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Antonin Kubicek vs Vlastimil Hort
"The Hort is a Lonely Hunter" (game of the day Aug-31-2013)
CSR-ch (1972), Trinec CSR, rd 4, May-??
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Smyslov System (A22)  ·  0-1



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  al wazir: 20. Kd2 Red8 (20...Nd5 21. a3) 21. Kc1 Nd5 22. Kb2 holds for white.
Aug-31-13  Tim Delaney: I think White is in trouble after 5. ... Bxc3. If he recaptures with the b pawn, as in the text, the c4 pawn is left in the lurch. If he recaptures with the d Pawn, the B at c1 is a major problem. White might be able to equalize, but that ought not to be his aim so early in the game.
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  Check It Out: Is that a Dr. Seuss reference?
Aug-31-13  Aniara: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter really took me aback when I read it a few years ago. Read it! It is time well spent. Great pun.
Aug-31-13  Abdel Irada: <al wazir>: On 20. Kd2?!, Ne5 (Δ ...c5) 21. a4 (21. a3?, c5 ), Nc4 22. Kc1, c5 .

As of move 20, White is already much worse. In particular, the bishop petrified on b4 is a vulnerability that will not soon be banished. I don't think anything "holds" for him at this point.

Aug-31-13  Abdel Irada: <Check It Out: Is that a Dr. Seuss reference?>

No. That would be "Hort Hears a Who."

Aug-31-13  MainMansDad2006: "Hort So Good"
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  FSR: Great pun! Wish I'd thought of it.
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  Domdaniel: Is this one of my puns? I've forgotten, but it sounds familiar. Weirdly, the advert currently showing on this page is "check your heart".
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  kevin86: White will olose at least a pawn...
Aug-31-13  Abdel Irada: <Weirdly, the advert currently showing on this page is "check your heart".>

In the presence of GoogleAnalytics, I think this is not so odd.

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  Penguincw: 24.♖ab1 ♘xe3 25.♖b2 ♘xg2 26.♔xg2 or something like that leaves black up 2 pawns.

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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: 20. Kd2?! Ne5 21. a4 Nc4 22. Kc1 c5 23. Ba3 Rxa4 24. Bb2 Nxb2 25. Kxb2 Rxa1 26. Rxa1. Black is a ♙ up, but as white I'd play on a few more moves.
Sep-01-13  Abdel Irada: <al wazir>: After 24. Bb2, Black does not play 24. ...Nxb2 but 24. ...Rxa1 25. Bxa1, Ra8 26. Bb2, Ra2, winning a piece.

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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: After 24. Bb2, Black does not play 24...Nxb2 but 24...Rxa1>, etc.

I'm convinced.

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