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Jane Richmond vs Miyoko Watai
"Jane's Addiction" (game of the day Dec-19-2006)
Haifa Olympiad (Women) (1976), rd 3, Oct-25
Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21)  ·  1-0


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Dec-19-06  thedoyle: 51. ... Kxh6 52. Qh2#

very nice.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: It's already too late to save the game, but after 36.Bd5, I would have sacrificed the Exchange for a pawn. White's Bishop is much too strong.
Dec-19-06  think: <thedoyle> or 52. Qh3#, or even 52. Qg5+ 53. Kh7 54. Qh4#
Dec-19-06  ernieb: Is 13...e5 unusual at that point? It seemed wrong when I went through the game, opening the a2 white diagonal.
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  lilfoohk: "I am at the queenside , but my heart is at the kingside!"
Dec-19-06  Themofro: I don't know if ...13 e5 is book at that point though it's definately bad. In my experience against the Sicilian e5 by black is almost always a bad mistake for several reasons. 1. you open the a2-h7 diagonal. and more importantly 2. you greatly weaken your d-pawn which is half-binded by whites e-pawn and on a half open file. Whenever i play against the sicilian i always play my own variation, it's not book, but it lets me transpose to the Maroczy Bind almost always which is known to be very good for white.

1.e4 c5
2.Nf3 d6 (most common response)
3.d4 cxd4
4.Nxd4 Nf6 (specifically aimed at making white play Nc3 or something similair and prevent him from playing c4. 5.Bb4+! (in my variation the white squared bishop is usually bad, so we trade it off)Bd7 (usually) 6.Bxd7 Qxd7 (probably slightly stronger than taking with the knight) 7. Qd3 (or Qe2 both work) Nc6
6.c4 With a sybstantial advantage to white.
After this stage normally both sides fianchetto thier black squared bishop, black leaves the pawn unmoved on e7 to support the weak d6 pawn. White often plays f4 (though not always) and focuses both rooks on the d-file against the very weak and backwards d-pawn. Notice that e5? would doom the already weak pawn, e6 would also be bad. This variation is just another one of my innovations i guess you could call it. It violates a few principles such as with the queen move that early on, but in my experience with it, Black just gets crushed. My best freind used to be a sicilian fanatic and now not only does he never play it against me, he's switched to the french! Even with the best variation the fianchetto at g7 and leaving the e-pawn at e7, black still usually gets destroyed. So again, not sure about whether e5 is book or not in this position, but it's definately weak. Also, are there any refutations you all can find for black on my variation? So far no one has found any, but there must be one somewhere i think.

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  kevin86: I believe that JANE'S ADDICTION is the title of a best-selling book,that is-a book that a lot of people buy, but few read (as opposed to a classic-a book that many talk about, but few read). I like the ending where black's king is forced out of his tube to be captured by white's queen and rook.
Dec-19-06  Bobsterman3000: Isn't Miyoko Watai the wife of Bobby Fischer?

Dec-19-06  morphy234: isn't Jane's Addiction that band with Dave Navarro? kool game.
Dec-19-06  uniqueid: 43 Rxb2 wouldve been wise to get the queen off 2 line and get a good position for the black rooks...
Dec-19-06  slomarko: this game is bad
Dec-19-06  Chess Carnival: Black allowed too many light square weaknesses in his position.. Very ugly! After the exchange 31.Bxc5 dxc5 the remaining White Bishop dominates lots of key squares even though it wasn't touched in the combination..

<isn't Jane's Addiction that band with Dave Navarro? kool game.> Yes. It was one of my favourite in the late 80's. See

Dec-20-06  slomarko: i'd play 35...Rd5 without thinking.
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  kevin86: A rock group and not a book-Silly me:(
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