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Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin vs Viacheslav Ragozin
"Ra- Ra- Ragozin, Winner of Riumin's Queen" (game of the day Apr-09-2020)
USSR Championship (1934/35), Leningrad URS, rd 4, Dec-10
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation Botvinnik Variation (E36)  ·  0-1

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Apr-23-04  ughaibu: Why doesn't white play, for example, 16.Bc5?
Sep-12-04  misguidedaggression: Probably the same thing as in the game: After 16.Bc5 b4 white will still have to play Bxb4 eventually to stop the triple connected passed pawns, the only difference is that now the knight is on f3 instead of e5. I also think 16...Ne4 followed by Nxc5 might prove interesting. Black will control the d file and the backwards c5 pawn is indefencable.
Oct-03-18  goser: What a resourceful move 14...Nb5 was! By the way it by no means was a bluff. It is interesting that the engine does not suggest it but a move after recognizes its soundness and evaluates the Black's prospect better than in the case of 14...Nc8.
Apr-09-20
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  al wazir: Surely white would have been better off playing 17. Bxb4 instead of retreating the ♗: 17...axb4 18. Qxb4 Nd5 19. Qxc4 Nxb6 20. Rxb6 Qxb6 21. Nxd7.
Apr-09-20  Jamboree: al wazir:

After 17. Bxb4 axb4 18. Qxb4 Nd5 19. Qxc4 Nxb6 20. Rxb6? Qxb6 21. Nxd7, white is in a heap of trouble after 21. ...Qb1+ 22. Ke2 Ra2+ 23. Kf3 Qf5+! 24.Kg3 Qxf2+ and it's almost curtains already. Kg4 gets white mated, so 25. Kh3 is forced, then 25. ... Qxe3+ 26. g3 Qh6+ 27. Kg4 and surely black has a mate or other crush in the immediate offing.

Thus your line may not be so good -- I think 20. Rxb6? was the downfall.

Apr-09-20  Rumor: 14...Nb5 is indeed a thing of beauty. By the way, can anyone explain the pun? Wholly lost on me.
Apr-09-20  Rumor: Rumor: 14...Nb5 is indeed a thing of beauty. By the way, can anyone explain the pun? Wholly lost on me.

Oh and by the way, it isn’t even really appropriate. Black’s neat final move doesn’t truly ‘win the queen’ - it wins the knight.

Apr-09-20  Muttley101: <Rumor: Rumor: 14...Nb5 is indeed a thing of beauty. By the way, can anyone explain the pun? Wholly lost on me. Oh and by the way, it isn’t even really appropriate. Black’s neat final move doesn’t truly ‘win the queen’ - it wins the knight.>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYn...

ra-ra Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen ...

You asked :D Don't shoot the messenger.

Apr-09-20  Atking: Yes this beautiful N sacrifice remenber me Chigorin. Maybe Ne5 as soon as white b5 is under a double attack on move 13 or 11. For if 13.Ne5 dxc 14.bxc Nxc6 15.NxB QxN 16.Bxc4 then 17.0-0 In long term White should have an edge as one or two pawns exchanged will go to a pleasant 2Bvs2N.
Apr-09-20  Atking: <ughaibu: Why doesn't white play, for example, 16.Bc5?> 16...Ne4 xBc5 then c5 pawn should fall by Qe7&Rec8 These 3 black pawns a-b-c are stronger than a knight.
Apr-09-20
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  thegoodanarchist: <Muttley101:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYn...

ra-ra Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen ...

You asked :D Don't shoot the messenger.>

I have been traumatized for life.

Apr-09-20  Brenin: <Muttley101> Thanks for explaining the pun, and for the Bony M link. It's embarrassing to realise that that awful piece of 1970s tat topped the charts in Australia, Austria and Germany, and reached 2 in the UK. Truly the decade that taste forgot.
Apr-09-20  Vermit: I know, I was getting rid of an earworm
Apr-09-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: Lol Americans talking about taste. Never seen anything like it.
Apr-09-20  Brenin: <WorstPlayerEver> Welsh, actually, resident in England.
Apr-09-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Vermit: I know, I was getting rid of an earworm>

Well, I liked it. I've always thought the late-stage Romanovs were an underexploited resource for pop culture.

Apr-09-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: It's not that bad. Cheerful song.
Apr-09-20  posoo: lol BRUNIN da man is HERE to tell u all about TASTE in MUSAC. da man is an AUTHORITY on da subject, and if u injoy da buney M song, ur oviusly FILASTINE.

De gustibus non est disputandum.

Apr-09-20  RandomVisitor: After 12...Re8 white can do better.


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Stockfish_20040717_x64_modern:

<42/54 03:36 +1.04 13.Qb2 dxc4 14.Bxc4 b6 15.0-0> cxb5 16.axb5 Rc8 17.Ne5 Nd5 18.Rfc1 f6 19.Nxd7 Qxd7 20.Rab1 f5 21.Qb3 Rc7 22.h3 Rcc8 23.Rc2 h6 24.Kh2 Rc7 25.Rcc1 Rec8 26.Kg1 Kh7 27.Rc2 Kh8 28.Kh2 Kh7 29.Qd3 Kg8 30.g3 Rd8 31.Rbc1 Rdc8 32.Kg1 Kh8

Apr-10-20  RandomVisitor: After 8...Bd7


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Stockfish_20040717_x64_modern:

<39/56 08:31 +0.66 9.Bd3 a5 10.Bd2> Ne4 11.Qc2 f5 12.0-0 Be8 13.cxd5 exd5 14.Be1 Qd6 15.Rc1 f4 16.Bxe4 dxe4 17.Ng5 Qd5 18.Qc5 Bf7 19.Nxf7 Qxf7 20.exf4 Rad8 21.Bc3 Rd6 22.Qb5 Qxf4 23.Rce1 Nxd4 24.Qc4+ Qf7 25.Qxf7+ Rxf7 26.Rxe4 Nb3 27.Rfe1 b6 28.f3 Nc5

Apr-10-20
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  al wazir: <Jamboree: Thus your line may not be so good -- I think 20. Rxb6? was the downfall.> You're right.

But with 20. Qb4 instead, black has to lose another ♙. I think white can hang on.

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