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Michael Bezold vs Marc Boeykens
European Club Cup (2002), Halkidiki GRE, rd 3, Sep-24
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Variation (A01)  ·  1-0

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Jul-24-05  Knight13: Black gave the a spicy chicken wing to White with 26... Qd7. A mistake? Slightly better would've been 26... axb5, leading to 27. Rc8+ Bf8 28. Qxb5 Qd7 29. Qxd7 Rxd7 30. Bf3 Re7 31. Ra8 Rc7 32. Kg2 Kg7 33. Ra7 Rc5 34. Bxb7 Rc7 35. a6 Bc5 36. Ra8 Rd7 37. Rc8 Ba7 38. Kf3 h5 with very small chances. Black was already losing anyway.

54. Qc5! creats a zugzwang. 54... f6 55. Kxg6 f5 56. Qxf5+ Kg8 and mate in two. Good move.

Jul-24-05  THE pawn: And where did you get that?
Jul-24-05  Knight13: Knight13: <THE pawn: And where did you get that?> Brain calculation.
Jul-24-05  Rocafella: What computer analysed that?
Jul-24-05
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  TheAlchemist: <Rocafella> Chaos (Computer)
Jul-25-05  Knight13: <TheAlchemist> Nahh. It's not Chaos. It's Armageddon.

<Knight13: <THE pawn: And where did you get that?> Brain calculation.> Hehe. NOT FUNNY! Next time I'm gonna post the computer I used...

Jul-25-05  Rocafella: Whats a Zugzwang anyway?
Jul-25-05  THE pawn: <knight13> The mouse in your brain must've been runnin' fast then. Say, what's with the picture? Obssession for mice?
Jul-25-05  hintza: <Rocafella> Zugzwang is a German term, literally meaning "compulsion to move". If a player has no good move to make and would in fact prefer to make no move at all (which is of course against chess rules), then this is an example of zugzwang; it is a disadvantage to have to move in some rare positions. Nimzowitsch was possibly the greatest master of inflicting zugzwang on his opponents.

Jul-25-05
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  tpstar: <hintza> He knew that. He wanted to hear it straight from the mouse's mouth. :)
Jul-25-05  hintza: <tpstar> Thanks for making me laugh as usual :)
Jul-25-05  sitzkrieg: @Rocafella : I think Zugzwang is a position where one player is to move but cant make an useful move; his tempo forces him to do a bad move. I remember there was a discussion about the precise meaning of zugzwang (which means forced to move) somewhere on the site if i find it ill link it. As an example I think that the opposition in a King and Pawn against King ending is a simple form of zugzwang.
Jul-25-05  sitzkrieg: In this position Qc5 is quite hard to find; black has : Kg8
Kh8 Kh7 or
a move with the rook
or f6 as Knight correctly pointed out to be loosing.

The idea is that after black moves his king white will get his king to h6 creating mating threats and forcing g5+ winning a pawn (in other variations the queen enters blacks castle) Rf6 is not possible because of the pin with double attack after Qc3. Some other rook moves are not so clear to me, maybe knight can explain.

I am not even sure it this is zugzwang for even if black was allowed to "pass" his move he would loose.

@ Knight nothing wrong with a little computer help:)

Jul-25-05
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  tpstar: <sitzkrieg> Actually there is. Contributions on this site are presumed to be original unless otherwise specified. Direct quotes should be cited, and computer input should be credited. Folks were naturally suspicious seeing a 25-ply linear variation with no other supporting analysis given, which was falsely attributed to "brain calculation."

Plagiarism is dishonesty by definition. Another synonym would be cheating.

Jul-25-05  Rocafella: Ummmm sorry I said anything! lol
Jul-26-05  sitzkrieg: TPstar so what is the damage done?
Main point of var was still to show the possibilities of the game. I dont see a problem:)

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