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Darwin Yang vs Benjamin Finegold
"The Evolution of Chess" (game of the day Jun-03-2012)
Spice Cup (Group B) (2010), Lubbock USA, rd 3, Oct-30
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Variation (D45)  ·  1-0


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Jun-03-12  tonsillolith: We are certainly past the golden age of puns around here.
Jun-03-12  BadKnight: what, creationists are not fighting here?
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  FSR: <BadKnight: what, creationists are not fighting here?>

It's past their bedtime.

Jun-03-12  DanielBryant: I like the pun even if nobody else does *shrugs*
Jun-03-12  nikromos: 23 . . . d2 just wins outright for black. If 24. Kd1 c2.
Jun-03-12  nikromos: Scratch that. 25 Qc2.
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  playground player: Chess evolves. Animals don't.
Jun-03-12  zakkzheng: I seen this game from benjamin finegold.
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  Chessmensch: Darwin Yang should play Hao Yin. Apart from the evident pun raw material, this means light and dark (i.e., white and black), respectively, so it's perfect for chess.
Jun-03-12  maxi: Recently in an archeological excavation at the Punjab province (Pakistan), a chessboard was found with its pieces still in place. The position was one the variations of the poisoned-pawn line of the Najdorf Defense. This sensation discovery has completely upset all of our theories of the development of chess.
Jun-03-12  rilkefan: 22.Rxf6 was crushing after Qh5+.

Black had to play something like 14...h6. Or 12...Qe7 or Bd7 or Be7 and try to keep a solid center/kside and attack on the qside.

Jun-03-12  BlackSheep: <playground player> "Chess evolves. Animals don't." Is this your attempt at trolling the rest of us .
Jun-03-12  David2009: Black seemed to take extraordinary risks to win. As late as move 25,

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25...d7+ seems to draw comfortably for Black (interactive link just before White plays 25.bxc3:

Jun-03-12  rilkefan: <Is this your attempt at trolling the rest of us .>


<David2009> - I played 26.Kd1 Rb8 27.Rxa7 Rh6 28.c4 Qd6 29.Qd5 QxQ Rg6 31.g3 Rg5 32.Rd3 and black's hosed, I think.

Jun-03-12  Jason Frost: <David2009> Pretty sure black is simply trying to hold on there. And it's a fairly easy win for white, even 25...d2+ 26. Kd1 Rb8 27. Rb7 Rxb7 28 Qxb7 is a win since black can't hold the d pawn and white's king is actually safer

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Also not sure what problem everyone has with the pun. Pretty good game and the pun seems better than average.

Jun-03-12  KingV93: Is black doomed after <18...0-0> or just down a piece. Seems like <..cxb2+ and ...d3...d2> might offer the chance of a swindle.
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  OhioChessFan: I have to agree with <rilke> Playing over quickly, 14...h6 is obvious. Black had to think he had a win with a Pawn storm.
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  OhioChessFan: <KingV> 18...0-0 19. Bb3 holds the passed Pawns and White is done.
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  FSR: <Chessmensch: Darwin Yang should play Hao Yin.>

I made essentially the same observation on Yang's player page.

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  FSR: <OhioChessFan: ... Playing over quickly, 14...h6 is obvious.>

How do you respond to 15.Nxe5?

Jun-04-12  rilkefan: 15.Nxe5 Rg8 with ...g5 and a counterattack to come. Or if that doesn't work, ...Qb6 or ...Qc7. Or even 15...O-O might be better. Anything to save a tempo or push back white's kside pieces.
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  kevin86: If spelling didn't,I could put both names in the same sentence:

Since the Supreme Court dismissed McCain-Finegold with the Americans United decision,economic DARWINism will now dominate campaign finance for the forseeable future.

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  OhioChessFan: I prefer 14...h6 15. Nxe5 0-0
Jun-04-12  Jason Frost: <OhioChessFan: I have to agree with <rilke> Playing over quickly, 14...h6 is obvious. Black had to think he had a win with a Pawn storm.>

Seems more like he was trying to get counter-chances in a bad position. 14...h6 15. Nxe5 0-0 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Qxf6 gxf6 18. Nf3 looks terrible for black, despite the material equality

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  OhioChessFan: The d4 and f6 Pawns are pretty ugly in that position.
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