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Michail Brodsky vs Pedro Toledano Luna
"The Brodsky Quartet" (game of the day Oct-06-2012)
Benasque op (1996), rd 4
Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Variation (C41)  ·  1-0


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Oct-06-12  think: If anyone's confused as to why Black resigned, it looks like he can do nothing about Kc3, winning the exchange for White.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I'm impressed with how toxic White's lead in development became *after* the Queens came off the board.
Oct-06-12  xthred: Thanks <think>. I was wondering.
Oct-06-12  rilkefan: 16...Nxb3, trading off black's only developed piece, is counter-intuitive. And in fact per stockfish this is a shift from +0.2 (after ...Re8) to 0.6. And after this it dislikes almost all of black's moves, especially ...Bb7 and ...Ba8, preferring instead 17...Ra7 with an eye to ...Rd7/Be6 (if Ne4) or ...Bg4, trying to cut down the attacking forces.
Oct-06-12  Abdel Irada: <rilkefan>: Without benefit of engine, I agree. However, I specifically feel that Black's best dynamic counterchances lay in 16. ...b4, harassing White's knight and threatening to open the a-file at a time when White has not yet taken control of the position.

The knight on c5 is Black's best piece, not merely his only developed one: It cannot easily be dislodged from its post, and it limits the mobility of its counterpart on c3. Also, in this position, it doesn't seem that the bishop belongs on the completely passive b7; it should come round to e6 or g4 in quest of play, even at the potential cost of the pawn on c6. It is almost never a good plan to lapse into passivity and let your opponent start exercising his creative powers at your expense.

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  HeMateMe: Re: pun. Is there a "Broadstreet Quartet"? Just wondering...
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  Chessmensch: The Brodsky Quartet is a renowned (classical) string quartet.
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  FSR: I was expecting a game with quadrupled pawns, la Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907.
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  RandomVisitor: After 16.a3

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Analysis by Rybka 4.1 x64:

[+0.20] d=21 <16...Re8> 17.Re1 Kf8 18.Rxe8+ Kxe8 19.Rd1 Ra7 20.Ng5 Nxb3+ 21.cxb3 Bf5 22.Nce4 Bxe4 23.Nxe4 Ke7 24.Kc2 Nd7 25.Nd6 Ke6 26.Ne8 g5 27.Ng7+ Kf6 28.Nh5+ Kg6 29.Ng3 f6 30.Rd6

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  kevin86: The rook is in the flytrap and will be eaten.
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  RandomVisitor: The curious move 7...cxd6?! does not show in the chessgames opening book - the isolated d-pawn produced for black is not too much of a liability and so this move might somehow be playable.

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Analysis by Rybka 4.1 x64:

[+0.29] d=24 7...cxd6 8.Nc3 h6 9.Bxe7 Qxe7+ 10.Be2 Be6 11.Qd2 Nc6 12.0-0 0-0 13.Rfe1 Rad8 14.Rad1 Rfe8 15.Nd4 d5 16.Bb5 Qd6 17.b4 Nd7 18.Bxc6 bxc6 19.b5 cxb5 20.Ncxb5 Qb6 21.Qf4 Nc5 22.Qc7

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  ajile: White's pressure never let up. I believe the modern treatment of this opening works much better for Black.

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 exd4 5.Nxd4 Be7

Or alternatively Black can play Hanham style and maintain the e5 pawn with ..Nd7,..c6 and ..Qc7.

The above move order avoids many of the traps and sacs White has in the old main line.

Oct-06-12  rilkefan: For the punsters, Brodsky is the name of a famous poet.

Excellent pun btw.

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