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Lubomir Kavalek vs Wolfgang Pietzsch
"Cavalier Kavalek" (game of the day Jun-04-2006)
Sarajevo It (1967), BIH, rd 13
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Fianchetto Line (A22)  ·  1-0

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Nov-25-04  kostich in time: Even though Kavalek later became notorious as a drawing master, he still produced some pearls of chess art early in his career
Nov-25-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Excellent game with a lovely finish.
Jun-04-06  notsodeepthought: At least after 28 e5 - if not earlier - the outlook was Pietzsch Black.
Jun-04-06
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  al wazir: <notsodeepthought>: 28...b5 was the move that queered the Pietzsch. Better was 28...Bxd6 29. exf6+ Rxf6 30. Bc3 Nxd5.
Jun-04-06  jajaja: <al wazir> if black plays 28..Bxd6 then 29.exd6 Nf5 [if 28..Ng8 or 28..Nb8 then 30.Rxb7+ kh8 and Qh3+ mates] 30.Rxb7+ kh8 31. dxc6 should win easily for white. I think b5 was forced to prevent Rxb7+
Jun-04-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Is "cavalier" just a word that sounds like "Kavalek" or is there more to this pun?
Jun-04-06
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  Calli: <EmperorAtahualpa> A cavalier is, of course, a soldier on a horse. Think of a cavalry. Another meaning is that you treat people like they are inferior. The sense of being high on a horse and having others below you. Kavelek treated Pietzsch "cavalierly" in this game
Jun-04-06  CapablancaFan: "Cavalier" is simply conducting yourself in a worry free manner with no sense of urgency. So saying that Kavalek played this game "Cavalierly" is simply saying that he played as if Pietzsch was no big threat, nothing to worry about.
Jun-04-06
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  Gypsy: <EmperorAtahualpa> Perhaps it refers to the 'cavalier attitude' with which Kavalek throws in his pieces...
Jun-04-06
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  al wazir: <jajaja: if black plays 28..Bxd6 then 29.exd6 Nf5 30.Rxb7+ kh8 31. dxc6> Qxd6. If 32. Qxd6 then 32...Nxd6 33. Rbd7 Rfd8.

I think white does have a win here. Instead of 31. dxc6 he should play Kg2, threatening 32. Rh1#.

Jun-04-06  jajaja: Maybe I was wrong about 31.dxc6. I still think that 30.Rxb7+ wins but white might need to find another move like 31.Re2 instead. I am not sure of the exact lines because I dont have a board. If somebody with fritz can check the best play after 28.. Bxd6 that would be great.
Jun-04-06  JonONeill: That is beautiful.
Jun-04-06
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  kevin86: After 30...Kxf6 31 Bc3 is one of the quietest mates I've ever seen!
Jun-04-06  United33: wow outstanding finish !!
Jun-04-06  uscstudent: Unexpected and nice ending.
Jun-05-06  Creeping Death: Bravo!!
Jun-05-06  dakgootje: Bet with 29. ...Rxf6 black finally thought to have forced white to stop with the attack...until white played Qxf6. Evil to give your opponent first false hopes and then have this kind of quiet mate ;-)
Aug-30-10  sevenseaman: I dunno 'bout cavalry or cavalier but 31. Qxf6+ is surely a mule kick from which there is no recovery; a decisive parting gift.
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