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Chris Depasquale vs Sergey Gennadyevich Kudrin
"A Romp in the Tromp" (game of the day Nov-25-2015)
London op (1986), London ENG
Trompowsky Attack: Raptor Variation (A45)  ·  1-0



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Feb-11-03  refutor: 8.g6! a thematic pawn push by the inventor of the h4 Tromp. The idea is to weaken Kudrin's defensive barrier and setup combinations based on using the rook together with the light-squared bishop.
Jun-17-03  Bears092: as black I play 4... Qd6. It forces white to trade knights (or else this: O Gant vs H Kauschmann, 1988), and the waste a tempo stopping Qb4+, while my queen is fine on d6
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  kevin86: An opening as effective as it is unusual.
Jun-17-03  drukenknight: it is called tromposky attack as refutor alludes to. It is interesting to follow the history of it as people find improvements over the years. Boleslasky is credited w/ 2...Ne4 I guess this was in the 1940s. And I guess dePasq. is credited w/ h4.

That g6 spot sure becomes hot. What about 14...Rg1 is this a way to equalize?

Jun-02-04  brokenman: The Bishop sacrifice on move 35 I think is a mistake. It seems like with the two rooks Depasquale could have checked black's king to get in position to stop the two pawns. A quick anaylsis with Fritz and Crafty seems to agree with that. Also what is the logic behind 30... Rh6?
Jun-02-04  notsodeepthought: 30 ... Rh6 was forced since otherwise 31 Ne6+ Ke8 32 Nd6 mate. The alternative 30 ... Rg6 loses a rook to 31 Ra8+.
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  piltdown man: Cool! A Deepersquale game!
Nov-25-15  SvetlanaBabe: Did this Depasquale beat another GM ever again? ..
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  morfishine: <piltdown man> Exactly what is a "Deepersquale game"?
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  piltdown man: <morfshine> Chris Depasquale is a (very witty) Australian chess journalist - he writes for the "Age" newspaper here in Melbourne. He wrote a tongue in cheek book, based on Fischer's famous book, which both is and isn't about chess - the book is called "My sixty memorable columns", and is well worth a look. When Kasparov was beaten by Deep Blue, Chris claimed that the next computer would be called "Deepersquale", after himself. This is typical of the guy's dry, self deprecating wit. He's not a bad player, either.
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  paavoh: <"... by the inventor of the h4 Tromp", "...I guess dePasq. is credited w/ h4... ">

Is this really true? IIRC, Julian Hodgson played this a lot in the 1980s. I did a load of database searching in the 1990s when I began CC play, and cannot recall many dePasquale games within the harvest. The CG database says a debut for 3.h4 by Hodgson-Hebden 1986 (actually a great attack by White).

Please correct if I am wrong wrt the inventor/main proponent.

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  morfishine: <piltdown man> Fascinating, thanks for the reply, I didn't know if "Deepersquale" had a secondary meaning or was just a hurried miss spelling; and yes, he isn't a bad player at all, what with a rating of ~2300
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  thegoodanarchist: this GOTD title isn't a bad pun, it just isn't a pun at all.

So now rhymes can be submitted, and approved? The goalposts seem to keep moving, if you know what I mean.

I think the OFFICIAL GOTD rule should be "just submit a title with words strung together in a way that people like".

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  kevin86: While black's pawns threaten to score first, when the game ends it is white who will queen first.
Nov-25-15  kamagong24: wow! F-22 variation!!!
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  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> LOL imho the only requirement for GOTD should be game quality: no title whatever; create a whole new and different column at this site for wit & humor, then those "shorties" and/or dull-fests will have an acceptable place to be displayed
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