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Victor Nithander vs Viktorija Cmilyte
"Victor/Victoria" (game of the day Jul-19-2012)
Politiken Cup (2007), Helsingor DEN, rd 5, Jul-24
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jul-19-12  LoveThatJoker: First!

This game is interesting. Stockfish confirms that White would have been on the losing side of things had he gone in for either

A) 42. Kf2 Qg3+ 43. Kxe2 Qxg2+ 44. Kd3 Qg3+ 45. Kc2 Qxh4 46. Qb3 Rd8


B) 42. Kf1 Qe3 43. Rh8+ Kxh8 44. Qb2+ Nc3 45. Nxc3 Qe5 46. Qb7 Qf4+ 47. Kg1 Qe3+ 48. Kh2 Rxa7


PS. I have never seen Victor/Victoria, but judging by what it says on wikipedia about it, I doubt it is better than La Cage aux Folles.

La Cage aux Folles:


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 852nd! All jesting aside, there are a few interesting pawn sacrifices in the game: first the declined sacrifice after 19...Qxd5 where White shuns the b4 pawn; and the second is the "vacating sacrifice" 35...e4, which opens the e5 square for the Queen and seems to secure enough counterplay for the draw.
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  HeMateMe: Another great pun, referencing the Blake Edwards film of the early 1980s. I think the film is about a woman who is playing a man, playing a woman. I think.
Jul-19-12  PaulLovric:
Jul-19-12  goodevans: Thought white might have had something better than <41.Rxh4>. If there is then I can't find it.

The obvious <41.Nc3 Qxc3 42.Qb8+> loses to <42...Kg7 43.Qxa8 Qe1+>.

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  tpstar: <Victor/Victoria> Finally! ;>D

Great game.

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  kevin86: an unusual draw.
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