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Valeri Beim vs Eckhard Schmittdiel
Oberwart op (2002), rd 9, Jul-05
English Opening: King's English Variation. Closed System (A25)  ·  1-0

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Apr-18-06  SJP: 14...Kxc7 meets 15. Bf4+ Be5 15. Bxe5#
14...Kc5 meets 15. b4+ Kxb4 16. Qc4+ Ka5 17. Qb5#
Apr-04-19
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  tpstar: Black thought 10 ... Bc6 would buy time, then 11. cxd6! worked beautifully.

Brilliant miniature.

Feb-06-21  Checker2: Extraordinary that at move 11, white has no fewer than 6 checks to evaluate.
Feb-06-21
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  al wazir: After 11...cxd6 black loses an exchange or a couple of ♙s. But that's better than getting mated.
Feb-06-21  Abdunnaser: Fantastic
Feb-06-21  Brenin: As <al wazir> notes, Black survives, but with material loss, after 11... cxd6 12 Bxc6+ bxc6 13 Qe6+ and 14 Nxd6, or 13 Nd6+ Qxd6 14 Qb7, forking the R on a8 and the B on g7. Playing 11 ... Bxg2 was either greed or insanity.
Feb-06-21  Walter Glattke: 11.cxd6 always wins, 13.-Kxc7 14.Bf4+ Be5 15.Bxe5# or 13.-Kc5 14.b4+ Kxb4 15.Qc4+ Ka5 16.Qb5# or 12.-Kf8 13.Ne6+ Kd8 14.Nxd8 or 11.-Bxb5 12.Qxb5+ Qd7 13.Qxb7 Rd8 14.Bc6 cxd6 15.Bxd7+ or 12.-c6 13.Qxb7 Be5 14.Bxc6+ Kf8 15.Qxa8 or 11.-cxd6 12.Bxc6+ bxc6 13.Qe6+ Qe7 14.Nc7+ Kf8 15.Qxe7+ Kxe7 16.Nxa8 Kd7 N for R 15.Qxc6 Rc8 16.Ne6+ Kf7 17.Qxc8 Qxe6 R+2P for N
Feb-06-21  CaliWest: Was there some other point to 8...d6 than just to try and develop the bishop? I am just an intermediate player and even my chess instincts looked at that move with massive red flashing alarm sirens. Although, granted, 9. c5 is not a move I would have even remotely foreseen... not that my chess understanding even knows what the hell that move was about, either.
Feb-06-21
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  agb2002: Black threatens Bxg2.

The white queen can go to e6. This suggests 11.cxd6 to control e7:

A) 11... Bxg2 12.Nxc7+

A.1) 12... Kd7 13.Qe6+ Kc6 14.d7+ Kc5 (14... Kc7 15.Bf4+ Be5 16.Bxe5#) 15.b4+ Kxb4 16.Qc4+ Ka5 17.Qb5#.

A.2) 12... Kf8 13.Ne6+ Ke8 14.Nxd8 wins decisive material (14... Bxh1 15.Qf7+ Kxd8 16.Qxg7).

B) 11... Bxb5 12.Qxb5+

B.1) 12... Kf8 13.Qxb7 Rc8 14.Qxa7 wins two pawns at least.

B.2) 12... Qd7 13.Qxb7 wins decisive material.

B.3) 12... c6 13.Qxb7 Be5 14.Bxc6+ wins decisive material.

C) 11... cxd6 12.Bxc6+ bxc6 13.Qe6+ Qe7 (13... Ne7 14.Nd6+ Kf8? 15.Qf7#) 14.Nc7+ Kd(f)8 15.Qxe7+ and 16.Nxa8 wins the exchange.

D) 11... Rc8 12.Bxc6+ bxc6 13.Nxc7+ Rxc7 (13... Kd7 14.Qe6#; 13... Kf8 14.Ne6#) 14.dxc7 wins decisive material.

Feb-06-21
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  agb2002: I overlooked A.3) 12... Qxc7, but 13.dxc7 Bxh1 14.f3, with the double threat Qxb7 and Qe6+, wins decisive material.
Feb-06-21
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  thegoodanarchist: No big diel.
Feb-06-21
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Feb-06-21
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  drollere: black got greedy with Bxg2.
Feb-06-21
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  chrisowen: Mind out don't now over nip and tuck bc6 at I'm bah no d6 would and glen yes no?
Feb-06-21
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  chrisowen: Coming back strong pd6 problem no?
Feb-06-21  Brenin: <CallWest>: The engine recommends 8 ... d6 (though not 7 ... Nd4): the B on c8 has to be developed somehow, and d5 and b6 are not options with White's B on g2 dominating the long diagonal. White's odd-looking 9 c5 is a clever way of adding to the N's pressure on d6 and c7: the P can't be taken, since 9 ... dxc5 allows 10 Bf4, regaining at least the P on c7, and putting Black in deep trouble. Black could have played 9 ... a6 rather than 9 ... Bd7, e.g. 10 Nxd4 dxc5 (not Bxd4 11 Qa4+ and 12 Qxd4).
Feb-06-21  RandomVisitor: By move 6 (Nd4?) black is lost. Better was 6...d6:


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Stockfish_21013116_x64_modern:

<54/72 1:39:34 +0.26 6...d6 7.0-0 a5> 8.Rb1 h6 9.Qc2 g5 10.a3 Nge7 11.b4 axb4 12.axb4 g4 13.Nh4 Nd4 14.Qd2 0-0 15.e3 Ne6 16.f3 gxf3

Feb-06-21  mel gibson: I thought
11. Qe6+
and although that works
Stockfish 12 agrees with the text:

11. cxd6

(11. cxd6 (c5xd6 c7xd6 ♗g2xc6+ b7xc6
♘b5xd6+ ♕d8xd6 ♕b3-b7 ♕d6-d7 ♕b7xa8+ ♔e8-f7 ♕a8-b8 ♘g8-f6 ♕b8-b3+ ♘f6-d5 O-O h7-h5 ♗c1-g5 h5-h4 ♖a1-c1 h4xg3 f2xg3 ♖h8-e8 ♕b3-a4 ♖e8-e6 ♖c1-c5 ♘d5-b6 ♕a4-b3 ♗g7-f6 ♗g5xf6 ♔f7xf6 g3-g4 ♘b6-d5 ♕b3-b8 ♖e6xe2 ♕b8-h8+ ♔f6-e7 ♖c5-a5 ♔e7-d6 ♕h8xd4 ♕d7-e8 ♕d4-c5+ ♔d6-c7 ♖a5xa7+ ♔c7-b8) +4.59/34 81)

score for White +4.59 depth 34

Feb-06-21  RandomVisitor: A final look at 6...d6:


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Stockfish_21013116_x64_modern:

<57/86 3:43:23 +0.14 6...d6 7.Rb1 h6 8.0-0 a5 9.a3 g5> 10.Qc2 Nge7 11.b4 axb4 12.axb4 g4 13.Nh4 Nd4 14.Qd2 0-0 15.b5 f4 16.e3 fxe3

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