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Mark Quinn vs Michal Konopka
"The Mighty Quinn" (game of the day Mar-17-2011)
ECC (2001), Panormo GRE, rd 2, Sep-24
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Anglo-Grünfeld Variation (A16)  ·  1-0



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  Phony Benoni: Apparently chosen as a St. Patrick's Day game; Quinn is an Irish IM. And an interesting game, with tactics sprouting everywhere. In the end, the outside passed pawn triumphs as the leprechaun on the h-file finds the gold at the end of the rainbow.

You get the feeling White was just a bit more sober. When Black tried something crazy (like 16...Rxd3 or 22...e4), White would counter by quietly trading pieces. Not that this slowed the action at all.

An enjoyable game, even if our Harsh Schoolmasters find holes here and there.

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  HeMateMe: "The School of Hard Konops"
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  HeMateMe: Interesting game. White's 14th, K-f2 looks a bit risky, if the center gets blown open. Pretty cool how he got all those forking opportunities against black.
Mar-17-11  rilkefan: Funny, I thought black hadn't gotten crazy enough - maybe something like 21...Rxe2+ 22.Kxe2 hxg5 23.hxg5 Rh2+ 24.Nf2 e4.
Mar-17-11  sofouuk: plenty of opportunities missed by white but 26 ... Nc4 was the mistake too far, instead 26 ... Nd7 breaks up the two white knights and black is still kicking
Mar-17-11  TheRavenPK: <sofouuk> after 27.Nxd7 Kxd7 28.Rxb7, isn't it 1-0 ?
Mar-17-11  kellmano: Super game. It's games like this that remind us how resourceful chess is.

Top of the morning to both players.

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  kevin86: Too bad,the knight cannot get to f7 fast enough.
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  Penguincw: Oh boy.Another game.
Mar-17-11  Endangered71: This other game by Mark Quinn has the same name.

J Radovanovic vs M Quinn, 2004

Mar-17-11  Shamot: why did white not play h7 on 40th move?
Mar-17-11  twin phoenix: this was a very instructive game. an example of both calm defense and the power of the outside passer. why not name 2 games after the mighty quinn?!
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  Phony Benoni: <Shamot: why did white not play h7 on 40th move?>

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I suspect it should transpose to the game after 40...c4 41.Ne5. However, there would be a trap for White to avoid: <40...c4 41.h8Q?? Bxh8 42.Nxh8 c3!>

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And Black wins!

Mar-17-11  WhiteRook48: that's a nice idea

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