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Sipke Ernst vs Daniel Stellwagen
Dutch Championship (2003), Leeuwarden NED, rd 5, Jul-01
Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-01-03  Bears092: FYI to those who can't see it now. After 31. Rd7, Black has 16 mins, and white has 50.
Jul-01-03  BeautyInChess: Isn't white just going to play 31. ♖d7 now. Why 30 ... ♖h8?
Jul-01-03  BeautyInChess: I liked 30 ... f4?!
Jul-01-03  crafty: 31. ... b5 32. ♖a7 a5 33. ♔e3 a4 34. ♖b7   (eval 2.07; depth 14 ply; 150M nodes)
Jul-01-03  jaja2003: Rd7 favors white in the position. It attacks the b pawn at the same time limiting the action for the black rook.
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  Sneaky: <Black has 16 mins, and white has 50.> Good, that means we'll see some moves coming in quickly now. Since White has more time on the clock, it's odd that he would help Black out with the repetition 27. Rd1+, 28. Re1+, 29. Rd1+. Perhaps the idea of Rd2 didn't dawn on him at first.
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  Sneaky: just reported that Stellwagen has only 7 minutes left to make 6 more moves.
Jul-01-03  crafty: 35. ♘f8 ♖a3+ 36. ♔g2 ♖a2+ 37. ♔h3 ♖c2 38. ♘xg6   (eval 2.81; depth 13 ply; 100M nodes)
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  Sneaky: Of course not 36. Kf4? g5+! and White's very last pawn bites the dust.
Jul-01-03  Bears092: It's pretty set that Stellwagen won't be 5/5 now.
Jul-01-03  mandar: Hey which opening is this??
Jul-01-03  Bears092: Modern Benoni - Taimonov Variation - 8...Nbd7?! variation.
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  Sneaky: <<8...Nbd7> This continuation has found just a marginal entry into the opening manuals. It has a poor reputation which is easily supported by the tournament praxis. However, Black has certain attacking possibilities which require accurate play by the White side.>

Modern Benoni Four Pawn Attack,
by Jerzy Konikowski

Jul-01-03  Bears092: 39...f4?

bad move.

The time pressure haunts him.

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  Sneaky: Time pressure is over, and now Stellwagen can take a long hard look at his situation. I suspect a resignation might be coming soon.
Jul-01-03  jaja2003: I think black should resign now.
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  Sneaky: Black's fantasy varation works like this: his King protects the a-pawn (e.g. after 42.Ra4 Kb5 43.Ra8 Kb4), then Black sacrifices his rook into White's g-pawn, then after pushing his a-pawn White realizes he must take it with his rook to prevent queening. 1/2-1/2
Jul-01-03  webzary: Is this a timed game?
Jul-01-03  crafty: 43. ♘f5 ♔b5 44. ♖a8 ♔b4 45. ♘d4 ♖c1 46. g4   (eval 3.66; depth 14 ply; 250M nodes)
Jul-01-03  chessamateur: Shouldn't white use his rook to restrict Black's King from supporting his passed pawn while he uses his king to support his own passed pawn?
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  Sneaky: I think we are witnessing my fantasy variation becoming a reality!!
Jul-01-03  chessamateur: So now after 44... Kb4 white should play 45. Rf5 and then 46. Rf2 preventing the black king from supporting his passed pawn right?
Jul-01-03  yorkebrazil: chessamateur if 45.Rf5 black would play 45...Rc1
Jul-01-03  crafty: 46. ♘d4+ ♔c3 47. ♘e2+ ♔d2 48. ♘f4 ♔c3 49. ♔f5 =   (eval 0.00; depth 17 ply; 500M nodes)
Jul-01-03  crafty: 46. ... ♔a4 47. ♖a5+ ♔b3 =   (eval 0.00; depth 19 ply; 250M nodes)
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