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Pavel Blatny vs Jay R Bonin
"PB & Jay" (game of the day Jun-15-2019)
New York Masters (2003), New York, NY USA, Oct-06
Formation: Hippopotamus (A00)  ·  1-0


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Today's pun refers to the "PB&J," the American peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Rather like eating candy for lunch.
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  OhioChessFan: Decent pun, nice game. I could have been Black here, as I sometimes look up and see a passed Pawn that I have no idea how it got where it is. Playing through this game, whatever the problem for Black was, I didn't see it.
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  HeMateMe: BB King
Jun-15-19  goodevans: <...whatever the problem for Black was, I didn't see it.>

Well <35...Bc5>, putting the B en prise, wasn't very smart.

White can't take immediately because his own B is attacked but white's next move removes that threat and creates a new threat to black's R (winning black's c-pawn into the bargain). White also now threatens to pick up the black N with <37.Rf6+>.

There's no one solution to that lot.

Jun-15-19  Andrew Chapman: 35.. Rd6 and Black is +1 according to the engine, and maybe winning?
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  Breunor: Yes a shame for black, ahead the whole game until 35 Bc5.

I guess black missed Bxc3:

1) +2.84 (25 ply) 36...Rxb6 37.Rxc5 Ne7 38.Rc7 Re6 39.a4 Ke8 40.Rb7 Rc6 41.Re1 Rd7 42.Rb3 Kf7 43.a5 Ra7 44.Ra1 h6 45.Bd2 Rd7 46.Be3 Ra6 47.Rb6 Rxb6 48.Bxb6 Nd5 49.Kf3 Nxb6

Stockfish has 35 Rd6 (26 ply) at a little less than +1 but the best move:

1) -0.57 (26 ply) 35...Rd6 36.Bxc3 Rxb6 37.Rc7+ Kg6 38.a4 Rd3 39.Re1 Be7 40.Re4 Ra6 41.Bb2 Bg5 42.a5 Ne3+ 43.Kh2 Rd5 44.Re8 Ng4+ 45.Kg2 Nf6 46.Rb8 Rdxa5 47.f4 Bh6 48.Bxf6 Kxf6 49.Rxh7 Kg6 50.Rhh8 Bg7 51.Rh4 Bf6

Next few moves all seem forced. It looks like there may be too few pawns for black to win even though up a piece.

Jun-15-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 25 dpa

1. = / + (-0.43): 8...Bd6 9.Ngf3 f6 10.c4 Nge7 11.cxd5 Nxd5 12.a3 0-0 13.Rc1 Rad8 14.h4 Be7 15.0-0 Nc7 16.Ne1 Bg4 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.f3 Be6 19.Qc2 Rb8 20.Nc4 Bf7 21.Kg2 Nb5 22.g4 Rfd8 23.g5 Qf5 24.gxf6 Bxf6 25.a4

2. = / + (-0.31): 8...Be7 9.Ne2 Bd6 10.c4 d4 11.Ne4 Be7 12.Ba3 b6 13.exd4 cxd4 14.Bxe7 Ngxe7 15.c5 0-0 16.cxb6 Rab8 17.Nc5 Qd6 18.Rc1 Rxb6 19.0-0 Bd5 20.Qd2 Rc8 21.Ne4 Bxe4 22.Bxe4 f5 23.Bg2 Rb7 24.Rc4 Nd5 25.Rfc1

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