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Lawrence Day vs Andrew Kalotay
"Let's Kal It A Day" (game of the day Sep-10-2019)
Ontario Open (1965), Kingston CAN, rd 4, May-23
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Double Fianchetto (E82)  ·  0-1


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Mar-20-13  vinidivici: So unfortunate for Day.
He was up 3 pawns at the end of the move 25. But he didnt utilized that big advantage.

26.Kc1???? is a bad bad blunder making his both bishops en prise.

26.Nd2! is a good move, protecting the king from check and activating the knight.

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  wtpy: Yeah, But Day played the opening terribly by grabbing the d pawn and is busted after 12..Bc3. 9 d5 and Day has good game.
Sep-10-19  spingo: It's a pretty low kalotay game.
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  sfm: The game is not lost until 34.b4??, letting the dogs in. Black can hardly expect to win after e.g. 34.Nc3 or 34.a4
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  sfm: <spingo: It's a pretty low kalotay game> Right, but it is still too much Kalotay for a Day.
Sep-10-19  Autoreparaturwerkbau: As <vinidivici> said.

Day's 26th move deserves all 4 question marks. He had a clear win until then in his pocket but threw it all away with moving king to c1 which serves no purpose whatsoever.

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  sfm: <Autoreparaturwerkbau: ...moving king to c1 which serves no purpose whatsoever> I can see at least two:
a) Black threatened -,Bf5 which will at least take back a pawn. b) The King got away from the open d-file, where the rook can be developed to.

If not for the reply -,Nc6 it would have certainly have been one of the best moves in the position.

Sep-10-19  RandomVisitor: Lawrence Day was 16 when this game was played, and earned a peak rating of 2435.
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  Honza Cervenka: Not the best day for Day. Already 10.e5 instead of simple 10.Bxc5 was a suboptimal decision, especially if black would have played 10...Ne8. 12.Qxd6 could lose the game quite quickly after 12...Bxc3 13.bxc3 Qa5. Another missed chance of black was 18...Nxd5 19.cxd5 Qb6.
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  SugarDom: I did this? Huh.


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  IMlday: You guys are luring me out of lurkdom with this early morning dose of meganostalgia. I was an A-player with almost no experience against Masters yet somehow I had beaten Grimshaw and held Fuster and miraculously, despite the opening crimes, was beating Andy. At move 25 he had less than a minute to reach move 40. I had a half-hour but everything wins and I luxuriated in its wonderfulness until I had wasted half my time dreaming about what to play against Witt on board one next round. Once the mind has detached from the position anything can, and did happen. Kotov later categorized this type of error as "Dizzyness Due to Success".
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  SugarDom: It's Ok, you're NBA champions this year.
Sep-10-19  dumbgai: Yeah what in the world was 26. Kc1?
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