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Kim S Commons vs Boris Baczynskyj
"Kim Possible" (game of the day Jan-13-2018)
Lone Pine (1976), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 3, Mar-09
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  1-0


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Jul-06-15  Howard: This game, as I recall, won a brilliancy prize for the round it was played in.
Dec-19-17  FSR: Kim Possible.
Jan-13-18  FSR: No. 125! Game Collection: Puns I submitted.
Jan-13-18  Ironmanth: Great game!
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  morfishine: I don't know whats more impressive: White's vicious attack or Black's desperate and brilliant squirming for survival


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  cormier: Notes by Stockfish 8: 13... f6 <better is 13...Nxe5 14.dxe5 bxc5 15.bxc5 Ng7 16.Bd4 Qc8 17.Qa4 a5 = +0.28 (38 ply)> 14. Nd7 ⩲ +0.93 (31 ply)
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  GrahamClayton: Fantastic attacking play by Commons - he realised that the Black pieces were in such a tangle that he would have time to make the rook lift via f3 and h3.
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  al wazir: I got the first three moves, but Commons must have seen the whole ten-move combination in advance.
Apr-07-18  Steve.Patzer: Oops, I tried 27. Ng8+
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  ChessHigherCat: Excellent attack! Here's another famous game from his grudge match against Pet Peev:

K Commons vs P Peev, 1976

Apr-07-18  yadasampati: I had 27. d5 and that is enough to make me happy :-)
Apr-07-18  WorstPlayerEver: Puzzled here... SF gives this completely weird line:

+3.80 (39 ply) 27. d5 cxd5 28. Ng8+ Ke8 29. Qxe6+ Ne7 30. Nxe7 Qb1+ 31. Rf1 Qxf1+ 32. Kxf1 Rxf4+ 33. Ke1 Re4+ 34. Qxe4 dxe4 35. c6 Ba6 36. Nd5 Rf1+ 37. Kd2 Bg5+ 38. Kc2 Bc4 39. c7 Rf2+ 40. Kc3 Ba6 41. h4 Bf6+ 42. Nxf6+ Rxf6 43. Kd4 Bb7 44. h5 Rf7 45. Rxf7 Kxf7 46. g4 Kf6 47. Bc1 Ke6 48. g5 Kf5 49. g6 Kf6 50. Bg5+ Kg7 51. Ke5 a5 52. Kf5 Bc8+ 53. Kxe4 axb4 54. axb4 b5 55. Kf4 Bb7 56. Ke5 Bc8 57. Bf6+ Kh6 58. g7 Kh7 59. h6

But after -30. c6 it's mate in 12...

Mate-in-13 (24 ply) 30. c6 Qb1+ 31. Rf1 Qxf1+ 32. Kxf1 Ba6+ 33. Kg1 Rxh7 34. Qd7+ Kf7 35. Qxf5+ Ke8 36. Qd7+ Kf7 37. Qxe7+ Kg6 38. Qe6+ Kh5 39. Nf6+ Rxf6 40. Qe5+ Kg6 41. Qxf6+ Kh5 42. Qg5#

Apr-07-18  nisharaj31: I second what yadasampati had to say.
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  malt: 27.d5 cd5 28.Q:f5 Q:b2
(28...ef5 29.Re3# )
29.N:d5+ B:d5 30.R:f7+ Ke8 31.R:f8+ Kd7 32.Qh7+ Kc6 33.R:d8

27.d5 Qb1+ 28.Rf1 Q:b2 29.d6+ N:d6 30.cd6+ K:d6 31.Re1+ Kc7 (31...Ke5 32.Qf5# ) 32.R:f7+ R:f7 33.Q:f7+ Kc8 34.R:d8+ K:d8 35.Qd7#

27.d5 Bc7 28.d6+ B:d6 29.cd6 N:d6 30.Be5

Apr-07-18  Mayankk: I had the 27 Ng8 Ke8 idea although I was still wondering if it is necessary to add another piece to the Attack. The fact that Ke8 seemed the only reasonable reply after it, since Kd7 loses a Rook made this an easy choice.

Lots of complex sidelines and I couldn’t think much beyond Qxe6+, where Black has 3 pieces to interpose in between. As it turns out, it was all in the vain as d5 and a firing Bishop was indeed necessary...

Apr-07-18  Whitehat1963: What happens if 27. Qxf5?
Apr-07-18  landshark: I found the first move 27.d5, cxd5, and chose 28. Qxf5 with many amazing possibilities but which all seem to still favor White. I wonder how well it would hold up to serious scrutiny - ?
Apr-07-18  landshark: One line being 28. Qxf5 Rxh7 29. Qxh7+ Rf7 30. Ng8+ Kf8 31. Qh6+, where Black cannot take the N on g8 because of Qh8#. And that's just the starting point...
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  agb2002: White has three pawns for a bishop.

Black threatens Qxb2.

The first idea that came to mind was 27.Qxf5 exf5 28.Re3+ Kxf6 29.d5+ Qxb2 30.Re6#. However, Black can play 29... Kg6.

This suggests 27.d5. For example, 27... Qxb2 28.dxe6 Kxe6 29.Re3+ Nxe3 30.Qe4+ Kxf6 31.Rh6+ Kg7 32.Qg6#. I haven't found the time for more.

Apr-08-18  Cheapo by the Dozen: What <al wazir> said.

I didn't appreciate Kim properly when I knew him.

Apr-08-18  Howard: You knew Commons, personally?
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