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Mustafa Yilmaz vs Constantin Lupulescu
"Yilmaz Pure and Simple" (game of the day Jul-12-2018)
European Team Championship (2011), Porto Carras GRE, rd 2, Nov-04
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna. Quiet Variation (D44)  ·  1-0


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  twinlark: Ahh...oops!
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  whiteshark: Is this some kind of Lupulescu? I hope it's not a contagious disease! :D
Nov-05-11  ounos: I think we can call this "clinical"
Nov-05-11  Shams: I doubt this is what Black envisioned when he chose to enter the placid waters of the "Quiet Variation".
Nov-05-11  Xeroxx: White found a lupul in blacks position.
Nov-10-11  310metaltrader: 20 white to move is a good easy puzzle, it would be better than the regular sunday easy, but it truly is a key puzzle, shows the foolishness of not castling.
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  al wazir: What was the point of 18...g6 ?
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  ChessHigherCat: I don't get 18...g6?, either, looks like a "hole-ier than thou" move. All I can think of is that it might be a bad plan in preparation for castling to prevent the immediate Bxh7, but it invites Bh6, as actually happened.
Jul-12-18  SeanAzarin: Wouldn't 20... NxKP, guarding Black's Q2, negate the mate threat?
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <SeanAzarin: Wouldn't 20... NxKP, guarding Black's Q2, negate the mate threat?>

Yes, but after 21 Bxb7, black is a piece down in a lost position.

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  FSR: The pun was too deep for me. Apparently it is an allusion to a song "Almaz, Pure and Simple."
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  FSR: 9...Qe7 (rather than the normal 9...O-O) looks like a Theoretical Lemon. Opening Explorer
Jul-12-18  Strelets: How to lose in a Queen's Gambit Declined in twenty moves. Step I: let Yılmaz trap your king in the center.
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  HeMateMe: I don't get the pun. I must be an old guy.
Jul-12-18  Amarande: The other defense appears to be 20 ... Rc7, am I missing anything more decisive than 21 Bxc6+ Ke7 (recapturing allows mate at d8) 22 Qd6+ Bxd6 23 exd6+ Kd8 24 dxc7+ Kxc7 25 Bxb7 Kxb7 26 Rd7+ followed by 27 Rad1?

(Certainly this must be enough to win, at any rate, as White remains with R+B+N for Q+P and retains the attack, while Black's Queen and Rook are badly sidelined)

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  bright1: <Amarande> After 20. ... Rc7 21. Bxc6 + Ke7 try instead 22. Qg5+
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  cormier: Stockfish 8 (minimum 30s/ply) 15... Nc6 <better is 15...Bxc6> 16.Bf4 Ng6 17.Be3 Bc5 18.a5 Bxe3 19.Qxe3 bxa5 = +0.08 (34 ply)
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