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Michael R Carr vs William J Aramil
"Baby, You Can Drive Mike Carr" (game of the day Apr-27-2019)
US op (2003), Los Angeles, CA USA, rd 3, Aug-03
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation (A16)  ·  0-1


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Used to encounter this variation frequently in my teenage years. Whilst experience has shown that White *can* allow ...f5-f4 and survive, it's perilous even when Black has an unsound attack, and always played f2-f4 to prevent it.
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  al wazir: 36. hxg3 was necessary.

Then the combination only wins a ♙: 36...Bxg3 37. Bxg3 gxf3 38. Bxf3 Qxg3 39. Rf1 Qg3+ 40. Kg1 Bg4 41. Bxg4 Rxf1+ 42. Kxf1 Qxg4+.

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  Sargon: <Perhaps 36. hxg3 is more reasonable> for White? <36. Bxg3 immediately leads to trouble>—with Black's Queen quickly setting up shop in White's kitchen...
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  Sargon: <al wazir: 36. hxg3 was necessary.>

Great minds think alike—you mentioned the superior <36. hxg3> as I was composing <my> post about it.

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  Sargon: <al wazir: [...] Then the combination only wins a ♙: 36...Bxg3 37. Bxg3 gxf3 38. Bxf3 Qxg3 39. Rf1 Qg3+ 40. Kg1 Bg4 41. Bxg4 Rxf1+ 42. Kxf1 Qxg4+>

You meant <42. Qxf1> and not the illegal <42. Kxf1> of course...

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  Stonehenge: Good pun <thegoldenband> :)
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  Sargon: Sargon: <al wazir: [...] 39...Qg3+ [...]> should probably be <39...Qh3+>, and thus the corrected line would be:

36. hxg3 Bxg3 37. Bxg3 gxf3 38. Bxf3 Qxg3 39. Rf1 Qh3+ 40. Kg1 Bg4 41. Bxg4 Rxf1+ 42. Qxf1 Qxg4+ followed by 43. Qg2, after which things don't look quite so bad for White.

I think that's the idea...

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  offramp: The pun is based on the famous Beatles song <Drive My Car> which contains the famous line "Beep beep!"

This was later copied by David Bowie in his song <Fashion>.

More famously it was sampled by Warner Bros as the noise of the <Roadrunner>.

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  fredthebear: <offramp> Man, you are good!

Do you still happen to have those tunes on an 8-track tape or cassette?

Say, Willi is from Chicago, a fine chess city with many playing opportunities. He travels, but does not seem to play that much rated chess though (or his games avoid the databases).

Apr-27-19  goodevans: <Sargon: <al wazir: [...] 39...Qg3+ [...]> should probably be <39...Qh3+>, and thus the corrected line would be: 36. hxg3 Bxg3 37. Bxg3 gxf3 38. Bxf3 Qxg3 39. Rf1 [...]>

Whoa! Stop right there.

Am I missing something or isn't that just a transposition of move order?

If so then black wins with the game line or indeed several other winning 39th moves such as <39...Rf4> or <39...Bxc4>.

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  Breunor: From the computer:

White is dead lost by move 36:

1) -5.93 (24 ply) 36.hxg3 gxf3 37.Bxf3 Qf6 38.Bxh5 Qxf2 39.Rg1 Rf6 40.Qxf2 Rxf2 41.Rg2 Rf1+ 42.Kh2 Rf6 43.Kg1 Bxc4 44.Rc2 Bxb5 45.Rxc7+ Kh6 46.Bf7 Bd3 47.Bd5 Rf3 48.Rc8 Rxg3+ 49.Kf2 Kh5 50.Rh8+ Bxh8 51.Kxg3 Kg5 52.Kf3 Bd4 53.Kg3 b5 54.Kf3 Kf6 55.Kf4 b4

After move 26 the game is dead even:
1) =0.00 (23 ply) 27.Bd5 Qg6 28.Rd1 fxe3 29.fxe3 Kh6 30.Qd2 Rf8 31.Bg2 e4 32.dxe4 Be6 33.Rf1 Rxf1+ 34.Bxf1 Qxe4 35.Bd3 Qf3 36.Be2 Qf8 37.Bxg7+ Qxg7 38.Qd4 Qxd4 39.exd4

Between moves 27 and 31, white gets a 0.71 edge from inaccuracies by white.

