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Jiri Pelikan vs Marcos Luckis
"A Wonderful Bird is the Pelikan" (game of the day Jul-05-2019)
Buenos Aires CAA (1957), Buenos Aires ARG
Bird Opening: General (A02)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-05-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <"A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak,
Enough food for a week.
But I'm damned if I see how the helican!>
"

-- by Dixon Lanier Merritt, and one of the favorites poems of Woodrow Wilson

Jul-05-19  newzild: Enjoyed White's adventures with his knight in this game!
Jul-05-19
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Dixon Lanier Merritt? Would have guessed Ogden Nash or James Thurber.
Jul-05-19
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  rodchuck: Great pun Phoney!
Jul-05-19
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  rodchuck: Pelikan played Bird's opening 32 times: I guess he was aware of the poem :-)
Jul-05-19  Ironmanth: Ouch!
Jul-05-19
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  patzer2: Perhaps 31. e6+!, combining the Knight fork and pin tactics, would make for a good Monday or Tuesday puzzle.
Jul-05-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 21 dpa done

1. + / - (0.87): 27...Ba8 28.Nc2 Rbg8 29.h4 Nf8 30.Be1 Kg7 31.Na1 a4 32.b3 Qd7 33.bxa4 Rh6 34.Qg3 Kh8 35.Rdg2 Bd8 36.Nb3 Ne6 37.Rb2 Re8 38.Kh2 Qa7 39.a5 Qd7 40.a6 Qa7 41.Ba5 Qxa6 42.Bxd8

2. + / - (1.05): 27...g5 28.Nb5 cxb5 29.Bxb7 Rxb7 30.Qxb7 bxc4 31.dxc4 Rg8 32.Be1 a4 33.Qf3 Rh8 34.Re2 g4 35.Qd3 Nb6 36.b3 Nd7 37.Kg2 Ra8 38.Rh1 Rg8 39.Kf1 h4 40.hxg4 Rxg4 41.Qf3 d3 42.Rd2 axb3 43.axb3

Jul-05-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa done

1. + / = (0.66): 25...Rhg8 26.Rdd1 Kg7 27.c4 Nb6 28.b3 Kh8 29.Nc2 Bb7 30.Rb1 d4 31.Bd2 Ra8 32.Kh2 Nd7 33.Qe2 Bf8 34.Rg2 Bh6 35.Re1 Bf8 36.Reg1 Bh6 37.Qf2 Rab8 38.Qg3 a4 39.b4 Qe7

2. + / - (0.72): 25...Kg7 26.c4 d4 27.Bf2 Rbc8 28.Be1 a4 29.Rf2 Nf8 30.Bd1 Rb8 31.Bxa4 Bb7 32.Bd2 Rg8 33.Re2 Kh8 34.Nc2 Ra8 35.Bb3 Nd7 36.a4 Bh4 37.a5 Bd8 38.Ra1 Bh4

Jul-05-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 21 dpa done

1. + / = (0.59): 24...Rg8 25.Qg2 Kg7 26.c4 Nb6 27.b3 d4 28.Bf2 Rbc8 29.h4 Kh8 30.Kh2 Nd7 31.Rdd1 Nb6 32.Nc2 Bb7 33.Be1 Nd7 34.Rd2 Rce8 35.Rd1 Bd8 36.Qg3 Bc7 37.Bd2 Bd8 38.Rb1 Rg7

2. + / - (0.72): 24...Rh8 25.Qg2 Kg7 26.c4 d4 27.Bf2 g5 28.Bxc6 g4 29.Nb5 Rb6 30.Bd5 Qh6 31.Nc7 Nxe5 32.Bxd4 cxd4 33.fxe5 Bc8 34.Re2 Bc5 35.Qf1 f4 36.Rf2 Rf8 37.Be4 Qg5 38.Nd5 Qxe5 39.Nxb6 Bxb6 40.hxg4 hxg4

Jul-05-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 21 dpa done

1. = (0.00): 23...Kg8 24.Rg1 Kh8 25.h4 Rb7 26.Rg2 Reb8 27.Qg3 Rg8 28.Kh2 Rbb8 29.Rg1 Bf8 30.Bd1 Be7 31.Bf3 Bf8

2. = (0.08): 23...Red8 24.Rb1 Kg8 25.Nc2 Rf8 26.b3 Kh8 27.Qg2 g5 28.Rg1 Rg8 29.fxg5 a4 30.bxa4 Bd8 31.d4 Ba5 32.Be2 Bxe2 33.Qxe2 f4 34.Bxf4 Bxc3 35.Rd3 cxd4 36.Nxd4 Bxd4 37.Rxd4 Qxh3+ 38.Bh2 Nc5

23...h5 is not too good?

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