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Rogelio Antonio Jr vs Adam S Maltese
"Maltese Balkin'" (game of the day May-26-2005)
HB Global Chess Challenge (2005), Minneapolis, MN USA, rd 1, May-18
Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07)  ·  1-0



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May-26-05  dzanone: Does anyone remember the articles Bobby Fischer wrote for Boy's Life magazine, the magazine of the Boy Scouts, back in the 60's. I was about 15 and was very impressed with his article on the Pirc. He refuted it in my young impressionable mind. Since then I've always wondered how he ever connected with the Boy Scouts to do those articles in the first place.
May-26-05  PaulLovric: you beat me <Benzol>. you are a kiwi i see, i had end of term assembly. the maltese falcon is one of my favorite movies, i especially love that actor peter lorre
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  WannaBe: 25. ... Rfe8 was the mistake? Black was ahead by half a piece, Rook vs. Knight... Or does it goes back to 24. ... Rac8?

Oh yeah, third!

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  Benzol: <PaulLovric> I like the 'Maltese Falcon' as a movie. Yes "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of".


May-26-05  Saph: Cool ending.
May-26-05  sharkbenjamin: <dzanone>I remember Bobby Fischer's articles in Boy's Life Magazine. The articles were great for a child.
May-26-05  sharkbenjamin: Todays game of the day is outstanding. Another corny pun is HOARSE STAMPEDE@#$%!
May-26-05  sharkbenjamin: HB Global Chess Challenge 2005 was a great tournament. $500,000.00 USA dollar prize fund and $50,000.00 USA dollar first prize. Nakamura finished quite high. Kamsky finished quite high. This Week In Chess: is a link to follow on HB Global Chess Challenge.
May-26-05  aw1988: Another good pun:

Masquerading as a knight with a reason

May-26-05  mahmoudkubba: does this article reffers to the theory of Maltyos (the integrated Ree') and the answer to it later on??
May-26-05  mahmoudkubba: why balck resignes so early?? is it because something matter or it is really a lose?? U C Maltyos the economist might has a thought and a point of view yet it might be defeated or refused like the one who says when the Sudanese starving hapened that let them die and that is the best for them because they r not British while the real thing to do is not that at all unless they r bad people really. I can't understand rashional ideas and tribal terrorism yet it does exist here and their and Im sorry for that all of us are from Adem and he was from the land.. yet this might apply to all creatures and to the creator as well as the first one and as the poet say in Arabic Quraish lingusitic letter language: people to people from Bidwin and from cities,
some to some they do not feel are servants
(Al-Nas lilnas min Badwin wa min Hadharen,
Ba'dhon leBa'dh wa In lam yash'oro Khadamo)

and itsn't happening to me thank godness to find a thought like that yet it hapened in another place when some who had a land didn't gave someone his rights yet they were good people so God as in the story revenged for the boy or i don't know the exact law case. In fact I my self suffered a little of not gaining anything yet I want to gain by truth, justice and fare.

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  kevin86: the horses had it all over the castles in this one. In chess,ironically,the castles have much more mobility-but these castles look like they were staid at the side of the road.-about as mobile as Sydney Greenstreet. lol
May-26-05  farrooj: Yes the Knights were amazing in this game. In the last position, black resigned because he is two pawns down (those two white pawns are passed advanced and dangerous) and now white is threatening all sorts of discovered checks. It's basically a matter of technique.
May-26-05  Happypuppet: Black resigned because of the discovered checks that threatened the rook force him to get that rook out of the way. White then plays Nf8+, and Black's only move is Kf5. White then picks up the knight with Rxg7. Black must lose a piece.
May-26-05  OverDjinn: <dzanone> How did Bobby refute the Pirc?
May-26-05  acirce: First time I actually understand something <mahmoudkubba> is saying. Not everything, but you can't have it all. One of us is making progress...
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  WannaBe: <acirce> Perhaps you both are (making progress). :-)

Now, if only I can understand what I am saying.

May-26-05  your brilliance: Great game. White is in the driver's seat from move 12 or so. Still, would black have done better with 14..Be6. It is still bad, as it loses a pawn at once with more pain ahead, but perhaps there is some counterplay on the long black diagonal. Further down, why not 24..Rad8.
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  patzer2: White makes what turns out to be an interesting exchange sacrifice with 15. Rxg6!? However, Black could have at least equalized with 22... Nh5! 23. h4 Rad8 24. Rd1 f6 .
Jul-04-09  rjsolcruz: GM Joey handled the Ns extremely well. He must have trained at San Lazaro before he became a GM.
Nov-11-14  kamagong24: inspired play by GMjoey :)
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