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Maxim Matlakov vs Pavel Eljanov
"The Road to Hell is Pavel with Good Intentions" (game of the day Jun-20-2019)
Chigorin Memorial (2013), St Petersburg RUS, rd 7, Oct-11
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E34)  ·  0-1


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Oct-11-13  siggemannen: Nice tactics by Eljanov!!
Oct-14-13  Calar: Indeed. Nice attack and kudos to Eljanov for such a game.
Mar-26-14  Poisonpawns: 22..Bh3!! a bolt of lightining
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  sfm: Ah! An inspired pun for an inspired game.
Jun-20-19  areknames: Spectacular game. Maybe the pun would have worked even better had Pavel been on the losing side but I'll take it.
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  Pyrandus: "Calar": I do'nt understand: "kudos" (=???)
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  moronovich: <Pyrandus>
Kudos means something like "thumbs up" or "well done". A expression of apreciation.
Jun-20-19  Ilkka Salonen: Yeah, for a finnish speaker it is easy to confuse kudos with kiitos, which means thank you. The effect of the communication is somewhat similar, but it has a different meaning, maybe something like "glory goes to".
Jun-20-19  Ironmanth: Wow. This game will certainly yield gems with some more study. High level, and at first I couldn't understand why White couldn't at least equalize earlier. Tremendous tactical shots. Thanks, chessgames!
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  scutigera: <Pyrandus, Moronovich>: "Kudos" is classical Greek for honor/glory/acclaim. Like its cousins "pathos" and "ethos", it is singular rather than plural, which can be confusing to English speakers.
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  thegoodanarchist: <scutigera: <Pyrandus, Moronovich>: "Kudos" is classical Greek for honor/glory/acclaim. Like its cousins "pathos" and "ethos", it is singular rather than plural, which can be confusing to English speakers.>

That happened to me with the word "innings".

"Innings" is plural in baseball, so I was expecting the same from cricket. Nope.

Jun-20-19  cormier: 10...Bxc5 was played in V Gunina vs Yifan Hou, 2013 (0-1)
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  OhioChessFan: Very nice game, fair pun. I agree with <areknames> the pun should have been for a Pavel loss.
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  Jimfromprovidence: 27...Rc5 is very puzzle-worthy as shown nicely in the text but even more so if white had replied 28 Qd3 instead, below.

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White threatens a queen exchange with 29 Qd8+.

Black to play and mate.

Jun-21-19  areknames: <Jimfromprovidence> 28...Rg5+ 29 Kh1 Bg2+ 30 Kg1 Qh3 should do the trick.
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  Jimfromprovidence: <areknames><28...Rg5+ 29 Kh1 Bg2+ 30 Kg1 Qh3 should do the trick>.

There is much better. After 28...Rg5+ 29 Kh1 Bg2+ 30 Kg1 try instead 30...Bxf3+ 31 Kf1 Rg1+!

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Jun-22-19  areknames: <Jimfromprovidence> Thanks, I missed the forceful 31...Rg1+! I will however give myself full credit for the solution as my line also eventually ends with mate on g2.
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