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Jorge L Diaz vs Daniel Freeman
"Chessmaster vs Webmaster" (game of the day Dec-10-2013)
US Open (2004), Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA, rd 1, Aug-08
Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23)  ·  0-1



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Feb-14-06  LIFE Master AJ: A very nice combo at the end.
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  al wazir: Excellent! Did you really beat a player whose rating was almost 500 points higher than yours?
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  chancho: 29.Kf1 white is mated in one, and 29.Kh1 white is mated in two.
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  dzechiel: Very nice combination to end the game.
Sep-30-10  rapidcitychess: Sweet polka dancing platypuses! The guy knows what he's doing with this chess stuff! :) Nice game Daniel.
Feb-11-11  Lennonfan: Very well played daniel..and i was unaware your opponent was rated 500 points above you...good game,nice finish and happy birthday for sunday mate...
Dec-10-13  anjyplayer: Falling stars !
Dec-10-13  John Abraham: Cool pun
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  Honza Cervenka: Webmaster played like a Grandmaster here. Very good game with neat final, Daniel.
Dec-10-13  Yopo: Incrredible 5.d3. A concession is too a blunder.5.exd5! explore the "e" open file and the pendant pawns.
Dec-10-13  Ratt Boy: I don't like Diaz's opening here at all. By Move 7, I was wondering how he would ever solve the problem of his dark-squared Bishop. (He didn't.)

Butt such play never falls on its own, of course, and Dan's methodical strengthening of his position, then attacking the Kingside, and finishing it off with a pleasant combo, is great to watch.

Excellent game, Dan. Thanks for showing it to us.

Dec-10-13  Yopo: Like here.
[Event "9th Amplico Life Rapid"]
[Site "Warsaw POL"]
[Date "2009.??.??"]
[White "Heberla,B"]
[Black "Vidarte Morales,A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2515"]
[BlackElo "2423"]
[ECO "B23"]
[Round "13"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. f4 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bb5+ Nc6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Bxc6+ bxc6 9. d3 O-O 10. b3 Bd6 11. Na4 Qc7 12. Ne5 Bxe5 13. fxe5 Qxe5 14. Bf4 Qd4+ 15. Kh1 Bg4 16. Qd2 Nd7 17. Be3 Qb4 18. c3 Qa5 19. Nxc5 Nxc5 20. b4 Ne4 21. dxe4 Qb5 22. Bc5 Rfe8 23. exd5 cxd5 24. Qg5 Qd7 25. Bd4 f6 26. Rxf6 Re7 27. Raf1 Be2 28. R1f2 Rae8 29. h4 Bd3 30. Kh2 Qc7+ 31. R6f4 Be4 32. Qg3 Bg6 33. Bc5 Rf7 34. Rxf7 Qxg3+ 35. Kxg3 Bxf7 36. Bxa7 Ra8 37. Bd4 Be8 38. Re2 Kf7 39. Bc5 Bb5 40. Re7+ Kf6 41. Rb7 Bc4 42. Bd4+ Kf5 43. Rxg7 h6 44. Kf3 Bd3 45. Rf7+ Kg6 46. Rf6+ Kh7 47. g4 Rxa2 48. h5 Ra1 49. Kg3 Rd1 50. Rf8 1-0
Good job, Danny! Annyway, U found a fine mate.

Dec-10-13  morfishine: "Bye Jorge, I think he's got it!"

I find it enjoyable to watch upper-rated players fail to defend against ancient attacking lines, stuff like a Knight on <g4> and overpowering <f2>


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  kevin86: Nice mate by chasing the king around the corner. The chessmaster plays games while the webmaster PUBLISHES games-and he has the choice of what to publish. Advantage to the latter.
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  Domdaniel: Doubled Rooks on the *sixth* rank is a cute motif. Nice one, Daniel.
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  fm avari viraf: Yes my dear you played this game like a Master. In the end it was "coup de grace". Congrats for celebrating twelve glorious years on the internet. Wish you & centuple wonderful successful years ahead.
Dec-10-13  waustad: Sometimes people play the rating instead of the position. A former West Virginia champion handed me mate in 2 while I was unrated. The gasp in the room when I walked to the blackboard and circled my name was a blast. Very nice game. I'm sure you enjoyed it!
Dec-10-13  kingfu: I was always looking for offbeat ways to go up against ...c5. I played this a long time ago when the Najdorf variation was it. However, those evil Sicilian players always adapted and by move 5 black is already ahead. White should play 3.Bb5, then d3 to make the opening about equal.

Thank you for a great website and congratulations.

Would you consider maybe doing a Health Care website?

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  whiteshark: Checkmate ends the game, right?
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  Check It Out: The webmaster weaves a mating web out of which the chessmaster cannot fly.

12 years and going, you deserve it!

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  perfidious: <CIO>: Gotta watch them there webmasters, y'know.
Dec-10-13  benjaminpugh: kingfu FTW!
Aug-02-18  GlennOliver: This game is a fitting chess tribute to Daniel Freeman, who sadly passed away a few days ago.

Very fine play.

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  Sally Simpson: A nice controlled wrap up considering the rating difference (apparently according to a previous post it was nearly 500 pts.)

it would have been understandable if the lower rated player nervously just took the Bishop here...

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...without looking for the mate.

There are 100's of White checks coming if Black takes the f3 Bishop. Very possible a perpetual.

Aug-05-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: I liked the last few moves too, very clever. I couldn't understand what white was trying to do in this game. I think in blitz I would have missed the knight sac.
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