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Aivars Gipslis vs Viktor Kupreichik
"Gipslis Slips" (game of the day Jul-13-2008)
Sportland-NRW-Cup (1999), Senden, rd 9
Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-13-08  apexin: what is so good about this game?
it looked like an easy win for kupreichik.
Jul-13-08  Longbrow: Something good for me in this game is the development and fine use of the Black King’s Knight. It was a significant obstacle from move 14, leading to solid board control in the White King’s corner.
Jul-13-08  sfm: Lovely last move! Surprising the opponent is always good...
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  patzer2: Nice sounding pun, but I think it fits the player's name better than it does this game. White played well enough, and the only initial mistake I can see is the not-so-obvious 27. Re4?! After this move, Black plays the strong 29...Nc6! which prepares to simplify to a position where the active Bishop and better pawn structure offer a small but clear advantage.

Instead, White should consider 27. Nf1 a5 28. g4 a4=.

Black appears to garner a near winning advantage after 29...Qb5!, offering to simplify to a position where Black's pawn structure, space and piece activity should be decisive.

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  patzer2: Black could have won easily enough after the desperate 34. Nxg7?! with the simple 34...Kxg7 . However, also strong was 34...Rxc2! and the follow-up 34...Rxb2! , when the Knight Fork and Queen double attacks that follow win decisive material.
Jul-13-08  Confuse: I thought the last move was a horrendous mistake, but actually he ll lose material regardless. not a slip per say, but cute none the less.
Jul-13-08  Magic Castle: Well, I guess white missed some good moves. The most rueful is 22.Rg3 thus giving black a chance to regroup. 22.f6 immediately gives white a tremendous initiative and attack, because of better position and mobility.
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  patzer2: <MagicCastle> If 22. f6?!, then 22...Ng4 23. Qf3 Nxf6 24. Rg3 Ne8 is good for Black.
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  kevin86: The last move was a real dog,but white had no chance regardless of what he moved.

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