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Rogelio Antonio Jr vs Thien Hai Dao
"The Dao is Down" (game of the day Jun-29-2009)
2nd Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysian Open (2005), Kuala Lumpur MAS, rd 11, Aug-26
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)  ·  1-0

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Jun-29-09  gofer: Hi <MostlyAverageJoe>, I agree! After 22 Nxa6, 22 ... e5 does cause some issues. So probably 22 Nxa6 is a little premature and white should wait until the knight is actually in trouble...

But do you think that perhaps black was a little premature in resigning or do you think that 19 Qxg7 left them a bit shell-shocked and not really wanting to risk being beaten up even more!

:-)

Jun-29-09  newzild: A pretty finish, but not too difficult to spot for players familiar with the mating pattern involving a bishop on the long dark diagonal and a knight on h6. An experienced player familiar with this pattern would automatically ponder the queen sacrifice, given the latent firepower emanating from b2. From there, most would see the possibility of a Nf5 double-check and start looking for a line-clearing sacrifice of the Nd4.
Jun-29-09  Notagm: Newzild: You say 'An experienced player familiar with this pattern would automatically ponder the queen sacrifice, given the latent firepower emanating from b2.'

You seem to forget that Black is a 2600 rated GM, and didn't see it. I'm sure many an experienced player would have missed the combination.

Jun-29-09  WhiteRook48: 14...N6d7 seems the decisive mistake
Jun-29-09
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  kevin86: The Cavalier take over: After 20... ♕c8 21 ♘f5+ ♔g8 22 ♘h6#.Remind anyone of Lebron?
Jun-29-09  Jack Kerouac: Ah. The Tao of Dao..
..and don't forget to read my massive tome, Some of the Dharma from Viking press.
Jun-29-09  Dimitrije Mandic: What a queen sac!!!
Jun-29-09  True2theGame: A beautiful and instructive game!
Jun-29-09  Samagonka: It takes big balls to play moves like 19Qxg7! Antonio had big balls!
Jun-29-09  ruskyboy12: Looks like a pretty even game...
Jun-29-09  True2theGame: <Samagonka> I respectfully disagree, the attack so well exucuted up to the Queen sac that it was actually called for in the position. The Motif had been webbed beautifully and the mating net was inevitable. Not something you see very often in IM+ level games...
Jun-29-09  nimzo knight: I wasn't aware of this mating pattern. Really cool, always something new to learn in chess!
Jun-29-09  Nf3em: ... read FORCING CHESS MOVES by Charles Hertan ... then, you will see the difference in own game that you will be able to see what is called "FORCING MOVES" ...
Jun-29-09  njchess: Nice ending that painfully illustrates Black's errant 16. ... g6?. The queen sac was a stroke of genius.
Jun-30-09  newzild: <Notagm> Sure, a GM missed it. But GMs make mistakes just like the rest of us - although admittedly somewhat less often... I think if the queen sac was offered as a daily puzzle, it would be about a Thursday difficulty - quite "gettable" for many of the people frequenting this site.
Jul-07-09  newzild: Wow, this is ironic. I fell for exactly the same mate in a blitz game today:

[White "galyair@chesscube.com"]
[Black "newzild@chesscube.com"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2024"]
[BlackElo "2118"]

[TimeControl "5 min + 5"]

1. g3 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. Bg2 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. O-O Bg7 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. c4 d6 8. Nc3 Nbd7 9. b3 Nc5 10. Bb2 Rb8 11. Qd2 Bd7 12. Rfd1 a6 13. Nd5 b5 14. cxb5 axb5 15. Nxf6+ Bxf6 16. Qh6 Bg7 17. Qxg7+ Kxg7 18. Nf5+ Kg8 19. Nh6# 1-0

Jul-22-09  fierychess: Now that's what you call a tactics!!!Pretty neat eh...
Jul-22-09  ycbaywtb: a knight and a double check will do that to you, very good to know he could give up the Q that way
Nov-03-09  hallu45: 27 Qxg7+ !! What a shock !
Nov-26-09  searchforbobby1: thanks for showing this very interesting game.
Sep-17-11  meppi: After 10. Nxd4 white owns d4 it is hard to see how black can contest it without playing e5 and thus creating a hole on d5 (no c pawn + backwards black d pawn). positionally after move 10 white has a very good game!
Oct-03-11  GreenLantern: 19. White to move would make a good Tues/Weds puzzle


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Oct-16-12  Megadeth: Damn, This is a nice game.

Vulgar Display of Power! - Pantera

Sep-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Nice one from "GMJoey"
Feb-11-15  kamagong24: didnt see that one coming!!!
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