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Wai Shui Kan vs Antonio Gomez Abad
"Do It Wai Shui Kan!" (game of the day Mar-20-2019)
Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976), Haifa ISR, rd 2
Bird Opening: General (A02)  ·  1-0


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  OhioChessFan: "Do It Wai Shui Kan!"
Mar-20-19  OldGeez76: The punny jokey game titles can be amusing, but why get worked up about them? The chess is the thing.
Mar-20-19  areknames: I liked Black's sensible, pragmatic approach for the first 7 moves, then he unfortunately starts fiddling around losing heaps of time. In the end his two remaining minor pieces are both buried alive and he is forced to sac material in order to free up his position but it's too little, too late.
Mar-20-19  morfishine: <OldGeez76> I agree, but we wouldn't want to kwitisize <OhionotsuchabigChessFan>'s pweshish widdle game title. It might hurt his iddy biddy feelings.
Mar-20-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 25 dpa done

1. = (0.05): 29...Nc6 30.axb5 axb5 31.Rfb1 Rb8 32.Qe1 Qd7 33.Qe2 Rff8 34.Ra6 b4 35.Bd2 Rb7 36.c4 b3 37.cxd5 Qxd5 38.Be1 Ne7 39.Qb2 Nf5 40.c6 Rb5 41.Rba1 Qc4 42.Kh2 Qd5 43.R1a3 Rbb8 44.Ra7 Rf7

2. + / = (0.46): 29...Qd7 30.axb5 axb5 31.Rfb1 Kg7 32.Qe1 Bg8 33.Qe2 c6 34.Ra8 Qe8 35.Rba1 Rb7 36.Bb4 Qf7 37.Ne1 Nd7 38.R8a2 Rc7 39.c3 Qf5 40.Nc2 Qh3 41.Qf2 Rfc8 42.Ra6 Re8 43.Ba5 Qg4+ 44.Kh2

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  Breunor: Well I like the pun! (Should it be Do the Wai Shui Kan?)

In looking at the game, I thought 'What is going on, black is playing like a 1700!) Good to see that he is a 1700 (but he is still better than I am).

I didn't get Rb8? He plays Rc8 soon later.

But black seems to be doing OK until move 29. the computer wants him to play Nc6:

1) +0.16 (22 ply) 29...Nc6 30.axb5 axb5 31.f5 Rxf5 32.Rxf5 Rxf5 33.Nf4 b4 34.Bb2 Qd7 35.Qh3 Qc8 36.Ra4 Kg7 37.Qf1 Bg8 38.Qa6 Qd7 39.Qb7 Rxf4 40.exf4 e5 41.f5 Nxd4 42.Bxd4 exd4 43.Qxb4 Qxf5

Instead, c6 puts him a point behind:
1) +1.11 (26 ply) 30.axb5 axb5 31.Ra8 Qb7 32.Rfa1 Re8 33.Bb4 Rd7 34.Kf2 Kg7 35.Ke2 Bg8 36.Kd2 Bf7 37.Kc1 Rde7 38.Kb2 Kh7 39.Qe1 Nd7 40.R8a7 Qb8 41.R7a6 Qb7 42.R1a3 Kg7 43.Ra7 Qc8 44.Bd2 Qb8 45.R7a6

The computer also doesn't like 33 e5 - but I can see why he played it. He's not a computer, he's being squeezed to death.

After e5:

1) +1.55 (23 ply) 34.axb5 axb5 35.dxe5 Re8 36.Rba1 Nf8 37.Ra7 Rxa7 38.Rxa7 Qb8 39.Ra1 Qc8 40.Bc3 Qf5 41.e6 Nxe6 42.Ra7 d4 43.exd4 Rf8 44.Bb2 Qg4 45.Qxg4 hxg4 46.Ne3 Rf7 47.Ra8+ Rf8 48.Ra6 Nxf4 49.Rxc6 Ne2+ 50.Kh2

Instead Nb8 keeps the game pretty close

1) +0.71 (21 ply) 33...Nb8 34.Rba1 Ra7 35.c3 Kg7 36.Ne1 Bg8 37.axb5 cxb5 38.Ba5 Nc6 39.Bb6 Ra8 40.Nc2 Bf7 41.Kh1 Be8 42.R3a2 Bf7 43.Qg2 Be8 44.Nb4 Nxb4 45.cxb4 Bc6

I think the sack with Ne5 was the same - he goes down more than 2, but I think it was anticipated with e5, I suspect he desperately wanted to free his game.

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  thegoodanarchist: I can't wait until User: offramp shows up to explain the pun!
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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist> it is simply that Wai Shui Kan is "OhioChessFan" with the first letters mixed up.
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  ChessHigherCat: Naah, Wai Shui Kann means "Like a lady" in Cantonese: Coincidentally, it means "Red Herring" in Mandarin.
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  Breunor: I thought the pun was from the song in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, 'Do the Time Warp Again'.
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  thegoodanarchist: Both great answers!

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