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Saad Abdullah Sarsam vs Lara Stock
"Stock Answer" (game of the day May-09-2006)
8th Dubai Open (2006), rd 6, Apr-28
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  0-1



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May-09-06  Jarlaxle: interesting game.. the ending is very confusing to me.. anyone who understands it please let us know
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Lara "crofted" a nice win.
May-09-06  blingice: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Lara "crofted" a nice win.>


48. Kg2 has to earn my award for both the most stupid AND the most pointless move I've ever seen.

May-09-06  notsodeepthought: Stock's investement in the bishop pair paid off. But from white's point of view it was a Saad story.
May-09-06  chessmoron: My Stock is going up!
May-09-06  netlava: Kg2 actually has some uses. It's a common tactic called "suicide" that results in a good excuse for losing the game. Players who suicide can point out that they lost solely because of that blunder and that they were not, on the contrary, outplayed during the course of that game.
May-09-06  Landman: And sometimes players who blunder claim they were suiciding. Not me, of course - all of my blunders are intentional.
May-09-06  Confuse: <Landman> isn't intentional blunder the same as suicide?


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  al wazir: Why didn't black just take the a ♙ with 43...Bxa3 ? If If 44. Ra1 then 44...Rd2 45. Rxa3 (45. Bc3/Be3 Rd1+) Rxd4, and black is up three ♙s, two of them passed.
May-09-06  onesax: 43. ... Bxa3?? 44. Rb8+! Kf7 45. Ne5+ winning the bishop saves the game for white, if not winning then should be able to hang on to the draw. Similarly, at other points taking the pawn at a3 allows a Ne5 fork.
May-09-06  crafty: 43...♗xa3 44. ♖b8+ ♔f7 45. ♘e5+ ♔e6 46. ♘xf3 ♗d6 47. ♖b6   (eval 1.37; depth 14 ply; 250M nodes)
May-09-06  VargPOD: This game is a good example of power of the bishop pair in an open position. For white it's suffering from move 20 to the blunderous end!
May-09-06  filipecea: Is this opening really the reti? Isn't it a transposed QGD Tarrasch? Sometimes I get a little confused with it...
May-09-06  dakgootje: from around move 25 on, it looked to me that black had a clear advantage, but that it was quite hard to get the full point out of it, resulting in quite a confusing game where black tried to put up more pressure, but couldnt find a win...
May-09-06  CapablancaFan: Discovered checks can be so annoying...hehe.
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  al wazir: <onesax>: Thanks. I should have been able to answer that myself. <crafty>: Do I need to thank you too?
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  kevin86: This reminds me of the hockey game last night. One team did a great job at killing a double penalty -but then the other team scored just after the penalty was over. White withstood the pressure well,until he blundered the game away.

For a more historic version of this see: Spassky- Fischer WC match 1972-game thirteen.

May-09-06  chessic eric: I think 30...Bf3! was the winning move, because it won the g-pawn, but more importantly it exposed the white king to the black bishops for the rest of the game and established black's dominance of the 2nd rank.

Note that the other capturing options on white's 31st were worse. 31...Rxe5 is not that different from the game, except that the e5 rook is readily pinned to the h2 king (Kg1 no good) after 31...Bxg2+ 32.Kh2,Rxd2. The other try, 31.Rxf2??, is disastrous due to 31...Rxe1+ 32.Kh2,Bc7+ 33.g3,Rh1#

May-09-06  ajile: This looks like and English opening to me.
May-09-06  Halldor: <al wazir> Taking the a-pawn a bit later seems to be fine, 45...♗xa3 or first 45...d4.
May-09-06  blingice: <ajile> It sort of is. It transposes to one, but since the first move made was typical of a Reti opening (whereas a move like 1. e4 transposing into an English being marked as an English) it is tagged for that.

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