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Jayson Gonzales vs Dragan Kosic
"Slay the Dragan" (game of the day Nov-08-2005)
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 13, Oct-28
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-08-05  makaveli52: is there a clear winning line here? or is it just Rd1-Rd7 slow destruction of pawns and death?
Nov-08-05  JohnBoy: In the final position, black can't do anything to stop R1c1 and the white king running along the diagonal to b6 or a7, followed by R7c8. At least anything which doesn't make things worse.

This plays more like a QGA than a QGD - look at the position after white's 8th.

Nov-08-05  greyfox: i believe black thinks he has the worst of it... actually he has the lossing endgame because all his pices could not advance the seventh rank..
Nov-08-05  you vs yourself: Crafty use of the passed pawn, rooks, queen, bishop. Combined with the bank rank mate threat, this makes for a good example of coordinated assault, a very foreign subject for patzers like me.
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  al wazir: 43...Kg8 (what else?) 44. Rd1 (or Re1). If black plays anything other than 44...Rf7 or an obvious losing move like Rc8, then 45. R1d7 takes control of the seventh rank and black is busted. If 44...Rf7 then 45. R1d7 Rxd7 (45...Rf8 46. Rxg7+, etc.) 46. Rxd7 Kf8 47. Rc7 Ke8 48. Rc8+.
Nov-08-05  dakgootje: If i played black here, i probably wouldnt find if convincing enough to resign...which is probably partly because of that my opponent would make some kind of mistake...
Nov-08-05  Bobwhoosta: These positional games with a smattering of tactics really speak to me, in part because I'm learning the art of positional play, having a naturally tactical nature, and have yet to come anywhere close to natural positional play (excepting on a few attacking occassions).
Nov-08-05  EmperorAtahualpa: 33.Rb1! I like that move.

Nice pun for the GOTD!

Nov-08-05  YouRang: I played the final position in <Little Chess Partner> (LCP), and I was able to win easily using the 44.Rd1 ... 45. Rd7 line, ultimately exchanging rooks and promoting the pawn.

BTW - Just for laughs I tried an experiment with LCP. You may know that it doesn't support underpromotion - when you promote a pawn, it becomes a queen - always. However, I learned that LCP doesn't impose that restriction on itself. I allowed LCP to advance its h pawn to h1 while my king was on f2, and my queen was in position to deliver mate. Its move: h1=N+ (to delay mate for one more move).

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  kevin86: How about "Jayson lives!" Basing it on the Friday the 13th motif?

The pawns sure marched in this one! However,none was able to reach paydirt,just the threat alone was enough to take charge of this one.

Nov-08-05  aszxcv: did someone surrender for white to win and why?
Nov-08-05  YouRang: <aszxcv: did someone surrender for white to win and why?> Yes. Black surrendered. See the earlier discussion regarding why. Basically, White can win a number of ways thanks to the far advanced passed pawn.
Nov-08-05  aszxcv: i am just a learning the game so pass pawn is a bit over my head. thanks for explaining
Nov-09-05  YouRang: <aszxcv: i am just a learning the game so pass pawn is a bit over my head. thanks for explaining> Okay, a "passed pawn" is a pawn that has no opposing pawns in front of it (that could block it) or ahead of it on neighboring files (that could capture it).

White has has a passed pawn on the b7 square, and if this pawn advances to b8, it can promote (probably to a queen), and white will have an easy win. Black can capture it, but only at the expense of a rook, which again gives white an easy win (being up a full rook). Black recognized the hopelessness of his situation, and resigned.

White's last move, 43. Rc7, protects this pawn from being attacked by black's other rook (say, by ...Rf7), and frees his other rook (on b1) to move to a more aggressive position like d1. From d1, it can move to d7 where white has mating and promotion tactics at hand.

Sep-29-09  WhiteRook48: 7...a6 is the usual and better move
Nov-12-14  kamagong24: nice game
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