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Konstantin Landa vs Evgeny Shaposhnikov
"Landa Big One" (game of the day Jul-17-2011)
TCh-RUS (2005), Sochi RUS, rd 3, Apr-21
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: <ounos> You are right, <21... Bf8> is much better here. Although after 22. Rxc6 Qb7 23. d5 Kg8 24. Qf5 Bg7 25. Rc1 (with 3P vs N) he 's still pressing. I would prefer white.
May-22-08  Trigonometrist: Have a look at that!
A wall of pawns imprison the Black queen,
most of Black's pieces are suffocating to death and White leisurely sacs three pieces and obtains an attack with a pawn...
May-17-09  ToTheDeath: Exceptionally beautiful combination- three pieces are saced to remove the three pawns that guard the king's castle.
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  Phony Benoni: Reminescent of Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910
Nov-13-09  GMMandetowitch: In the final position,If Kh8 then Ng5(Nf7 mate threatens)...Rf8 (only move,but this takes away the f8 square from the bishop) h6 and now its over,noway to defend mate on g7,even Nh5 to give back the knight to cover g7 is not possible because it unprotects h7,so the queen can goe there and give checkmate.
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  piltdown man: Very nice, Black's pieces are all tied up and of no help.
Jul-17-11  Oceanlake: The Black Queen wanted a divorce.
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  Check It Out: Devastating.
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  Phony Benoni: The pun has been used before (K Landa vs Nisipeanu, 2007), but I'm sure most everyone will agree this is a better game.
Jul-17-11  sevenseaman: Landa's aggression is unrelenting, and he throws in pieces with abandon to get over with it.
Jul-17-11  ounos: Hmm, I'm trying to remember where I was four years ago, when I made that reasonable comment above :)

23. Bg7+! still amazes me. It is easy to see that this was the move black missed when he captured the rook. And white had to see this from the first (or at least, the second) move of the combination. Konstantin did a lot of counting here.

Jul-17-11  sevenseaman: Use of the the pun in the other game is inappropriate to the quality of the game itself. There is another matter too; the Nisipeanu game came later.
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  al wazir: <PB>: Thanks. It's been a rough day.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 14...Qa6 looks awful, but is quite common (I'd prefer 14...Bb4 myself). One lesson I learned in rather painful fashion whilst playing the C-K Classical Variation is that Black can play quite sound-looking, logical-looking moves that have always worked in similar positions, yet end up feeling like the caterpillar that challenged a steam roller to an arm wrestling match. Here, I think Black's already in trouble after 17.a4--and almost all of his moves have been standard theory. If the Opening Explorer is correct, Black should play 15...Ngf6; 16.Rfe1,Rd8. Subtly different, isn't it?
Jul-17-11  nolanryan: google doesn't give anything for "landa big one" except other games on this is definitely a sunday level pun.
Jul-17-11  Sho: "Land a big one" to catch a trophy fish.
Jul-17-11  Ferro: La mirada de un Angel
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  Sastre: < What about 23. ... Kg8? With something like 24. Qg6 Ne5 25. dxe5 Nxh5 and black has a better chance from there> Black has no defence against 26.Bf6+ Kf8 27.Ng5.
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  Phony Benoni: < What about 23. ... Kg8? With something like 24. Qg6 Ne5 25. dxe5 Nxh5 and black has a better chance from there. For example, 26. Bh6+ Kh8 27. Qxh5 Bf8 28. Bxf8+ Kg8 29. Ng5 Qb7>

You have a good idea. Black has so much extra material that he can afford heavy sacrifices to stop the attack. However, I don't think your particular line will work. After <23...Kg8 24.Qg6 Ne5>:

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Instead of 25.dxe5, White should bring another piece into the attack immediately with <25.Nxe5>. This looks crushing, with lines like 25...Bf8 26.Bxf8+ Kxf8 27.Qf7#, or 25...Nxh5 26.Qf7+ Kh7 27.Qxh5+ Kg7 28.Qg6+ Kh8 29.Nf7#. There may be even quicker ways, but these should suffice.

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  al wazir: My last desperate attempt to save black: 21...Qxc4!

After 25. Qxc4 fxe6, white has ♕+♙ vs. ♖+♘ -- enough to win, but with no immediate mating threats.

Jul-17-11  hstevens129: Continuation
24...Kh8 25.Ng5 Rf8 (Preventing 26.Nf7#) 26. h6 Nh5 (Preventing 27.Qg7#) 27.Qh7#


26...Rg8 27.Nf7#

Jul-17-11  WhiteRook48: I never really appreciated the definition of "fireworks" until now.
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  kevin86: The knight will follow...
Mar-18-14  Poisonpawns: A Masterpiece of Explosion.We all dream of making diamonds like this.
Mar-18-14  Poisonpawns: Which game was first? The similar ending in Fedorchuk-Cyborowski 8/9/05 TCH-POL Ekstraliga

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Here is the entire game:[Event "TCh-POL Ekstraliga"]
[Site "Lubniewice POL"]
[Date "2005.09.08"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Fedorchuk, S."]
[Black "Cyborowski, L."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B19"]
[WhiteElo "2571"]
[BlackElo "2537"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Qa4 13. O-O Ngf6 14. Rfe1 Be7 15. a3 Rd8 16. b3 Qb5 17. c4 Qb6 18. b4 O-O 19. Nf5 Rfe8 20. Rxe6 fxe6 21. Nxg7 Kxg7 22. Bxh6+ Kh8 23. Bg7+ Kxg7 24. Qg6+ Kh8 25. Ng5 Ne5 26. dxe5 Rf8 27. h6 Qxf2+ 28. Kxf2 Ne4+ 29. Kg1 1-0

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