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Alexander Borisovich Roshal vs Yuri S Razuvaev
"Yurigret That" (game of the day May-25-2007)
URS-chT (1966), Moscow
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0


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  Whitehat1963: Puzzles after:


May-25-07  Inf: 1st!! (27th) yay! very nice game by white.
May-25-07  gBizzle: shouldnt be game of the day, black played horribly

29... Qxb2 is the stupidest move of all time.

such an obvious mating threat

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <29...Qxb2 is the stupidest move of all time> Exactly what do you suggest instead? Even after the best move, 29...Bg7, 30.Bf6 forces Black to sacrifice his queen (30...Qxc3) to stop 31.Bxg7+ Kg8 32.Rf8+ Kxg7 33.Qf6#. No, Black is hopelessly lost by move 29.
May-25-07  unluckythirtyfive: I'd have to agree with gBizzle. I don't really think that black sucking that badly makes it game of the day material.
May-25-07  mravikiran: black player is not as stupid as 29... Qxb2

I guess this is a timed game and he was in time pressure...

May-25-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Aleksander Borisovich just passed away few days ago. Maybe that's the reason for GOTD, not the game itself.
May-25-07  alshatranji: What about 29.Qb1 instead of Qf1?
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  kevin86: So often an attack is sucessful because the adverse queen is off in a far country on a fishing expodition. There she plays with fire and gets into a pool of hot water. Enough mixed metaphors? JK

To translate: white's pieces were prepared for attack while black's were unready to defend their king.

May-25-07  wolfmaster: A nice trubute to Mr. Roshal, defeating a strong(but not here) grandmaster.
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  Andrew Chapman: Can you help me see what's wrong with 24..Bf4? Thanks
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  Phony Benoni: <Andrew Chapman> My analysis has been lousy lately, but I'll take a shot at it: 24...Bf4 25.Rxf2 Bxc1 26.Rxc1 Re1+ 27.Rf1, and White guards the back rank while remaining a piece ahead.
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  Andrew Chapman: Thanks a lot - that's counter-intuitive for me - I just felt he couldn't play 26.Rxc1 because of Re1+. I've learnt something.
Jun-04-07  alshatranji: After 29.Qb1 Black plays 29...Bg7. Didn't see that at first.
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