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Alberto A Artidiello vs Daniel Freeman
"Chessmaster meets Webmaster" (game of the day Dec-10-2016)
Skittles (2002), Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA, Sep-19
Scandinavian Defense: Portuguese Variation (B01)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-10-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: Yes 21.Rac1 is no good,21.Bg5 then.
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  kevin86: Happy Birthday/Anniversary! A really exciting game. Two pieces and a rook are usually better than a queen,but in this case,the mate threats offer more than adequate compensation.
Dec-10-07  Judah: <Two pieces and a rook are usually better than a queen,but in this case,the mate threats offer more than adequate compensation.>

Looks to me that they offer precisely adequate compensation.

Apr-18-09  WhiteRook48: White's initials are AAA. How did those map guys get in here?
May-01-11  waustad: <white rook> Same initials as Alekhine.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: To paraphrase myself (10 Dec 06), Happy Birthday, Chessgames, and ten more to come!
Dec-10-16  scormus: <Happy birthday CG>

Interesting game! The very asymmetric position at ca. move 20 makes it difficult to evaluate.

W would seem to have a clear edge but can easily go wrong. As already posted, 21 Rac1 is tempting but the R exchange helps B. In such positions it's probably best for W to keep things solid (a-pawn defended and the R's coupled. Be3 is then a natural move which keeps the onus on B to make something hapen. Be3 played a bit later but only after the W position was already weakened.

Engine gives 21 Be3 as best but stil Bd2 OK if followed by 21 ... Rc2 22 Be3. 22 Rac1 was a mistake.

Dec-10-16  The Kings Domain: Good game, it's nice to know the webmaster's a fine Chess player in his own right.
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  Richard Taylor: Good game. I got caught out by this line of the Scandinavian. After 3... Bg4 I went wrong I think that either 4. Bb5+ or 4. f3 are better than what I played...

I think from memory that 4. f3 is best but 4. Be3 also looks o.k.

Sad to remember that Alberto is not now with us all.

Dec-10-16  paavoh: Congratulations <> !!

Been more than half of the way with you, and looking forward to many more years to come!

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  thegoodanarchist: 15 years of chess, and I've been around here for 13.5 of them.

Time flies when you're having fun!

Dec-10-16  morfishine: Fascinating game played very well by both sides
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  catlover: Excellent GOTD. Very sharp play. Happy B-day <>.
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  lproyect: I am strictly a patzer and a lurker but I treasure this website.
Dec-10-16  Ayaend: Hello I prefer 35.fxg3! At the end and impossible to check with two bishops! + a pawn rush to the promotion cover by the tower ,nice try.
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  keypusher: Here's to cg!
Dec-10-16  Robyn Hode: The Portuguese line is barely playable in the Age of Engines. f3/g4 is brutal.
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  Domdaniel: Proof - as if it was needed - that Daniel is a real chessplayer.
Dec-10-16  zanzibar: Damn, I hate these short GM draws.
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  Once: Now there's a funny thing. You share your birthday with my son, who is 16 today.

Happy birthday CG. Here's to many more.

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  LucB: Happy Birthday CG!!
Dec-10-16  diagonal: <Chessgames> The respected reference forum with online database of the international chess community, founded by <Alberto Artidiello> and <Daniel Freeman> is fifteen years young :)

Congrats and thanks to Daniel and Albert (R.I.P.) for founding and keeping this site going: hard work, great job.

There is now a surprising number of chess websites that exist in the world, and there are still language barriers on our planet earth:

Chessgames preserves his character in the chess universe and offers to its users a truly unique form and forum.

Looking forward to many more years to come!

Diagonal, sharing since 2004

Dec-10-16  parisattack: <Chessgames preserves his character in the chess universe and offers to its users a truly unique form and forum.

Looking forward to many more years to come! >

Hear, hear!

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  Richard Taylor: Yes! Happy Birthday to!
Dec-11-16  RandomVisitor: 38.a6 wins...

After 16.Bxh6

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<+0.42/43 16...Nxd5> 17.0-0 Rc2 18.Bd1 Rxb2 19.Bc1 Rb4 20.Bb3 Qc6 21.Bg5 Nf4 22.Bxf4 Rxf4 23.Na3 Qc5 24.g3 Rf3 25.Nc4 Rc3 26.Nd2 Qd4 27.Rfd1 b5 28.Nf1 Qb6 29.Rd5 e6 30.Re1 Rc5 31.Ne3 Rxd5 32.Bxd5 a6 33.Be4 Qd4 34.Bc6+ Kf8 35.Rc1 Ke7 36.Bb7 Qb6 37.Bg2 Qd4 38.Rc7+ Kf6 39.Rc2 Ke7 40.Bc6 Qa1+ 41.Kg2 Qd4 42.h3 f5

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