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Shane Matthews vs Jose Manuel Dominguez
"Jamaican Me Crazy" (game of the day Dec-28-2004)
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 3, Oct-17
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60)  ·  1-0

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Dec-28-04  sdfsa23: first one to kibitz nice game
Dec-28-04  cade: So what? You just wasted space and said nothing useful at all. You would have been better off not posting.
Dec-28-04  white pawn: A lot of people make the comment that they are the first to post. It's not a big deal; and he did say it was a nice game. He doesn't necessarily have to contribute something to spark a deep, intellectual conversation. Besides, you didn't say anything "useful" either, in my opinion. Anyway, it was a great game. What's with the "#" annotation on move 24? Also, would someone mind explaning to me what the significance of that move is? What's the ♘ threatening to do on the f5 square?
Dec-28-04  hkannan2000: Just occupied a useful outpost luring black to commit a blunder ... n*d5 overlooking ne7+. Otherwise #sign is just an error i suppose.
Dec-28-04  KampongBoy: A nice game, but hardly exciting. I am surprised it was selected as game of the day; a couple of "mini-combos" but nothing one wouldn't see in a speed game between two 2000 players.
Dec-28-04  JohnBoy: <white pawn>, <hkannan2000>, the # means "novelty" (when someone gets around to including it). It may have some value, but here it created the opportunity for black to foolishly take the d pawn. The comments here are appropos. This game is no great shakes. Something like DeFirmian vs Vallejo-Pons, 2003 (what a treat) would make a great GOTD.
Dec-28-04  GreenDayGuy: Wow. This is why i love the knights. They can do almost anything. :)
Dec-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: <GreenDayGuy> The rooks were the stars of this one.White's were patrolling the d file-eventually to trap a king. Black's rooks were passively guarding the back row-while the action was elsewhere.
Dec-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  mahmoudkubba: whos playing with who? what is the condition, envelope, why, whom, which, ..etc
Dec-28-04  PinkPanther: Was this game played in Jamaica or something?
Dec-28-04
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <PP> http://www.thechessdrum.net/drummaj...
Dec-28-04  johnyboy: 12th one to post!!!!!!
Do I win something? Huh?
Dec-28-04
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  patzer2: This game features two good Knight Fork combinations. The first, with 25. Qxd5!, involves a pseudo-sacrfice to force the exchange of Queens and maintain the positional advantages in White's favor. The second, with 41. Bd8+! Ke6 42. Nd7+! uses the fork as a key deflection to force mate.
Dec-28-04  notyetagm: Nice win over a 2300+. Black thought he had won a pawn with 24 ... ♘xd5? 25 exd5? ♕xf5 but actually dropped a piece to the sequence 24 ... ♘xd5? 25 ♕xd5! ♕xd5 26 ♘e7+ ♔f7 27 ♘xd5, a nice petit combination.

Lesson learned: <centralized knights kill>.

Dec-28-04  themindset: actually, i think the # symbol means that there was a diagram at that point.
Dec-28-04
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  chessgames.com: <actually, i think the # symbol means that there was a diagram at that point.> That's exactly what that is. We snip them out when we discover them.
Dec-28-04  fred lennox: 4...d6 seems to lack consistency. Better would be 4...Nge7...Bg7 than maybe...0-0. 4...d6 exposes the knight to a pin virtually forcing him to exchange his good bishop.
Dec-31-04  yoozum: the pun is even better than the game :-)
Nov-16-05  ultradread4: Cool game, but white also could have won earlier with 39.Bg5. He was probably preventing a check with 39...Bc5, which is why he played Kf1.

Black should have resigned after losing the piece to Ne7+!!

Jun-01-06  jamaicanNM: are there any other GOTD games featuring caribbean players?

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