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Walter Shawn Browne vs Yasser Seirawan
"To Live and Die in L.A." (game of the day Jul-19-2005)
American op (1987), Los Angeles, CA USA, Nov-??
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System Czech Defense (B08)  ·  0-1



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Jul-13-05  calman543: It was fun watching Browne and Seirawan kibitz over this game. Browne was totally convinced that he had missed a win with his "king side attack."
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Excellent endgame play by Yasser. A few moves do puzzle me.

11.Bxa6 relieves Blacks cramp a bit, loses a tempo thanks to the attack on the Rf1, and surrenders the good Bishop. Why did White play this?

7...d5 looked terrible to me. Isn't this the kind of move that led to those horrible 19th Century crushes that gave the ...g6 defenses such a poor reputation?

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  OhioChessFan: <AnEnglishman>, I agree with your thoughts on Bxa6. It's just fundamentally wrong. And I don't get the half hearted Kingside foray from moves 22-26. F6 was begging to be played. I'm not sure why the kibitz gives it a !
Jul-19-05  calman543: Sorry, the "!" were my fault. I pasted the moves from another webpage into notepad and forgot to remove some of the notations (made by Seirawan) before I uploaded the game
Jul-19-05  EinZweiDrei: This is a pretty sassy example of a strong isolated pawn.
Jul-19-05  Knight13: The analyzer gives 7. h3 a "!" What!? What does h3 do? What kind of threat does it have?
Jul-19-05  sneaky pete: Oh I wish I was in L.A.
Away away
In L.A. I'll make my stand
To live and die in L.A.
Jul-19-05  aprazma: 7. h3 prevents both Bg4 and Ng4.
Jul-19-05  Knight13: <7. h3 prevents both Bg4 and Ng4.> That's not clear. That shouldn've give a "!" on that move! Even an amatuer knows that it prevents both Bg4 and Ng4.
Jul-19-05  FinKing: The idea behind 7.h3! is that white saw d5 coming and now after 7...d5 8.e5 and blackīs knight is out of play, because it canīt go to g4 after 8.e5, so the main idea begind h3 is to make 7...d5 less powerfull move.
Jul-19-05  FinKing: <knight13> thatīs why there is a "!". Iam 13 too and Iīve playd chess almost year too!
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  kevin86: They both fight down to pawns--then black's extra pawn gets away=a win for the dark pieces.
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  tpstar: I wonder why I live alone here/I wonder why we spend these nights together/Is this the room I'll live my life forever/I wonder why in LA/To live and die in LA/I wonder why we waste our lives here/When we could run away to paradise/But I am held in some invisible vise/And I can't get away/To live and die in LA - Wang Chung, "To Live and Die in LA"

Great song, strange movie

Jul-19-05  OneBadDog: Everybody have fun tonight! Everybody Wang Chung tonight!
Jul-19-05  OneBadDog: I wonder if playing 16 ♖e4 was really best. What was wong with exchanging dark squared ♗s and reenforcing his pawn center with c3?
Jul-19-05  Knight13: <FinKing: <knight13> thatīs why there is a "!". Iam 13 too and Iīve playd chess almost year too!> Nice to see you! :)
Jul-20-05  calman543: <BadDog>, That probably would have been a better plan.
Jan-13-06  Ludamad: heh, although white can obviously stop the nearest passed pawn, black should promote it forcing the white king to take it, then race the other pawn and promote with tempo ( the extra move will stop the other pawn from racing to promotion)
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