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Andrew Jonathan Mestel vs Nils-Gustaf Renman
"Nothing for Nils" (game of the day Dec-11-2005)
Chess Olympiad (1980), Valletta MLT, rd 13, Dec-04
French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15)  ·  1-0


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  WannaBe: was 41...Bc6+ a blunder check? It drops the bishop...
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  OhioChessFan: <Wannabe>, it was the only way to continue giving check. White had mate on the move any time Black didn't check.
Dec-11-05  Elrathia Kingi: 33..Qc6 is a wasted move. 33..Ba4 or 33..Bc6 34..Bd5 would be an improvement, perhaps.
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  WannaBe: <OhioChessFan> Ah, yes. Went back and replayed the game, somehow missed the whole sequence. =(
Dec-11-05  erimiro1: What a royal tour! Also impressing the manouvre with the rook over the 4th. rank (d4-a4-c4-h4).
Dec-11-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Great game! I like the finishing check moves but even more the piece exchanges around move 20-25.
Dec-11-05  Caligula: Fun game. Why did Black resign? He was about to grab a free Knight and check the White King.
Dec-11-05  Averageguy: <Caligula> The Ne4 is defended by the pawn on d3, so black can't take it.
Dec-11-05  Saruman: The game could have continued with:
49.-Kg8 50.Kg2 (50.Kg3 Rg1+ 51.Rg2 still winning but its tricky (51.Kh4?? g5+! 52.Kh5 Qe8+ game over))Qa8 51.e6 followed by e7 winning.
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  al wazir: For once, a heroic sacrificial attack that doesn't succeed!

I thought white had a win with 33. Rxg6. If 33...hxg6 then 34. Qh6+ and mate next. But black probably would have played 33...Qc2+ 34. Ka2 Bxd3 (or Qxd3).

Dec-11-05  Saruman: <al wazir> Have a look at this one:

33.Rxg6 Qc2+ 34.Ka2 Bc4+! 35.dxc4 Qxg6 mmm tasty...

Dec-11-05  TopaLove: I think if 24 ... gxh5 then 25.♕g3+ ♔f8 26.♗xh7 and there´s no way to avoid 27. ♕g8#
Dec-11-05  Saruman: <TopaLove> black has Ke8.
Dec-11-05  sucaba: With 24. Ne4, White could keep the dark-squared ♗ and probably win, for example 24. _ f6 25. ♗c3 f5 26. ♘g5 h6 27. ♕e5 hxg5 28. ♕h8+ ♔f7 29. ♖xh5 gxh5 30. ♕xh5+ ♔f8 31. ♗b4 ♖d6 32. fxg5 e5 33. ♗c4 ♗e6 34. ♕h6+ ♔e8 35. ♖xd6 ♕xd6 36. ♗xe6 .
Dec-11-05  dakgootje: love the rook-moves by white =).
But if i was black and white played 33. ♖xg6 I would have answerd 33. ...♗xd3+ 34. ♕xd3 hxg6 though i think the line of <Saruman> is better
Dec-11-05  Saruman: <dakgootje> I am afraid that runs into mate after Qh3+ Kg7 Qh7+ Kf8 Qg8+ Ke7 Qg7+ Kd8 Qf8#.
Dec-11-05  thesonicvision: 16.Rc4 is something you don't see
every day. it's the kind of move that
lesser players such as myself, never
even consider.
masters always know when to break the
Dec-11-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <thesonicvision> What'so good about 16.Rc4?
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  kevin86: White's king goes a wandering-black can neither gain a perpetual or gain a mate . This time it's the chasers who can't save this one! Great finish!
Dec-12-05  StraightLarsen: mestel is my friend...
Dec-12-05  EmperorAtahualpa: by the way <thesonicvision>, I totally agree with your view on chess against computers!
May-29-06  MorphyMatt: "always check, it might be mate", eh?
Oct-07-06  ToTheDeath: That is some king.
Nov-28-08  Poisonpawns: Best game prize 1980 olympics.Amazing King Chase
Apr-29-14  rwbean: Can White win after 34...♕c5?
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