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Pentala Harikrishna vs Anthony Bellaiche
"Quit Your Bellyaching!" (game of the day Aug-23-12)
Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)  ·  Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44)  ·  1-0
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Aug-23-12  The Last Straw: Funny pun! :-)
Aug-23-12  The Last Straw: At the end the b4-P is going to drop: 59Rg4 60.Rxb4! . Unless black plays 59b3?!? which in case white replies 60.Rxa3 or if black shifts his rook somewhere on the back rank then white obviously plays 60.g8Q+. :-)
Aug-23-12  The Last Straw: Black apprently made the mistake of apparently not connecting his pawns.
Aug-23-12  The Last Straw: First four posts in a row on GOTD day! :-)
Aug-23-12
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  Phony Benoni: All we are saying is "Give Ps a Chance."
Aug-23-12  The Last Straw: The games for GOTD are getting really weird (except for yesterday).
Aug-23-12  ChessMystery: What about 22. Qg4+ winning the knight back that way? Have I overlooked something?
Aug-23-12  rilkefan: Odd that black didn't play 30...Qe8 heading for the repetition against a much higher rated opponent. Maybe those ratings aren't accurate. Or Bellaiche needed a win for a norm or a tournament result.
Aug-23-12
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  Sneaky: <ChessMystery> I think there's a little bit of counterplay in 22.Qg4+ Qg5 23.Qxd4 Bc6.
Aug-23-12
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  Abdel Irada: <The Last Straw: Black apprently made the mistake of apparently not connecting his pawns.>

Yes, but only apparently.

Aug-23-12  Gogia: i would have played 9...Qxc3+
Aug-23-12  nolanryan: black lost on purpose. fixed game
Aug-23-12
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  kevin86: Black had the two connectors,but white earned his own and won with them.

BTW,Bally Ache,the 1960 KY. Derby Winner,died with a belly ache.

Aug-23-12  erniecohen: I cannot believe that an IM lost this endgame.
Aug-23-12
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  SuperPatzer77: <The Last Straw: At the end the b4-P is going to drop: 59Rg4 60.Rxb4! . Unless black plays 59b3?!? which in case white replies 60.xa3 or if black shifts his rook somewhere on the back rank then white obviously plays 60.Qg8+. :-) >

<The Last Straw> Yeah, it is 59...Rg4 , 60. Rxb4! a2, 61. Ke6! (setting up the mating net) --> see below:

a) 61...Re4+, 62. Rxe4 a1=Q, 63. g8=Q#

b) 61...Kd8, 62. Rxg4! a1=Q, 63. g8=Q+ Kc7, 64. Qg7+ (forcing the queen trade) Qxg7, 65. Rxg7+

Nice endgame combination by Pentala Harikrishna!!

SuperPatzer77

Aug-23-12  TheTamale: The pun is made on Black's last name, but really, White's surname here is of surpassing quality.
Aug-23-12
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  Abdel Irada: <TheTamale: The pun is made on Black's last name, but really, White's surname here is of surpassing quality.>

Indeed it is. In fact, I feel a growing impulse to don saffron robes, wander about the nearest airport, and chant it at unsuspecting travelers.


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