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Tiger Hillarp Persson vs Jonny Hector
"Persson of Interest" (game of the day Jul-07-2014)
52nd TCh-DEN (2014), Denmark, rd 5, Jan-12
Reti Opening: Advance Variation (A09)  ·  1-0


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Jul-07-14  RookFile: Hector says "no mas".
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 17.Kd2, I thought both players had lost positions. And I haven't seen too many games where White queened two pawns before move 25. Anyone else want to co-nominate this for "Weirdest Game of the Year?"

The most stunning move in this shocking game was 29.Nd5. My best guess is that Black shunned 29...Qxh2 because of 30.Nf4, but there must exist a more convincing move than that.

Jul-07-14  sushijunkie: I hope they had a fire extinguisher on hand!
Jul-07-14  shivasuri4: <An Englishman>, indeed there does. White wins easily after 29...Qxh2 30.Nxe7, when the light square weaknesses prove fatal.

30.Nf4 is probably winning too in the above line, although not as convincingly.

Jul-07-14  bachiller: A-Kill-Ease and Hector
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  morfishine: This whole game is Greek to me


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  al wazir: I think 20. c7+ also wins:

A) 20...Bd7 21. Qxb4 axb4 22. Rxa8+ Ke7 23. Be5+ Qd6 24. Bxd6+ Kxd6 25. Ne2.

B) 20...Ke7 21. Bc5+ Bxc5 22. Re1+ Kd6 23. Bd5

B1) 23...Bb7 24. Rd6#.

B2) 23...Bd7 24. Re6+ Bxe6 25. Qc6+ Ke7 26. Qxe6+ Kf8 27. Qf7#.

B3) 23...Ne7 24. Nb5+ Kd7 24. Na7+ Kd6 25. Nxc8+ Rxc8/Nxc8 26. Re6+ Kxd5 27. Qe4#.

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  Honza Cervenka: Crazy like a tiger...:-)))
Jul-07-14  waustad: Persson's games do tend to get rather wild and woolly.
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  TheTamale: 16) bxc6! I don't care whether it's sound--that move needed to be made.
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  Sally Simpson: I like that way of thinking Tamale.

Too many times I've seen under 2000 players back away from a move that every instinct is telling them to play because they cannot analyse it out to clear plus.

If you cannot see a clear refutation then follow your gut and sac away.

"Persson's games do tend to get rather wild and woolly."

It always takes two to tango. Hector's games often take a sharp turn into a tactical swamp. When Hector gets around to publishing his best games the pages will be dripping with tactics, combinations and wonderul ideas.

Jul-07-14  Wyatt Gwyon: Two of my favorite current players. Sometime, I'd love to see a GOTD with Hector's pet anti-Alekhine line.
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  Sally Simpson: What is it?

He is a fellow Latvian Gambiteer. Is it what I play. 1.e4 Nf6 2.f3! e5 3.f4!!

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Jul-07-14  Wyatt Gwyon: <Sally Simpson.> 2. Nc3, the Spielmann gambit.

He's straight torn people up with this line when the opponent didn't opt for a Vienna:

Hector vs W Schoen, 1988

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  kevin86: I like how the pawns cross capture and promote!
Jul-07-14  BOSTER: < TheTamale: I don't care whether it's sound>. Black played 17...b5 and white had a few choices to answer. But if black played 8...b5, white had to play 9.cxb6 , and after Bxb4 white b6 pawn in the air.
Jul-07-14  Eraser07: person remember the Morphy's style with aggressive and open positions.
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  naresb: Whether 21... Bd7 would have saved Black's Rook- (Rb8) and Bishop (Bc8)?

31... RxRh3 was a forced move? But whether 31... Qg7 would have changed the result of the game?

Whether 31... Qg7 followed by 32...f5, 33... Qc3+ had potential for Black win?

Jul-09-14  Moszkowski012273: White actually wins the Q not the R at the end of this one.
Jul-09-14  Moszkowski012273: As well 17...Kd8 appears to be the last chance to keep the advantage blacks.
Jul-23-14  Xeroxx: indeed.
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  tpstar: Three White Queens, and White sacrifices both Rooks. Stunning.
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  Willem Wallekers: <An Englishman: Good Evening:>

I read this game has been chosen "Craziest (human) Game of the Year" by

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