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Sethuraman P Sethuraman vs Jakub Czakon
"Czakon à Son Gout" (game of the day Mar-31-2020)
Marseille Chess Festival (2006), Marseille FRA, rd 4, Jul-03
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  0-1



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Apr-04-12  zakkzheng: Do they acually count nbd4 or bb3 a sacrifice?
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  Robed.Bishop: Perhaps 16. fxe6 might have been wiser.
Mar-02-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Another opera pun! (The French phrase in the pun is perhaps most famous from the German-language operetta Die Fledemaus).

I hope this is selected as GoTD.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Extremely subtle pun this time; please forgive any misspellings or other errors, but the French equivalent of "To each his own" *might* consist of "Chaque un a son gout."
Mar-31-20  Brenin: To be pedantic, "Chacun à son goût".
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  moronovich: And if we dont know what to think or feel
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Mar-31-20  Brenin: 24 Qd5 was careless: Qg2, guarding the second rank, was needed. After 27 Rh3 Black's attack almost plays itself; Rxb2, sacrificing the B on e3 but giving the K some cover and allowing counterplay with 28 f6, would have given better survival chances.
Mar-31-20  Ironmanth: Brutal! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe out there, and keep playing great chess.
Mar-31-20  goodevans: <Brenin: 24 Qd5 was careless: Qg2, guarding the second rank, was needed.>

I agree with you about <24.Qd5?> being careless. <24.Qg2> would have been better but I'm not sure it was "needed".

An alternative approach would have been to push on with his own attack. Neither 24.f6 nor 24.g6 come to anything but maybe <24.h6> would have borne fruit.

These positions where both sides pursue attacks on opposite sides of the board can be hideously complicated. If you try to set Stockfish on it it keeps changing its mind about what the best moves are and who's in the accendancy.

I'd say either of these moves would have put up more fight than the move played.

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It's odd to see the white king so totally lacking in protection while the opposing king is as protected as a fart in a spacesuit.

Mar-31-20  RandomVisitor: 23.Rh3 is worth a look... white is planning an eventual Bd4, allowing the Rh3 to add defensive pressure to the queenside.

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<50/87 21:01 +0.13 23.Rh3 Qa8 24.Qd5 Rxa3 25.bxa3 Qxa3 26.Qd2 Nf6 27.Bd4> Nfd7 28.Qb2 Qa8 29.Re3 Rb8 30.Rc1 Nc6 31.Bxg7 Nc5 32.Qa1 Qa2+ 33.Qxa2 bxa2+ 34.Ka1 Kxg7 35.f6+ Bxf6+ 36.gxf6+ Kxf6 37.Bc4 Nd4 38.Kxa2 Nc6 39.Ka1 Ke5 40.Bxf7 Nd4 41.Ka2 Rf8 42.Bd5 Rf2+

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  Breunor: According to Stockfish, white is up about 0.4 before move 23.

23 Qg2 is given as best, h5 though brings it to a black lead of -.35

24 Qd5 is the Indeed losing move as Brenin said. Stockfish recommends h6 but Qd5 puts the score as below -2.

Mar-31-20  RandomVisitor: 23.Rh3 is still holding up after a long think...

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<57/91 1:34:26 0.00 23.Rh3 Qa8 24.Qd5 Rxa3 25.bxa3 Qxa3 26.Qd2 Nf6 27.Bd4> Nfd7 28.Rc3 Nc5 29.Rxc5 Nf3 30.Qa5 Qa2+ 31.Qxa2 bxa2+ 32.Kxa2 dxc5 33.Bf2 Ra8+ 34.Kb1 Ra4 35.Rd3 Ne5 36.Rb3 Rxe4 37.Rb8+ Bf8 38.Bb5 Rb4+ 39.Kc2 Nd7 40.Rb7 Ne5

Mar-31-20  Cibator: <Brenin: To be pedantic, "Chacun à son goût".>

To be ultra-pedantic: I've just found that in French it's more correctly rendered as "à chacun son goût". In adopting the phrase, English-speakers (who apparently use it more often that the French themselves) have for some reason swapped round the first two words.

It turns up - intentionally mispronounced - in that brilliantly funny song "Madeira M'Dear" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. Check it out here:

Apr-01-20  RandomVisitor: Since 16.Nbd4 doesn't appear to create any advantage for white, there is 16.fxe6! to consider, mentioned 8 years ago by <Robed.Bishop>...

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<67/100 13:47:11 +0.50 16...axb3 17.cxb3 fxe6 18.Bh3 Rxa2 19.Bxe6+ Kh8 20.Ng3> Nc7 21.Bc4 Qa8 22.Rhf1 Rxf1 23.Rxf1 Ra1+ 24.Kc2 Rxf1 25.Bxf1 d5 26.Qf2 g6 27.h4 Kg7 28.Kb1 Qf8 29.Qg2 d4 30.Bd2 Ne6 31.Qh3 Nec5 32.Bxb4 Qf2 33.Bc4 Nb6 34.Qf1 Qf4 35.Bxc5 Bxc5

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