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Zurab Azmaiparashvili vs Alexander Chernin
"Chernin of the Board" (game of the day May-20-2005)
Dortmund-A (1990), Dortmund FRG, Apr-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D39)  ·  0-1



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  cu8sfan: Happy birthday, <acirce>!
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  Benzol: <cu8sfan> How do you know it's <acirce's> birthday?

<acirce> will have to change his profile now.

May-20-05  soberknight: "Chernin of the Board!" Gosh, this brings back memories of me playing Monopoly with my brother and friends. Nobody wanted to be Chairman of the Board because that meant you had to pay everyone else fifty bucks. We would all jeer at the unlucky recipient of the fateful card, "Chairman of the Board! Chairman of the Board!"
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  tpstar: Notice 59. Ke1 Ke3! 60. g8=Q d2+ 61. Kd1 Rf1+ 62. Kc2 d1=Q+ wins the Ra6 = 63. Kc3 Qd3+; 63. Kb2 Qe2+. Cute stalemate trick at the end also. This game was so exciting, my stomach was chernin the whole time.
May-20-05  halcyonteam: nice ending, neat trick!
May-20-05  acirce: <cu8sfan> I noted a couple of days ago that you remembered it - impressive. :-) Have I mentioned the date explicitly? I only remember that I said that I share it with Moshe Dayan ...
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  cu8sfan: <acirce> That's what you wrote. And you forgot Max Euwe, of course! Anyway, have a good day, maybe Kramnik will win for a change... (-;
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  TheAlchemist: Great game, great pun! I'm just curious... why is this a QGD?
Premium Chessgames Member <why is this a QGD?> Look at the position after 4.d4
May-20-05  JohnBoy: <tpstar> - While the win of the rook is sufficient, 60.g8=Q d2+ 61.Kd1 Df1+ 62.Kc2 d1=Q+ 63.K any Qd4+ is an inescapable mating net. I take a king over a rook any day.
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  kevin86: Two alternate puns: Chernin's march through Georgia;Please don't squeeze the Chernin!

Chernin's best move may have been his last-he avoids the stalemate trap and retreats;the white pawn is a goner and his own two pawns should win easily.

May-20-05  farrooj: hey guys!really nice ending to this one, really neat stalemate trick by Re2
May-20-05  aw1988: Best wishes to <acirce>. 26, right?
May-20-05  Ziggurat: Grattis Ulf!
May-20-05  hintza: Happy birthday <acirce>!! :-)
May-20-05  TheSlid: And from me too, Happy Birthday <acirce>.
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  tpstar: <acirce> Happy Birthday!

Be sure to practice your mating technique this weekend. ;>D

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  Annie K.: 26-29 are about the ages when you kids think you're getting old, right? When you get to 30, you'll be old enough to realize you're young. ;)

Happy Birthday <acirce>! :)

(Naughty, <tpstar>! LOL!)

May-21-05  acirce: Thanks. It's nothing to celebrate but I guess you all mean well. :-)

Updating the profile gets depressing. Age goes up, rating goes down. I wish it was the other way around...

May-21-05  Catfriend: I'm not the first but Happy Birthday, <acirce>!! May you reach 10^99 kibitzes as soon as possible! May you enjoy <tpstar>'s disputable advice ;)
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  keypusher: happy b'day to the champeen of cg!
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  patzer2: Where did White lose what appeared to be an easily drawn Rook and Pawn endgame? It appears White missed at least three late middlegame opportunities:

1) Instead of 30. Rxd4?!, White should have played 30. Rc3!, when play might have continued 30...c4 31. a3 Kd6 (31... Rd1+ 32. Ka2 Ra4 33. Rb4=) 32. Kc2 Kc5 33. Rb8 Rad7 34. Rc8+ Kb5 35. Rb8+ Ka5 36. Kb2 Rd2+ (36... R7d6 37. Ra8+ Ra6 38. Rf8= 37. Rc2=, with decent prospects for holding the draw.

2) Instead of 41. Rf5+?!, White should have played 41. f4! e4 42. Rf5+ Kg6 43. Re5 Ra2+ 44. Kd1 Ra1+ 45. Ke2 Ra2+ 46. Ke1 Ra1+ =.

3) Instead of 42. f4?!, White should have played 42. h4! f6 43. Rh5 Rxa4 44. Rh8 Ra2+ 45. Ke1 Kf7 46. h5 Kg7 47. Rd8 =.

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  patzer2: Could it be that the innocuous appearing 42...f6! is Black's decisive winning move? Fritz 8 indicates White's only chance against 42...f6! is to try 43. fxe5!?, when Black wins after 43...fxe5 44. Rf8 (44. h4 e4 45. Rf8 e3+ 46. Ke2 Ra2+ 47. Kd3 Rd2+ 48. Kc4 e2 49. Re8+ ) 44... Rxa4 45. h4 Ra2+ 46. Kd3 Ra3+ 47. Ke2 Rg3 48. Re8+ Kd5 49. g5 Rg4 50. Rd8+ Ke4 51. Rd7 Rxh4 52. g6 Rh6 53. g7 Rg6 54. Rf7 Rg5 55. Kf2 Kd5 56. Re7 Kd6 57. Ra7 Ke6 58. Kf3 Kf6 .
Oct-19-05  Averageguy: <acirce>To avoid the age updating problem, you should just enter your Date of birth, so we can always see how old you are. BTW, I think that you have kibitzed more than any other user on
Dec-05-05  sucaba: In the 50th move the white ♖ went closer to black's ♔, pushing it to a better square. 50. g6 would still have been a draw.
For example 50 . _ ♖d7 51. ♔e4 d3 52. g7 or 50. _ ♖g7 51. ♔e4 or 51. ♖e8 or 50. _ ♖h3+ 51. ♔f2.

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