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Keith Arkell vs Ali Reza Jaunooby
"Be Careful What You Wish For" (game of the day Aug-02-12)
British Championships (2012)  ·  Blumenfeld Countergambit: Dus-Chotimursky Variation (E10)  ·  1-0
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Aug-02-12
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  FSR: Cool game. Black was surely very pleased with himself when he played 13...Qxa2 and probably spent very little time on it. Cf. the famous Caro-Kann trap: Schuster vs Carls, 1914 and NN vs Carlos Torre, 1928.
Aug-02-12  LoveThatJoker: A worthy GOTD!

Position after 30. Nf5


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According to Stockfish, Black had to find 30...Ra7! 31. Qe2 Rab7 32. Ba6 Rxb2 33. Bxb7 Rxe2 34. Kxe2 a3 35. Bd5 Bf8 36. h4 Bc5 37. f3 Bb6 38. Bc4 Kf8 39. Kd2 Bf2 40. g4 Nd4 41. Nxd4 exd4 42. h5 Be3+ 43. Kc2 Kg7 44. Kd3 Bg1 45. Bb3 Be3 46. Bd5 Kf8 <+0.48/25>, when the game should end in a draw.

After this, it offers the next best for Black as 30...Kf8 31. Qd1 Rxb2 32. Bc4 Rb7 33. Bd5 Rd7 34. Qb1 Rc8 35. Qb5 Nc5 36. Bc6 Rd1+ 37. Kg2 Rc1 38. Qb4 Rd8 39. Qa5 Rc8 40. Qa7 <+1.53/26>

LTJ

Aug-02-12  ADDADZ: BLACK defeated, but he played well
Aug-02-12  himadri: Could someone explain the pun ?
Aug-02-12
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  xthred: That was like reading a suspense novel.
Aug-02-12
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  xthred: <himadri> It looks like Black thought it had an advantage by trading it's Queen for 2 Rooks.
Aug-02-12
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  kevin86: Two rooks are better than a queen,but it was a BIG waste of time getting the exchange.
Aug-02-12
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  David2009: <himadri: Could someone explain the pun ?> Both Goethe and the Chinese (anonymously) are creditied with the proverb "Be careful what you wish for, you might get it". Here Black (to play)


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spotted the chance of a brilliant Queen sacrifice winning a Rook starting Qxa2!?. It does indeed with the Rook - but at the cost of Q for R.

Compare the famous consultation game Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 where the Blacks missed a mate in two and then redeemed themselves by playing 9.Qh4xh2 to leave


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This time the Whites lose a whole Rook so resigned. This last game is an excellent candidate for the "Blunders never cease" pun used recently in a Game of the Day when White resigned in a winning position

Aug-02-12
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  Sneaky: The pun made me think of Ali Baba and his lamp. The djinni would twist the intention of his wishes, right?

Also reminded me of http://xkcd.com/1086/ :)

Nov-18-12  The Last Straw: I don't like 18...0-0: it seems like the king is safer in the center with the 3 or 4 pawn covering than after he castled.
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