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Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga vs Luis Alberto Rojas Keim
"Granda Finale" (game of the day Dec-06-2004)
Copa ENTEL (2004), Santiago CHI, rd 11, Mar-29
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Classical Variation. Modern Defense (D78)  ·  1-0



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  jaime gallegos: great Queen sac ! bravo Julio
Apr-12-04  Troewa: The exchange of a queen for 2 rooks isn't that laudable.
Apr-12-04  ConLaMismaMano: This game copies all the moves of Julio Ernesto Granda-Zuniga vs Garry Kasparov until move 8...c5
Apr-14-04  Taidanii: <ConLaMismaMano> Why was that stated? Are you implying that it's uncommon?
Apr-14-04  ConLaMismaMano: No, I just stated it because i found it interesting.
Apr-14-04  hickchess99: I saw this exact game played on uschesslive less than a month ago.
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  kevin86: White's last two moves did two things-first,the piece that blocked white's queening was itself blocked. Second,it was removed by a piece that guarded the crucial b8 for WHITE.
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  jaime gallegos: why Mr Troewa didnt recogize that Granda-Zuniga played without fear to many sacs on this game ? by the way is very common to see Granda-Zuniga developing his queen Knight ( as White or Black )on a3 or a6 ...
Apr-17-04  Troewa: <jaime gallegos> I didn't say it wasn't a good game by Granda-Zuniga, I merely pointed out that exchanging a queen for two rooks is far from a 'great queen sac' as you put it. Most people would prefer to have two rooks to a queen.
Nov-16-04  Whitehat1963: What a great and complex ending combination!
Nov-16-04  mikhs: What was wrong with 18...Rxd4 ? Doesn't the knight on d2 hang after as well ? or is it too risky to leave the back rank with that b6 pawn ?
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  Chessical: <mikhs> Rojas' <18...Qe6> is an inferior defence to: <18...Rxd4> 19.Bxe7 Rxd2 20.Bxf6 Bxf6 21.Bxe4.
Nov-17-04  admiralnemo: why not 30. Bb2 Kh6 31.BxB QxB 32.b8=Q and keep the rook?
Nov-23-04  siggemannen: this is a very cool game!
Dec-06-04  CHEG: <mikhs> if 18..Rxd4 19 Bxe7 Rxd2 20 Nc7 attacking and winning the rook for a knight and having no pawns or defense on the queenside.

If Black tries to prevent this after 18..Rxd4 19 Bxe7 Rd7 20 Bxf6 Bxf6 21 Bxe4 again winning a Rook.

There are some other variations but I don't see anything saving black's rook or queenside.

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  kevin86: This ws a grand finish-or grande finale in French
Dec-06-04  Derek880: <mikhs> In Chessbase Magazine 100, Ftacnik gives a very complex line after 18...Rxd4. He gives 19 exd4! Qd7 20 dxe5 axb6 21 exf6 Qxb5 22 Be7 Bh6 23 Nxe4 and White stands better.
Dec-06-04  Wood Mover: 25. ...Bh3 What do you think?
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  patzer2: <Chessical> You are correct that 18...Rxd4 is the best move for Black, as other moves lose quickly (e.g. 18...Qe8 19. Nd6 Qe6 20. b7 Rab8 21. Qa7 ).

After 18...Rxd4 19.Bxe7 Rxd2 20.Bxf6 Bxf6 21.Bxe4 Bf3 22. Bxf3 Nxf3+ 23. Kg2 Nxh2 24. Kxh2 axb6 25. a4 Rc2 , White has a slight advantage but Black has good chances of holding for a draw.

<Derek880> Did Chessbase and Ftacnik analyze the possibility 18...Rxd8 19. exd4! Nf3+!? I'm thinking this line continues 20. Bxf3 Qd7 21. Bxg4 Qxb5 22. bxa7 Rxa7 23. Rfb1 Qe8 24. Bd6 Ra8 , yielding an unclear position with about even chances for both sides.

Jan-10-05  Derek880: <patzer2> Ftacnik makes no mention of your line, but your 19 ...Nf3+!? seems just as playable as 19...Qd7.
Aug-13-05  Ferdyrojo: Well, GM Julio Granda develops step by step a controlling position. Keep in mind that Black is obsessed into launching an attack on King side 15. ...♗g4 & 16. ...♘e5 &c. neglecting his Queen side. Black's last diversion is 17. ...Rfd8(?!), when 17. ...bxc5 18. Bxc5 Qd5 seems to be the 'correct or common sense' line, but to an "obsessive mind" ... what is 'common sense' (according to Emanuel Lasker's teaching) doesn't appear in his/her mind's eye. We must not forget the legacy of the Patriarcs ('My Predecessors', as Garry Kasparov put it). It's that simple, fellows of the board!
Oct-19-05  lopium: He is so strong here, I'm falling a bit in love with him! Wow, what a nice game, I've already saw it, I remember this sensation....
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