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Sunil Weeramantry vs Timothy Spanton
"Like Father Like Son" (game of the day Feb-21-12)
Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)  ·  French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10)  ·  1-0
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Jan-26-12  hellopolgar: good job Nakamura's stepdad.
Feb-21-12
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  sevenseaman: Well played but quite a complicated affair over a long distance starting from 13. Bxh7+.
Feb-21-12  Oceanlake: 5. Nc6 is A Bad Move.
Feb-21-12  rilkefan: "Like Son Like Father" would probably have been better.

...a5/a4 - where's that going? At least ...Nxe4 gets rid of an attacking piece.

Feb-21-12  RookFile: It's possible that black may have thought he could play ...Ra5, and have the rook exert some influence over that rank.

I think it was a strategic mistake to castle kingside so early in the game. You give white a clear target, and it's not like the rook on e8 did anything wonderful. It's best to hold castling in reserve.

7.... Nxe4 8. Bxe4 Bf6 might have been playable for black.

Feb-21-12  KingV93: Elegant finish. Great job seeing this all the way through.
Feb-21-12
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  kevin86: A great lingering attack by white.
Feb-21-12
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  fm avari viraf: Timothy Spanton is a nice gentleman. We have played many International Chess Tournaments together at Hastings during my frequent visits to England. In challengers, I have beaten him twice.
Feb-21-12
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  kwgurge: Sunil Weeramantry is a nice gentlemen. We attended college together in the 70s where he contributed to my interest in chess and I to his in pool. He is also an excellent teacher of chess to youngsters.
Feb-21-12  Penguincw: The attack kept on going.
Feb-21-12
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  scormus: Very nice attack launched with Greek gift sac, I think totally sound whether B accepts or declines the WB
Feb-21-12
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  ClassZPlaya: I played Mr. Weeramantry three or four times in Sunday game-30 tournaments in New Jersey (USA) during the 1990's. He's a gentleman away from the board and great to talk to, but during the game he is a fierce competitor and could be quite rude. I recall beating him just once. He was playing two games at the same time (in different tournaments on the same day), one of which was against me. He would often walk away from our game to make a move in the other, which was very distracting. I won the exchange very early in the game and later on he hung his Queen during time trouble in a lost position. He tried to take the move back and got very upset when I would not allow it. At the time I was thinking I was actually doing him a favor. After all, now he could devote his full attention to the other game he was playing without being distracted by our game. :-)
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