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Tonu Oim vs Erik B H Bang
"Big Bang" (game of the day Jun-20-2007)
Massow mem-A corr9599 (1995), Germany
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Defense (C92)  ·  0-1


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Jun-20-07  cionics: There's a lot of dancing going on backstage in this one!
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  ajile: White's pieces got hopelessly clogged up on the K-side.
Jun-20-07  kvi5leva: After 53.Kd3 is Bh3 the killer?
Jun-20-07  johnwgoes: From nothing, something cannot be born. There had to be a chessboard and the game needed a creator or the Big Bang couldn't have happened.
Jun-20-07  AlfieNoakes: Is it not 53...qxb with material and positional advantage?
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  Troller: Ohh, nice to see a Danish guy win the game of the day!

I once read an article where Tonu Oim was described as "the villain of correspondence chess". Anyone know why?

Jun-20-07  kvi5leva: actually there's mate in 5 after 53.Kd3 Qf1+ 54.Qe2 Qxc1 55.Qd2 Rd1, my mistake :)
Jun-20-07  jkiipli: does 52.Ref1 save white?
Jun-20-07  yxcvbnm: no i think it doesn´t
52. Ref1 Rxf1
if 53.Rxg2 Qe1+ and if 53.Kxf1 Qh1+
Jun-20-07  Kleve: Seriously... I love positions like this (reminiscent of KID and such) where the pawn position is closed in the center, and both sides prepare for an explosive break on the kingside!! White got mauled here. I suppose that this is the real point of positional play- build up the tension for the inevitable tactical assault!

The fireworks start at 24 ...f5!

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  playground player: This game looks like a lot of fannying about--no captures made until the 25th move. I can't imagine paying hard-earned money and battling NJ traffic to play in a tournament, only to get stuck in one of these positional games. And imagine it with no clock! You could go stark raving mad... Which, I suppose, tells me I really ought to study games like this.
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  kevin86: This game reminds me of the old puzzles where you push around number pieces to eventually get them in order. First black's game was like then white's. The main difference is that black was preparing an attack,white unable to defend against one.
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  fm avari viraf: After the center being closed & the Q-side locked, Black cleverly manoeuvred his pieces on the King side & launched an irresistible attack on White's King with a Bishop sacrifice to rip open the vulnerable White's fortress. Ultimately, White succumbed to the Black's multiple threats.
Jun-20-07  zdigyigy: after 17...c5 it seems that white now has lost his chances on the queenside and that black is better, and poised to play on the kingside based on a favorable f5 break.....does anybody else see this or am I halucinating?
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