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The World vs Alexandra Kosteniuk
"The End of the World" (game of the day Mar-18-2005)
? (2004) (exhibition)
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1


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Jun-20-06  Whitehat1963: The greatest simul of all time!!
Dec-21-06  GufeldStudent: The World was better. They simply missed a key intermezzo.
Dec-21-06  littleshiva: Can you tell me who decided to resign ?
Does that person ignore that winning is impossible when resigning ???
Feb-28-07  Themofro: <littleshiva: Can you tell me who decided to resign ? Does that person ignore that winning is impossible when resigning ???>

No they probably simply realized that when it is hopeless, you resign, and lose with dignity and humility. Instead of playing on in a hopelessly lost position hoping for a forunate mistake from the other person that players at this level probably won't make anyway.

Apr-10-07  Themofro: Quote of the day:

Lose with grace and resign in a timely manner. If you are a lot of material down and don't have sufficient compensation, it is time to lay down your arms. This way you show your respect for both chess and your opponent.

--- Svetlana Matveeva

Jul-08-07  sanyas: I knew that girl would be the death of us all someday.
Dec-30-07  DanLanglois: 18 Bd3 is not bad.

26 Rd4?, however, is quite bad.
26 Re3! and White might even be better.

Jan-09-08  D.Observer: What happens after 34. Nxe4 Nxe4 35.Rxe4?
Jan-09-08  dabearsrock1010: <D.Obsever> you mean e3 and then 35...Rh1 36. Re1 Rxe1#
Jan-09-08  RandomVisitor: After 20...Qxg5

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1. (0.00): 21.Rdg1 Qh6 22.Na5 Nc5 23.Qf5 Rc7 24.Rg4 f6 25.Rd1 Qe3 26.Nc6 Rb7 27.Na5 Rd7 28.Rxb4 Qe2 29.Kc1 Qe3+ 30.Kb1 Qe2 31.Kc1 Qe3+ 32.Kb1 Qe2 33.Kc1 Qe3+ 34.Kb1 Qe2 35.Kc1 Qe3+ 36.Kb1 Qe2 37.Kc1 Qe3+ 38.Kb1 Qe2 39.Kc1 Qe3+ 40.Kb1 Qe2 41.Kc1 Qe3+ 42.Kb1 Qe2 43.Kc1 Qe3+

2. (-0.08): 21.h6 g6 22.Qxa6 Qf6 23.Nd2 Nc5 24.Qc4 Rb8 25.Ne4 Qe7 26.f4 Rfc8 27.Rhg1 Ne6 28.Qa6 Nxf4 29.Qxd6 Qxd6 30.Nxd6 Rd8 31.Nc4 f6 32.d6

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  Tabanus: Which world is this?
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  OhioChessFan: I just quickly played the game over, and my first impression is Bd3 isn't that bad.
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  OhioChessFan: RV's analysis seems obvious. That Queen sitting on g5 is begging to have a Rook oppose her.
Aug-23-08  just a kid: It's the end of the world as we know it...
Jan-21-09  WhiteRook48: the world is ending...
Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: so was the end of the world this huge explosion, or was it a mistake the world made in this game?
Feb-25-09  tivrfoa: what computer the world used?
Feb-25-09  JediKush: instead of the sad g5.. after Kc1 R h3... and black just got a pawn.. heh i mean i can see this going to a nice endgame with black having good chances...
Mar-16-09  WhiteRook48: actually 18 Bd3 was a huge explosion that blew the world up
Dec-08-10  awayeraj: No No No.....I won with 28.Re6.....Everybody else played RxR
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  Sastre: <awayeraj: No No No.....I won with 28.Re6.....Everybody else played RxR> 28.Re6 Rxe6 29.dxe6 e2 30.Re1 Rf1 .
Aug-20-13  GumboGambit: Come on, eyes on the board, The World.
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  HeMateMe: The World were a bunch of whoosies. Why didn't they win the pawn on e3, then immediately play a4, creating their own passed pawn?
Jun-26-14  GumboGambit: <? (2004) >

Now wait a minute: Am I supposed to believe that NO ONE in THE WORLD can remember anything about the game venue besides the year???

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  scutigera: <GumboGambit>: Even if Kosteniuk stayed in one spot the entire game (she might have been phoning it in from a limousine for all I know), her opponent's location is a bit difficult to pin down. Perhaps "" or "The World" would be a good location; I favor the latter, as a reminder that Kosteniuk won on her enemy's home turf.
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