double queen sac!!! You don't see that very often.
Oct-20-05  Counterpoint: What a pretty finish.
Oct-20-05  n30: WOW! that would have made an awesome puzzle!
Oct-20-05  n30: would 41: Qc4 have saved the day?
Oct-20-05  n30: erhh OK, nope :) the black pawns are playing *that* way....
Oct-20-05  rya: woooo GG
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  khense: 42...Rf6# And the mome rath outgrabe!
Oct-20-05  BadTemper: In how many games have OPPOSITE queens been put purposely en prise in successive moves such as in this game?
Oct-20-05  nsteinme: Can someone explain why not 25. Qxd7? I don't see the danger - the rook just looks hung to me. Thanks.
Oct-20-05  szgy: <nsteinme> I think the following line can be played: 26. Rd8 ... 27. Nc3 forking the rocks.
Oct-20-05  Averageguy: <nsteinme><szgy>After 25.Qxd7 Rd8 26.Qxd8+ Bxd8 27.exd5 and white has a small material advantage in two rooks for the queen.
Oct-20-05  bachiller: You can enjoy another double queen sac at Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893
Oct-20-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Very nice game of the day! I liked 25...f5!

Would 26.Qf4 be an improvement for White?

I also didn't like 20.Bxd7. Why not 20.e4?

Oct-20-05  underrated: <Averageguy> yeah but in your line why not 26. Qg4 or some other safe spot?
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  kevin86: A very rare two queen sac decides this one! Lke the game mentioned above,the queening square is twice covered,but the queens are taken and mate immediately follows.
Oct-20-05  Averageguy: <underrated> Because, like <szgy> said, black would play Nc3 and after the skirish material would be even.
Oct-20-05  drmariogodrob: <Averageguy><underrated> Not only would material be even, but after Nxb1 Rxb1 the backward d-pawn is gone, followed closely by the c and e varieties.
Oct-20-05  Averageguy: Okay, I think we've established that taking the rook then moving the queen isn't good! But what does anyone think of my line, 25.Qxd7 Rd8 26.Qxd8+ Bxd8 with a small material advantage?
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  OhioChessFan: <Averageguy>, that line looks good. The White Queen dies on g4 with the f5 pawn keeping her out of the action. Giving the Queen up for 2 active Rooks looks like a good idea.
Oct-20-05  Averageguy: Also, it gives white a material advantage.
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  khense: <khense> 42...Rf6+ And the mome rath outgrabe! I'd better add that's a line from Jabberwocky. Otherwise it's straight jacket time.
Oct-20-05  schnarre: Nice!
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  YouRang: A wild finish. Obviously, Evans saw it from far off, while Rath didn't see it until it bit him on the nose!
Oct-21-05  schnarre: Apparently!
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