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Chris J Mabe vs Mikheil Kekelidze
"Call Me Mabe" (game of the day Apr-22-2019)
38th World Open (2010), King of Prussia USA, rd 6, Jul-04
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Two Knights Line (A37)  ·  0-1
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Oct-21-10  JCRchess: Chris Mabe hung incredibly tough in this game against the Georgian GM. I haven't seen computer analysis of this game yet, but 44.) h4 looks like a possible alternative for White.
Feb-09-11  zealouspawn: Ouch! Gut wrenching loss. Tricky tactics at the end with so few pieces!
Apr-22-19
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  al wazir: After 27. Ne7 white would have had at least an even game:

27...Nxe7 (27...Re8 28. Ng6+) 28. Rxe7 Rc3 29. Rxc3 Rxc3 30. Re8+ Ke7 31. Re7+ Kf6 32. Rxa7 Rd3 33. Ra6.

Apr-22-19
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  offramp: <zealouspawn: Ouch! Gut wrenching loss. Tricky tactics at the end with so few pieces!>

That's right. This is a really good game.

Apr-22-19  Ironmanth: Definitely intense game; thanks chessgames!
Apr-22-19
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  OhioChessFan: I thought I had been the originator of this pun, with this shout out to <Fusilli> :

M Sana vs C Mabe, 2014

But then discovered <Blunderdome> beat me to it by 2 years:

<Blunderdome: I too submitted some good ones that will never be used, probably because the games weren't as good as the puns. I'll share a few....

"Call Me Mabe" for C Mabe vs M Kekelidze, 2010 >

FSR chessforum (kibitz #1220)

I think this is a nice game btw.

Apr-22-19
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  ajk68: 41. Kg3 is the more natural move and slightly better. The threatening move Kg5 looks enticing but really has no teeth.

Kg3 forces the rook back to its own 2nd rank. It's a slow grind but possibly a win.

Apr-22-19
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  Breunor: Game is dead even at the very end, white was up most of the game, for instance +.85 At room 41.

The losing move is 45 Rd6ch ?? Which loses the exchange of a piece. If he played 45Rb5 it is a draw scoring at 0.00.

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