He falls behind to -1.35 with 32 Qe2 instead of gxf4. On gxf4:

1) -0.71 (23 ply) 32.gxf4 Rxf4 33.Be3 Rf8 34.Kh1 Bg7 35.Qd2 h4 36.h3 Bf6 37.Rg1 Qh5 38.e5 dxe5 39.c5 Rd8 40.Qc2+ Qg6 41.Qxg6+ Kxg6 42.cxb6 cxb6 43.Bxb6 Rd2 44.Bc5 Rb2 45.b6 Bd8 46.Bd6 Bxb6

The losing move is 33 Bf2?

1) -2.87 (22 ply) 33...fxg3 34.hxg3 Be5 35.Be1 h4 36.g4 Qh6 37.Bh3 Qf6 38.Bd2 Bf4 39.e5 Qxe5 40.Qxe5 dxe5 41.Bxf4 Rxf4 42.Re1 Kg6 43.Rxe5 Bxc4 44.Bg2 Kf6 45.Re8 Bxb5 46.Rh8 Rc4 47.Bf1

Instead Bxg7 gives his a still fighting chance:

1) -1.28 (25 ply) 33...Qxg7 34.e5 Qxe5 35.Qxe5 dxe5 36.c5 Kg6 37.Rc1 Bd5 38.cxb6 cxb6 39.Rd1 Bc4 40.Rc1 Bxb5 41.Rb1 Bc4 42.Rxb6+ Rf6 43.Rxf6+ Kxf6 44.Kf2 Kg6 45.h4 Kf5 46.gxf4 Kxf4 47.hxg5 Kxg5 48.Ke3 Bd5 49.Bh3

I think the reason is obvious in playing the game - the black player's black bishop gets to the strong spot at e5 on the diagonal where the action is taking place, while the white paleyr's black bishop retreats to e1. .

Apr-27-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. + / = (0.50): 15.Bb2 Nf6 16.Ra1 c6 17.Rfb1 Qc7 18.Ba3 Qd7 19.e3 c5 20.Bb2 Ra8 21.Nde4 Nxe4 22.Nxe4 Rfc8 23.Re1 Rxa1 24.Rxa1 d5 25.Nd2 Kh7 26.Ra7 f6 27.h3 Bf7 28.Bc3 e4 29.dxe4 dxc4 30.e5

2. + / = (0.47): 15.Ra1 f5 16.Ra7 c6 17.bxc6 Nxc6 18.Ra3 Qe7 19.Nb3 Nf6 20.Bb2 f4 21.Qd2 fxg3 22.hxg3 Ng4 23.Bf3 h5 24.Rfa1 Qd7 25.Nb5 Bh6 26.Qd1 Kg7 27.Nd2

Apr-27-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (0.25): 14...c6 15.Bb2 Qc7 16.Rfc1 Ra5 17.Qb3 Nc5 18.Qb4 Rfa8 19.Ra1 Rxa1 20.Rxa1 Rxa1+ 21.Bxa1 Nc8 22.h4 Kh7 23.Nb3 Nxb3 24.Qxb3 Qd7 25.bxc6 bxc6 26.Bb2 Ne7 27.Ne4 Bg4 28.Kf1

2. + / = (0.33): 14...Nc5 15.Nb3 Nxb3 16.Qxb3 c6 17.Be3 Qc7 18.Bd2 Rfc8 19.e4 Qd8 20.Ra1 Rxa1 21.Rxa1 Ra8 22.Rxa8 Qxa8 23.Bf3 Qd8 24.Kg2 Qd7 25.h4 Bh3+ 26.Kg1 h5 27.Bg5 Nc8 28.Bd1 f6 29.Be3

3. + / = (0.41): 14...Qc8 15.Rb3 Nf5 16.Ra3 Rd8 17.Bb2 Rxa3 18.Bxa3 c6 19.Rc1 Nf6 20.Qd1 Kh7 21.Bb4 Qc7 22.Qa4 Rc8 23.Ba5 b6 24.Bb4 c5 25.Ba3 Ng4 26.h3 Nf6

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  OrangeTulip: We can analyse this as deep as possible. But rock bottom it is a game between a 2300 ELO player and a nobody, a dilettant, a whisper of a summer breeze, a wheep of a willow, a nightboat passing in the dark.
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