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Michael Adams vs Eugenio Torre
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 3, Oct-28
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C97)  ·  1-0



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Aug-18-04  mack: Unlike this one, E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 there's no doubt over the authenticty of this game. Tight, grinding play from Adams followed by a controlled knight sac.
Mar-13-05  RookFile: I wonder if Adams and Torre
recognized the historic nature of
this game, so to speak? LOL
Aug-21-06  deschner: The original Adams vs. Torre was the ultimate deflection endgame! The clever theme was Jokester Henny Youngman's famous quote, "Take my wife, please!" Adams said to Torre, "Take my chess queen, please!" Do so, and you get a back-rank checkmate!
Jun-22-08  rjsolcruz: On Torre's 5... Be7, I remember that he played 5... Nxe4 vs Topalov in the 1996 Yerevan Olympiad and won via a superior Queen activity, which most of his games reflect. I guess Torre is very good with the Queen! :-)
Jun-22-08  rjsolcruz: Adams' 20 Bxc5, exchanging his B for a N, reminds me of Wolff in THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO CHESS which is "Aim for the knight in postions with lots of pawns, especially when you can find a secure square for the knight, where the pawns block the diagonals of your opponent's bishop(s)."
Jun-22-08  rjsolcruz: Since that 20th move decision, White's N's has moved 3x while Black's B only once. Furthermore, White is now poised to reap the fruits of his N moves, Black's c pawn.
Jun-22-08  rjsolcruz: Adams' 47 Nf5+ delivers the KO blow! And it can be attributed to the B:N exchange on the 20th move. The Complete Idiot Guide To Chess works! And even for GMs!
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  plang: 16 a4 was new; 16 Rb1 had been played in the draw Gdanski-Stempin 2001 Polish Ream Championship. 16..a5!? 17 Ba3! gave Black's pieces increased activity at the expense of a weak pawn on c4. 18..bxa 19 Nxe5 would have been strong for White. Adams was critical of 34..Ra1? recommending 34..f5 with active counterplay. 38..Qc5 39 Rb8..Qc7 (39..Bb6 40 Qd2..Ra1 41 Nf5+ wins immediately) 40 Ra8 would also have been favorable for White. After 43..Bb6? 44 Qb2! Black was lost; 43..Qb4 would have put up more resistance.

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