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Jayme Schreibman Moses vs Oswaldo Cruz Filho
"Holy Moses" (game of the day Apr-13-2014)
Rio (1938), Rio de Janeiro
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17)  ·  1-0
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Apr-13-14  master of defence: Great game, and White must have been forced to see the whole combination when played 20.Rxh7+!

I do wonder if Rio is the Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil, in another city also called Rio de Janeiro, given i'm from Brazil. I've never heard from the first player, but the second was son of Oswaldo Cruz, a epidemiologist and public health officer.

Sorry if my English doesn't fit the very best.

Apr-13-14
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  morfishine: <master of defence> Yes, this is a Great Game, very enjoyable to go over, and your English is just fine (only a couple of minor points that I'd be happy to detail if you are so inclined)
Apr-13-14
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  al wazir: 29...Re2 30. Qg4+ (30. Rxe2 Qd1+) Ke5 31. Rxe2+ Kd6 32. Rd2+ Bd5 33. Be4.
Apr-13-14  Ratt Boy: <master of defence> I agree with <morfishine>. Your English is way better than my Portuguese (or any second language of mine), and your comment was very interesting to read. Thank you for contributing!
Apr-13-14  psmith: Nice game. But Rybka uncovers some flaws in the combination. First, Black has an amazing saving resource at move 22: 22... Qxd4! leads to a more or less equal position after 23. cxd4 (23. Qxf7+ Kg8 24. cxd4 Rxg2+ is good for Black) fxe6 24. Rxe6 Kf8 25. f3.

Second, White's 25. Qf7 is a mistake; if Black had played 25. Qf7 Rd2 26. Rf1 (as in the game) 26... Bd7!, White's attack would have stalled out, leaving White with unclear rough equality and no immediate killer, whereas 25. Qg4! unstoppable. (25... Rd2 26. Qf4+; 25... Be8 26. Rh3, for example.)

Apr-13-14
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  morfishine: <psmith> Yes, 22...Qxd4 is a great find! But in your second point, after 25.Qg4 Be8 <26.Rh3> is not possible: the rook is still on <e1>

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Apr-13-14  newzild: <al wazir> Quicker is 29...Re2 30. Qg4+ Ke5 31. Rxe2+ Kd6 32. Qf4+ Kd5 33. Qd4#.
Apr-13-14  psmith: <morfishine> Yes, that should have been 25. Qg4! Be8 26. Re3 with the threat of Rh3.
Apr-13-14  Karpova: <Conrad93: doesn't 27...Be8 work?>

27...Be8 28.Qh7+ Kg5 29.f4#

Apr-13-14  abuzic: <29.Re1>:
Equally effective is 29.Bh3 Qd3 30.Qg4+ Ke5 31.Re1+ Re2 32.Rxe2+ Qe4 <32...Qxe2 33.Qd4#> 33.Rxe4+ Bxe4 34.f4+ Kd5 (34...Kd6 35.Qd7#> 35.Qe6#

After 29.Re1 Re2 30.Qg4+ Ke5 31.Rxe2+ Be4 <31...Kd6 32.Qf4+ Kd5 33.c4#> 32.Qxe4+ Kd6 33.Qxb7 Qc7 34.Rd2+ Ke5 35.Qe4#

Apr-13-14  ajile: Interesting. This line is known as the Karpov Variation and yet Karpov wasn't even born until 1951, 13 years later.

ANATOLY KARPOV
born May-23-1951) Russia

Apr-14-14
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  kevin86: His king is badly exposed...black's game is over very soon!
Apr-18-14
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  perfidious: That there boy <ajile> knows how to subtract, like!
Apr-18-14  john barleycorn: <ajile: Interesting. This line is known as the Karpov Variation and yet Karpov wasn't even born until 1951, 13 years later.>

What is even more interesting is that Karpov never played it - he preferred the Steinitz variation :-).

We are blessed by the opening classification here on cg.

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