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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Ivan Sokolov
"Supermariov" (game of the day Jul-23-2014)
Ruy Lopez Festival (2007), Zafra ESP, rd 1, Mar-17
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central. Greco Variation (D20)  ·  1-0
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Mar-30-07  SniperOnG7: So where did Black go wrong here? IMHO, as an ex-QD player, I loved it when the oppenent tried to take and hold the c-pawn. Really, a bad choice of opening variation for Sokolov. For example, only from Move 7 onwards does Black develop his Kingside in order to try and castle. By Move 9 White has done this and thus White attacked first with d5! This meant that Black has to cope with the d5-d6 threat which hung over his head till the end of move 12. However, by that time, it is too late to castle and Pono neatly finished Sokolov off.
Mar-31-07  SniperOnG7: QD? sorry i mean QG
Apr-04-07  BadTemper: <SniperOnG7>
i used fritz annotate ill send it to you after. going to sleep. i think i have the flu.

it's really too complicated for me to analyse manually. i tried.

Apr-06-07  SniperOnG7: <BadTemper> Get better soon!
Oct-09-07  sanyas: This is the game of the year. With the possible exceptions of Kramnik vs Anand, 2007, Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 and I Rogers vs R Berzinsh, 2007.
Oct-09-07  vlado23: <outplayer: What is the threat after 30.Qf5?> maybe simply Qg4
Nov-20-07  zealouspawn: how often do you see a bishop take a knight on f6, then return to safety, and then do the exact same thing a couple moves later?
Mar-18-08  PAWNTOEFOUR: <BadTemper>...........80% of the members on this site don't understand 90% of these games but they're fun to play over......so don't feel bad,just keep on playing.....like i do
May-22-08  KingG: Very nice game, but I'm quite surprised such a strong GM as Sokolov would try to hang on to the pawn like that with 3...b5. I know it's probably not losing, but it certainly appears risky.
Jul-20-12  BigEasy1203: Incredible game. I love how after 21 ... Qxc4 black is up two knights, but then white ends up taking both of them with Bxf6, and black can't re-capture the bishop.
Jul-23-14
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  eternaloptimist: Wow what a brilliant game by Ruslan "Supermariov" Ponomariov! I didn't understand the game very well after playing through it the 1st time. Although after I played through it more slowly the 2nd time, I understood it. The "immune" DS♗ taking both ♘s on f6 is truly amazing! This is an incredible game that shows if u don't castle soon enough, have a weak back rank & u are playing a game w/ a wide open center, u can really get punished for it!
Jul-23-14
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  Check It Out: Good game, good pun! Doesn't always happen.
Jul-23-14
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  OhioChessFan: Good game, anyway.
Jul-23-14
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  Once: Hmmm ... odd. There are some fun tactics in this one and black is going to have difficult disentangling his kingside. But until black played 30...Qe7 I wasn't sure how white was going to win.

The move 30...Qe7 looks like an error. Black didn't have to give up his Bb5.

Instead, black seems to have a host of non-lethal moves including 30...f6, 30...a6, 30...Rh7 and 30...Bc6.

Not for the first time we have seen that hanging on to the QGA pawn seems to be more trouble than it's worth.

Jul-23-14
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  kevin86: Black is down a piece...and in trouble. Time to resign.
Jul-23-14
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  Check It Out: <OCF> Ok, it isn't the greatest pun. Did you see <FSR>'s latest though? It is good: R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014
Jul-23-14
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  Annie K.: My pun. Although I submitted it as 'Super Mariov'. :p
Jul-23-14
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  tamar: Super game. Supermariov. Super-pun-o-mariov.
Jul-23-14
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  eternaloptimist: <Once> I did some googling to check on the accuracy of 30...Qe7?? & indeed it was played by Sokolov. This was probably a time pressure blunder. Although I continued this game on Houdini 1.5 w/ the best move according to Houdini (30...a6) & white won anyway. Play continued: 30...a6 31.Qg4 Rh7 32.Qg3 Qc7 33.Rcd1 Rc8 34.h4 Rf8 35.R1d5 Rc8 36.Rh5 f6 37.Rf5 Qe7 38.Rfxf6 a5 39.Rxh6 Rxh6 40.Rxh6 w/ a +4.69 advantage for white! <Annie K.> I saw this game in the pun voting booth. Thx for submitting it! Congrats on your pun & game being selected! Indeed u titled it "Super Mariov". Another pun & game I voted for that got selected recently is: Letelier vs Najdorf, 1954
Jul-23-14  posoo: Inventive play by Ponnoms, but even da average chessgames.com wodposh could have beeten Socklove playing like dis!
Jul-23-14
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  thegoodanarchist: They played a queen's pawn opening at the Ruy Lopez Festival! Blasphemous :)
Jul-23-14  posoo: Socklove probbo played poorly on PURPS as a protest. SHAME.
Jul-23-14
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  morfishine: <Annie K.> Nice pun!
Jul-23-14
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  Annie K.: Thanks! :)
Jul-24-14  Moszkowski012273: Not entirely sound... But great game!
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