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Simon J B Knott vs David M Adams
"Knott Good Enough" (game of the day Jan-02-2007)
British Championship (2004), Scarborough ENG, rd 1, Aug-02
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System Main Line (D19)  ·  1-0



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Aug-19-04  patzer2: White's 19. a5!! initiates a pretty "trapped man" combination. After the "best play" response 19...Qb4, Black winds up getting his Queen trapped. White's technique in closing the trap is instructive.

Two other key possibilities after 19. a5!! are

(1) 19...Qd6 20. Bxf7+

(2) 19...Qc7 20. Rac1 (20...B6 21. Bxa8 ) 20...Nxd5 21. exd5 Qxa5 (21...b6 22. b4 ) 21. Rxc5

Jan-02-07  Jackz: Would 23...Qd4 minimize damages to only the loss of a bishop for a pawn?
Jan-02-07  Krebb15: <Jackz> No, because after 24. Be3 Qb4 25. Bxc5, forking the queen and the rook and winning more material
Jan-02-07  think: <jackz> I think black is still screwed after 23...Qd4 24. Be3 Qb4 25. Bxc4 and the queen is still trapped.
Jan-02-07  JSW: nice trap technique
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  cu8sfan: Very instructive technique. Whenever I see a trap there's always a hole the piece can escape through. And what a pun...
Jan-02-07  Tacticstudent: Black can escape with his queen by playing Qd4. See the main variant. 23-..., Qd4
24- Bc3 Qxf2+
25- Qxf2 Bxf2
26- Kxf2 Nxd5
27- exd5 f6
28- Rb2 Rf7
29- Rcb1

At this position, Black is able to secure a draw.

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  Sneaky: I was wondering why not 19...Qc7 and ...b6 to keep the piece. But then Bxa8, doh!! Patzer2 explained this earlier.
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  Sneaky: <Tacticstudent: Black can escape with his queen by playing Qd4. See the main variant. 23-..., Qd4>

That gives us this position

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but now simply Be3 wins at least the bishop on c5, and probably the Queen as well. It's all very hopeless for Black.

"Knott too shabby!"

Jan-02-07  kevin86: You missed a great pun:Queen tied up in Knotts.

A good queen trap really gets the circulation going,doesn't it? (a paraphrase of Chucky in Child's Play)

Jan-02-07  mrbiggs: I ran the position through Fritz for a couple hours, and this is the line it gave at 20 ply:

23... Qd4 24. Be3 Nxd5
25. Bxd4 Nf4 <all the best move by at least a pawn>

26. Bxc5 Nxe2+ <Fritz gives white an extra +.20 for losing his queen for the knight and bishop> 27. Rxe2

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If white wants to hang on to the queen,
26. Qb5 Bxd4 27. Qxb7

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and then black has several choices for his next move

Jan-02-07  Themofro: A nice game. Taking on b2 was bad of course, but black was sort of shepparded to play tht by white's play. Nice pun as well.
Jan-02-07  mack: Met Simon in a pub once. He's got a weird face.

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