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Bojan Kurajica vs Albin Planinc
"The Best Laid Plans" (game of the day Jun-14-2019)
Yugoslav Championship (1972), Umag YUG, rd 10, Feb-??
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  0-1



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Feb-06-09  Riverbeast: It seems Planinc was quite the wizard with this variation.

Cute mate at the end

Aug-01-17  Toribio3: Some people believe that French Defense is boring! I do not think so.
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  ajk68: 34. Qg7??

Goes from completely winning to completely losing.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The 4...b6 Winawar seems a bit of an odd duck. On move 5, Black retreats his only developed piece. On move 8, White retreats his only developed piece besides the Queen. Yes, I understand the logic behind these moves, but if such moves are logical...yes, bit of an odd duck.
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  al wazir: Terrific game. Weak pun.
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  FSR: I agree with <al wazir>. Ironic given that <morfishine>'s hobby is condemning everyone else's puns.
Jun-14-19  areknames: <The 4...b6 Winawar seems a bit of an odd duck. On move 5, Black retreats his only developed piece> I used to play the 4..b6 Winawer a bit a couple of lifetimes ago and it can lead to dynamic positions. After 5.Qg4 not only is 5..Bf8 Black's best option, it's also practically forced. Black's lack of development doesn't matter all that much in a closed position and White's Queen accomplishes very little on g4.
Jun-14-19  areknames: Btw, shouldn't the pun be "The Best Laid Planinc"?
Jun-14-19  Pyrandus: "Bei mir ein Partie muss Blunder haben!" (Tartakower?)
Jun-14-19  LoveThatJoker: I disagree with <al wazir> and <FSR>, <Morf>! Good one! LTJ
Jun-14-19  Nina Myers: <areknames: Shouldn't the pun be <The Best Laid Planinc>?> Indeed!
Jun-14-19  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <Nina Myers: <areknames: Shouldn't the pun be <The Best Laid Planinc>?> Indeed!>

Not really. And not indeed.

The "C" in Pla-NINC is not prounounced as "K" as y'all suspected. Planinc is Slovenian surname and "C" here is pronounced as "TS" as in "leT'S". So correct it's something like

<"pla<A as vowel in CUT>-neen-ts">

and NOT like
<"ple<E as vowel in LET>-ning/-nink">.

Hope this helps. I am Slovenian as Planinc was, so i might know. ;)

So the solution "plans" - as in the pun - was for me the best way to get out of problem with slavic letter 'C', which troubles English-only speakers.

Jun-14-19  faulty: LoveThatJoker> do believe that it is not very good taste to enjoy puns based on mispronouncing. Native speakers of English somehow believe that all the world goes round while following their rules. Before suggesting such a hopeless pun, one might check the pronunciation or ask someone in the know. Sorry. End of rant.
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  perfidious: <joker the pedant> knows of nothing outside the nice, neat little orbit of his concerns--pity he did not stay away even longer.
Jun-14-19  saturn2: If there is a game by Planic containing pins then the pun could be: all pins
or something like that.
Jun-14-19  morfishine: <FSR> I am glad you agree this is a terrific game. Your opinion carries much weight at <CG> based on your stature, character and rating

<LoveThatJoker> Isn't this a great game?

<DomDaniel> would've loved this game for sure

<Autoreparaturwerkbau> Thank you sir! I very much appreciate your input!

Let this game set the example going forward that the quality of the game thats presented as the <GOTD> and the real interest it generates, takes priority over some nit-wit game titles

best always, morf


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  moronovich: Yes,what a great game.

Planinc was one of my all time favorites.

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  moronovich: Nezmehtdinov,Stein,Morozevitch and Planinc.12 rounds robin.

Must be chess heaven .

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  Breunor: Wow! Plaininc is one of the most exciting players to watch, I'm always happy to see his name on a game!

This looks like a 19th century game!

Jun-14-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 21 dpa done only

1. + / = (0.61): 16.b4 g5 17.Qg3 cxb4 18.cxb4 gxh4 19.Qxh4 Nc4 20.Qh3 Rg8 21.Nxc4 dxc4 22.Bxc4 Rg4 23.Be2 Nd5 24.Bd2 Bxb4 25.Rab1 Qg7 26.Rfd1 Nf4 27.Bxf4 Rxd1+ 28.Rxd1 Rxf4 29.Qh5 Qg8 30.Rb1 Re4

2. = (0.10): 16.Qh2 Nec6 17.Rb1 d4 18.Bb5 a6 19.Bxc6 Nxc6 20.Nc4 Kb8 21.Bf4 Be7 22.h5 Rhg8 23.Nd6 g5 24.hxg6 Rxg6 25.b4 cxb4 26.cxb4 Na7 27.Nxb7 Kxb7 28.Qh5 Rdg8 29.g3 d3 30.Nd2 Nc6 31.b5

Jun-14-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = (0.19): 15...g5 16.Qxg5 h6 17.Qg3 Rg8 18.Bb5 Qc7 19.Qh2 a6 20.Be2 Nec6 21.b4 cxb4 22.cxb4 Bxb4 23.Ba3 Bxa3 24.Rxa3 Rg4 25.Rb1 Rdg8 26.Bf1 Nb4 27.Kh1 Qc5 28.Re3 Nc2 29.Nb3 Qc7 30.Re2 Rb4

2. = (0.24): 15...c4 16.Be2 g5 17.Qxg5 Rg8 18.Qe3 Nec6 19.Nd4 Kb8 20.g3 Bc5 21.Rb1 Nxd4 22.cxd4 Bb4 23.Bd1 Nc6 24.Kh2 Rdf8 25.Qf4 Qf7 26.Rg1 Ba5 27.b4 Bxb4 28.Nf3 Rg4 29.Qh6

3. + / = (0.61): 15...Nec6 16.b4 cxb4 17.cxb4 Nxb4 18.Bb5 Nbc6 19.Bb2 a6 20.Bd3 d4 21.Nc4 Kb8 22.Rab1 Nxc4 23.Bxc4 Ka8 24.Ba1 h6 25.Rfd1 Bc5 26.h5 Na5 27.Be2 Nc6 28.Bc3 Rhe8 29.a5 Bc8

Jun-15-19  LoveThatJoker: <morf> Yes!
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  FSR: <morfishine . . . Let this game set the example going forward that the quality of the game thats presented as the <GOTD> and the real interest it generates, takes priority over some nit-wit game titles>

I'm with you!

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  Honza Cervenka: 34...Rh7! was a cold shower for white. Of course, instead of 34.Qg7 it was necessary to play 34.Qh3.

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