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Roela Pasku vs Mercedes De La Cruz
"Mercedes Benz But Doesn't Brake" (game of the day Jul-16-2019)
37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006), Turin ITA, rd 7, May-28
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Yates Defense (E83)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  HeMateMe: Well done, P.B.!
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  al wazir: 26...Rxc1.

27. Bxd4 (27. Bxc1/Rxc1 Qxb3+ 28. Kd2 Nxf3+) Qxb3+ 28. Ke2 Qxd1+ 29. Kf2 Bxd4+ 30. Kg2 Qxf1+ 31. Ke3 Be5+.

The best white can do is draw by perpetual check: 27. Rxg7+ Kxg7 28. Qh6+ Kg8 29. Qg6+, Kf8 etc.

If instead 30. Rxc1, then 31...Qxb3+ 32. Kxd4 c5+ 33. Kd5 Qd3+ 34. Bd4 Qxd4#.

Mercedes broke through. Roela is broken.

Jul-16-19  AlicesKnight: To survive, Roela must use his Mercedes Cruz control.....
Jul-16-19  Nosnibor: <AlicesKnight> Roela is a lady not a man. !
Jul-16-19  vajeer: How can Black maintain the attack after 23. Kc2
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  Phony Benoni: After <23.Kc2>:

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Black can press the attack with <23...Na5.>. The threat is 24...Nxb3 25.Nxb3 Ra2+, and there's not a loot White can do about it: 24.Qd3 Ba4! or 24.Qe1 Nxb3! 25.Nxb3 Rxb3 26.Kxb3 Qa3+ 27.Kc2 Ba4+ 28.Kb1 Qb3+ 29.Ka1 B-anywhere and ...Ra8#.

After 23...Nb5, White might be best advised to go for the game line and try to get a perpetual check with Qh2, Rxh7, Rxg7+, etch.

Jul-17-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 21 dpa done

1. + - (2.43): 20.gxf6 Bxf6 21.Nc1 Rf8 22.Bh3 Bxh3 23.Qh2 Qc8 24.Qxh3 Qxh3 25.Rxh3 Na5 26.Rd3 c5 27.Nge2 h5 28.Kc2 cxd4 29.Nxd4 Kf7 30.f4 Rc8 31.Kd2 Nc6 32.Nxc6 Rxc6 33.Ke2 Rc8 34.Kf3 Rca8 35.Rd5 Bg7

2. + / - (0.84): 20.Nc1 Nh5 21.Nxh5 gxh5 22.g6 hxg6 23.Rg1 Rf8 24.Rxg6 Kf7 25.Rxg7+ Kxg7 26.Bh6+ Kh8 27.d5 Ne5 28.Bxf8 Qxf8 29.f4 Ng4 30.Qxb4 Ra8 31.Qc3+ Kh7 32.Nd3 Qc8 33.Nb4 Qf8 34.Qd2 Qf6+ 35.Kc2 Kg7 36.Bg2 Kf7 37.Bf3 Ra3 38.f5 Ke8 39.Qc3 Bc8 40.Qxf6

Jul-17-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 19 dpa done

1. + / = (0.41): 19...Rxd1 20.Qxd1 Nh5 21.Nxh5 gxh5 22.Kc2 Qa8 23.Qb1 Rf8 24.Bg2 Qa7 25.Kd3 Qa6 26.Qb2 Qa3 27.Qc2 Ra8 28.d5 Ne5+ 29.Kd2 Qa2 30.Nc1 Qxc2+ 31.Kxc2 Be8 32.Kd2 c5 33.Ke2 Bf7 34.Kf2 Ra3 35.Bh3 Ng6 36.Bf5

2. + / - (0.77): 19...Ra5 20.gxf6 Qa8 21.Nc1 exf6 22.Qh2 h5 23.Rd3 f5 24.Nxh5 gxh5 25.Qxh5 Re7 26.Qh7+ Kf7 27.Bh6 Qh8 28.Bxg7 Qxh7 29.Rxh7 Kg6 30.Rh1 Kxg7 31.Bg2 fxe4 32.fxe4 Rg5 33.Bf3 Rf7 34.Ne2 Rf8 35.d5

3. + - (1.93): 19...Nxe4 20.Nxe4 Rxd1 21.Qxd1 Qa8 22.Bh3 Bxh3 23.Rxh3 Qa3+ 24.Kc2 Qa2+ 25.Kd3 Rf8 26.f4 e6 27.Qc2 Qa1 28.N4g3 Ne7 29.Rh1 Qa8 30.Rc1 d5 31.cxd5 Nxd5 32.Qc6 Qc8 33.Bd2 Rd8 34.Ne4

4. + - (2.16): 19...Ra3 20.gxf6 exf6 21.Nc1 f5 22.Qh2 Kf7 23.Bh3 Ra5 24.Qf2 fxe4 25.Bxd7 Qxd7 26.fxe4+ Kg8 27.Bh6 Bxh6 28.Rxh6 Qg7 29.Rhh1 Rea8 30.Nge2 h5 31.Rhf1 Kh7 32.Kc2 Ra1 33.Qf7

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