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Karolina Smokina vs Regina Pokorna
"Smokin' Hot" (game of the day Dec-20-2011)
European Individual Championship (Women) (2007), Dresden GER, rd 7, Apr-09
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E28)  ·  1-0
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Dec-20-11
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  sfm: Traditional wisdom says "open the centre if your opponent weakens himself on the flank". So, 12.-,d5.

12.-,Ba6 look like a mistake, which is also exploitable by 14.Qa4!

Dec-20-11
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  whiteshark: Thought it's referring to http://whychess.org/node/3215 but it seems I've mixed it up.
Dec-20-11  Oceanlake: rilkefan, I believe, hits the nail on the head. BTW, I'm dubious about c7-c5.
Dec-20-11  Robespierre: Wow! Karolina vs Regina! Smokina vs Pokorna! Do the two sets of names in ANY chess match get better than this??
Dec-20-11  solskytz: Loved the pun!! Which certainly refers to the marvelous game exhibited - not at all to the person's looks or sexual attractivity
Dec-20-11  erniecohen: There's nothing fundamentally wrong with Black's setup (other than the misplacement of the QN); she just makes a silly tactical miscalculation with 16...dxe3 and 17...exd2. 16...♘h5 followed by 17...g6 is fine for Black.
Dec-20-11  erniecohen: (While I'm here, I officially protest the pun-driven GOTD selection.)
Dec-20-11
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  Domdaniel: (While I'm here, I wonder why, as it's an excellent game). Could it be that the winner was female and rated just 2192?
Dec-20-11  erniecohen: <Domdaniel> No, just that it's not a very interesting game, basically just a tactical blunder. There is nothing especially interesting in its setup or exploitation - after 18. ♕xd2 it's pretty obvious that Black is lost.
Dec-20-11
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  Domdaniel: <ernie> I still like it. I admit the finish is superfluous as White is a piece up.
Dec-20-11  tommy boy: Hi,
in bulgarian name Smokina sounds pretty like the fruit fig-tree (smokinia in bg) and name Pokorna means exact "submissively". Very interesting game btw
Dec-20-11
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  Domdaniel: Just "Submissive", no?
Still, great name for an, er, chess player.
Dec-20-11
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  Domdaniel: "Queen Submissive" sounds very like one of those dominatrix-type names. Or those attracted to dominatrices.

- Now pick up that crown!

Dec-20-11  tommy boy: Domdaniel, I'm not very familiar in English but means exact submissively, obediently; humbly, meekly - quotes from a dictionary
Dec-20-11
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  Domdaniel: <tommy boy> I believe you, of course. My dictionary had 'Pokorna' as an adjective (as in "a submissive person") rather than an adverb ("he acted submissively").

Is that wrong?

Dec-20-11  tommy boy: <Domdaniel>, as an adjective is right :)
Dec-20-11
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  kevin86: White penetrates his opponent's position and a win is certain.

Smokin' gun...

Dec-20-11  rilkefan: Maybe black should have tried 16...dxc3 instead, if she wanted to avoid Rxd4 after Bxh7.
Dec-20-11  goodevans: <kevin86:> White penetrates <his> opponent's position ...

Do you know men blokes called Karolina? ;)

Dec-20-11
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  chrisowen: <Domdaniel> I love it her a2 after d7 instead c6 knight it us see a looser game ladies smiles in around it broad approach as cleared in second rank different strokes black untwine too Nimzo cart before horse eminates super g4 g5 train kingside critical 16 cured doggy up I pdxc inc aces... Pokorna cob pdxe arrange it f5 arms qxh7 of feint it.
Dec-20-11
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  Penguincw: Amazing. The g-pawn actually got to queen.
Dec-20-11  James Bowman: Scored to low on a 1-10 scale so I went with 5-15 instead and that helped a lot gave it an 8.
Dec-20-11
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  thegoodanarchist: The minor pieces swarm in to help the White Queen execute her adversary. Very fun and entertaining to see.
Dec-21-11  TheBish: Why is this still the GOTD, two days straight?
Dec-21-11
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  Domdaniel: Karolina on my mind.
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