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Dmitry Svetushkin vs Andrea Stella
"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (game of the day May-29-2019)
29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013), Cappelle la Grande FRA, rd 5, Feb-26
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70)  ·  0-1


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  Phony Benoni: Hmm. The end does not seem to justify the means.
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  ChessHigherCat: <Phony Benoni: Hmm. The end does not seem to justify the means> I think you should justify what you means. You means there was no reason for white to resign? I can't see any reason but maybe I'm missing something.
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  Phony Benoni: <ChessHigherCat>Looks like you grasped my meansing well enough.

Black has some uncomfortable pressure after 27...Qb3 28.Qe2 Rc7+ 29.Kb1 Na4, but it doesn't seem resignable.

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  ChessHigherCat: Your line is much better than 27..Qb3, 28. Qc2, Rc7!
Dec-23-16  BobbieM: 27... Qa2 is that any better?
Dec-23-16  BobbieM: Can't white force a draw after 27... Qb3 with 28 Bxf5
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  ChessHigherCat: <BobbieM: 27... Qa2 is that any better? Can't white force a draw after 27... Qb3 with 28 Bxf5?> You have some really sharp and interesting ideas but I don't even have a board here much less an engine and I generally stop calculating when so much smoke starts pouring out of my ears that the neighbors call the fire department. Can anybody check those variations on the cyber-sleuths?
May-29-19  markwell: That should be "How Stella got his groove back".
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Indeed, <markwell>, Andrew Star would probably prefer that.
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  jith1207: Well, finally attention might get paid for <BobbieM> questions. I see CG didn't have resident research engine at that time.
May-29-19  goodevans: <BobbieM: 27... Qa2 is that any better?>

That will force white's K into the middle of the board where life will become quite uncomfortable. But even if you haven't the stomach to play on in those circumstances don't you first wait until your opponent has found 27... Qa2?

Perhaps white lost on time or the game score is incomplete.

May-29-19  dumbgai: Funny that it’s the same opening as yesterday’s GOTD.
May-29-19  TheBish: Should really be titled "How Stella Got <His> Groove Back", as Stella is a man (Andrea being Italian for Andrew). Sorry to ruin your "pun".
May-29-19  lzromeu: <Perhaps white lost on time> I do not think so. White resigned on black's turn. Maybe a sudden stomach disorder
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  HeMateMe: definitely an error, my bad.
May-29-19  goodevans: <lzromeu ...Maybe a sudden stomach disorder>

A possibility that merits consideration.

<...or the game score is incomplete.>

Sadly, this least satisfactory possibility seems most likely.

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  Breunor: Evaluation of the final position:

1) -0.17 (31 ply) 27...Qa2 28.Bb1 Rc7+ 29.Kd2 Qb3 30.Ke1 Nd5 31.gxf5 Bxb2 32.Bd3 Bc3+ 33.Kf2 Qb6+ 34.Kg2 Ne3+ 35.Kg3 Nxd1 36.Rxd1 gxf5 37.Bxf5 Bd4 38.Kg4 Kf8 39.Qe2 Qf6 40.Qe6 a6 41.Qxf6+ Bxf6 42.Be6 Rc3 43.a4 Ra3 44.Bd7 Rb3 45.a5 Rb4 46.Kf5 b6 47.axb6 Rxb6 48.Be6 a5

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