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Heikki Westerinen vs Albin Planinc
"Wild West" (game of the day Feb-07-2019)
Parcetic Memorial 4th (1970), Sombor YUG, rd 11, Aug-14
Spanish Game: General (C60)  ·  0-1


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  TheAlchemist: A wild game! Westerinen was too ambituous I guess.
May-18-07  syracrophy: This guy is a monster!
Mar-19-09  Xeroxx: this game is really epic
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  whiteshark: <21.g4!=> is a silicon suggestion.

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Feb-12-14  paavoh: Both were very radical chess players, Westerinen espacially wants to charge forward, Planinc is exceptionally creative. Wonderful.
Feb-07-19  YoungEd: If this were a "guess the move" game, I'd get a zero.
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  An Englishman: Evening Good: Scram. Brain. Bled. My. Is.

What a game. This qualifies as one of those brawls where we would benefit from the wisdom of our silicon monsters.

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  Honza Cervenka: 11.dxc3 was too optimistic.
Feb-07-19  TheaN: Westerinen probably realized somewhere end-midgame that he was lost, but could have played into the aesthetically pleasing <40.Qe1 Bf3+ 41.Re2 Bxe2#>.
Feb-07-19  Ironmanth: Terrific game!
Feb-07-19  gars: What a game! Planinc played here like there would be no tomorrow!
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  ChessHigherCat: < gars: What a game! Planinc played here like there would be no tomorrow!>

You mean he vuzn't planinc?

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  Stonehenge: <could have played into the aesthetically pleasing <40.Qe1 Bf3+ 41.Re2 Bxe2#>.>

Even more pleasing IMHO is 40. Re1 Rd2+ 41. Kc1 Rd1+ 42. Kxd1 Bf3#.

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  moronovich: "Reason to Planic"
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  jith1207: They both were born 9 days apart.
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  whiteshark: <<21.g4!=> is a silicon suggestion> And here we are, almost 10 years later:

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Black to move

1) =0.00 (36 ply) 21...Bf8 22.Re3 Kh8 23.Re8 Bxg4 24.Rxd8 Bxh5 25.Rxa8 Kg8 26.Rxa7 b6 27.Ra6 Be8 28.Rxb6 Kf7 29.Rb7+ Kg6 30.Rb8 Kf7 31.Rb7+

2) +0.72 (36 ply) 21...Rf8 22.Qxd5 Rd8 23.f4 Bxg4 24.h3 Bxh3 25.Re3 Bg4 26.Rg3 h5 27.Qxh5 Bc5+ 28.Qxc5 Rd1+ 29.Kf2 Rd2+ 30.Ke3 Re2+ 31.Kd3 Rd8+ 32.Qd4 Rxd4+ 33.cxd4 Rh2 34.Rxg4+ Kf7 35.Rg3 a6 36.f5 b4 37.Re3 Rh5 38.Ke4 Rh2 39.Rb3 Rxc2 40.Rxb4 b5 41.a4 bxa4 42.Rxa4 Re2+ 43.Kd5 Rxb2 44.Rxa6 Rb5+ 45.Ke4 Rb4 46.Ra7+ Ke8 47.Kd5

3) +0.78 (35 ply) 21...Rg8 22.Qxd5 Rd8 23.f4 Bxg4 24.h3 Bxh3 25.Re3 Bg4 26.Rg3 h5 27.Qxh5 Bc5+ 28.Qxc5 Rd1+ 29.Kf2 Rd2+ 30.Ke3 Re2+ 31.Kd3 Rd8+ 32.Qd4 Rxd4+ 33.cxd4 Rh2 34.Rxg4+ Kf7 35.Rg3 a6 36.Re3 Rf2 37.d5 Rxf4 38.d6 Rf5 39.Re7+ Kf8 40.Ke4 Rf2 41.Rxb7 Rd2 42.Rb6 Kf7 43.Rxa6 Ke6 44.c3 Re2+ 45.Kd4 Rxb2 46.Kc5 Rc2 47.Kxb5 Rxc3

15.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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  saffuna: <They both were born 9 days apart.>

Experience prevailed.

Feb-07-19  weisyschwarz: Great game! Full of fisticuffs.
Optional theme: "A Better Plan".
Feb-07-19  Ilkka Salonen: Not the best game, from Finland's not so many chess stars. I can't say that the atmosphere is the most chess friendly. I mean, our women's team has been close to last in the European championships many times. Anyway, to boost up the tiny northern nation's chess esteem everyone could just calling Russian defence, the Petrov-Jänis variation instead. There are historical arguments to favor that.
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  sfm: Great game!
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