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Vladimir Petrov vs Josef Rejfir
"Rejfir Madness" (game of the day Sep-18-2019)
Moravska Ostrava (1933), Moravska Ostrava CSR, rd 7, Jul-08
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Botvinnik System (A36)  ·  0-1



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  OhioChessFan: "Rejfir Madness"

I did a kibitzing search to see if this had been a pun yet. It hadn't. But then I found out upon going to Rejfir's player page that there was a game collection with that title:

Game Collection: Rejfir Madness

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  fredthebear: Black had the better knight and pawns in the middlegame.

If the game had continued, this ending becomes a race to promotion one after the other. Black should sacrifice his knight-for-pawn to prevent promotion by White, and Black's new queen will reign unopposed.

Sep-18-19  ASchultz: Once I saw the game of the day pun title, I couldn't help myself. I played through the game once.

Then played through it again, faster, faster, faster ... (hollow laughing.)

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 14.Bh6 was a very bad move; White desperately needs the dark-squared Bishop in this variation. 16.f4 and 19.Qxg7 weaken those same squares even more. 20.bxc5 makes life even worse. How do I know? Simple--made those same errors a few too many times myself.
Sep-18-19  utssb: By chance I happened to be watching this:
Sep-18-19  Momentum Man: Any Czech speakers here? Can you confirm the pronunciation of this man’s name?
Sep-18-19  dumbgai: White got what he deserved for playing for a draw with white. And for 2. c4.
Sep-18-19  Andrew Chapman: White avoided playing for a draw at move 35.
Sep-18-19  RandomVisitor: pronounces Rejfir Ray-fee-ir
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  HeMateMe: It's a great pun!
Sep-18-19  RandomVisitor: Could White have held the game as late as the improvement 45.d4...?

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<52/43 1:14:45 0.00 45...gxf4 46.gxf4 exf4 47.Kd3> f3 48.Rf2 Ra3 49.Kc4 Rxb3 50.Kxb3 Nxd4+ 51.Kxb4 Ke5 52.Kc3 Kxe4 53.Kd2 f5 54.Rf1 Kf4 55.Rf2 Nb3+ 56.Ke1 Nc5 57.Ra2 Ne4 58.Ra4 h5 59.Ra3 Kg4 60.Kf1 h4 61.Rd3 h3 62.Rd4 Kf4 63.Rd5 Ke3 64.Rxf5 Nd2+ 65.Ke1 f2+ 66.Rxf2

Sep-18-19  morfishine: <Momentum Man> Rejfir is pronounced "Rage Fur"

So make your own deductions on this nonsensical and ignorant addition to the Game title archives of the supposed "Game of the Day"

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  Breunor: An Englishman,

Unfortunately Stockfish disagrees with your assessment. It gives 14 Bh6 as white's best move with a score of 0.09 On a one minute analysis.

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  Breunor: 1) +0.09 (23 ply) 14.Bh6 Bxh6 15.Qxh6 f5 16.Qd2 fxe4 17.dxe4 Nf3+ 18.Bxf3 Rxf3 19.Nb5 a6 20.Nxd6 Ne5 21.Rbd1 Rd3 22.Nxb7 Rxd2 23.Nxd8 Rbxd8 24.Rxd2 Rxd2 25.bxc5 bxc5 26.Nf4 Kf7 27.Rb1 g5 28.Rb7+ Kf6 29.Nh5+ Kg6 30.Ng7 Kf6 31.Ne8+ Kg6

2) =0.00 (23 ply) 14.Bf4 Qd7 15.bxc5 bxc5 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Nb5 e5 18.Bg5 Bc6 19.Nxd4 exd4 20.Bf4 Rfe8 21.Rfc1 Bb7 22.Qa5 Bc6 23.Qd2

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Breunor>, can't believe I'm writing this, but must confess to doubts about the software's "judgment" here, or whatever term programmers use. The inability to appreciate the significance of the d4 square seems odd, in fact surprising. Perhaps this constitutes a good illustration of the differences between carbon-based v. silicon-based perceptions?

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