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Stephen Gordon vs Gawain Jones
British Championship (Playoff) (2012) (rapid), North Shields ENG, rd 1, Aug-04
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  0-1


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Aug-04-12  hellopolgar: apparently after black's 46. ... Bg6, white is winning big time. but white' 47. f7 throws everything away.
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  luzhin: Amazing sang-froid by Jones after blundering his Q with 22...Ne8??. But if Gordon had only played 31.Bh4! then it really was all over. Gordon was still winning with either 42.Nf5 or 42.Rf5, but 42.f7?? turned the game on its head.
Aug-05-12  vinidivici: this game is crazy so unfortunate for Gordon. Queen traded for a bishop in the beginning and still lost.

I think Gordon should wiser using his queen. He had the queen and his opponent hadnt. So he had to maximize in that area. His queen so passive waiting until move 37 to get the shift.

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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

Aug-06-12  Cibator: As a less-than-brilliant player myself (to say the least), I feel a bit diffident at offering this suggestion. But here goes ....

The key to such compensation as Black has after dropping the Q is surely his monster DSB, especially with White's corresponding one gone. It's well worth White's giving up a rook to knock it out of the game.

So at move 27, simply Qe2, followed by Rd1, and the B has nowhere to escape to.

Aug-06-12  Cibator: Aaaah! .... should have said White's DSB is virtually impotent, not gone!!

And of course, Black could sidestep the suggested threat with 27. ... Ne8 and 28. ... Bg7, but that means retreating 2 pieces. Can't be helpful, surely?

Aug-21-12  Cushion: The funny thing is, if black hadn't won, then he would probably have been accused of throwing the game. Notice how he waits for Qd1 before playing Ne8.
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