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Mary Bain vs Nancy Elder
"On Her Mary Way" (game of the day Mar-17-2008)
Split Olympiad (Women) (1963), Split YUG, rd 6, Sep-28
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Keres Defense (A14)  ·  1-0



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Mar-17-08  Buddy Revell: 22.♖h8 was a strange move. The only thing it accomplished was leaving that Rook out of the game for quite a few moves.
Mar-17-08  backyard pawn: Mary was the Bain of Nancy's existance. She didn't respect her Elder. Sorry, someone had to say it.
Mar-17-08  Samagonka: 38? White to play, would make a good puzzle.
Mar-17-08  jovack: pretty fun game, i must say i enjoyed it. can't quite pinpoint why, but white's moves just felt very natural
Mar-17-08  Counterpoint: 16...g6?

What an awful move. Black was asking to be punished on the black squares.

Mar-17-08  PinnedPiece: Respective ages at time of game:
Bain =59, Elder=47
Mar-17-08  Kublo: g6????? What a horrible move and whats the point of it anyway?
Mar-17-08  karnak64: I imagine that black thought 16 ... g6 necessary to avoid the sequence 17.g4 ♘f6 18. ♘xf6 gxf6, opening the g-file before her king (g6 opens g7 for the ♘ to escape). Creating the hole on f6 turned out to be much worse for her, I think. That's just a guess.
Mar-17-08  cruelite: i would have gone with f5 instead of g6
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  kevin86: When we were younger,we were usually told to be kind to our ELDERs,but in this case,Mary was quite contrary.

Black's position was secure,at least looked so,until white's final two sharp moves were a rude awakening.

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  Viewer Deluxe: I agree with <jovack> that white's moves just felt very natural. To my surprise, it turned out that there was a shorter and much easier path to victory:

19. Qf3 Rac8
(19... Rad8 20. Qh3 h5 21. gxh5 g5 22. Qg4 Nf5 23. Qxg5) 20. Qh3 h5 21. gxh5 Nxh5 22. Nxh5 gxh5 23. Qxh5+ Kg7 24. Qg5+ Kh7 25. Ne4 f5 26. Nf6+ Rxf6 27. Qxf6

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  Honza Cervenka: <16...g6> Well, after 16.e3 the Knight on h5 is under attack. 16...f5 17.Qxh5 fxe4 18.Bxe4 is not viable and 16...Nf6 17.Nxf6+ is not too promising for black as well. Of course, 16...Qe5 17.f4 Qf5 18,g4 loses immediately a piece. So 16...g6 is almosz forced.
Mar-17-08  karnak64: Um, right -- wasn't paying attention (the patzer's mating call: "I didn't see that"). The Knight is en pris. I defer to my better. I sort of had the Nf6=bad thing right, tho ... Thanks, Honza.
Feb-25-09  WhiteRook48: Respect your elders!

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