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Glenn C Flear vs John Nunn
"Nothing to Fear but Flear Himself" (game of the day May-10-2005)
Szirak Interzonal (1987), Szirak HUN, rd 8, Jul-27
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Modern System (E97)  ·  1-0



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May-10-05  offramp: Where is Szirak?
May-10-05  rexeterna: It's in Hungary. There's a pretty famous castle there. The WCC was held there in '87, I believe.
May-10-05  Minor Piece Activity: Would have been funnier if it was "Nunn to fear but Flear" (but I guess it'd be too different then from the Roosevelt quote.)
May-10-05  Catfriend: Pretty desperate trap after 45..Re2. If white's careless and hurries to have the point with 46.g8=Q???, Black can proudly play 46..Rh2#

Was all the rook-and-king dancing in the end neccesary? Couldn't white close the deal much sooner?

May-10-05  Ezzy: I love the beautiful variations of mating threats in this game!! And the sorry state of the troubled black knight! - 24..Rxa2? <I Farago v W Watson 1987 went 24...e4> 25.g4! <This is a strong move for many reasons. It stops any back rank mate, and threatens the crushing 26 Rb1 and amazingly the knight has nowhere to go! It also threatens 26 gxf5 27 f6 winning!> 25...f4 26.Rb1 f3 <Prevents 27 Rxb7 because of the back rank mate, but> 27.Bf7 e4 28.Bd5 Bd4 29.Bxb7? <White throws away all his good work 29.Bh4 if 29...Nd6 30.Rb8+ Kg7 31.Rg8+ Kh6 32.Bg5 mate beautiful> 29...Bxf2+ 30.Kh1 Kg7 <White was threating mate in 3!! 31 Bf6+ Kg1 32 Bd5+ Kf1 33 Rb8 mate beautiful!!> 31.Bxe4 Re2 32.Bxc5 Bxc5 33.Bxf3 Rf2 34.Bd5 Kf6 35.Rb7 h6 36.h4 Ke5 37.g5 hxg5 38.hxg5 Kf4?? <AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGH?? 38..Rf5 should keep it level> 39.g6 Rf1+ 40.Kh2 Rf2+ 41.Bg2 Re2 42.g7 Re8 43.Bd5 Re2+ 44.Kh3 Re3+ 45.Kh4 Re2 46.Rf7+ 1–0
May-10-05  Jack Kerouac: Flear didn't gum up the works and played like Bazooka Joe.
May-10-05  mymt: thanks Ezzy for the great analysis.
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  kevin86: Isn't it highly appropriate to play a chess match in an old castle? o long as the old ghosts don't pull a Fleer and gum up the works.

Name a famous Num who had a child:Joshua-who was the son of Nun

May-10-05  Jack Kerouac: Who plays the King's Indian better than Fischer? Candidates any one?
May-10-05  maoam: Kasparov, maybe even Geller.
May-10-05  Ezzy: <Mymt> Thanks mymt for you kind words :-)
May-10-05  Everett: <Jack Kerouac> Bronstein historically, Smirin currently.

...and Fischer still plays the KID?

May-10-05  WorldChampeen: I admire Glenn's Flear for the dramatic in this game!
May-12-05  patzer2: Nunn blunders with 38. Kf4? He could have held the draw after 38... Rf5! 39. Rc7 Bd4 40. Re7+ Kf4 41. Rf7 (not 41. g6?? Kg3 ) 41... Kxg5 42. Rxf5+ Kxf5=.
Dec-21-05  The17thPawn: <patzer2> In your line after 40...Kf4 does'nt white just play 41.Re4+ netting the black bishop? The g pawn isn't worth a bishop at this point is it?
Jan-09-06  patzer2: <The17thPawn> In this line after 38... Rf5! 39. Rc7 Bd4 40. Re7+ Kf4 41. Re4+?, Black has a win with 41...Kg3! . Now 42. Rxd4?? allows 42...Rf1#, while 42. Re1 Rxg5 43. Bf7 Rg7 wins a piece or mates.

Jan-09-06  The17thPawn: <patzer 2> Thanks for setting me straight. Looks like my over the board analysis needs work, especially when it comes to overlooking two move mating sequences. Once again your handle belies the chess tiger within. Look forward to your future posts.
Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: classic example of the power of the Bishop pair.
Feb-12-09  ontocaustic: it looks like flear was fearless in this game
Aug-01-13  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: Nunn-thing to fear but... would have worked too, shouldn't pass up getting both names in. As it is, has to be a top 10er anyway. Nice instructive game as well, with a super sac 16.Nc5!
May-27-18  Albanius: Thanks Ezzy!
The point of 24..e4! is to open the long diagonal.

Farago - Watson continued
25 Rb1 Rxa2
26 g4 (necessary luft) Ra1!
27 Rxa1 Bxa1 28. Bf7 a5 29. Be8 Kg7 30. g5 a4 31. Bxa4 Kf7 32. Bf6 Bxf6 33. Bc6 Nd8 34. Bd5+ Ne6 35. gxf6 Kxf6 and Black won.

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