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Bo Hellen vs Aleksei Holmsten
"Hellen a Handbasket" (game of the day Jul-21-2007)
FIN-chT (1993), Finland
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33)  ·  0-1


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Jul-21-07  wouldpusher: Would 21. Ng1 Rd5 22. f3 have given a fighting chance?
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  WannaBe: Some of you may remember Bo Jackson's commercial from the 80/90s...

In this case, Bo does not know chess. =)

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  crafty: 21. ♘g1 ♖d4 22. b3 ♗xc4 23. bxc4 ♕e6 24. ♖ac1 ♖c8   (eval -1.96; depth 13 ply; 500M nodes)
Jul-21-07  utssb: 7.♗e2 is a poor move. The common 7.♗g5 or 7.♙a4 offer much more. And with 9.♘cb1 White is left with nothing.
Jul-21-07  pcvandelay: awful development by white
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  Chessmensch: Does anyone see a notable feature that makes this a GOTD (apart from the excellent pun)?
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  Jack Kerouac: Bo Bo Newsom was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in the 40's. Got his nickname because he called everybody "Bo Bo". Thought you folks would find that fascinating.......
Seriously though, this is one of those games where Black must have been licking his chops with each new maneuver chasing the hapless king. We've all had that experience, yes?
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  WannaBe: No, I <NEVER> had that experience. :-))
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  kevin86: Black's 28th move deftly blocks the white queen and allows for mate on the next turn. How many of us would have by reflex played ♗xf1+? (?). The queen could have gone to h3 two moves earlier,but the king would have escaped at f3. So it was important to station the queen at h3 and the bishop at g4.
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  Jack Kerouac: Okay. Just to stay in the irrelevant Detoit mythology of 'Bo-Bo' ism's, There was a 'wrestler' in the Detoit-Windsor Canada area back in the late 50's-60's era known as 'Bo-Bo Brazil'. Star of black and white television mayhem.
In chess terms: he was the Tal of body slams and brute force....
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  dabearsrock1010: this is just marked sicilian but surely this is considered a sveshnikov sicilian
Jul-21-07  wouldpusher: <kevin86> But you only have to look two more moves into the future to see that 28. ... ♗xf1+? 29. ♕h4 leads to a piece-down endgame, making the move pretty mechanical. Besides, all White moves look forced after he accepts the Rook sac.
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  dabearsrock1010: <utssb> Also 7. Nd5 is fine for white. Example 7...Nxd5 8.exd5 Nb8 the dark squared bishop will go to e7 the knight goes to d7 and black also tries f5 in most variations
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