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Emory Tate vs Alexander Shabalov
"Emory Board" (game of the day Jun-02-2013)
Curacao op (2006), Willemstad, rd 5, Jul-26
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Early deviations (B75)  ·  1-0


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Jun-02-13  Expendable Asset: What does <Emory Board> mean?
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  tamar: Play on emery board I surmise. Maybe the last move is like an emery board lopping off the fingernail on f7 protecting both King and Queen.
Jun-02-13  Abdel Irada: Emery boards are files, not cutting instruments. I'd speculate that the idea here is one of White wearing down his opponent's position.

However, you are right in calling attention to the final move. It is quite dramatic; it must have come like a solid punch in the eye from nowhere.

Of course, the particularly spectacular finish comes on 34. ...Qxc4?? 35. Ne7#, but at this point there is no defense.

Jun-02-13  master of defence: Doesn't 34...Qxf7 35.Rxf7 Nxf7 better for black?
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  watwinc: <master of defence> 34 ... Qxf7 35 Rxf7 Nxf7 36 Ne5 and Black has no defence
Jun-02-13  uldinch: The Black Q made 9(!) moves against 4 by the White lady. That extent of 'migration' has ruled out involvement of other forces.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: For me, the great move is 21.Qg5!, keeping the Rook buried and useless on h8. But a forced win does not yet exist; Black might have had some fighting chances here with 23...f7-f6, planning ...Kf7, ...Rf8 and ...Kg8. Unless the silicon monsters can find a refutation that my sad old human brain cannot.
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  FSR: Not to be confused with <Emory Bored>: his longest draw in the database (though not all that long): E Tate vs O Steffens, 1987.
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  sandtime: Todays quote of the day is one of greats, it's poped up before and is what makes this game of chess so intriguing. Todays gotd could be a Mon or Tues puzzle.
Jun-02-13  NyP: <An Englishman: ...Black might have had some fighting chances here with 23...f7-f6, planning ...Kf7, ...Rf8 and ...Kg8> I agree, it is a very logical plan and it saves the king for the time being. The problem, I believe, is, that after f6-Qe3 white has too many other threats: Nf4, f4 right away, and Qc5/Qb6 in the long term.
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  kevin86: Emery bored? Maybe he needs a better opponent-lol

If black takes queen,the knight mates him!

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  morfishine: "Emory Board"??? Lame

"Emory Bored" Now, you're onto something

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