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Wolfgang Blank vs Mario Pepe
"Drawing a Blank" (game of the day Jul-23-12)
EM/M/A068 1999  ·  Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack. Main Line (B03)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jul-23-12
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  FSR: Great pun, and a very interesting game!
Jul-23-12
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  Honza Cervenka: Very sharp game. 23.Rxh1 was a bit inaccurate, as black could have played (after 23...cxd4 24.e7) 24...Re8! 25.Rd1 [or 25.Bxe8 Qe3+ 26.Kd1! (forced) 26...dxc3 27.Bf7+! (27.bxc3?! Qd3+ 28.Ke1 Nc2+ 29.Kf2 Qe3+ 30.Kg2 Qxe7 with threats Ne3+ and Qxe8) 27...Kxf7 28.Rf1+ Kg7 29.e8=N+ Kg8 30.Nf6+ Kh8 31.bxc3 Qd3+ 32.Ke1 Qxc3+ 33.Ke2 Qb2+ 34.Ke3 N6d5+ 35.Nxd5 Nxd5+ 36.Kf3 Qf6+ 37.Ke4 Qxf1 38.Kxd5 Qb5+ ] 25...dxc3 26.Qxb4 cxb2+ 27.Qxb2 Rxe7 with extra Pawn and some advantage. Instead of 23.Rxh1 it was better to play 23.Qg5 with idea 23...Qxd4? (correct is 23...Qxg5 24.hxg5 Bc6) 24.e7 Rc8 25.Rd1
Jul-23-12
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Drawn by mutual exhaustion, perhaps? I know I'm tired after following all of the twists and turns in this game.
Jul-23-12
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  FSR: Apparently drawing a Blank is pretty commonplace. Wolfgang Blank
Jul-23-12
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  perfidious: It may well be better than shooting a Blank, though-depends on the circumstances.
Jul-23-12
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  kevin86: It was a long weekend,this game is above my thinking process today. lol
Jul-23-12
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  Castleinthesky: Is Blank drawn out or just long in the face?
Jul-23-12  Twocolors: Clearly not point blank.
Jul-23-12
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  lost in space: Opening Explorer

19...c5!

Never played it myself, but I know that after this move white is in trouble.

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