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Joel Benjamin vs Alexander Shabalov
United States Championship (2002), Seattle, WA USA, rd 8, Jan-12
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo Main line (C53)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-06-02
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Even if Benjamin had played 35. Kxf2, Black's Qc2+ (presumably the intended follow up) was nothing more than a spite check.
Jun-08-02  WhiteKing: i want go 2 war
Jun-08-02  WhiteKing: his move would have brought him to spite only if he had Black qc2+. Please Sneaky get your facts stright. whiteking---Grandmaster.
Jun-08-02
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  Sneaky: I am sorry, Grandmaster Whiteking, maybe I was not clear. I mean to say that if the game had gone 34 ...Bxf2+ 35. Kxf2 Qc2+ 36. Kg1, then Black will still get checkmated "nine ways to Sunday."

By the way, why do you want to go to war? Let's play chess instead! Much less bloody.

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