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Marie Antoinette San Diego vs Katherine M Shepherd
"Let Them Beat Kate" (game of the day Jun-28-2019)
World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017), Tarvisio ITA, rd 6, Nov-19
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0
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Jun-28-19  Mountain1: first
Jun-28-19
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  al wazir: Great pun -- for a change. Great game too.
Jun-28-19
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  Count Wedgemore: Nah, yesterday's Star Wars related pun was much better.

And here's the thing: SHE NEVER UTTERED THESE WORDS!!

Jun-28-19
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  al wazir: If black plays 28...Rae8, white's attack bogs down.
Jun-28-19
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  Count Wedgemore: <al wazir> White is still winning after 28...Rae8. The e5-pawn will soon fall, and after that I don't see how Black can hold on the e4-pawn either.
Jun-28-19
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  Richard Taylor: Good pun, very drole...poor Kate though. And a good game.
Jun-28-19
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  Richard Taylor: I believe Marie Antoinette has been misquoted and misunderstood on this issue. Still, one has to be careful in such extreme times...
Jun-28-19  actinia: what a fun game. sensible enough play by black and white gets in some great sacrificial attacking
Jun-28-19  goodevans: The phrase is associated with Marie Antoinette even if she never said it. It's the one Marie Antoinette 'quote' that everyone knows, just like "play it again, Sam" from Casablanca.

A truly inspired pun and a pretty interesting game too (even if <25.Nxh5> was just begging to be played).

Jun-28-19
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  Diademas: Inspired pun.

"The problem with quotes on the internet, is that they can't be trusted."
-Abraham Lincoln

Jun-28-19
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  sfm: <goodevans: ...associated with Marie Antoinette even if she never said it...> My teacher told me in 1976 that she did, and he was a man to trust!

OK, he didn't have the internet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_t...

Trusting that, there is no good reason to believe she actually said this famous and silly thing. If a quote is undeservedly attributed to you, may it be a brilliant one. http://mentalfloss.com/article/6106...

<even if 25.Nxh5 was just begging to be played>. Certainly, but probably 25.Nf5 is the smarter move. The knight can (also) not be captured on f5, and from there it has access to h6 and e7 (which comes in handy), and blocks Be3's access to g6, so e4-e3 does not protect g6 after 26.Rg3.

Jun-28-19
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  sfm: <al wazir: If black plays 28...Rae8, white's attack bogs down> Maybe 29.g3 and a sac on g6 if the knight moves. Best then is probably 29.-,RxN 30.QxR,Ne6 31.Rxe5,Kg8 32.Qxb7


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White should win.

Jun-28-19
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  WannaBe: There's also no truth to the rumour, that Kate is the black sheep of the family, the pun is baaaaaa(d)

And where in the world is Marie's sister, Carmen?

Jun-28-19
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  Breunor: <WannaBe> Where in the world is she?
Jun-28-19  dumbgai: Just like Roberto Duran never actually said “no mas” in the second Leonard fight.
Jun-28-19
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  Diademas: <dumbgai: Just like Roberto Duran never actually said “no mas” in the second Leonard fight.>

Everybody knows that was Duran Duran.

Jun-28-19  pmukerji: What if 28...e3?
Jun-28-19  morfishine: Them???
Jun-28-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. + - (1.52): 18.Bg5 Bg7 19.Ng3 Bd3(T) 20.Bxe7 Kxe7 21.Qb3 f5 22.Qxb7+ Kf6 23.Nf1 Rab8 24.Qc6+ Kf7 25.Qc7+ Kf6 26.Qd6+ Kf7 27.Qd7+ Kf6 28.b3 Rhd8 29.Qc6+ Kf7 30.Ne3 Rdc8 31.Qd6 Rd8 32.Qc6 Rdc8

2. + - (1.52): 18.Ng3 Bg7 19.Bg5 Bd3(T)

Jun-28-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. + / - (0.74): 13...Nb8 14.Qb3 Be7 15.h3 h5 16.Ng3 0-0 17.0-0-0 h4 18.Nxf5 gxf5 19.d6 Bxd6 20.Rxd6 Qxd6 21.Qxb7 Nc6 22.Bxf7+ Kh8 23.Rd1 Qf6 24.Bd5 Rac8 25.Bc5 Rfe8 26.Qa6 Red8 27.Bxa7 Qg6 28.Be3 f4 29.Bc5 Rc7

2. + / - (1.07): 13...Na5 14.Bb5+ Bd7 15.Bxd7+ Qxd7 16.Qxe4 Bg7 17.0-0 b6 18.Bh6 f5 19.Qh4 0-0 20.Bxg7 Kxg7 21.c4 Rae8 22.Nc3 Nb7 23.b3 Nc5 24.Rae1 Qd6 25.Re3 f4 26.Ree1 Rf5 27.Nb5 Qd7 28.f3 Nd3

Jun-28-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. + / = (0.48): 12...Bg7 13.Bd5 Nb4 14.Qa4+ Nc6 15.Ng3 Bd7 16.Qc4 e6 17.Bxe4 f5 18.Bxc6 Qxc6 19.Qxc6 Bxc6 20.0-0 Kf7 21.Rfe1 h5 22.h3 e5 23.dxe5 Bxe5 24.Ne2 Rhe8 25.Red1 Ba4 26.b3 Bc6 27.Nd4 Rad8 28.Nxc6 bxc6 29.Bxa7 Bxc3 30.Rac1 Rxd1+ 31.Rxd1 Ra8 32.Rd7+ Ke6

2. + / = (0.61): 12...a6 13.0-0 Bg7 14.Bd5 e6 15.Bxe4 Nb4 16.Qb1 Nd5 17.Qd3 0-0 18.Bxf5 exf5 19.c4 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Rad8 21.Nf4 Be5 22.Rad1 Bxf4 23.Rxf4 Rfe8 24.c5 Qc6 25.Rf3 Kg7 26.Qc4 Re4

Jun-28-19  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa done

1. + / = (0.35): 10...Bg7 11.Ne2 0-0 12.0-0 e5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Bd5 Bf5 15.Be3 Qa6 16.Ng3 Be6 17.Bxe6 Qxe6 18.Nxe4 Nc4 19.Bd4 Bxd4 20.cxd4 Rac8 21.Nc5 Qd5 22.Rfd1 b6 23.Rac1 Nd6 24.Qb3 Qxb3 25.Nxb3 Kg7 26.Nd2 Rfe8 27.Rxc8 Rxc8

2. + / = (0.50): 10...Bf5 11.Qb3 Qxb3 12.axb3 Bg7 13.Be3 h5 14.b4 e6 15.Ne2 Ne7 16.0-0 a6 17.h3 0-0 18.Bg5 Nd5 19.Ra5 Nb6 20.Bb3 Rfc8 21.Bf4 Nc4 22.Bxc4 Rxc4 23.Ng3 h4 24.Nxf5 gxf5 25.Re1

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