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Stephen John Solomon vs Ralph Hart
"Take Another Piece of My Hart" (game of the day Mar-13-2017)
5th George Trundle NZ Masters (2010), Auckland NZL, rd 7, Jul-09
French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12)  ·  1-0
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Sep-21-10  odnareieff: grat gane of Solomon
Mar-13-17  nalinw: I wonder why White didn't go straight away for

26. Bh7

He ends up only an exchange up but with a good position ...

Mar-13-17  Moszkowski012273: 21...Rg8 should win for Black.
Mar-13-17  Duracell: <nalinw> 26.♗h7 is probably good, but White will lose his e5-pawn and the position is not so clear.
<Moszkowski012273> I agree with you but there is a long road from a winning position to a win.
20.♕xf8+ is therefore a good practical try but not the best move in the position.
Mar-13-17  Anjeneyar: Moszkowski,
21.....Rg8 loses to
22. Rh8!. Qd8. 23. Rah1. Kc7. 24. exd4. Black is paralyzed and has to ultimately lose his Queen to get rid of g pawn. If Rxg7. 25. Rxd8. Kxd8. And white is a piece up.
Mar-13-17
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  Benzol: Anything wrong with 21...Rg8 22.Rh8 Nxf3+ 23.gxf3 Qd8 24.Rah1 Qg5+ and then 25...Qxg7?
Mar-13-17  goodevans: <Benzol> 21...Rg8 22.Rh8 Nxf3+ 23.gxf3 Qd8 transposes to the game position so white would continue <24.Rxg8>.
Mar-13-17  goodevans: Given all the pressure white had against the g6 square I'm surprised black didn't play <...c4> at some point.
Mar-13-17
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  swclark25: I appreciate the helpful discussion.

<nalinw> I also wondered about 26)Bh7. Would the follow up be 26)..Qxh7 27)g8 promotion Qxg8 28)Rxg8. White is left with Rook and Black is left with Bishop.

<goodevans> good point about Black playing ..c4 anytime after move 11.

Mar-13-17
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  ColeTrane: Loving the motif of songs in this turbulent era...!
Mar-13-17  Moszkowski012273: Not true <Anjeneyar> 23.Rah1,NxN 24.pxN,Qg5+
Mar-13-17  Moszkowski012273: And even just a King move on 24 won't save the pawn after 24...Kc7
Mar-13-17
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  WannaBe: Back to back music related puns, see what Tuesday brings.
Mar-13-17  The Kings Domain: It's funny how black deliberately left his kingside a weak mess. The outcome was pretty evident from the start.

As a Big Brother & The Holding Company fan it's nice to see the underrated band get their tribute here. :-)

Mar-14-17  Ayaend: <Moszkowski012273> I agree with you , after 21...Rg8 black should win (or draw) explication

22.Rh8-Qd8

(If Rah1 black trade Knight and Qg5+ and take the pawn g7 after)

23.cxd4 and White have 1-rock 1-knight 1-bishop and 5-pawns and Black have 1-queen 1-bishop and 4-pawns

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