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Alexander Beliavsky vs Lazaro Bruzon Batista
"Cruisin' for a Bruzon" (game of the day Jan-23-2005)
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 12, Oct-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation (D52)  ·  0-1


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Jan-23-05  dac1990: The pun doesn't even make sense! It's almost not worth me analyzing this game with Fritz.
Jan-23-05  iron maiden: I could have sworn they used that joke before. Not that Bruzon doesn't have a very punnable name: "Lazaro Comes Forth," "Et tu, Bruzon," etc.
Jan-23-05  dac1990: D52: Queen's Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Qa5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qd2 Bb4 9.Rc1 h6 10.Bh4 c5 11.Bd3 cxd4 12.exd4 b6 13.00 last book move 13...Bb7 14.Bb5 Qxb5 15.Nxb5 Bxd2 16.Nd6+ Kf8 17.Nxd2 Ba6 18.Rfe1 g5 [18...N7f6 19.N2e4=] 19.Bg3 Kg7 [19...Rd8 20.a3=] 20.Nf3 [20.Be5+ Nxe5 21.dxe5 Kg6 ] 20...Rhd8 21.h4 [21.Ne5 Nxe5 22.dxe5 f5 23.exf6+ Kxf6 ] 21...g4 [21...gxh4!? 22.Bxh4 N7f6=] 22.Ne5 Nxe5 23.dxe5 h5 24.Red1 [24.f3 gxf3 25.gxf3 Rd7 ] 24...Rd7 25.Rd4 Rad8 26.b4 Kg6 27.b5 Bb7 28.Ra4 Ba8 29.Kh2 Ne7 30.Bf4 Nf5 31.Bg5 f6 32.Bxf6 [32.exf6 Deflection from d6 32...Nxd6] 32...Rxd6 33.Bxd8 Rxd8 34.Rxa7 Nxh4 35.Rcc7 Nf5 [35...Be4 36.Rf7 Kg5 37.Rg7+ Kf5 38.Ra4 Kxe5 39.Rg5+ Nf5 40.Rxh5+] 36.Rd7 Rf8 37.a4 [37.Ra6 Rb8{ ] 37...h4 38.a5 [38.Rh7!? ] 38...g3++ 39.fxg3 [39.Kg1 gxf2+ 40.Kxf2 bxa5+] 39...hxg3+ 40.Kg1 bxa5 41.b6 [41.Rdc7 Be4 42.Rd7 Rc8+] 41...Bc6 42.b7 Rb8 43.Ra8 [43.Rc7 doesn't change the outcome of the game 43...Rd8 44.Kf1 Rd1+ 45.Ke2 Rb1+] 43...Rxa8 [43...Bxd7?? a tasty morsel with a slight problem... 44.Rxb8 Kg5 45.Rf8 ] 44.bxa8Q Bxa8 45.Ra7 Bd5 46.Rxa5 Kg5 [46...Kg5 47.Ra7 Kf4+] 01

Analysis to the rescue once again! Study up kids, it makes you look smart! Okay, it's 1 a.m. I'm done now.

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  lostemperor: Good game!

Beliavsky has been Cruisin' for a Bruzon'!

Jan-23-05  GreenDayGuy: Why resign? White can keep his rook on the the fourth file and black cannot make any progress.
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  kevin86: I agree-why resign so early? I see a fight ahead-it looks like the soon to be-extra pawn,will win. But it will not be easy.
Jan-23-05  dac1990: Yes it will. You see, once the e-pawn falls, White really can't stop it. All rook activity is shut off by the minor pieces, and the king will be kept firmly under lock and key. Advantage, Black.
Jan-23-05  niemzo: i dont get the pun.could someone explain it to me please?
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  tpstar: "Cruising for a Bruising" = "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'" = asking for trouble.
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  patzer2: White's initial blunder appears to be 32. Bxf6?, after which Bruzon's reply 32...Rxd6! initiates a strong defensive combination.
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  patzer2: In the final position, Play might continue 49.Ra7 Nxg2 50.Ra4+ Kf3 51.Ra7 Nf4 52.Rf7 Bc6 53.Rf8 Be4 54.Kf1 Bf5 55.Rg8 Bd3+ 56.Kg1 Nh3+ 57.Kh1 Be4 58.Rf8+ Ke2+ 59.Rf3 Bxf3#

Technically of course, Black's 32...Rxd6! is a deflection (i.e. removing the guard) tactic, but I put it under defensive combinations because of the defensive technique required to parry White's try at Queening his pawn first.

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  patzer2: Black also had a clear win after 35...Be4! 36.Rh7 Kg5 37.Rhg7+ Kf5 38.Rh7 Kxe5 39.Rxh5+ Nf5 40.Ra4 Kf4 41.Rb4 Rd2 42.Kg1 g3 43.fxg3+ Nxg3 44.Rh4+ Kf5 45.Kh2 Rxg2+ 46.Kh3 Nf1 47.Rh5+ Kf6 48.Rxe4 Rh2+ 49.Kg4 Rxh5 50.Rxe6+ Kxe6 51.Kxh5 Kd5 52.Kg4 Ne3+ 53.Kf3 Nc2 54.Ke2 Na3 55.Ke3 Nxb5 56.a4 Nc3 57.Kd2 Nxa4
Jan-23-05  suenteus po 147: <tpstar: ...= asking for trouble.> Just like the pun!
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  kevin86: <dac>. I still see some play for white. There are possible stalemate traps-and black can easily misstep. I would play on a little longer.
Jan-28-05  Ingolf: The pun attached to this game contains an obvious Pink Floyd reference. If you listen to 'Dark Side of the Moon' you'll hear a female voice saying "cruising for a bruising" in the interlude between 'Money' and 'Us and Them'.
Apr-12-07  gambitfan: Cambridge Springs Variation
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