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Antoaneta Stefanova vs Nicholas Speck
"Speck-tacle!" (game of the day Feb-26-2019)
Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006), Gibraltar, rd 7, Jan-30
Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06)  ·  0-1


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  Phony Benoni: <"With a knight on f8, you never get mated.">--Bent Larsen.
Feb-26-19  Ironmanth: Wow! Just endless slugging here; sure to repay deep study. Thanks, chessgames!
Feb-26-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Usually in the games one is shown, the attack succeeds. This one is a nice change!
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  Diocletian: I must go thru this with the engine. Somewhere, White missed a winning blow, as did I.
Feb-26-19  Captain Hindsight: <Diocletian: Somewhere, White missed a winning blow ...> Indeed.

Better would have been <27.Ne4! Bxe4 28.Qxe4 Rd8 29.Qd5+ Kg7 30.Bc4 +->

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Feb-26-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

23...Bxd4+ 24.Ne3 Bxa1 25.Bc4 e6 26.Nxf7 Kxf7 27.fxe6+ Kg7 28.Qf1 Bf6 29.Nd5 Bd4+ 30.Be3 Bxe3+ 31.Nxe3 Nxe6 32.Bxe6 Qc3 33.Qf7+ Kh8 34.Qf2 Re8 35.h4 Qa1+ 36.Nf1 Qg7 37.Ba2 Rf8 38.Qb6 Qf6 39.Nd2 Qxh4 40.Qxb7 Qf2+ 41.Kh2 Qf4+ 42.Kh3 Qxd2 43.Bd5 Qh6+ 44.Kg3 Qg5+ 45.Kh2 Qh5+ 46.Kg3 Qe5+ 47.Kh3 Rf1 48.g4 Qe3+ 49.Kh2 Rd1 50.Qf7 Rd2+ 51.Bg2 Qf2 52.Qxf2 Rxf2 53.Kg3 Ra2 54.Bc6 Kg7 - + (-5.15) Depth: 20 dpa

Feb-26-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 D 22 d dpa done

1. + / = (0.42): 14.Qe2 0-0 15.0-0 Rab8 16.Rab1(T) Nb6 17.a5 Na4 18.Bc2 cxd4 19.Bxa4 dxc3 20.Be3 Qxa5 21.Bc2 Bc6 22.Nd4 Bd7 23.Ra1 Qc7 24.f5 Rb2 25.Rxa6 d5 26.Rfa1 dxe4 27.Ra7 Qd6 28.R1a6 Qd5 29.Rc7 Ng4

2. + / = (0.42): 14.0-0 Rb8 15.Qe2 0-0 16.Rab1(T)

Feb-26-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa

1. = (0.19): 12...cxd4 13.cxd4 e5 14.fxe5 dxe5 15.Qb3 exd4 16.Bc4 0-0 17.Bxb4 Qb6 18.Bxf8 Qxb3 19.Bxb3 Rxf8 20.Rc1 Nxe4 21.Nxe4 Bxe4 22.Rc7 Bf5 23.Bc2 Re8+ 24.Kd1 d3 25.Bxd3 Bxd3 26.Rxd7 Bf5 27.Rb7 Rc8 28.Re1 Bc2+ 29.Kd2 Bxa4 30.Ree7 Rd8+ 31.Ke1 Bc6 32.Rbc7 Be8 33.Rc2 Bf6 34.Rb7 Kg7 35.Kf2 a5 36.Rb6 Be7 37.Rc7

2. = (0.25): 12...bxc3 13.bxc3 0-0 14.0-0 Rab8 15.Qe2 Ba8 16.c4 Qc7 17.d5 Rb2 18.Rab1 Ra2 19.Rfe1 Ne8 20.Nf1 e6 21.Ne3 e5 22.f5 Nef6 23.Bc2 Rb8 24.a5 Rxb1 25.Rxb1

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