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Peter John Sowray vs Tryfon Gavriel
"Better Safe Than Sowray" (game of the day Apr-17-2019)
British Championship (2009), Torquay ENG, rd 9, Aug-05
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03)  ·  0-1


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Aug-08-09  ROADDOG: Nice win for Kingscrusher over the higher rated Sowray.
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  kingscrusher: I was really happy after this win I can tell you. He is much higher rated on the ECF scale than me. And he plays a very high board for Drunken Knights.
Apr-17-19  Ironmanth: Good win for KC! Bravo, sir. Did White misplay his middle game advantage?!
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  sfm: Complicated game. Can't blame White for trying to win after matters settles a bit after move 32, with a formal numerical plus. It is not easy, all Black pieces are very active.

Mr. Rook is a clumsy fellow, while two lighter pieces are tricky, and there are two against one. Numerical advantage or not, it is just much easier for White to blunder, as it happened.

With 45.Red2?? White missed the devastating reply -,Re5, game over.

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  mike1: 22. Nd5 and 1:0.
Apr-17-19  dumbgai: Weird game, white had to have been better with roll and 3 pawns vs the knight and bishop. Then it just all fell apart. While playing over the game I kept thinking he should have found some time to free his king from a back rank mate. And I think the correct plan should have been to get a rook on c1 and then play b4, b5, c4, etc.
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  ajk68: 22. Bxe4?
23. Bxe3?
Apr-17-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 25 dpa

1. + / - (0.75): 13.Bb5 Kf7 14.Bxc6 Nxc6 15.Bf4 Bd7 16.Re1 Re8 17.Qd3 Nxd4 18.cxd4 Bg5 19.Bxg5 Qxg5 20.Nc1 Bc6 21.Qc3 Bb5 22.a4 Ba6 23.Nd3 Bxd3 24.Qxd3 h4 25.Re3 h3 26.g3 Qf6 27.Rae1 Kg7 28.Re5 a5

2. + / = (0.58): 13.Re1 a6 14.Qc2 Nxd4 15.cxd4 Nc6 16.Bf4 Bg5 17.Bd6 Kf7 18.Qc3 Bd7 19.a3 Rg8 20.Rad1 Be7 21.Bxe7 Qxe7 22.Bd3 Qd8 23.Re3 f4 24.Ree1 f3 25.g3 h4 26.Bh7 Rg7

Apr-17-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa done

1. + / = (0.32): 12...Bd7 13.Re1 f6 14.a4 Kf7 15.f4 gxf3 16.Nxf3 Nc4 17.Nfd4 N6e5 18.Bxh5+ Kf8 19.h3 Qc8 20.a5 a6 21.Rf1 Kg8 22.Qe2 Qf8 23.Bf4 Qg7 24.Rae1 Rf8 25.Rf2

2. + / = (0.33): 12...a6 13.Be3 Bd7 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15.Nd4 Bg5 16.Qd2 Rg8 17.f3 gxf3 18.Nxf3 Bxe3+ 19.Qxe3 Nxf3+ 20.Rxf3 Qg5 21.Qf2 h4 22.Rf4 f5 23.Re1 0-0-0 24.Bf1 h3 25.g3 Qh6 26.Rb4 a5 27.Qf4

3. + / = (0.41): 12...Ng6 13.f4 Nxd4 14.Qxd4 0-0 15.Qf2 Nh4 16.Bd3 Nf5 17.Bxf5 exf5 18.Be3 Re8 19.Bd4 Bd7 20.Rfe1 Rc8 21.Rad1 Be6 22.Re2 Qd7 23.Rde1 h4 24.Qe3 Qc7

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