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Dronavalli Harika vs Ziaur Rahman
"Eureka, Harika!" (game of the day Jan-30-2007)
Chennai WinTV op 1st (2004), rd 3, Jan-21
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Variation (E63)  ·  1-0


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Apr-27-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Interesting pawn structure after 27th move. Looks like double stairs. :)
Jan-30-07  GrandPatzerSCL: I cannot believe that ANYONE won this game. The pawns lock incredibly that it seems as though BLACK should have forced a draw. It's good to see how WHITE weakens the h5 pawn, forcing BLACK to surrender it so as not to allow it to tie up his pieces. This gives WHITE the decisive initiative with the passed pawn such that he could have left that rook en prise.


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  al wazir: Black cut his own throat. White might have blasted the h-file open, but black made it easier for him by unblocking the position with 23...h6. Then, instead of playing 37...Rh8, he began operations on the long diagonal, allowing white to invade on the kingside.
Jan-30-07  hellstrafer: I don't think it was intended for the pun but "harika" means brilliant in Turkish and Arabic.
Jan-30-07  laskereshevsky: <Autoreparaturwerkbau: Interesting pawn structure after 27th move. Looks like double stairs. :)>....

YEAH,Just one step.....its a pity that the black a5 pawn isnt in a3....

Jan-30-07  Manequinho: Was 43.Qh5 the "eureka" move?
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  kevin86: <autoreparaturwerkbau> I noticed that too,with both players having two sets of interlocking pawn chains.

It wasn't much of a sac as the rook was quickly recaptured-but the attack had to start somewhere!

Strange,in this interlocked pawn position,the knights have no role at all!

Jan-30-07  GeauxCool: Here's a game where a single pawn took out one set of Rahman's stairs.

A Fominyh vs Z Rahman, 2004 1-0

Jan-30-07  Themofro: Fascinating game.
May-20-09  WhiteRook48: 43 Qh5!!!
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