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Sergey Kudrin vs Michael Wilder
"Where the Wilder Things Are" (game of the day Jun-08-2010)
United States Championship (1987), Estes Park, CO USA, rd 9, Nov-??
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62)  ·  0-1



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Nov-16-09  ungeneral: White could have won with 30. Qf8+ Rxf8 31. Rxf8++#
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  chancho: <ungeneral> the Black King can escape to h7 after 31.Rxf8+

30.Qf8+ Rxf8 31.Rxf8+ Kh7 32.Rf7+ Qxf7
33.exf7 Bg7 34.Nxg7 Kxg7 35.Rf1 Rf6

Jun-08-10  hannahbelle: tempo steal
Jun-08-10  squlpt: Doesn't 26. Rf7 win for white?
Jun-08-10  hstevens129: Continuation being: 35. Kxa1 Qc3+ 36. Kb1 Qb2# (or 36. Ka2 Qb2#)
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  Once: Now that's a sicillian! Castling on opposite sides, raging mating attacks and a rook sacrifice to gain a tempo. This is a chess opening for real men who like their steaks rare. Too macho and bloody for me. As black, I wimp out with the girly French.

I particularly liked 32. Ra3+ setting up this position:

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Of course, white cannot take the b4 pawn, as he would walk into a world of hurt in the middle of all those black pieces. The simplest is probably 33...Qb6+, but black also mates with Qe7+, Na2+, Nd5+, Rxd4+ and Ra4+.

Jun-08-10  dotsamoht: <squlpt> Exactly what I am thinking... Whassup with this move?
Jun-08-10  dotsamoht: <sqult> I show 26 Rf7 axb+ 27 Kxb2 Rxa2+ 28 Kb3 Ra3+ 29 Kb2 Ra2+ with a draw.
Jun-08-10  whiteshark: The <Wilder effect>!
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  scormus: What a battle, both players going for the kill. Great stuff, the way I like to see Sicilian game.

Whenever I see a game like this I think it could have gone the other way. 26 Rxf8 is interesting but I doubt if it wins in all lines. But 26 Qxe6 seems to hand the initiative to B. The position after 25 ... a3 would have made a good weekend puzzle.

BTW I'm seeing this as GOTD, when was it a puzzle?

Jun-08-10  JohnBoy: <dotsamoht> - your 26 Rf7 axb+ 27 Kxb2 Rxa2+ fails to draw due to 28 Kxa2. The white Q controls c2 so black does not get a perpetual. I certainly don't see 26 Rf7 as (mentioned above by <patzer2>).
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  scormus: The more I look at this the more interesting this becomes.

Anyone following <the JohnBoy line 28 Kxa2 > try looking at the continuation after 28 ... Nc3+. W has 3 alternatives, and so far it looks to me like they each take different paths to 0-1.

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  scormus: and a 4th one that doesn't ;-)
Jun-08-10  kevin86: It looked that white's attack would succeed-but it was black-who in the turtle way of slow and steady-won the contest.
Jun-08-10  fernandojaume: El 17. fxe5??? pffff...
Jun-08-10  fernandojaume: Y 20.Rxf7?
Jun-08-10  fernandojaume: Por ejemplo:
20.Rxf7 Kxf7
21.Rf1+ Kg8
22.Qf2 Rf8
23.Qg3 Rxf1+
Jun-08-10  fernandojaume: A 20.Rxf7 Kxf7
21.Rf1+ Kg8
22.Qf2 Rf8
23.Qg3 Rxf1+
24.Bxf1 Bg5
25.Qg4 Qf7
26.Bd3 Rf8
27.Bxa6 Rxa6
28.a3 Qf1+
29.Ka2 bxa3
30.Kxa3 Qa1
31.Kb3 a4+
32.Kc4 Qf1
33.Kc5 Be7#

20.Rxf7 Kxf7
21.Rf1+ Kg8
22.Qf2 Rf8
23.Qg3 Rxf1+
24.Bxf1 Bg5
25.h4 Rf8
26.Bd3 Qf7
27.a3 Qxh5
28.hxg5 Qd1+
29.Ka2 b3+
30.cxb3 Nb4+
31.axb4 axb4
32.Qe3 Ra8+
33.Ba7 Bd5
34.Bc4 Bxc4
35.bxc4 Qa4+
36.Kb1 b3
37.Kc1 Rxa7

34.Be2 Bxb3
35.Qxb3 Rxa7
36.Qa3 Rxa3
37.bxa3 b3+
38.Kb2 Qc2+
39.Ka1 Qa2#

Jun-08-10  lzromeu: <once: oo macho and bloody for me> I think the same. this game needs nerves of steel. Violence game. In the final mate position, the kings stay in oposite corners.
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  NM JRousselle: This was a wild one, exactly what a Sicilian should look like.

26 Qe6 looks suspect. 26 b3 looks like a better try to me.

Jun-08-10  theodor: <<JohnBoy>: <dotsamoht> - your 26 Rf7 axb+ 27 Kxb2 Rxa2+ fails to draw due to 28 Kxa2. The white Q controls c2 so black does not get a perpetual. I certainly don't see 26 Rf7 as (mentioned above by <patzer2>).> 28.Kxa2;Qa5+ and black is lost! 28.Kb3 is draw by repetition. sic!
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  chrisowen: Be careful pawn and queen make fairy tale ending. A haphazard 19.bh7+ illustrate sicilian nature heading up a rumpus king hunt, proposition 30..nc3+ can the horse draw a thing galling king out? Yes open lines are monsters no kidding. Black maxed his threat staring down the plate. 30.rxd4 at the door black wolfed it bolting across mate in seven?. I imagine the hundred percent anger additionally white might have felt after the drama, a little red cap.
Jun-08-10  fernandojaume: ummm... 24...g5! in my game
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  scormus: <Violence game> Absolutely! I look forward to more like this. I always thought the Sicilian was the streetfighter's choice, and this more or less proved it. Here we had two of them trading punches until one of them was, how to say ..... dead
Jun-09-10  lzromeu: <scormus> I really enjoyed your comment.

Maybe we can say: The players was punching the alone enemy king, to death them firstly. :)

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