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Alfredo Gustavo Giaccio vs Fernando Braga
"Alfredo Sauce" (game of the day May-23-2005)
Pico City op (1996), General Pico City ARG, Nov-??
Sicilian Defense: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Variation (B57)  ·  1-0

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May-23-05  soberknight: What's the pun?
May-23-05  ConLaMismaMano: A few days ago Giaccio finished second at the Premier II of the Capablanca Memorial.
May-23-05  marekg248: 14.Nf6+! It reminds me of a story with a similar game and a Russian player being asked why he didn't take his knight into safety answered: "Russkije neodstupajut! (Russians don't move back)" I don't remember what was a result of that game, here it was a really good choice, of course.
May-23-05  ConLaMismaMano: He's one of the strongest (maybe the strongest) IM's in Argentina together with Adla, Valerga, Flores and Lafuente.
May-23-05
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The pun refers to Fettucine Alfredo, which is distinguished by a cream sauce. The game itself features a remarkable series of pins, a virtual textbook of what you do with them.
May-23-05  Saph: White really took it to him after Black's funky 8...Nxe4, epitomised by the nifty 14.Nf6+ sacrifice.

Now that's some nice Alfredo sauce.

May-23-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Is Alredo sauce a sauce or something else?
May-23-05  your brilliance: <EmperorAtahualpa: Is Alredo sauce a sauce or something else?> Sauce; usually served with defibrilator on the side.
May-23-05  panigma: 31...Kb8. Now what?
May-23-05  hintza: There's nothing to stop White winning a couple more pawns.
May-23-05  ThomYorke: This game is full of blunders
May-23-05  farrooj: Hey guys! on 17.Qf7+ what about kb8?
May-23-05  TigerPawns: you see this kind of thing all the time in patzer blitz games
May-23-05  ThomYorke: <farrooj> I think it would follow 18.♔b8 ♕xf6 19.♖g8 ♗f4+ winning
May-23-05
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  kevin86: For four move black's knight is attacking the white queen-but handcuffed by the pin-it can't. Finally it's allowed to do so-and does chomp the white queen. But black is lost by additional pins and outrageous fortune.
May-23-05  The 3 Gambiteers: Is it sound?
May-23-05
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  InspiredByMorphy: <farooj> <Hey guys! on 17.Qf7+ what about kb8?> 17.Qf7+ Kb8 18.Qxf6 Rg8 19.Bf4+ wins. As dangerous as it looks, my gut tells me that 15. ...Ke7 was the right move. <The 3 Gambiteers> <Is it sound?> I ask the same question. It seems blacks best bet is keeping the king in the center and instead focusing on development.
May-23-05  Castle In The Sky: How about "Nothing to Braga About?"
May-23-05  AlfieNoakes: What is the finishing combination from here?
May-23-05
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  InspiredByMorphy: <AlfieNoakes> There isnt one. White is up a pawn with a clear positional advantage (blacks rook isnt in play, while whites is in a big way.) For instance, how does black protect the h pawn after 31. ...Kb8 32.Rc7 ?
May-23-05  Andrew Chapman: <What is the finishing combination from here?>After 32.Rc7 I think white can leave his rook and bishop where they are and use his king to win.
May-23-05  Calculon: Is 12... f5 considered to be the losing move?
May-24-05
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  InspiredByMorphy: <Calculon> <Is 12... f5 considered to be the losing move?> Not until 15. ...Ke7 is examined.
May-25-05  AlfieNoakes: I see. Thanks guys!
Jun-06-05  patzer2: Interesting game! White blunders with 10. Be3?, giving Black a clear advantage after 10...Qb4+! . Black increases the advantage and soon has a won position, but misses the decisive shot 20...Qd6! 21. Qc3 Nd3+ 22. cxd3 Qxf4 .

After Black's miscue 20...Bg7?, White brings decisive pressure to bear on the pinned piece, starting with 21. Nf3! Trying to break the pin with 22... Qc7 fails to 23. Rc5! Qd6 24. Rexe5! fxe5 25. Nxe5 Bxe5 26. Bxe5 Qxe5 27. Rxe5 Rxe5 28. Qf4 .

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