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Alexander Veingold vs Daniel Fridman
"Three Freed Golden Pieces" (game of the day Jul-23-2022)
Zonal tournament (1998), Tallinn
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Variation (D44)  ·  1-0



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May-24-06  whatthefat: This is a stunning example of white's resources in the botvinnik semi-slav. Surely the best game of Veingold's career.
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  plang: 18 Re1 was new; although it was voted the second best opening innovation in Informant 73 there are no other games with it in the database. In this enormously complicated position Veingold is sceptical of 18..Ne5?! recommending 18..bxc or 18..fxe as possible alternatives. Pretty concluding attack; voted the third best game in Informant 73.
Oct-24-14  The17thPawn: When does this become Botvinnik Semi-Slav rather than QGD Noteboom variation?
Oct-24-14  Shams: <17thPawn> 4...dc would be the Noteboom I believe. And thanks for bringing this fantastic game to my attention!
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  perfidious: This game never was a Noteboom, which arises after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 (4.e4 is the Marshall Gambit, with reams of theory) dxc4: Opening Explorer

Here is a fighting game I played in the Noteboom a while ago: D Beaumont vs A Shaw, 1998.

Oct-26-14  The17thPawn: <Shams> & <Perfidious> - Thanks for setting me straight. I asked because I stumbled across this game when looking at variations when the Noteboom was the opening of the day.
Jul-23-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: As effective as 18 Re1 was in practice, the engine sees it as a 0.00 draw against two different defenses.
Jul-23-22  nalinw: Great game for a good pun ....
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  HeMateMe: Is this a new promo at Colonel Sanders Chicken?
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  Teyss: What a lousy pun. Oh well, at least the game's good.
Jul-23-22  goodevans: 21...Ke8, naturally to block the pawn's promotion. Natural but completely wrong as becomes evident just a couple of moves later with 23.Rd1 to which there's no decent reply.

21...Kc7 is very complicated but Black seems to survive.

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e.g. 22.Rxe5 Bc6 (21...Kc8 22.Rxe5 Bc6 23.Ne4 is trickier). Got to admit, though, I'd probably have erred with 21...Ke8 too.

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  Check It Out: Smashing game with loads of tactical variations to entertain.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The final amazing detail in this amazingly detailed game--White had to play 32.e8/Q+ to deflect the Bc6 because 32.Bf6?? loses to 32...Qb1+ and mate next.

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