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Alojzije Jankovic vs Robert Zelcic
"Weird Al Jankovic" (game of the day Jun-27-2012)
Croatian Championships (2005), Vukovar CRO, rd 6, Nov-12
Queen Pawn Game: Franco-Sicilian Defense (C00)  ·  1-0


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Dec-25-05  CloudDragon: Nice game here.
Oct-11-11  Whitehat1963: Mind-boggling endgame!
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  offramp: La partie du jour; and a good one. Good one. Al Yankovich is the recording artist who is not Lenny Kravitz.
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  FSR: Good job by Weird Al.
Jun-27-12  LoveThatJoker: Tremendous game - I really enjoyed playing through this one.

A worthy GOTD!


Jun-27-12  rilkefan: Stockfish likes black's opening, in agreement with my first impression. It thinks 22...Qd6 kept a -1.3 advantage - instead 22...e4 allowing Bd4 is only -0.3. After 29 moves white is up almost two pawns. I guess it suggests using the pawn center to stifle the many white pieces instead of trying to steamroll white, perhaps because of a lack of minor pieces to support the pawns.
Jun-27-12  vinidivici: Wow wild game here. This is the best GOTD since for a while.
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  Check It Out: Good game and fun pun. I like the opening name, Queen's Pawn Franco-Sicilian. It's got the d4 start, the c5 Sicilian, and the French structure. Couldn't ask for more in a name.
Jun-27-12  King Sacrificer: I like the games where a Queen is beaten by minor pieces. Very good GOTD!
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  piltdown man: Magnificent pun!
Jun-27-12  goodevans: <"Magnificent pun!"> How so? Maybe I'm missing some subtlety beyond two guys having similar sounding names.

In any case, I enjoyed the game much more than the pun, which is really how it should be. :)

Jun-27-12  tommy boy: Great pun!
Jun-27-12  ossipossi: <rilkefan> Yep 22...e4 is no good, on the spot. Remarkable is that Black minor pieces win White Queen, then Black minor pieces do the same job.
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  kevin86: White loses his queen,has his rooks forked by a pawn...and still wins!

He played this one "Like a Surgeon"

Jun-27-12  BigEasy1203: This is a fantastic game! I like that after 21. Bxb5 the material count is dead even.
Jun-27-12  sambo:
Jun-27-12  scormus: Fascinating game. More Franco than Sicilian I thought.

Q vs. pieces made for an interesting contest.

Neat pun. <Kevin>'s even better

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  profK: The sum of the little guys can beat the despotic queen!
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  eternaloptimist: Like a surgeon Jankovic sliced up  Zelcic's position in the endgame. He played some fat moves! Jankovic was just being white & nerdy in this game. When Zelcic left some ♙s for the taking Jankovic said this is money for nothing & I better just eat it! :D ...great pun & a cool game!
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  AylerKupp: A very imaginative game by both sides, a true Amish Paradise, starting with Black's 14...Nh4 giving up a knight for 2 pawns and an impressive looking central pawn mass. The exchange sac (or so Black thought) 18...Rxc3 was an interesting concept, no Couch Potato, but possibly overlooking White's 20.Qxb5 to set up the Q+R+7P vs. 2R+2B+N+5P middlegame. Talk about a material imbalance; The Saga Begins! Then there's Black's 33...d2 forking both rooks, and the one-move delay before Another One Rides the Bus. And Black's elimination of the k-side pawns was also imaginative, temporarily giving up both of them (45...g5). So White and Nerdy. Finally, the struggle of Black's Q vs. White's 3 minor pieces in the endgame, always fun to see; It Smells Like Nirvana. Too bad that one of the players had to Eat It.
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