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Mahbuboollah Kooshani vs Cander Flanders
"Okily Dokily" (game of the day Feb-22-2009)
Calvia Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 9, Oct-24
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Modern Bc4 Variation (B35)  ·  1-0



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  sleepyirv: For those who don't get the joke: Ned Flanders is a character on The Simpsons who says non-sensical expressions like the one above.
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  cu8sfan: Ned Flanders is one of my favorite characters. He's simply hilarious!
Feb-22-09  newzild: This was a pretty good game for a couple of guys only rated about the same as myself. Nice blockade by white, and a thematic breakthrough on the kingside.
Feb-22-09  UnsoundHero: Black really blew a promising game. Instead of 18...a4, which risks closing-up the whole Q-side where black should try to attack, he should plummet white on his e4 square while he has 2 bishops: 18...Bc6 19 Qc2 Qb7 20 Nd2 0-0 with the better prospects.
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  Once: Opposite side castling normally leads to a race, where the side who gets his attack in first usually wins.

Today, white totally defuses the black queenside attack with Nb4. I kept looking for exchange sacs with Rxb4, but couldn't get any of them to work. I get the feeling that black felt the same way. He seemed to run out of ideas with his queen wobbling between c5 and c8.

Then we get the white counterattack on the kingside, which crashes through quite nicely.

Sort of reminded me of WWII. A quick attack by one side, foiled by dogged defence and the Russian winter to grind to a near stalemate, astrologists warn against the invasion of Britain, then the Normandy landings and the race to Berlin.

Oops. I mentioned the war! But I think I got away with it.

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  al wazir: 26. Rb1 was unnecessary. It would have been better to play 26. h6 right away and then e5, or else prepare f5 as in the game.
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  Once: <al wazir: 26. Rb1 was unnecessary.>

I agree - the Nb4 has it covered. Presumably you mean 26. h3 instead of 26. h6?

I quite like 26. f5 straight away, with thoughts of 27. Qg5+

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  al wazir: Yeah, h3. Sorry.
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  WannaBe: I don't understand black's move of the queen between c5 and c8 (27... 28... and 30...)
Feb-22-09  WeakSquare: That is a splendliliduddlily gamelioliolly.
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  whiteshark: One problem at a time!
Feb-22-09  laskereshevsky: WHAT?!!....

Kuskus and Candyes?!.....

Feb-22-09  laskereshevsky: Casher by candle?!...
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  whiteshark: Howdily-di!
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  whiteshark: Heidely-ho, neighbor. Wanna go to the game with me?
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  Once: <WannaBe: I don't understand black's move of the queen between c5 and c8 (27... 28... and 30...)>

I don't think there's much to understand. Black was struggling to come up with a plan as his queenside attack had ground to a halt. His problem was that he needed to find activity somewhere, but opening the kingside was only ever going to cause him pain.

Feb-22-09  kbng11: Next time, CG will find some chess players with surname Simpson and put the pun "Eat My Shorts"
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  playground player: Whatever we might say about the game, these guys both have very cool names.
Feb-22-09  WhiteRook48: and Simpson's opponent would be Short :P
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  kevin86: White's rook and queen really swept this one away fast-WOW!
Feb-24-09  WhiteRook48: White's pieces are brutal

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