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Igor Kurnosov vs Marat Dzhumaev
2nd Agzamov Memorial (2008)  ·  Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07)  ·  1-0
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  notyetagm: < jon01: Wow, a good and sharp game by Kurnosov again. I really like style.>

Yes, the kind of game that LarryC likes so he examined it on his ICC show last Wednesday. That's how I learned of this game.

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  jon01: White's breakthrough with the centre pawns is just so fast and effective. And Kurnosov didn't even have to touch his kingside.
Mar-16-09  WhiteRook48: already endgame for Black!
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  notyetagm: Boy, how I love this game.
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  notyetagm: 12 ... ♗c8-d7

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A textbook example of simply blowing your opponent off the board through the <CENTER> when he dicks around in the opening.

13 ♖e1xe6+!

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May-03-09  hedgeh0g: What a beauty. A grandmaster smashed in just 15 moves. This may well be the shortest decisive GM-GM game without an obvious blunder in the opening. Obviously, Black played poorly, but it took quite a bit of thought and brilliant play from Kurnosov to exploit his opponent's mistakes.

I learned of this game from the ICC's "Attack with LarryC!" feature. What a crusher!

May-03-09  hedgeh0g: On a sidenote, I wonder what Mamedyarov has to say about this game... :P
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  notyetagm: <hedgeh0g: What a beauty. A grandmaster smashed in just 15 moves. <<<This may well be the shortest decisive GM-GM game without an obvious blunder in the opening.>>> Obviously, Black played poorly, but it took quite a bit of thought and brilliant play from Kurnosov to exploit his opponent's mistakes.>

Black's whole game is one big 14-move blunder.

Jan-02-10  swarmoflocusts: Dzhumaev's game isn't too bad, up to the ninth move. Of course, then he makes a series of blunders leading to his defeat. After 9.Qxc3, Dzhumaev had to play 9...Nxf6, after which white has only a slight advantage. 9...e6 is a blunder, which Fritz 11 evaluates as 3.33 in favor of white, after 10.Re1.

11...Na4 is the second blunder, giving white an advantage of 6.69, as opposed to 4.05 after the best move, 11...e5.

Dzhumaev seals his fate with a final blunder on the 13th move, when 13...Be7 14.Rxe7 Qxe7 15.Qxa8+ Qd8 leaves white up a full piece and two pawns, which is still better than 13...fxe6, which allows 14.dxe6, forcing 14...Bxg7 (other moves lead to mate for white) 15.exd7 Kf8 16.fxg7 Kxg7 17.Bxd8 R(any)xd8 18.Qxa4, when white is up a queen, two pieces, and two pawns for a rook. Of course, it really doesn't matter, as Dzhumaev easily could have resigned after 9...e6.

Feb-19-11  falso contacto: <notyetagm>: generous work you're doing.
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  FSR: Sad play by Black, beautifully punished by White.
Jan-21-13  Whitehat1963: This game is begging to be placed in the Guess-the-Move database. If I were still a premium member I'd do it. Someone should.
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  perfidious: <Whitehat> How does one place a game in GTM? I'd be pleased to do so.
Jan-21-13  Whitehat1963: I can't see the site now, but I'm sure you can find the instructions on the Guess-the-Move page. You probably just copy and paste this game's URL in a box somewhere on the Guess-the-Move page.
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  perfidious: <Whitehat> Never went to the GTM page till your prompt, but have submitted this game. Thank you sir!
Jan-21-13  Whitehat1963: You're very welcome. I think you'll find that you'll enjoy playing Guess the Move. Over the years I think I've placed about 2,000 games in the database, mostly famous games, those of the highest-level players, or games with somewhat baffling move orders (in my opinion), but my skills aren't such that I'm good at finding really tough ones. In any event, enjoy yourself!
Jul-27-13  Xeroxx: Cool game.
Aug-08-13  EvanTheTerrible: Cool.
Aug-09-13  hedgeh0g: Quite possibly the quickest rout of a GM who didn't hang a piece in the opening. Although, admittedly, Black played like a complete amateur here, Kurnosov prosecuted his attack brilliantly and some of the variations after 13.Rxe6! are particularly aesthetic.

I think making this tomorrow's GotD would serve as a fitting tribute to this inspiring player.

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  keypusher: Lovely. f6-f7 mate after 14....Bxc6 is the same as could have occurred at the end of this game

Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2013

which I never thought I'd see once, let alone twice.

Dec-28-13  hudapri: Was there a chance this was preparation? I don't know the Sicilian but it seems like a forcing line.
May-31-15  Poisonpawns: <hudapri Was there a chance this was prepration?> Yes; a lack of preparation.
May-31-15  Conrad93: The premium membership is worth it just for Guess The Move and the Opening Explorer alone.
May-31-15  I Like Fish: cool...
hello xeroxx...
hola evan...
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  Mating Net: 11.d5 is one of the best examples of forcing open lines against the enemy King.
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