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Wilfred A Brown vs Robin F Kneebone
"Bone of Contention" (game of the day Aug-15-2016)
Match Cornwall A-Gloucestershire A (1985), Exeter ENG, rd 6, Nov-30
Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89)  ·  1-0



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Mar-15-15  wabrown: Thanks, PB. At the time there was always a break for tea and biscuits after about two hours. All clocks were stopped, everyone queued up, and when you both returned to the board the clock was restarted. I wonder if that tradition lives on?
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  offramp: Shakin' All Over!
Aug-28-15  Alex Schindler: what did 21 Nd5 achieve? I don't understand it
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  al wazir: <Alex Schindler: what did 21 Nd5 achieve?> By blocking the rank it leads to a faster win: if immediately 21. g6, then 21...Bg5+ 22. Rxg5 Qxg5+ 23. Qxg5 f5 24. Qh6 Nf6 25. g7 Re8 26. gxf8=Q+ Nxf8 27. Rg1+ Kf7 28. Rg7+ Ke8 29. Qg5 1:0.
Aug-15-16  weary willy: And today the confusion continues - it appears on the CG "Front page" as "Browne (sic) vs Kneebone).
Aug-15-16  Razgriz: 3rd straigth Sicilian Defense GoTD?
Aug-15-16  catlover: An excellent GOTD, considerably enriched by both of the players giving their comments about the game and their own background.
Aug-15-16  Albion 1959: Them bones, them bones, them dry bones! After black played b4 on move 13, he must have confidently been expecting Na4 or Nb1 in reply. After e5! The knight is en-prix for seven moves, before it is sacrificed on move 21! A game played In the spirit of the Sicilian - counter attack and attack! Black should have played Nd7 on move 13 to meet the threat of e5. Another possibility for black on move 17. Nd8!? instead of Nd7. Nd8 protects the g7 square, though after 18: Qe4 g6
19: Qxa8 Qxe5
20. Ne4 Nd6 Black is the exchange down, but is still in the game. Finally, move 21 Ne4!? is also good enough to win. It adds power to the g5 square and has the latent threat of Nf6+. Colourful little game to look at:
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  kevin86: A better pun would be: Bone of connection. agree?
Aug-15-16  newhampshireboy: Very enjoyable!
Aug-15-16  AlicesKnight: Forget all the puns and name-references; I agree with <catlover>; this is an excellent variation on the double-bishop sacrifice (cf. Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 among others), with a very pretty mating-move.
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  fm avari viraf: Brown replaced Robin's Kneebone.
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  thegoodanarchist: I've heard that <Kneebone> has connections:

Aug-15-16  TheFocus: <thegoodanarchist: I've heard that <Kneebone> has connections>

I heard he was connected to the thigh bone, but I can't be too sure.

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  MissScarlett: He's worked closely with Femur Radjabov.
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  saffuna: <Femur Radjabov>


Also with Sergei Tibiakov.

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  thegoodanarchist: <saffuna: <Femur Radjabov>


Also with Sergei Tibiakov.>

OK, I must admit that those were good ones. I did indeed LOL

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  thegoodanarchist: Also, I found this humorous:

Aug-15-16  zanzibar: Don't forget to give credit to good work of the dermestids:

May-08-18  wabrown: And if anyone cares, here is the original scoresheet and the article about the game from the Daily Telegraph.
Jan-30-19  wabrown: Just for completeness, my first name is Wilfred.
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  whiteshark: <wabrown> Would you call/describe this chess game as your best?
Mar-16-19  wabrown: <whiteshark> Probably. I beat IM Martz in 1971 but that was just because I knew the opening better than he. This game is certainly my best attack.
Mar-16-19  Cibator: <wabrown: And if anyone cares, here is the original scoresheet and the article about the game from the Daily Telegraph.

I notice B H Wood didn't mention the superior 21.Ne4 in his brief annotation.

And Gloucestershire were still using those score-sheets produced by BHW's "Chess", with the club/organisation name printed on them in bright red. Remember those well. My own club used to have them too, but later switched to a smaller, less distinctive kind from another firm (which our then chairman had an interest in).

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  master8ch: With 24.gxf8=R#, White could've had three rooks to one, leaving a more memorable final impression.
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