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Frank Kim Berry vs John F Suess
US Open (2004), Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA, rd 7, Aug-13
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Bayonet Attack (B12)  ·  0-1



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Aug-24-04  jmcd2002: What's the finish here? After 22 Nxb4, I don't see anything better for black than 22...Re1+ 23. Kd3 Ne5+ 24. Kd2, and then what? Nxg6 Kxe1 leaves black with 2 pawns for the exchange. Hardly a win... Or did I miss something better?
Aug-25-04  BadTemper: Ya man, 22 ...Re1+ 23 Kd3 Ne5 forks queen and king and black is up a bishop and 2 pawns.
Aug-25-04  Cyphelium: <jmcd2002> On 22. Nxb4 Re1+ 23. Kd3 Ne5+ 24. Kd2, black has 24.- Rxb1 and now the endgame after 25. Rxb1 Nxg6 looks bad for white. Objectively black should be winning, but of course white could have fought on. If instead 25. Qf5, then 25.- Nc4+ 26. Kc3 Rxa1 27. Qc8 Nd6 looks gloomy, for example 28. Qc7+ Ke6 29. Nd3 Nfe4+ 30. Kb3 g5. Still, I think white could have fought on for a while here as well.
Aug-25-04  jmcd2002: <black has 24.- Rxb1> I saw that, too, but figured it failed as the Queen can escape. Black has compensation, sure, but resigning with your queen on the board seems wrong...
Aug-25-04  Poulsen: On 22.Nxb4,Re1+ 23.Kd3,Ne4! white is completely lost. The direct threat is 24.-,Ne5+ and if 24.Qh5 (to cover e5) then 24.-,Nxf2+ 25.Kc3,Re3+ 26.Nd3,Ne4+ with mating attack on the king, which is completely at the mercy of the knights. I haven't analysed all, since I don't have board or a computer with me, but I don't see anything, that can save white. Anyone?
Aug-25-04  Cyphelium: <Poulsen> You are correct about 23.- Ne4! I think. But after 24. Qh5, instead of 24.- Nxf2+, stronger is 24.- Nc5+! 25. Kc3 d4+ 26. Kc4 b5+ 27. Kxc5 Kd7 mate - highly unusual!
Aug-25-04  Poulsen: Yes, your are right - I did see your line as far as 27.Kxc5, but didn't realise, that 27.-,Kd7 would be mate, so I dropped 24.-,Nc5+. Sitting at a real board I might have seen it though. After all: white's moves after 24.Qh5 are all forced. The only question remaining then is this: does white have another possibility than 24.Qh5? 24.Qf5 prevents your line, but then the queen is doomed, if a black knight checks the king from d4 - as in 24.-,Nxf2+ 25.Kc3,Sd1+! 26.Kb3,Sd4+ (26.Kd3,Re3+#).
Aug-25-04  Cyphelium: <Poulsen> One idea is (after 23.- Ne4) 24. Nxd5 cxd5 25. Qh5, since then black doesn't have the Nc5-with-mate anymore.
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  Phony Benoni: I wonder if White resigned because he thought that after 22.Nxb4 Re1+ was mate, overlooking that his king could escape via d3.

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