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Valentine Green vs James Robey
"It Isn't Easy Beating Green" (game of the day Jul-10-2016)
London (1862), London ENG
Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25)  ·  1-0



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Jul-23-06  THE pawn: Now we just have to find a player with «cookie» or «monster» in his name.
Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <Correction> The pun is from the children's show THE MUPPETS, not Seasame Street, with the song called "It ain't easy being green " sung by the one and only Kermit the Frog!
Jul-23-06  virtuex: Help please!..I 'm new and so I don't no some terms of chess..What is meaning of sac?.. Can you explain sac to me? (sac 27.Rxg7+ )
Jul-23-06  kbaumen: Sac is a sacrifice. That's when you give away a piece to gain a better position or anything else good for you.
Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <virtuex> To sacrafice a piece is to "willingly" give up a piece (or pawn) for some advantage. The reasons for a sacrafice can vary. Some sacrafices are the start of a combonation (a pre-calculated move order) leading to mate. Some sacrafices are made for positional reasons i.e.sacraficing a bishop in return for a key diagnol or file being opened up. Some sacrafices are for the initiative(forcing your opponent to continuously defend and thus not having the "time" to mount any offensive moves).Some sacrafices are psychological(fake sacrafices).These sacrafices are often not sound, but it may take some work to find the CORRECT refutation. These sacrafices have more bark than bite and are designed to mentally throw off an opponent and make him/her believe more is there than it really is. There was a chess master named Tal who did this alot with surprisingly a huge amount of success.
Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <virtuex>I have provided a link for more information regarding sacrafices.
Jul-23-06  MrMelad: Tal: "There are two kinds of sacrifices, correct ones and mine."
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  kevin86: Puns aside,this is a really good attack by Green. No surprise that with the name of Valentine,that white would have the heart for such a thrust as that.
Jul-23-06  RandomVisitor: Better would have been 18...b5 or 19...b5.

21...Ng5 or 22...Ng5 would hold off the end a little longer.

Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <RandomVisitor>< Better would have been 18...b5 or 19...b5.> 19...b5 would'nt have solved black's problems. 19...b5? 20.0-0-0! bxc4 21.Rh3 with a threatened Rh1 to follow. The c4 pawn is simply not significant enough to stem the attack and it wastes important tempi. Black should have simply attempted to exchange queens with 18...Qf7. It would not necessarily have been enough to save the game, but maybe he could retain drawing chances. A BIG MAYBE.
Jul-23-06  virtuex: Thank you chessfriends for your replies..
Jul-23-06  RandomVisitor: 2: Green ValentineJuly23 - J Robey, London 1862

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Analysis by Rybka 2.1 mp:

1. = (-0.05): 18...Nh7 19.Qe2 b5 20.Nh5 Rab8 21.Qg2 Kh8 22.b4 Bb6 23.Nxg7 Qxg7 24.Qxg7+ Kxg7 25.Bxh6+

2. = (0.00): 18...b5 19.Qg4 bxc4 20.Rh5 Nh7 21.Rxh6 Nf6 22.Rxf6 Qxf6 23.Bg5 Qf7 24.0-0-0 Qd7 25.Rh1

(, 23.07.2006)

Jul-23-06  RandomVisitor: <CapablancaFan>Perhaps Black's position is not saveable by move 19.

The above 24-ply analysis suggests that Black can stay engaged in the game with 18...b5 or 18...Nh7.

Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <RandomVisitor> 18...Nh7? The only thing that line shows is that black has been relegated to waiting moves. White simply continues with 19.Bd2 with 20.0-0-0 to follow and white's queen rook enters the game with full effect.
Jul-23-06  JustWoodshifting: I usually look at the moves from 12 to 16, where most blunders occur. Here, however, Black's 6.--- a6 is somewhat suspect. How about 6.---- Kt-c6 or 6.---- Kt-f6 ?
Jul-23-06  RandomVisitor: Rybka sees this after 18...Nh7 19.Bd2:
2: Green ValentineJuly23 - J Robey, London 1862

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Analysis by Rybka 2.1 mp:

1. = (0.00): 19...Qf7 20.Qe2 b5 21.Nh5 Kh8 22.Qf3 Rg8 23.0-0-0 bxc4 24.Rdf1 a5 25.f6 g6 26.Bxh6

(, 23.07.2006)

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  Penguincw: Queen block is the only move, I believe (other than the usual draw and resign).
Feb-14-13  ossipossi: Rating... about 1800 ELO of today I suppose?!
Jul-10-16  thegoldenband: The song's title "Bein' Green", and the trademark lyric is "It's not easy being green".

It's not "It ain't easy being green", or "It isn't easy being green".

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  offramp: <thegoldenband: The song's title "Bein' Green", and the trademark lyric is "It's not easy being green". It's not "It ain't easy being green", or "It isn't easy being green".>

Correct. Kermit Pransky, as an Alumni of Sesame Street, would not have made such a solecism.

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  jith1207: <Offramp> You are a "'Pun'ch"a thanthra.
Jul-10-16  morfishine: Valentine is Heartless
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  offramp: 𝄤𝅗𝅥 I'll𝅘𝅥see 𝅘𝅥𝅮you 𝅘𝅥𝅯someday 𝅘𝅥𝅰on𝅗𝅥Valentine 𝅘𝅥Green! 𝅘𝅥𝅮LOL! 𝅘𝅥𝅯 𝅘𝅥𝅰
Jul-10-16  ajile: The simple 18..Qf7 also seems to virtually equalize. 18..Nf7? is inexplicable IMO.
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  kevin86: White wins this one off a crucial cross check.
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