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Jose Felix Villarreal Felix vs Nenad Ristic
"Felix the Sac" (game of the day Jul-23-2017)
Wch U20 (1975), Tjentiste YUG, Aug-??
Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23)  ·  1-0


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Quite the Queen sacrifice, but have tried to improve on White's play afterward. Seems as if he could won more efficiently somehow (21.Bd5!?), but perhaps it's only a hallucination.
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  offramp: By a very happy concatenation of circumstances White has been obliged to have the name <Felix> twice. This has only happened to one other person in history: Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Jul-23-17  ASchultz: There's Jerome K. Jerome, too. Unlike Ford Madox Ford, this was not a pen name!

Far less whimsically, there's Sirhan Sirhan.

Jul-23-17  SeanAzarin: Introduces <offramp> to Duany Duany and Norman B. Norman
Jul-23-17  FairyPromotion: How about former Premier League Player: Eric Djemba Djemba?
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  Infohunter: <offramp> Let us not forget the singer Thomas L. Thomas:
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  pikuels: William Carlos Williams. A hell of a game, by the way.
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  RandomVisitor: After 13.Qxh7+ we have the pretty much forced sequence 13...Kxh7 14.Rh3+ Bh6 15.Bxh6 d5 16.Bxf8+ Kg8 and white can win the queen back and emerge a pawn up, but no direct win is found:

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Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <9 hours computer time>

<+0.89/58 17.Nxd5> Qxf8 18.Nxe7+ Kg7 19.Bg8 <Qxe7> 20.Rh7+ Kf8 21.<Rxe7> Kxe7 22.Bd5 fxe4 23.Bxe4 f5 24.Bf3 Kf6 25.b3 Rb8 26.Kf2 b5 27.h4 Be6 28.a4 b4 29.a5 Bd7 30.g3 Ke5 31.Rh1 Rh8 32.Ke3 Re8 33.Rd1 Be6 34.Bc6 Rg8 35.Re1 Kf6 36.Kf4 Rd8 37.Bb7 Rd4+ 38.Ke3 Rd8 39.Rh1 Ke5 40.Bf3 Re8 41.Rh2 Rh8 42.Re2 Kf6 43.Kf4 Rd8 44.Bb7 Rd4+ 45.Kf3 Rd6 46.Re1 Bd7 47.Ra1 Re6 48.Kf2 Re8 49.Rh1 Rg8 50.Bf3 Ke5 51.Re1+ Kf6 52.Bd5

Jul-23-17  ndg2: No one read "Lolita"? What about "Humbert Humbert"?
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  johnlspouge: The final combination resulted from the oversight 24....fxe4 permitting 25.Rh7+ to skewer the black Q.

Stockfish evaluates 24...Qd6 at about +0.5 P.

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  johnlspouge: How about Catch-22 and Major Major Major Major?

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  RandomVisitor: After 9.Qe1 white is positioning for attack and black must defend carefully. Either 9...fxe4 or 9...Na5 appear to stop the attack, but just barely:

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Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <2 hours computer time>

0.00/47 9...fxe4 10.dxe4 Nd4 11.Qh4 d5 12.Bg5 f6 13.Nxd5 Nxd5 14.Be3 Kh8 15.Bxd5 Nxc2 16.Bxc5 Nxa1 17.Bxf8 Bxf8 18.Ne5 Kg7 19.Nf7 Qe7 20.e5 f5 21.Qxe7 Bxe7 22.Rxa1 Bd7 23.Nd6 Bxd6 24.exd6 Kf6 25.b3 Rc8 26.Bxb7 Rc2 27.a4 Rd2 28.Rc1 Rxd6 29.Rc5 Be6 30.Ra5 Bxb3 31.Rxa7 Rd1+ 32.Kf2 Rd2+ 33.Kg1 Ke5 34.a5 g5 35.Ra8 Bc4 36.Rc8 Be6 37.Rc5+ Kd4 38.Rc6 Ke5 39.Rc5+

0.00/45 9...Na5 10.Bd5 fxe4 11.Bg5 Kh8 12.Qh4 f6 13.Ne5 fxg5 14.Qxg5 d6 15.Rxf8+ Qxf8 16.Nf7+ Kg8 17.Nxd6+ Nxd5 18.Qxd5+ Kh8 19.Nf7+ Kg8 20.Nd6+

Jul-23-17  Whitehat1963: Wow! Love the queen sac, but I'm just as impressed with the rook sac/knight fork. Awesome!
Jul-23-17  Olsonist: 21.Bd5

Isn't the knight doomed? Qb8, Bb7 ?

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  kevin86: How about Felix and the hat in the sac?
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  GrahamClayton: <offramp>,
And Sydney Swans AFL player Allir Allir.
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