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Thomas Bopp vs Aleksandr Lenderman
"Umm, Bopp?" (game of the day Feb-18-2019)
Budapest FS08 IM (2003), rd 2, Aug-03
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  0-1


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  OhioChessFan: "Umm, Bopp?"
Feb-18-19  Mountain1: I think this is referring to the song by 90s band Hanson?
Feb-18-19  Mountain1:
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  jith1207: Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du

Oh yeah
In an Mmmbop they're gone
Yeah yeah

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  OrangeTulip: Pun exceeds level of the game
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  sfm: 17.-,a4!!, the inspired move that effectively wins the game, allowing black to exploit White's disrupted Q-side with brilliant tactics. Probably White should have played 17.b3 instead.
Feb-18-19  goodevans: Some nice ideas from both players. In the end white underestimated the power of the passed pawn (easy to say in hindsight).

<28.Qa5> would have maintained white's many threats at the same time ensuring the a-pawn was doomed. Black's rook cannot leave the back rank because Qa8+ would inflict massive damage.

Good game.

Feb-18-19  morfishine: There's only one thing going for this sad, ineffective play-on-word (since its obviously not a pun): Bopp is pronounced Bopp
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  moronovich: Bopp
till you drop.
Feb-18-19  MrMelad: Good pun and good game. 30..Qxf2 is very good
Feb-18-19  MrMelad: I'd play 28.Nxc8 however and finish it easy
Feb-18-19  goodevans: <MrMelad: I'd play 28.Nxc8 however and finish it easy>

As long as black has the a-pawn then he has chances. 28.Nxc8 is fine as long as you attend to the a-pawn straight after. <28.Nxc8 Qxc8 29.Qa5> (similar to my previous post) is the most effective way to do that. This time it's black's Q that can't leave the back rank to come to the pawn's rescue as white's threats there are just too strong.

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  OhioChessFan: I would have gone with <Melad's> transposition of moves too.
Feb-18-19  MrMelad: Yes, <goodevans>, 29. Qa5 is a very good continuation but harder to see. After 28. Nxc8 Qxc8 I'd go first for simplification with 29. Be4 and if black plays 29..Qc1+ then 30. Qxc1 Nxc1 31. Bxf5 and black can't immediately advance the a pawn due to back rank mate.
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  OhioChessFan: Sitting in the local Hothead Burritos and MMMBop just came on their radio system.
Feb-18-19  goodevans: <MrMelad> I've become more cautious over time and neutralising my opponent's main threat would take priority over simplification. To me, Qa5 is obvious (why I'd even choose it a move earlier) but unless you're a fully rounded GM what's obvious and what's not is largely a matter of individual style.
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  HeMateMe: you found a coffee shop with MBob on the play list? Were the kiddies vaping strawberry flavored tobacco?
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  thegoodanarchist: Well crap.

I requested computer analysis to see what happens after 18.Nxf4, and the dang engine didn't even look at it!

What a rip off.

Guess I have to fire up Deep Shredder 12, my ancient engine.

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