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Ismael Teran Alvarez vs Daniel Hugo Campora
"Call me Ismael" (game of the day May-27-2006)
I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A) (2004), Ayamonte ESP, rd 6, Nov-16
Scandinavian Defense: Bronstein Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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May-27-06  hellopolgar: how about 23. ... Kb7
May-27-06  Kangaroo: IF <23 ... Kb7> THEN <24. Rb4> attacking the knight.
May-27-06  CapablancaFan: "Call me Ismael" is the first line in the American classic novel Moby Dick.
May-27-06  ataturk: what a brilliant finish.. could be a monday puzzle.
May-27-06  abstraction: An alternative pun could have been 'Ismael and I'.
May-27-06  xenophon: and i only am escaped alone to tell thee
May-27-06  AniamL: If black tries to win a pawn with 7...Nxd4, then 8.Nxd4 and black can't recapture because of 9.Bb5+, winning the queen.
May-27-06  Drifter: wow. Shows how the defensive strategy of counter-offence in the attacked sector can go horribly wrong.
May-27-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Wow, that mate came out of nowhere. Neat little trick at move 23!

Nice game!

May-27-06  itz2000: isn't
1. e4, d5
2. exd5, Qxd5
3. Nc3, (Qd6, Qe5+,...)

a lose of tempo?
yet, it's still played by lot of masters... I think Aron Nimzowitsch has a thought about this in his book My System...


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  kevin86: A whale of a game! White threatens a simple mate in two and black cannot do thing one to stop it.

Ishmael was also the name of the first son of Abraham in the Bible. However,since he was not from Abraham's wife,Sarah,but from her maid,Hagar,she was not the promised heir of the Jewish people. Isaac was.

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  WannaBe: Interesting job that c1 bishop had. Didn't move for the whole game, and bam!

After 10 min. on infinite analysis, Shredder gives these 2 lines...

24...Qc3 ( 12.09)

24...Qd5 25. Rbxd1 Qb5 26. Rdc1 Rc8 27. Bd3 Qb2 28. Bxc4 Qb2 ( 11.96)

May-27-06  blingice: Is 15..bxc4 16. cxb4 Nc6 17. Nxc6 preferable for black, or does it end in a much worse position?
May-27-06  dakgootje: There are few openings which i hate more then if someone plays the Scandinavian Defense versus me. dont know why, but i always succeed in finding exactly the wrong seemingly-good moves after which i am often totally crushed right in the opening... Might be a good idea to study it one day
May-27-06  schnarre: <dakqootje> There's ample material available on it. One I recommend is John Lutes' book 'Scandinavian Defense: Anderssen Counterattack' (though mainly about that variant, the book goes into great depth with 1. e4 d5--having lots of notes & an extensive Bibliography).
May-27-06  Petrocephalon: <blingice> I think 15..bxc4 would probably be worse.

Here's an amusing, but unrealistic variation:
15..bxc4 16.cxb4 Nc6 17.Nxc6 bxc6 18.Bxc6 Qd3 (as a way to deal with the threatened discovered check) 19.Bd7++

If 18..Qc7, I think 19.Bf4 creates threats that are difficult to meet.

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  ganstaman: <itz2000: isn't
1. e4, d5
2. exd5, Qxd5
3. Nc3, (Qd6, Qe5+,...)

a lose of tempo?
yet, it's still played by lot of masters... I think Aron Nimzowitsch has a thought about this in his book My System...


I never liked this opening, and this is part of the reason. I recommend reading this, though, for an insightful look at 'gaining' tempos:

However, the opening isn't without merits. Black forces white to play his game, which is a benefit. Also, I think that the early pawn trade helps to open lines up for easy development. The queen also isn't terribly placed after ...Qd6 or ...Qa5, and can actually serve a purpose on those squares.

So does it lose a tempo? Maybe. But can black get a good game regardless of whether a tempo was techniquely lost or not? Absolutely. And that's all that really matters anyway.

May-27-06  dakgootje: <schnarre> thanks, but i think for my strenght searching a few sites is good enough
May-27-06  ajile: 14...c5 is a very very very VERY ugly move.

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May-27-06  Giearth: Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah): "This is my first mate." Ishmael (Terry O'Neill): "Call me Ismael."

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