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Richard Rapport vs Bassem Amin
"Bassem Hound" (game of the day Aug-09-2019)
Danzhou GM (2019), Danzhou CHN, rd 4, Jul-03
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Classical Variation. Original Defense (D78)  ·  1-0


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  thegoodanarchist: Bassem Hound
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  ajk68: 34...b4?
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  al wazir: Good game, stupid pun.

If instead black had played 40...Ne7, white would have had to work a lot harder.

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  OrangeTulip: Terrible respectless pun, indeed
Aug-09-19  goodevans: <al wazir: If instead black had played 40...Ne7 ...>

Or indeed almost anything other than the abysmal <40...Bg7?> which loses a piece to a simple three-move combo.

Aug-09-19  Ironmanth: Terrific game! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all have a great day out there in chessland! :)
Aug-09-19  vermapulak: 40...Bg7 ??
Aug-09-19  vermapulak: it could be tuesday POD from Move 41 for white
Aug-09-19  Momentum Man: Good pun!
Aug-09-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Impressive how Black's weak back rank remains important so late into the middlegame.
Aug-09-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d dpa 24 done

1. = (0.12): 12...Qc7 13.Bd2 Rd8 14.Re1 f6 15.Nf3 Nc6 16.Rb1 e5 17.dxe5 fxe5 18.Bg5 Rd6 19.e4 d4 20.cxd4 Nxd4 21.Nxd4 Rxd4 22.Qe2 Be6 23.Be3 Rc4 24.Red1 Rc2 25.Rxb7 Rxe2 26.Rxc7 Rxa2 27.Re7 Bc4 28.Rc1 Bf6 29.Rc7 Bd3

2. = (0.21): 12...Ra5 13.Nf3 Nd7 14.Ba3 Nf6 15.Ne5 Qc7 16.Rc1 Be6 17.Qd2 Ra6 18.Nd3 Rc6 19.f3 Rc8 20.Nc5 Rd8 21.Nxe6 Rxe6 22.Qd3 Rc6 23.Bb4 b6 24.e4 Bh6 25.Rb1 Rc4

Aug-09-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa done

1. = (0.12): 11...Nd6 12.Bxd5 a3 13.b3 Nc6 14.Be3 Nf5 15.Nf3 e5 16.Bg5 Qa5 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.Ne4 Nxd4 19.Rc1 Qd5 20.Nf6+ Bxf6 21.Bxf6 Nxf3+ 22.exf3 Qe6 23.Bg5 Ba6 24.Re1 Rac8 25.Qc2 c5 26.Qc3 f6 27.Be3 Rfd8 28.Red1 Rxd1+ 29.Rxd1

2. = (0.14): 11...Nf6 12.Nxa4 Nc6 13.Bf4 Bf5 14.Rc1 Qa5 15.Nc3 Rfd8 16.Nf3 Ne4 17.Qb3 Rd7 18.Rfd1 Nxc3 19.bxc3 Qxa2 20.Qxa2 Rxa2 21.Rd2 Ra5 22.Nh4 Bg4 23.h3 Be6 24.Nf3 b5 25.Ng5 Bf5

Aug-09-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa done

1. = (0.00): 10...a3 11.bxa3 Nc6 12.Nb5 Qb6 13.Qb3 Bf5 14.Bf4 Na5 15.Qb4 Nc6 16.Qb3 Na5

2. = (0.08): 10...Nc6 11.Nxa4 Bf5 12.Bf4 Ne4 13.Nc3 Qb6 14.Qb3 Qxb3 15.axb3 Bxd4 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Bxe4 dxe4 18.Ra4 Rxa4 19.bxa4 Bg4 20.Re1 Bxe2 21.Nxe2 Nf3+ 22.Kf1 Nxe1 23.Kxe1 Rd8 24.Nc3 f5 25.Ke2 Kg7 26.f3 exf3+ 27.Kxf3 Kf7 28.Ke3 Kf6 29.h4 Kf7 30.b3 Kf6 31.a5

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  thegoodanarchist: <OrangeTulip: Terrible respectless pun, indeed>

No disrespect was intended, but thank you for judging me without knowing the facts.

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