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Dieter Villing vs Ingvar Asmundsson
"The Spirit is Villing" (game of the day Oct-19-2005)
World Seniors Championship (2005), Lignano Sabbiadoro ITA, rd 10, Oct-08
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Panov Variation (B05)  ·  1-0



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Oct-19-05  thathwamasi: weak back rank in play again......nice game
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  khense: White looked great in the beginning & great at the end. However black was able to contribute suspense! Interesting game.
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  WannaBe: Back row mate... ouch.
Oct-19-05  lies: did white miss 27. b4 ?
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  Sneaky: 27.b4? Qxa3+
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  OhioChessFan: Black was quickly in passive mode. I think the innocent looking e5 was the losing move.
Oct-19-05  Marvol: I suppose that after 29...Qxc4+, black doesn't have a lot of problems.

At least not half as much as in the game...

Oct-19-05  lies: oops thanks sneaky
Oct-19-05  HelaNubo: After 29...Qxc4+ 30. Kb1 Rf1 31. Rxf1 Qxf1+ 32. Ka2 Qc4+ 33. b3 Qc6 Black looks even slightly better. Rfxh3 is the big blunder, perhaps Black was in zeitnot. Black had another wonderful possibility at 27th move, when he could play 27... d3! 28. Qc3 Qxc3 29. bxc3 Nxe4 30. fxe4 Rxh3 with clear superiority. BTW, could anyone explain 7.e6?! to me?
Oct-19-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <> Just wondering, why did you choose this game as GOTD? For the pun? The game itself is really not that interesting.
Oct-19-05  Bobwhoosta: I think people might miss out on GotD's significance. It's meant to represent a very many things: Great play by one player to tear apart easy-to-spot but hard-to-punish errors by the opponent, a very interesting game in which good chess was played by both sides, a slow strategic manuevering to take advantage of even harder-to-punish strategic errors, or just a fun game.
Oct-19-05  AlexanderMorphy: yes a weak back rank was the key to this game! But i disagree with some posters here, i personally think it's an interesting gmae!
Premium Chessgames Member We picked today's game because we thought it was fun, and because it was easily punnable, but mostly because it's a new game from the World Senior Championship tournament that just ended.
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  Robin01: I do not understand the move 7.e6 What is the plan behind this?
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  kevin86: <robin01> I see two reasons for e6:To weaken the protection of black's king and also further hemming in black's king bishop and hindering his castling.
Oct-19-05  ajile: The beautiful move was e6 by White. Black's own e6 pawn cramps his game and retards development. Black should probably have figured out a way to sac this pawn back in exchange for regular development. The exchange of light squared bishops goes with White's plan and makes the e6 square even weaker. Brilliant strategic play by White.
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