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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.
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  FSR: Kim Possible.
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  FSR: No. 125! Game Collection: Puns I submitted.
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  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

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  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...

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  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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  chrisowen: Moves pd5as dabble vints mints votes vides pd5as daddys bangleg ng8as gankhanks views bangleg ke8as erstwhile lanky qe6as effects be7as eggshead to it everveins 29...Ne7 ducks ebber eggshead 2 3 it ok haves overs pc6as chaffas qb1as banks rf1as faras vetas qf1as flash kf1as frank flavs ba6as baffles kg1as gases rh7as harangue qd7as danghave kf7as fanghent its frivs 35.Qxf5+ visage fines adoas fleece 25 alive aints anymore haves moves ments vines veins moots lines vints nowas longs quips vints tinks garcon cowin vowus vimus brash flavs flush huffs hadas hudas hard it was winas birth vimus cloyus it was wintry hobble clubby birch nutas yowus vimus twins rubys crown vowus vimus brunch tisas yowas vueus bunchy worts botch wirys vimas nugas butch yinas rowas chubb winos tryas bunco hitin wryas pd5as dabble vints yinus haves moves veins ments vimas menas vimas nowas einas vints longs lines mores loquacious vints quips parts cawin vints vowus vimus tinks ganks garcon gotcha vints claws wobble bands vints fasts huffs flush hudas hadas radas darks hard it was winas birth vimus avows cloyus vints nomad to it diveleg 27.d5 cxd5 28.Ng8+ vimus alimony gavehands aorta hangs vints vowus vimus jastha hahas hehas pd5as dabble lents deckas daddys defers dangas deaths dallys vints flavs keyas deemas dentas darest desert debtas fends definate vides defeat dessicate vints keyas dearie ments deeps deers nomad to it evermore 28...Ke8 29.Qxe6+ visage vimus apathy effects nomad to it everhives 29...Be7 ducks etcas eggshead vimus nomad to it everhives 29...Ne7 ducks etcas eggshead vimus 2 3 it ok haves overs coots 30.c6 Qb1+ deous bands vimus its i 31.Rf1 Qxf1+ visage vetus fangs ivors its to 32.Kxf1 Ba6+ visage vetus affable its giv 33.Kg1 Rxh7 34.Qd7+ visage muffs danglers its friv 34...Kf7 35.Qxf5+ visage finds fancys adoas fleece 25 alive aints anymore cabas crabs vamus backs becks babel flavs blank casks clads nests hades radar meaus rumba cappy pappy addas binds vetus dearth tinks balance andas casts raves bands backs nasty klash jajas bades gassy grass vamus gases gaves cradle vatus caddy cages cents decks dracula vamus dangs flavs gland panes feels cames likes fleece cafes addas catch aidas ibson faces muffs haves moves pd5as dabble;
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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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