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Sebastian Meleiro Iglesias vs Luis Miguel Carrera-Casado
Asturias-ch Cat-2 Zonal Oviedo (2001), rd 3, Jan-21
Four Knights Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  1-0



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Dec-17-04  johnwgoes: Why not 12. QxQg5 ?
Dec-17-04  erasmus: Yes <johnwgoes> you're right. And why not 18.- Kf8 or Qe7 to avoid mate?
Dec-17-04  clendenon: Good observation John. I don't see any problem with 12..Qxg5. Could be just a tourney for kids.
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  tpstar: <johnwgoes> One wonderful thing about chess is how even lower quality games hold great educational value. White slipped up with 4. Bc4?! allowing 4 ... Nxe4! (the Fork Trick) 5. Nxe4 d5 and Black equalizes, but instead 4 ... Bc5 became a symmetrical Italian Game. 5. Ng5!? & 6. Bxf7+!? trading Bishop & Knight for Rook & Pawn generally favors the side with the two pieces because they can accomplish more than the Rook. But Black totally missed the trap set by 8. Qe2 and after 8 ... a5?? 9. Qc4+ Ke8 10. Qxc5 was down the exchange for nothing. Assuming the gamescore is correct, 12. Qg5??? is one of those rare Triple Question Mark blunders giving up a Queen for nothing; the fact that both sides missed it underscores their inexperience. Finally, Black missing Mate in One also proves that these players are still learning. And so are we. ;>)
Dec-19-04  Pascal: I searched cassado's games on google and found out he has a rating under 1700
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  Sneaky: Category TWO? What's that, people who keep a note card palmed to remind them how the horsey moves?
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Yup. People in this category are sooo bad, they have a USCF rating of about 1800...


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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: As for those in my playing strength, we're in category so-low-they-have-to-pull-down-their-sock-to-talk.
Dec-19-04  jesterco12: I'm pretty sure these are kids under 12. Look at the rest of Carrera-Casado's games. Some of them are from an under 12 tourney and all of them include huge blunders on one of the players part.
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  alexmagnus: Why neccessarily under 12? Can there be adult beginners????????
Nov-12-05  cuendillar: 12.Qd7 actually makes sense in a way. Black's down a pawn so he should try to avoid a queen swap. Considering that, it was the second-best move on the board! :)
Aug-13-06  siilarsi: <cuendillar> Aha! But we all know that 1. e4! is the strongest move possible, just taking all the white squares (sorry Andrew Martin), in the center. Black's reply 1. ... e5! is what i consider to be the second best move in this game and in general, apart from 1. d4! (sorry Eric Schiller).
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  OhioChessFan: I hope people don't get the impression Carrera-Casado is some patzer because of this game. Watch the stunning attack he conducts in this game:

L Carrera-Casado vs Cienfuegos Fernandez, Pelayo, 2001

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  FSR: This is from a Category 2 Zonal? Must be a zonal for the world under-12 championship or some such, as people have suggested.
Apr-11-09  WhiteRook48: there's no queen swap.
12 Qg5???? Qd7???
Jun-02-09  WhiteRook48: and ...b5?
Jan-05-12  Uvulu: Let me try to explain what happened on move 12. There was a shortage of pieces at the tournament, and there were only 7 white pawns for this game. So they replace white's d2 pawn with a glass pawn they grabbed from some artistic set of pieces, but it was, of course, transparent. That's why neither of them saw the pawn standing on d2 and both thought that the g5 square was covered by the Bc1.
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