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Mark Diesen vs Lawrence Day
"This Day We Fight" (game of the day Nov-09-2019)
Lone Pine (1977), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 7, Mar-28
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  1-0



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Jan-05-09  Maynard5: Another nice win by Mark Diesen. White plays thematically in the King's Indian, mounting an advance on the queenside before Black can counterattack on the other wing. 22. Ne6 is a nice tactical shot, made possible by the vulnerable black knight on g4 (obviously not 22. ... fxe6, 23. Bxg4). After this, White gradually strengthens his position, and ends the game with another tactical stroke, exploiting the vulnerable position of Black's king on the back rank.
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  IMlday: Thus ended my employment of the Orthodox KID. By the time I was out of Kavalek's preparations my position was already dismal. Mark's technique was patient and effective.
Nov-02-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: "Diesen", in German, means "this".
Nov-02-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: This Day We Fight

(Great line from LOTR, movie only, specifically from Aragorn's speech before the gates of Mordor.)

Nov-09-19  OldGeez76: Thank you, Cheapo, for your frequent translations for us less learned.
Nov-09-19  goodevans: <Maynard5: [...] 22. Ne6 is a nice tactical shot, made possible by the vulnerable black knight on g4...>

Indeed so. No material gain but white fractures black's pawns leaving him a difficult position to defend. I can't help thinking that 'joining the pawns up' again with <...Be5> at some point would have made that task easier.

<... After this, White gradually strengthens his position...>

Yes, white's pressure was relentless. Well, almost.

Offering the exchange of Qs on move 36 was probably a mistake that could have taken the lid off the pressure cooker. Declining the offer was most definitely a mistake. After that I don't think black really had a chance to get back into the game.

Nov-09-19  Ironmanth: Wonderful and insidious maneuvering by IM Diesen here. Mark was a treasured player of the DC area for years. RIP, sir.
Nov-09-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: <OldGeez76> -- many thousands of possible puns have already been made. But interlingual wordplay seem to be one of the areas still worth mining.
Nov-09-19  rilkefan: After 20...Bd7 fighting for the c file, Stockfish thinks Black is just equal. And it agrees with goodevans.
Nov-09-19  newhampshireboy: Black king on back rank sealed his fate.
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