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Michael Adams vs Yifan Hou
"Madam, I'm Adam" (game of the day Jun-07-2019)
Tradewise Gibraltar (2017), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 5, Jan-28
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A33)  ·  1-0


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  me to play: Very interesting endgame.
Jan-28-17  JimNorCal: Yes! Instructive.
Jan-28-17  SimonWebbsTiger: a very nice touch is Michael and Hou ate dinner and chatted together after the game at the annual "Battle of the Sexes" event.
Jan-28-17  Tiggler: 50. ..Kf6 might have saved the game, but nobody can tell you why.
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  lunchwithgina: It took me 10 minutes to see that White cannot take the Knight at move 28: 28. bc Qc5 29. Kh1 Rf2 30. Rg1 Rg2 31. Rg2 Rf2 winning the house; did anyone see this game live and remember how long Adams took to make his 28th move?
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  luzhin: In fact 28.bxc5 was the best move: at the end of your line White wins with 32.Nd5! But this was an epic game played by humans, not computers. For the same reason I won't criticise Yifan for missing the probable ending save with 50...Kf6.The problem with 50...a4 is that after 51.Nd4 e5 is refuted by 52.Nb5.After 50...Kf6 Yifan would have been able to keep her passed e-pawn, which gives her good drawing chances. All praise for Adams for spurning the draw and playing the ingenious 46.g3!
Jan-29-17  SimonWebbsTiger: @<lunchwithgina>

they joined the game with 27...Nc5 28.Qe3 Rf2. Adams had 9 minutes on his clock.

When he played 26. Rd1, he had 20 minutes on his clock. (Of course, one has to factor in the 30s increment.)

We see Hou play 26...g6, Mickey sit down (with 21 min on the clock?) and start thinking. Then they cut away to Topalov's game and a break.

Sorry I can't help more.

Jan-29-17  7he5haman: Fantastic game!
Jan-31-17  SirRuthless: Really fun game to play through. This is 19th century chess meets 22nd century chess.
Jan-31-17  Vollet: Why not 32 ... e5?
Apr-21-17  Everett: <an-28-17 SimonWebbsTiger: a very nice touch is Michael and Hou ate dinner and chatted together after the game at the annual "Battle of the Sexes" event.>

Well, what's a woman to do? She was about to get mated whether she wanted to or not...

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  Messiah: Someone submitted the pun "Madam, I'm Adam." Laughed a little bit too much, I admit.

Also, a very interesting game!

Jun-07-19  areknames: Highly enjoyable game and a nifty palindrome as a pun, not bad!
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  al wazir: Great ending!
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  FSR: I know <Madam, I'm Adam> is a palindrome. But shouldn't it be <Madam, I'm Adams> in this instance?
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  sfm: <FSR ...shouldn't it be Adams> Certainly! So:

Ms Madam, I'm Adams, M.

Jun-07-19  OldGeez76: So how exactly does White go about winning? It looks tricky to me.
Jun-07-19  Swedish Logician: <OldGeez76>
The Black King is stalemated;
Black's only move is 70. - h3
whereupon Whites mates with 71. Qc1.
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  Pyrandus: There are how much "Spielmann Defense"?
Jun-07-19  Ironmanth: Superb game! Thanks, all!
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  HeMateMe: Bronx Chess, in the house!
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  thegoodanarchist: Great game, OK "pun"
Jun-07-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = (0.17): 15...Nbd7 16.Qc2 Rc7 17.Nb3 h6 18.Nd2 Qa8 19.h3 Rfc8 20.Rfd1 Qb8 21.a4 Qa8 22.Bf3 Bc6 23.Rf1 Qb7 24.b4 b5 25.cxb5 Bxb5 26.axb5 Rxc3 27.Qxc3 Rxc3 28.Rxc3 axb5

2. + / = (0.31): 15...Rc7 16.f5 e5 17.Nf3 Nbd7 18.Nd2 Qb8 19.Nd5 Nxd5 20.exd5 Bc8 21.Ne4 Nf6 22.b3 h6 23.Bf3 Bd7 24.Rfe1 Nxe4 25.Bxe4 Re8 26.a4 Bh4 27.Rf1 Bf6 28.Bf2

Jun-07-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa done

1. = (0.18): 10...Ba6 11.Bf4 d6 12.Be3 Qd7 13.f4 Rac8 14.Qc2 e5 15.f5 Nb8 16.Nd2 Nc6 17.Qa4 Bb7 18.Nd5 Kh8 19.Rfe1 Rfe8 20.Rad1 h6 21.Bf2 Bd8 22.Rc1 Kg8 23.Qb5

2. + / = (0.26): 10...Bb7 11.Be3 Re8 12.Qc2 Qc8 13.f4 e5 14.Rad1 exf4 15.Bxf4 a5 16.Na4 Bd8 17.Be3 Ne5 18.Rxf6 gxf6 19.Nd4 Ba6 20.Rc1 d5 21.exd5 Nxc4 22.Bh6 Ne5 23.Qe4 Qd7 24.Bxa6 Rxa6 25.Nf5 Be7 26.Be3 Qb7

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  FSR: <sfm> Bravo!
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