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Mark Diesen vs Michael Rohde
"Pleasin' Diesen" (game of the day Jan-07-2009)
USA-ch U21 (1976), Memphis, TN USA, rd 7
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System Czech Defense (B08)  ·  1-0



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Jun-11-06  Maynard5: There are some intriguing tactical complicatins here. Black cannot defend with 21. ... Rg7 because of 22. Nxf5. White's sacrifice with 22. Bxf5! is pretty because it does not lead to a mating attack, but to an eventual advantage after the position has become simplified.
Jan-07-09  Extremophile: Complicated game. Nice finish in the end, bishop is trapped: Ba8 Rc8 Bb7 Rb8.
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  Morten: Extremophile, in your line the bishop can go to c6. I think black's problem is "just" that he loses the a-pawn creating connected passers on both wings for white.
Jan-07-09  Travis Bickle: What a great tactical game!!
Jan-07-09  dortam888: now come Ba8 Ra7 Bc6 Rxa6 kd6/7 b4 now two options or Bb7 Rb6 Ba8 b5 and bishop is trapped or other move b5 and still bishop is trapped
Jan-07-09  cydmd: <dortam888>, what about Ba8 Ra7 Bc6 Rxa6 Kd6 b4 Kc7 b5 Bd7 ? I think the best explanation for Black's resign has been given by <Morten>
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  kevin86: The white sacs and sharp moves are hard to take on the opponent. They are not DiesenT! lol
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  Chessmensch: Rhode to nowhere.
Jan-07-09  Extremophile: You are right Morten. I was about to go sleep when I typed this message. It is normal, I halucinated. Thanks for the correction.
Jan-07-09  shr0pshire: A fitting tribute. I will say that I enjoyed his chess lectures, and I know he will be missed.
Jan-07-09  WhiteRook48: Wow. I could see many piece sacs in this game. And still he wins. Poor Bishop has hardly any place to move to and he'll get trapped anyway.
Jan-07-09  RedStarRising: Maynard5, the move Rg7 would have been a defense of what exactly?? The real threat after 21.Rg3 is White's pressure on Black's f5 pawn, and Black attempts to address that threat with his move 21...Raf8
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  patzer2: Seems to me that the initiation of the demolition and pursuit combination with 22. Bxf5! would make for a good Saturday or Sunday puzzle.
Jan-08-09  Maynard5: In response to RedStarRising: In the position after 21. Rg3, White actually has two threats. The second one is 22. Nxg6 hxg6 23. Rxg6+ Rg7 (not 23... Ng7, 24. e6), 24. Rxe6. If then 24. ...Nf4 25. Bxf5. I haven't done any extensive analysis of these variations, but White's attack appears to be decisive.
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