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Jan-Krzysztof Duda vs Grzegorz Gajewski
Bundesliga (2015/16), Dresden GER, rd 14, Apr-23
Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50)  ·  1-0


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Sep-08-16  wdefender: It's definitly the best bundesliga 2016 chess game - also nominated on
Sep-08-16  fisayo123: Incredible queen sac 28.g6!!

I admit, I hadn't yet seen this game but this goes right into my best games of 2016 collection.

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  Gilmoy: I think White was always even or ahead in material, tho, so it's not really a sac. It was Q for R+PPPP (=), and then he pays PP to win B+P (+2). He's actually up RRB+PPPP vs. QR (+3), and happily returns P just to trade off one pair of Rs. Then RB+PPP vs. lone Q (+2) is easy: get behind a pawn and push it.

I grant that it was brave by both sides to venture down that line. Black knew he was offering "too much" to possibly trap the Q, and White accepted that risk, too. See who sees deeper. It must have been excruciating torture for Black to try to save it, and that's probably worth a pawn by itself.

Sep-08-16  fisayo123: <Gilmoy> Technically, it was a sacrifice by definition as I wasn't necessarily considering relative piece value.

You're right though that it was Gajewski who ventured down the line with the complications with hxg6, though he probably missed g6 in his calculation.

Sep-08-16  erad1288: Could someone help me understand 67.Kb2 Qe6? I don't understand why white voluntarily hands the pawn to black and why black doesn't simply oblige.
Sep-08-16  fisayo123: <erad1288> I think it was probably a fatigue issue and both players hallucinated.
Oct-28-16  Imran Iskandar: Fantastic game!
Oct-28-16  scholes: <fisayo123) White also missed 68 Rd6+ Qxd6 69 c5+ Qxc5
Oct-29-16  Cedroke: Astonishing game. This just reminds me off that song haha "Everybody sing a song Duda Duda"
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  tpstar: Good People =

Bad People =

28. g6! was an inspired Queen sacrifice (28 ... Rxh6 29. Bxh6), although it helped that White was four Pawns up already which evened things out. For the record, Fritz 10 did not give that move any punctuation. Note White spurned the three-fold repetition as 28. Qg7 would have been drawn on the spot. Then 30. c5! Rxc5 31. Bf8 was a clever sequence, exploiting the pin on the Bd6 (31 ... Nxg6 32. Bxd6) as otherwise the g Pawn Queens. Thus this contest became a highly unusual RRBB vs QRN situation but the outcome was never really in doubt, especially after White captured Black's last Pawn with 47. Rxe6.

For these longish games, we presume the gamescore is correct but that may not always be the case; 67. Kb2 Qe6 looks very suspicious. With that in mind, Fritz 10 suggested some shorter wins:

1) 44. Ra5+ Kb7 45. Rg1 Nh5

2) 45. Rh1 Qxf2 46. Rc5 Kb7 47. Rh7+ Kb8 48. Rb5+ Ka8

3) 55. a5 Qd3 56. Rcf2

4) 56. R7f6 Qd1

5) 68. Rd6+! Qxd6 69. c5+ Qxc5 70. bxc5+ Kc6 71. Bb3

The fifth one was pointed out by <scholes> featuring two consecutive royal forks:

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68. Rd6+! Qxd6 69. c5+ wins. Now that move got punctuation.

Good game!

Sep-20-18  Saniyat24: What a beautiful position for Jan-Krzystof, when he plays 49.Bd5+...!
Jul-16-19  BxChess: Duda saw part Q trap was a dud
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