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Nick de Firmian vs Emory Tate
"Emory and Ivory" (game of the day Sep-22-2011)
New Jersey Open (2001), New Jersey USA, rd 6
Sicilian Defense: Kupreichik Variation (B56)  ·  0-1



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Sep-22-11  Shams: The pun is a bit saccharine but I'd almost forgotten about this game. I wish this line were just a little more playable for Black.
Sep-22-11  erniecohen: Personally, I would downgrade the sacrifice to !?, since 22. ♕g2 douses the fire.
Sep-22-11  Shams: <ernie> Indeed it does, with White slightly better whether Black swaps queens or retreats [Shredder]. Killjoy.
Sep-22-11  smirnoff: Why would anybody castle kingside when black already launched an attack there, by advancing his g- and h- pawns and with bishop on d7. I think in this case castling kingside doesn´t mean getting king into safety.
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  Richard Taylor: I knew the song but I didn't know that Tate was of the other persuasion...
Sep-22-11  laskerian: The song which was the subject of the pun is EBONY AND IVORY, by Paul Mc Cartney (former member of the Beatles and a superb songwriter-artist in his own right). During the days of the Fab Four, he would inject arrangements into the Beatles songs - even in the instruments he did not usually play for the band (he played bass)- that spoke volumes about his genius. Emory Tate's play in this game was very much like Paul Mc Cartney: brilliant when the occasion so required.
Sep-22-11  laskerian: I am sorry <rilkefan>, I did not see in time that you already identified the title of the song in question. Anyway, we have different interpretations of the pun and I appreciate yours.
Sep-22-11  hedgeh0g: An incredible game; Tate made it look so easy.
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  Garech: Great game!


Sep-22-11  twin phoenix: A great game by a friend, Master Tate. Have had the pleasure of being squashed like a bug by him at speed chess several times... in fact Emory is the greatest speed chess player i've ever seen! in a room with inveterate speed players with master playing strengths, he still never lost a game... a priviledge to call him a friend of mine!
Sep-22-11  hellopolgar: <rilkefan> Thanks for explaining the pun!
Sep-22-11  scormus: Yes, masterclass by B. It is interesting to look at the CG base and see how many 5 ... Bd7 lines have > 50% win for B. I didn't enjoy things at all if I stumbled into a line with my B on e3 and out popped ... Ng4. Certainly not something I want to repeat. My sympathies with W in this game.
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  kevin86: After the rook dominate the back row,the knights deliver the finale.
Sep-22-11  scormus: <rilkefan ... pun> I didnt know Emory Tate was Afro-American, even better!
Sep-22-11  SirChrislov: in perfect harmony. GM Nick DeFirmian was a +2500 at the time. black was a 2377.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <rilkefan: <<hellopolgar>: nice game. i don't quite get the pun though...> Quite a complex and almost poetic one. It presumably refers to the McCartney/<Jackson> song "Ebony and Ivory" ***>

For the record, McCartney's collaborator on that song was Stevie Wonder.

Sep-15-12  rilkefan: Good point, I must have been a bit confused by "Say Say Say".
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  perfidious: <rilkefan> Indeed, the other big hit of McCartney at the time, though much different in tempo.
Apr-28-13  Conrad93: It's amazing that such a material advantage is of no benefit...
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  sycophante: About the purpose of 31...Rc8:
I see 32...Nxd3 cxd3 33.Nxe2 Qxe2 34.Rcc1
Is there more to that move?
Oct-19-15  The Kings Domain: Good kingside attack by black. White shouldn't have castled on the kingside.
Nov-03-15  Brian.elkhoury: Can anyone explain what's wrong with 32.Nxf4 exf4 ..
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  tamar: 32...g1Q+ 33 Kxg1 Nxf3+ would be played instead
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  andrewjsacks: Typical Tate ingenuity and tactical skills.
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  TheFocus: Really nice game!

Thanks for the games Emory Tate!

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