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Irina Krush vs Kjartan Maack
"Big Maack Attacked" (game of the day Jul-08-2017)
Reykjavik Open (2013), Reykjavik ISL, rd 3, Feb-20
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0


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  offramp: It's a Festivus miracle! An Irina Krush game as GoTD but it is not <her> name that is punned!

It's another Festivus miracle!

Jul-08-17  kungfufighter888: white win cuz of H pawn queening. Black color square bishop.
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  morfishine: <7-8-2017 GOTD> Yawn


Jul-08-17  ColeTrane: Boring....and <offramp> what does a 90s TV sitcom have to do with anything around here...??? Move out your mom's basement already!
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  offramp: <ColeTrane... <offramp> Move out your mom's basement already!>

I have followed your advice and I now live on my own.

Jul-08-17  HeMateMe: 6 time USA champ Irina Krush delivers!

Don't go into an opposite Bishops ending unless you have control of the queening square.

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  RandomVisitor: 31...Qe7 would likely have been better

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Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <4 minutes computer time>

0.00/40 31...Qe7 32.b5 Kf8 33.Qd4 Qd6 34.Qxd6+ cxd6 35.Rc1 Rb2 36.Bf1 Nd2 37.Bd3 Be8 38.Rc8 Nf3+ 39.Kf1 Ke7 40.Rc7+ Kf8 41.Bxb6 Nh2+ 42.Ke1 Nf3+ 43.Kf1

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  ChessHigherCat: Black refused the 2-for-1 offer of 42. e6 Bxe6 43. Bxb5 Bxh3 because?
Jul-08-17  greenfield67: Because 44.Bc4+ picks off the knight.
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  ChessHigherCat: <greenfield67: Because 44.Bc4+ picks off the knight.>

Aha, thanks...

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