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|Dec-14-09|| ||Richard Taylor: <Domdaniel> how did you solve it? Did you get that it was karat?|
I didn't even see this clue - the last a couple of these have kept me up a bit so I have decided to leave it this year and just read the answers... I didn't know what it was last year..i didn't know what everyone was talking about!
But that Donkey one threw me even to Don Quixote and also I even thought
it might be another ref to Borges - his story of the rewriring of Don Quixote (Don Key O T !! lol) - also Austrailia - "down under" and a whole lot of other stuff...but I might have found it if I had googled Donkey or looked it up in one of my ref books - say Brewster's Book of Phrase and fable...
Such is life! Congratulations!
|Dec-14-09|| ||Domdaniel: <Richard> I got it by accident -- looking for games by Bauer (from the TV series '24') rather than Finegold.|
Keep trying. Serendipity works, sometimes.
|Dec-15-09|| ||cu8sfan: <Domdaniel: <Richard> I got it by accident -- looking for games by Bauer (from the TV series '24') rather than Finegold.
Keep trying. Serendipity works, sometimes.> Hilarious!|
|Dec-15-09|| ||SPINK: yay go finegold!|
|Dec-15-09|| ||kevin86: The queen must stay on the long diagonal,but soon to be chased from it.|
|Dec-15-09|| ||DarthStapler: Richard Bauer is a member of the chess club I go to|
|Dec-15-09|| ||rodantero: I guess 23.Qf3 is followed by Rf8, and 23.Qd3 by Qh3 with (at least) heavy material losses.|
|Dec-15-09|| ||Once: Now that is a delicious attack to exploit the long diagonal. <DarthStapler> - can you please pass on my compliments to Richard for an excellently played game?|
There is something about the move f3 for white or f6 for black that just seems so wrong. Shades of damiano's so-called defence. The f pawn should stay at home or jump straight to f4/f5. The square f3/f6 surely belongs to a knight (or in some rare cases a pseudo-fianchetto'd bishop.
Maybe that explains why I could never get to like the fantasy variation of the Caro-Kann?
|Dec-15-09|| ||Domdaniel: <Once> I agree about f3: I now open with 1.Nf3 to avoid temptation.
At one point, looking for a good line against the King's Indian, I tried playing the Samisch with f3. Disaster: I lost every game. Never again.|
|Dec-15-09|| ||Once: <Domdaniel> There's a lovely quote from Edward Gufeld about f3 in the Samisch: "Ask the knight on g1 what he thinks of the move f3."|
It makes me smile to think about someone actually trying to do this, and what the knight might say in response.
|Dec-15-09|| ||Marmot PFL: <Domdaniel> Good assessment, white's play is objectively bad (poor understanding of the variation), yet many amateurs play like this and it's instructive to see a GM handle the other side.|
|Dec-15-09|| ||drpoundsign: But how would Black have finished it??|
|Dec-15-09|| ||Domdaniel: <Once> Yes, Fast Eddie 'The Hooligan' Gufeld had a nice turn of phrase - I have a couple of his books, including one on the KID.|
These days, I mostly play g3 and enter the Fianchetto Variation. White doesn't get much, but neither does Black -- the reason that Gufeld (and others) said it was the most atypical of KID lines.
|Dec-15-09|| ||Marmot PFL: The problem in the fianchetto is if black plays c6 and d5, what does white do?|
|Dec-15-09|| ||Domdaniel: <Marmot> - <...c6 & ...d5> In that case, it's technically a Fianchetto Grunfeld or Neo-Grunfeld. With the pawn on c6, some call it a Slav-Grunfeld. It has a very dull reputation.|
Despite its dull rep, there have been some nice wins by white. Karpov won a few, using his usual technique. Baburin beat Nunn brilliantly in this line (ECO D78-79), twice, with a 10-year-interval.
One idea for white is Ne5 and f4, with fxe5 if black takes it. The trouble is black can chase the knight away with ...f6, and block the centre with a later ...f5. But I think White has an edge, and I'm willing to play such positions.
|Dec-15-09|| ||WhiteRook48: if 25 QxQ then ...BxPch and black can say, "you're dead"|
|Dec-15-09|| ||Marmot PFL: may give that line a try. Have not looked at it much since the KvK matches where it seemed to lead to long maneuvering draws.|
|Dec-15-09|| ||310metaltrader: why cant the black queen goes back to e4 or f4?|
|Dec-15-09|| ||310metaltrader: never mind, the queen can be harassed by rook and pawn and it will finally be eliminated and mate ensues.|
|Dec-15-09|| ||Tifeon: Exchanging important Bishop on move 4 without provocation and with more pawns coming to Black's gargantuan center - this rarely ends well. Strange Knight trip from one spot to the other one won't help as well. The game is basically over when our restless traveller takes a break by being exchanged for a static piece.|
|Dec-16-10|| ||elohah: What happens after 20 Kg1 ?|
|Dec-16-10|| ||Phony Benoni: <elohah: What happens after 20.Kg1?>|
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My guess would be 20...Qh4, when the threat of 21...Qg4+ is difficult to counter. For instance, 21.Re2 Qg4+ 22.Rg2 Rf1+ 23.Kxf1 Qxg2+ 24.Ke1 Rf8, forcing White to give up his queen with 25.Qxf8+.
|Dec-21-10|| ||elohah: Thanx.|
|Mar-17-17|| ||zdwalsh: Have to love games like this. That g6 rook is a monster.|
|Mar-17-17|| ||perfidious: Clever finish, though I do not recall this game, which was played during my last OTB event.|
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