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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  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)
Jul-01-03  Shadout Mapes: Oh! That's devious.
Jul-01-03  crafty: 48. ... ♔c3 49. ♘e6 ♔b2 50. ♖b5+ ♔c1 51. ♖a5 ♔b2 =   (eval 0.00; depth 15 ply; 100M nodes)
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  Sneaky: I can't believe my eyes; Black is saving his hide by following the maxim "passed pawns must be pushed!" -- even while down a whole piece. This has been a great game!!
Jul-01-03  yorkebrazil: 57... Rg1 58.Nc3 Rxg3 =
Jul-01-03  crafty: 57. ... ♖b1 58. ♖e4 ♖b3 59. ♔f4 ♔b1 60. ♖e1+ ♔c2 =   (eval 0.00; depth 18 ply; 100M nodes)
Premium Chessgames Member It's official: the game is drawn, by stalemate. Many thanks to everybody who participated in this event.
Jul-01-03  dinesh: love games with the stalemate theme..Another game that comes to mind is Anand vs Dreev, 1991
Jul-01-03  yorkebrazil: great game!
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  kevin86: Great finish;at times it looked that neither player could have saved the game.
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 is another example of a rook stalemate.
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