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Juergen Dueball vs Gisbert Jacoby
"I Think I'm Going to b6" (game of the day Sep-04-2015)
Germany (1976)
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C19)  ·  1-0

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Apr-28-09  GreenFacedPatzer: D'oh!

Almost! I saw Rb6, which is _almost_ as good, except that there may be some defense against it... quite a few lines need to be followed up on.

Apr-28-09
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  johnlspouge: < <zb2cr> wrote: [snip] My actual games are more like a realization of Tartakower's famous saying: "The mistakes are all there, just waiting to be found!" >

This saying reminds me of Michelangelo's comment about sculpture, that a sculpture already existed in the marble he would carve, and that his job was merely to chip away the pieces that were not the sculpture.

C'mon, <zb2cr>, something more inspirational, if you please ;>)

Apr-28-09  YetAnotherAmateur: <GreenFacedPatzer>
Rb6 is easily refuted:
24. Rb6 Kd8

After that, Rxb7, but there's not much else white can gain from that.

Apr-28-09  CHESSTTCAMPS: <ennar:> asked <Would Rxb7 work?>

Do you mean 24.Rxb7 from the puzzle position? After 24.Rxb7 Kxb7, do you have a specific continuation in mind? From that position, I can't find a white move that creates a compelling threat. If you can't answer the question "What is the threat?" with respect to a candidate that sacrifices a significant amount of material, you should probably discard it quickly.

Apr-28-09  ruzon: Like <dzechiel> and others, I tried to make 24. ♖xa7 or 24. ♖xb7 work before finding 24. ♕b6!.

My question is why Black went with 20...g5?! allowing himself to go down the Exchange, and then compounded it with 21...♕xa4, trapping the Queen. My possible line goes: 21...♕d8 22. ♖ab1 ♘a5.

Both 23. ♖xb7 and 23. ♕xa7 seem to fail. 23. ♖xb7 ♘xb7 24. ♕xa7 ♕c7 and 23. ♕xa7 ♗xb5 24. ♖xb5 b6!? 25. ♖xb6 ♖f7 are the best lines I came up with.

But if White thought that 21...♕d8 was a good save, he would have played 21. ♗xf8, wouldn't he?

So what am I missing?

Apr-28-09  WhiteRook48: too bad I didn't know this kind of theme
Apr-28-09  zb2cr: Hi <johnlspouge>,

Sorry, I can't come up with anything more inspirational. I'm just commenting on the sad state of my OTB play vs. my ability to solve the puzzles here and elsewhere.

Apr-29-09
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  Once: Inspiration, hm? Try this:

Strangers are friends you haven't met yet.
Difficulties are solutions you haven't found yet.
Mistakes are solutions you will find next time.

Apr-29-09  zb2cr: Hi <Once>,

Ha! My games more resemble the more cynical adage: "Experience is valuable. It lets you recognize that you've just made the same mistake again, moments after it's too late to remedy the problem."

Apr-29-09
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  gawain: This is a wonderful move reminding me just a bit of Frank Marshall's famous 23...Qg3! in S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912
Sep-04-15
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  Penguincw: < I Think I'm Going to b6 >

That's me, like all the time. Even right now.

I also feel that way whenever I eat too much food (okay, who doesn't). I remember I once had a food eating contest with someone at an all you can eat buffet, with the winner finishing the most dishes. I won 10-7. :)

Sep-04-15
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  al wazir: Instead of 22...Rf4, 22...Rf7 defends: 23. Bd6 Qxc2 24. Qb6 Be8.
Sep-04-15
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  keypusher: Nice title, though it does sort of ruin the game as a Monday puzzle.
Sep-04-15  pedro99: Black usually has plenty of options in this line of the French to snaffle the a-pawn. The general rule of thumb is to NEVER EVER take it if you are castled Q-side.
Sep-04-15
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  offramp: Dueball did not do as well v. Dick Tracy.
Sep-04-15
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  kevin86: Black will be mated in one by the queen, or in two if he takes the queen.
Sep-04-15
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  thegoodanarchist: How is Gisbert pronounced? If it is as I think it is, then this would be quite an unfortunate name for anyone in the US, due to particular US slang. Good thing he is in Germany.

FWIW, the German word for "snake" is "Schlange", IIRC from college German.

Sep-04-15  john barleycorn: <thegoodanarchist> try "Gis" with a G as in "good" and "is" as in "is" so "Gis" is similar to "Kiss". "ber" like "bare" and make it sound like "Giss-bare-d".
Sep-04-15
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  offramp: It is G as in Gist and IS as in island and BER as in brrr and T as in a cup of tea. Make it sound like J-HIGH-BRRR-D.
Sep-04-15  john barleycorn: <offramp> you tell that to my brother-in-law. Leave him you address, too.
Sep-04-15  leow: I like the rook manoeuvre Rb1 b5 b1 after which white has effectively dropped a pawn and lost a tempo but gained a wonderfull a line for attack
Sep-04-15  catlover: I think if I were Jacoby, I also would have thought, "I think I'm going to be sick!"
Sep-04-15  morfishine: There's something about German Names
Sep-04-15  The Kings Domain: Nice game. One of those games where a single move determines its fate. The final move must have felt like a bolt of lightning to black. This is one for the records.
Sep-08-15
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  offramp: <john barleycorn: <offramp> you tell that to my brother-in-law. Leave him you address, too.>

What is you brother-in-law name?

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