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Lawrence Day vs Gudmundur Sigurjonsson
Wch U20 qual-A (1967), Jerusalem , rd 1, Aug-??
Sicilian Defense: Mengarini Variation (B20)  ·  1-0



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Dec-30-05  THE pawn: I believe this game has been played by Lawrence Day. Can anyone confirm that?
Premium Chessgames Member Confirmed.
Jun-25-06  apawnandafool: "An a-pawn o'Day Keeps the Sicilian Away"
Feb-01-14  Eraser07: I'm a little it astonished with the 21. Nd6 and king and queen double checked, but after 21..Kd7 Lawrence didn't took the queen and played 22. Qg3!! I don't know if he din't see or decided to continue until a more artistic final victory. If someone wants to analyze this game please I would like very much. Thanks
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  hesyrett: In reply to Eraser07, this isn't analysis but just conventional chess wisdom found in many books:  when you are attacking, avoid exchanges.  After 21. Nd6+ Kd7 White is ahead in development (piece activity) and hopes to attack Black's K, which has lost the castling privilege.  Note that White's KB and KR could be developed easily whereas Black's QR and QB are blocked in.  Also, Black's KR is on a very awkward square.  Naturally Day doesn't want to trade Queens via 22. Nxf5 gxh4, after which his N on f5 and his P on c3 are both hanging.
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  hesyrett: In the final position, Black can choose to lose his Q via a skewer (28...Kxd6 29. Qf8+) or via a fork (28...Kc7 29. Nb5+).

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