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Lukasz Cyborowski vs Adam Gasik
"Cyborspace" (game of the day Aug-27-2012)
Chojnice Open (2005), Chojnice POL, rd 2, Jul-17
Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B50)  ·  1-0


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  LoveThatJoker: Interesting Sicilian!

GM Cyborowski handled the White pieces both interestingly and effectively.

Especially after the opening, it could be said that he did so in the style of a WC such as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian!


Aug-27-12  sevenseaman: 22. Nbxc6+ is a charming move!
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  offramp: ... But surprisingly not a capture
Aug-27-12  Abdel Irada: Thanks to Lukasz Cyborowski for demonstrating the interference theme in action.

I wonder, though, if Gasik could still have put up a fight had he devised one plan of development rather than three. At one time, he seemed to have the idea of defending his e-pawn from in front with ...Re5, and then seeking to bring out his bishop on h6 or via a maneuver involving ...f5 and ...e6. Then he abandoned it in favor of trying to defend the base of his pawn chain with his king, an effort in which he had no chance of success.

Admittedly, he already had problems that may simply have been insurmountable, and to bring out the bishop almost relies on White's goodwill, but surely resolutely sticking with a single plan would have offered better chances than the vacillating rook maneuvers that actually occurred.

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  Dionysius1: I particularly like how 24 Qxf7 smothers Black king side. Without it the brilliant 22 Nbc6 wouldn't have been so conclusive.
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  Dionysius1: And even when Black resigns it's all about position rather than counting points. White's active Q dominates.
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  Cemoblanca: Well, I expected a Terminator, but he looks more like a Bookmaker! :D

P.S. ...but this game he played definitively like a Terminator! Well done Cybor! ;0)

Aug-27-12  chezzy: It would seem to me that Black should have tried to develop Bf8 and Rh8 after move 22. I can hardly believe that white can stop this development.
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  kevin86: Black has bishop and rook for the queen,but they remained at home.
Aug-27-12  thendcomes: Can someone check what the computer says after move 24? As <Abdel Irada> said, it seemed like Black could wriggle out of the choke hold, but he just made a series of pointless moves.
Aug-27-12  scormus: Nice game by W, he got the reward for positive play taking the initiative early on and always pressing.

<thendcomes: Can someone check what the computer says after move 24? As <Abdel Irada>> Yes, my impression was that B had no plan (... a6, Ka7, Kb8, Kc7, ...) Rybka give a modest edge to W anyway, though unlikely to be enough to win. Seems B had to be more active (25 ... Rc5, ... h5 and ... Rh6 as soon as possible.) I think it more difficult difficult for B to find a way out of the prison, than for W to keep the pressure.

Aug-27-12  thendcomes: Thank you <scormus>. Those are the moves I was thinking and it's certainly harder to be black in that position. His moves in the actual game just made me cringe!
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