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Tony Palmer vs Kevin Czuhai
Michigan Masters/Experts (2006), Lansing, MI USA, rd 3, Jan-14
Nimzowitsch Defense: Kennedy Variation. Main Line (B00)  ·  0-1


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  tpstar: This is the day (1. e4 Nc6) of the expanding man (2. d4 e5)/That shape is my shade (3. de Nxe5), there where I used to stand (4. f4 Ng6)/It seems like only yesterday (5. Nf3 Bc5), I gazed through the glass (6. Bc4 d6)/At ramblers (7. Nc3 Qe7), wild gamblers [last book move], that's all in the past (8. Qe2)/You call me a fool [8. Ng5 Be6 9. Nd5 Qd7 ], you say it's a crazy scheme (8 ... Nf6)/This one's for real [8 ... c6 9. Bd2 =], I already bought the dream (9. f5)/So useless to ask me why [9. e5 de 10. fe ], throw a kiss and say goodbye (9 ... Ne5) [=]/I'll make it this time (10. Bg5), I'm ready to cross that fine line [10. Nxe5 Qxe5 11. Nb5 Bb6 ]/My back to the wall (10 ... Nxf3+), a victim of laughing chance (11. gxf3 c6)/This is for me (12. a3) the essence of true romance [12. 0-0-0 b5 13. Bd3 a5 ]/Sharing the things we know and love (12 ... b5) with those of my kind (13. Bb3)/Libations [13. Bd3 a5 =], sensations (13 ... a5) [ ], that stagger the mind (14. a4 b4)/I crawl like a viper (15. Nd1 Qe5) through these suburban streets (16. Be3 Nh5)/Make love to these women [16 ... Bxe3!? 17. Qxe3 g6 ], languid and bittersweet (17. Bxc5 dxc5)/I'll rise when the sun goes down (18. Ne3 Qxb2), cover every game in town (19. Kf2)/A world of my own [19. Rd1!? 0-0 20. Qc4 ], I'll make it my home sweet home (19 ... Ba6)/This is the night (20. Bc4 Nf4) of the expanding man (21. Qf1 Bxc4)/I take one last drag (22. Qxc4 0-0) as I approach the stand (23. Rab1)/I cried when I wrote this song [23. Ng4 Qd4+ 24. Qxd4 cxd4 ], sue me if I play too long (23 ... Qf6) [ ]/This brother is free (24. h4 Rad8), I'll be what I want to be (25. Qxc5 Rd2+)/I'll learn to work the saxophone (26. Kg3), I play just what I feel [26. Kf1 b3 ]/Drink Scotch whiskey all night long (26 ... Nh5+) and die behind the wheel (27. Kh3 Qh6)/They got a name for the winners in the world (28. Ng2 g5), I want a name when I lose (29. Qe3??)/They call Alabama the Crimson Tide [29. fg fg 30. Rhf1 ], call me Deacon Blues (29 ... Nf4+ 0-1) - Steely Dan + Fritz 7, "Deacon Blues"

Suttles vs H Avram, 1963

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  OhioChessFan: Was the game salvageable if you'd taken the en passant capture?
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  crafty: 29. fxg6 fxg6 30. ♖hf1 ♘f4+ 31. ♘xf4 ♕xf4 32. ♕g1 ♖xc2   (eval -2.33; depth 12 ply; 500M nodes)
Jun-05-06  mack: When I saw your first line, I was thinking it might be that 'The The' song of the same name. Pity. Lovely game, by the way.
Jun-05-06  mack: Oh, sorry, didn't see you were white.
Jun-05-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Nice game, <tpstar>! It's a pity you lost. Who is your opponent in this game and have you played him more often?
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  tpstar: <OhioChessFan> <crafty> <mack> <EmperorAtahualpa> Thank you very much for reviewing my game. Black is a long-time master who is always in the running for state champion (unless Ben Finegold is around ;>D). Next time I might try 5. Be3 since that Bc5 was so annoying, yet there were other potential improvements in the opening phase. I also like that Suttles game with Bd2 & 0-0-0 against Black's set-up.
Jun-24-06  Marmot PFL: So either Czuhai has (finally) given up the Dragon or more likely feared some home cooking by tpstar.
Aug-26-07  Marmot PFL: <Next time I might try 5. Be3 since that Bc5 was so annoying, yet there were other potential improvements in the opening phase. > Isn't 9.e5 almost winning? ex 9...dxe5 10.fxe5 Ng4 11.Nd5 (Bg5 may be even better) Qd7 12. h3 etc. Nh6? Bxh6 , Nf2 Rf1 , b5 is likely best but still bad for black after Bb3. Recently played this line for white and couldn't believe this was the only game in the files.
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  tpstar: Fritz 7 Deep Position Analysis [20MB]:

9. e5 de 10. fe

1) 10 ... Nxe5 11. Nxe5 0-0 12. Nd3 Re8 [2.34/12]

2) 10 ... Ng4 11. Bg5 Bf2+ 12. Kf1 Qc5 [2.41/11]

Yes, 9. e5 should be clearly winning - great pick-up. I don't remember us discussing it in post mortem, yet I didn't consider 11. Bg5 during the game either.

Besides, the only people who should fear my home cooking are guests coming for dinner. ;>D

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  OhioChessFan: I know it looks like a try for a Scholar's mate, but what about 8. Ng5?
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  whiteshark: <OhioChessFan: I know it looks like a try for a Scholar's mate, but what about 8. Ng5?> The machine likes it.

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Black to move

1) +0.87 (28 ply) 8...Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kf8 10.h4 c6 11.Qf3 Bg4 12.Qg3 Bd4 13.Qd3 Bb6 14.Be3 d5 15.Bxb6 axb6 16.O-O dxe4 17.Qg3 Bf5 18.Rae1 h6 19.Bxg6 Bxg6 20.f5 hxg5 21.fxg6 Rxh4 22.Qxg5 Qc5+ 23.Qxc5+ bxc5 24.Nxe4 Rxa2 25.Nxf6 gxf6 26.Rxf6+ Kg7 27.Rf7+ Kxg6 28.Rxb7 Rg4 29.Re6+ Kf5

2) +1.87 (27 ply) 8...Nh6 9.Nd5 Qd8 10.b4 Bb6 11.Qd2 c6 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.Bb2 f6 14.O-O fxg5 15.Bxg7 Qe7 16.Bxh6 gxf4 17.Bxf4 Nxf4 18.Rxf4 Be6 19.Qd4 O-O-O 20.Bxe6+ Qxe6 21.Raf1 c5 22.bxc5 dxc5 23.Qa4 c4

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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