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Miron N Sher vs Shankar Gauri
"Sher Thing" (game of the day Aug-30-2020)
Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006), Schaumburg, IL USA, rd 9, Apr-22
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0



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  OhioChessFan: "Sher Thing"
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  sea7kenp: I like the last Move, forking Black's two Rooks. And, RIP Miron Sher. (I found this Game after seeing news of his Passing).
Aug-30-20  jith1207: Is it like ' Sure Thing ' ?

Schaumburg is a nice suburb...

The game feels like Black must have had few chances earlier and missed out some brilliant combination in such positions,

Or is it that the White's defense Rock solid?

Aug-30-20  areknames: 14...f4 looks like a mistake, no need to sac a pawn when your opponent has no weaknessnes. 14...g5 or just quietly developing with 14...Bd7 are better options.
Aug-30-20  Brenin: White always seemed have just enough defensive resources to deal with Black's K-side attack. Switching the pressure from the f-file to the h-file with 24 ... Rh6 looks wrong (maybe Raf8 was better), and 28 ... gxf4 was a big mistake, allowing White's Rooks to take control with 29 Re6, whereas 28 ... Bf5 would have prevented this and kept up the pressure.
Aug-30-20  RandomVisitor: 23...Raf8 and 24...Nxf3 were improvements.
Aug-30-20  RandomVisitor: After 19...Rf6:

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NNUE evaluation using 20200812-2257.bin enabled.

<45/80 24:53 +3.22 20.Bc1 Rf7 21.a4 Re8 22.Ra2 Qf6 23.Re2> Rfe7 24.Bh3 Bxh3 25.Nxh3 Qf5 26.Nf4 Ng6 27.g4 Qf7 28.Ne6 Nf8 29.Ng5 Qg6

Aug-31-20  RandomVisitor: Surely Sher had a sure thing with 18.Bxe5:

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NNUE evaluation using 20200812-2257.bin enabled.

<74/101 10:40:59 +3.49 18.Bxe5 dxe5 19.Ne6 Qxc1 20.Raxc1 Bxe6 21.dxe6> c6 22.c5 Rfe8 23.Rfd1 Rad8 24.Rd7 Rxd7 25.exd7 Rd8 26.Bh3 Bb8 27.Rc4 Bc7

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