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Alexander Shabalov vs Xie Jun
"Xie Works Hard for the Money" (game of the day Nov-09-2004)
2nd China-USA Summit (2002), Shanghai CHN, rd 4, Jul-15
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  0-1

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Oct-30-03  Open Defence: This is also an interesting game where Xie Jun defeats Alexei Shabalov
Oct-30-03  drukenknight: 35 Qf3 Rf1+ 36 Kf2 RxR 37 Qh3+ hmmm.
Oct-31-03  Open Defence: erm 35Qf3 Qg1+ 36Ke2 Qxa1
Oct-31-03
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  Honza Cervenka: Or 35.Qf3 Qg1+ 36.Ke2 Rh2+ 37.Kd3 Qd4#.:-)
Oct-31-03  Open Defence: gee honza .. am i goin blind hehehehehe, yeah xie should have a winning attack or win lots of material ....... ... *sigh* its been a long day
Nov-09-04  guitar2001: this is one of those games where white is winning...and then suddenly gets mated. yay for fighting defenses!
Nov-09-04  Darknight15: shabalov has a clear advantaje but he dont stop xie's strategy, maybe he should have endure the position not open it like in the game
Nov-09-04
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: If there's anywhere where an advantage is meaningless it's the so-called "Death Variation" of the KID (8.d5), as it's sometimes called in Scandinavia. Sure, White might be better, but Black has the attack, and it becomes awfully hard to find the right moves when that clock is steadily ticking away.

Besides, White might not be better, anyway. Black might have enough compensation for the pawn, even after a computer analysis. But if it takes a computer to determine the soundness of a sacrifice, then in tournament play it's sound enough.

Nov-09-04  British 22nd Tanks: Ya i agree Darknight15. He shouldn't have opened it with 27 Nxa 7 and letting a8 into the game.

I liked the keen sense of mobile action but the American (or should i say adopted american;) paid the price with arty fire.

Guenther Blumentritt commander of the 12th SS Corps in Europe

"The Americans attacked with zest, and had a keen sense of mobile action, but when they came under heavy artillery fire they usually fell back-even after they had made a successful penetration. By contrast, once the British had got their teeth in, and had been in a position for twenty-four hours, it proved almost impossible to shift them. To counter-attack the British always cost us very heavy losses. I had many opportunities to observe this interesting difference in the autumn of 1944, when the right half of my corps faced the British, and the left half the American.

Aww c'mon i just had to throw that last part in ;)

Nov-09-04  bpdoc: How does this look: 31 fxg4 hxg4 32 Bxg4 Nxg4 33 Qh4+ Rh7 34 Qxg4 Qxg4+ 35 hxg4 Rxg4+ 36 Kf2 Rh2+ 37 Kf1 Rh1+ 38 Kf2 Rxa1 39 Bb2...

white is down a rook, but has two past pawns and a bishop aimed at black's king. if black moves the rook to attack white's bishop, white can place his rook opposite black's, threatening a discovered attack on the rook with Be5, thus gaining a tempo.

Nov-09-04
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  kevin86: This is another game where the attacker overextends himself-and is beaten by the counterattack. In this odd case,it's the white knights that go too far.
Nov-09-04  Marco65: <bpdoc> I think an improvement is 31.fxg4 hxg4 32.Bxg4 Nxg4 33.Qh4+ Rh7 34.Qxg4 Qxe4 that wins the black queen, and with the white queen still around the attack can go on
Nov-09-04  hickchess99: that is my favorite song of all time.
Nov-09-04  bpdoc: <Marco65> and how. i missed the pin. powerful g-file.
Nov-09-04  aw1988: Lovely pun. Congratulations chessgames. Now if you could find a good pun for that Bronstein game I suggested... :)
Nov-09-04  InfinityCircuit: Hmm a good game by Xie Jun. The position for white reminds me of the Benoni with the two Knights and the pawn chain...not surprisingly just like the Benoni this was an aggressive game.
Mar-08-05  admeyer: 9...c6 might just revive the KID for black! Kasparov gave up the King's Indian because of the Bayonet after 9...Nh5 10.Re1 with the idea of Bf1 and white is better in practice since black's knight comes to f4 and fails to impress. 9...c6 is very flexible and I've been doing well with it although I only got to use it blitz.
Feb-27-09  WhiteRook48: why is this the pun?
Jun-28-09  mindkontrolle: I don't like this pun so much, it alludes in a subtle way to prostitution, women's oldest profession under the hand of the dominant male ego. It's just a tad disrespectful for my taste.
Jun-28-09  mindkontrolle: or maybe I am of a dirty mind?...
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