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Pier Luigi Basso vs Anton Korobov
"All About That Basso" (game of the day Sep-24-2017)
European Individual Chess Championship (2017), Minsk BLR, rd 1, May-30
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation (E38)  ·  1-0


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Jun-01-17  Iwer Sonsch: Well, that foresight after 31...Nf6 is pretty impressive.
Jun-01-17  kevdubs: Found c6 but totally missed white's queen fork.
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  Carlos0012358: Passed pawn. Therefore, 31.c6 for sure. Thereafter, many options.
Jun-01-17  Pasker: c6 was an easy move to find but I like the final swindle by black includes a clever piece sac to get the pawn forking queen check. But he was little late. That was quite impressive. Even a check on b2 wasn't possible in the final position hard to believe that one too calculated in advance by white.
Jun-01-17  Walter Glattke: Toxic bishop, 31.Bf6 32.Qxa6 (32.Nd7 fails) Rc8 33.f4
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  kevin86: White will replace a queen with another queen...and win!
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  patzer2: For today's Thursday puzzle, I couldn't resist blitzing off 31. c6! with the threat of 31...Rxc6 32. bxc6 to be followed by 33. Rc8 and 34. b8(Q) .

Black, being a non-patzer, sees the threat and responds to 31. c6! with 31...Nf6 (diagram below)

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Here the strongest move is the game reply 32. Nf3 (+7.88 @ 32 depth, Stockfish 8.)

However, for a simple winning alternative I like 32. Qxa3 Rxb7 33. c7 Qxe5 34. c8(Q)+ (+6.20 @ 29 depth, Stockfish 8.)

P.S.: Black's decisive mistake appears to be 29...Rd8? allowing 30. Qxb7 (+3.39 @ 27 depth, Stockfish 8.)

Instead, 29...Rc7 30. Nxf7 Rxf7 31. Qxg5 (+0.82 @ 32 depth, Stockfish 8) gives Black survival chances.

Earlier, instead of 26...Be4? allowing 27. Nxe5 (+0.83 @ 29 depth, Stockfish 8), Black could have kept it near level with 26...Qb5 27. Qc2 Rxc5 = to (+0.22 @ 30 depth, Stockfish 8).

Jun-01-17  Iwer Sonsch: <Patzer2> What was your simple winning line?
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  patzer2: <Iwer Sonsch> Fairly simple IMO is 31. c6! Nf6 32. Qxa6 Rxb7 33. c7 Qxe5 34. c8(Q)+ (+6.20 @ 29 depth, Stockfish 8.)
Jun-01-17  Iwer Sonsch: <patzer2> Rxb7? What does the rook take?
Jun-01-17  Iwer Sonsch: Ah, 32...Rxb2. Given Black even accepts that sacrifice.
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  patzer2: <Iwere Sonsch> Thanks for correcting my typo on 32...Rxb2 in the 31. c6! Nf6 32. Qxa6 Rxb2 33. c7 Qxe5 34. c8(Q)+ (+6.20 @ 29 depth, Stockfish 8) winning line.

P.S.: <Devere>'s post shows the same winning idea also works after 31. c6! Bf6 32.Qxa6 Rxb2 33.c7 Qxe5 34.c8=Q+ Kg7 35.Qaa8! .

Jun-01-17  technical draw: <chrisowen> What language are you writing? This is a serious question. I can't make it out.
Jun-02-17  Ninja702: I found c6 but did not at all forsee the game continuation.
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  OhioChessFan: "All About That Basso"
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  offramp: Very profundo from Basso.
Sep-24-17  Arconax: You need to meet up with Basso at the Crippled Burrick tavern.
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  offramp: <OhioChessFan: "All About That Basso".>

Good one!

I used to have Meghan Trainor as a neighbour.

She used to take my rubbish to the recycling centre, which was useful because she was great at putting all the right junk in all the right places.

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  morfishine: Another imbecilic play-on-word that fails completely: Basso is pronounced like gas, lass or crass; not like ace, pace or mace

Incredible how some moron would submit this, then a whole pile of gullible like morons would follow suit and vote for it


Sep-24-17  areknames: <morfishine>

You are indeed correct sir, but why the acrimony? Great game by Basso, and let us leave it at that.

Sep-24-17  Ironmanth: Love this execution by White! Bravo.
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  watwinc: <morfishine> Why so bitter? “Basso” is the Italian for “bass", and anyone with any exposure to classical or choral music is quite happy with this.
Sep-24-17  Arconax: <morfishine: Another imbecilic play-on-word that fails completely: Basso is pronounced like gas, lass or crass; not like ace, pace or mace>

Actually, you're wrong as well. Since this fellow is Italian, the correct pronounciation of his surname in Italian is to pronounce the 'a' as in 'bar', 'car', 'far', etc.

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  kevin86: Black loses the queen or gets mated quickly!
Oct-19-17  ZackyMuhammad: White bishop like a " monster" 👹
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