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The World vs Arno Nickel
"Brave New World" (game of the day Jan-12-2007)
Chessgames Challenge (2006), chessgames.com, rd 1, Aug-30
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42)  ·  1-0
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Nov-20-08  Nietzowitsch: <A. Anderssen> After this crushing defeat Arno Nickel wasn't the same as before, just a mere shadow of his former self. So how can you say <he is the same person>? This is very frivolous of you!
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: passed pawn!! wow!!
Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: let's analyze this game
1. e4!! c5!! those are good so I'll get carried away and give two exclams
Jan-25-09  WhiteRook48: 2. Nf3?! e6?! Ok, these annotations were made by a patzer
Feb-01-09  WhiteRook48: 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 are okay
Feb-07-09  WhiteRook48: amazing posting on page 986
Feb-14-09  WhiteRook48: I think 40...Re1 is dubious. I would have preferred 40...Re7, but then 41. a7 is decisive anyway
Feb-15-09  WhiteRook48: 4...a6.
Hmmm. This looks odd, but that's probably because I don't have a good sense of openings
Feb-21-09  WhiteRook48: <A. Anderssen> hilarious
May-05-09  hidude: The World :)
Jun-07-09
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  Domdaniel: <WhiteRook48> This was a regular Sicilian Kan line up to move 8 or 9, then a known but slightly offbeat variation to about move 14. The next couple of moves had been seen in published analysis by Lutz (of which both sides were aware) -- but never tried in a significant game. After that we were on our own.

If you don't have a good sense of openings to the extent that an early ...a6 in the Sicilian surprises you, I suggest you either (a) avoid the Sicilian, or (b) play through more games in this line.

Oct-22-10  Titicamara: Real good game
Dec-12-11
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  Penguincw: How can that rook still be dancing? It's been dancing for nearly 5 years.
Jan-05-12
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  Penguincw: I believe it's over 5 years now!
Jun-24-13
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  Check It Out: 36.b4 is such a great move. I bet that shook up Arno Nickel quite a bit when he turned on the computer to get the latest move.
Jan-23-14
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  twinlark: Time for this year's comment! I'm still admiring <18. Qd2>.
Mar-02-14
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  OhioChessFan: <lark> yeah, how in The World did we get it voted in?
Mar-11-15
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  OhioChessFan: While playing this game, I was so totally absorbed in it I could have told you everything going on at every ply. Now I look at it, and it seems like a Sunday Puzzle of the Day each move and I'd have no idea how to proceed.
Mar-11-15
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  OhioChessFan: And many thanks to to <Titicamara> <Penguincw> and <CIO> for keeping the streak of at least one post a year alive.
Mar-11-15
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  chancho: I was looking through some of the old posts and saw this name from the past:

User: tefthepersian

His last post was in the Timmerman game, and he said he would respond to questions to his analysis, but he never did.

I hope he is doing well.

Jun-12-15
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  Ron: One of the things I'm fascinated about this game are the moves 28. h3 and 29. Kh2. If memory serves, these moves were advocated by Thorsson, and won by a landslide vote. These moves might not have been the top computer choice.

These moves are Karpovian. Karpov makes quiet moves like a3 or h3 and then his opponent's positions collapses a couple of moves later.

Maybe 28. h3 and 29. Kh2 are waiting moves which put our esteemed opponent in a kind of zugzwang.

Dec-10-15  RookFile: I think that's accurate. h3 and Kh2 take advantage of the fact that there's nothing really constructive for black to do. So, white quietly improves his king safety before making the final assault.
Apr-11-16
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  Boomie: <h3 and Kh2>

Thorsson's brilliancy is a subtle prelude to b4. Notice that after Qxb4, the queen may follow up with Qe1+ and use Re8 to block if white plays Qd8. Kh2 defends b4 amazingly.

Apr-11-16
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  Ron: I put the position after Black's 27th move into Stockfish 7. After having Stockfish run for a few minutes, it was favoring Qd3 for a while but it then switched to b4.

So I then plugged The World Team's move, 28. h3. Stockfish followed up with 28. ... Bg7 29. Kh2 , which follows our game. Stockfish gives an eval at least .90 for White at that point.

I'm inclined to think that 28. h3 is superior than the moves that Stockfish liked : either 28. b4 or 28. Qd3

Nov-07-17
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  OhioChessFan: Has it really been over 3 years since I posted here and 11 years since it started? I remember much of the in-game minutiae like it was yesterday. It's rather shocking how much computers have improved in the last decade.
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