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Daniel Stellwagen vs Artur Yusupov
Youth - Experience (2006), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, Aug-19
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation General (C18)  ·  0-1



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Aug-20-06  islero: When I grow up I want to play chess like that! A terrific game by Artur "you do not scare me" Yusupov.
Aug-20-06  Dr. Funkenstein: According to the official website for this tournament, Stellwagen actually resigned in a winning position after 37. ...Kxh7? They give the line 38. Rae1! Qf4+ 39 Kg1+ and state that this tempo allows White to use his material advantage and win. Instead, 37 ...Rxg2+ is given as winning.
Aug-20-06  islero: <Dr. Funkenstein> Thanks for pointing out the "little" detail 37...Kxh7??

White wins quickly with 38 Rae1 Qf4+ 39 Kg1+Kg7 40 Qb7+ LOL

Aug-20-06  Kwesi: Maybe this game should go in a <NEVER RESIGN!> game collection...
Aug-20-06  suenteus po 147: <Kwesi> Thanks, it should.
Aug-21-06  slomarko: stellwagen resigned in a totaly won position!! is it possible he didnt see that after Rae1 Qf4 Kg1 is check?
Aug-21-06  SanChess: Black has a draw in the line: 38.Rae1 Qf4 39.Kg1 Kg7 40.Qb7 Kf6 41.Rf1 Rc1+ 42.Kg2 Rc2+...
Aug-21-06  whatthefat: <SanChess>
41...Rc1 isn't check. There's a white rook on f1. After say 41...Rc1 42.Kg2 Rc2+ 43. Kh3 Rh2+ 44.Rxh2 Qxf1+ 45.Qg2 I don't see anything for black. The checks would seem to dry up after 45...Qf5+ 46.Qg4 Qf1+ 47.Rg2 Qh1+ (47...d2 48.Qxg6+ looks winning for white) 48.Kg3 Qe1+ 49.Kh2 Qe5+ 50.Rg3. There's probably a better line for white, but that's just working on my pocket set.
Aug-24-06  notyetagm: Chess is such a hard game. Here an experienced GM (Yusupov) throws away a winning position with 37 ... ♔xh7?? but his opponent resigns and snatches defeat from the jaws of victory!

From the website:

<Black is completely winning, but now plays37...Kxh7?? Unfortunately Stellwagen decided at just this point that further resistance was futile and the young Dutch grandmaster resigned. However the computer showed Jussupow that after 38.Rae1 the black queen has to move and allow a discovered check by 39.Kg1 or 39.Kg3, leaving Black with a hopeless position.>

Aug-25-06  Manic: Dennis Monokroussos has some interesting analysis here:

However, it does not mention why the black rook can't move from f8 and what happens if white takes the d pawn after 28...d4!

Could someone please provide some analysis for these lines?

Sep-02-06  SanChess: <whatthefat> Sorry for the typo: 41...Rc1 is not a check. Still it looks black can negotiate a perpetual after your line: 43... Rf2 (instead of Rh2+)44.Rf2 Qf2 45.Qa8 (don't see any other useful move for the queen) Qe3+ 46.Kg4 Qg5+ etc. Have you found something else?
Sep-03-06  Albertan: Manic:
"However, it does not mention why the black rook can't move from f8 and what happens if white takes the d pawn after 28...d4!"

Could someone please provide some analysis for these lines?

Hi Manic. After 28...d4? this variation is possible:

29. cxd4 Rxg2 30. Qe3 Rg4 31. Bxf8 Bxh1 32. Kd2 Rg2+ 33.Kc3 Qxf8 34. h7+ Kh8 (34... Kxh7? 35. Rxh1+ Kg8 36. Rh8+ Kxh8 37. Qh3+ Kg7
38. Qxg2 Qxa3+ 39. Kxc4 Qc1+
40. Kb5 Qb1+ 41. Kc6 Kf7 ) 35. d5 exd5 36. e6 Qf6+ 37. Kb4 Rb2+ 38. Kc5 Qe7+ 39. Kd4 Qg7+ 40. Qe5 Rd2+ 41. Kc5 Qxe5

If Jussupow had moved the rook to say e8 on move 28 ie..Re8? White can play 29.Rf1 and play might continue: 29...Qh7 30.Rf6! Rb2 31. Qg5 Kh8 32. Rxg6 Qf7 33.Rg7 Qf5 34. Qf6 Qe4+ 35. Kf1 Rb1+ 36. Rxb1 Qxb1+ 37. Kf2 Qf5+ 38. Kg3 Qxf6 39. exf6 e5 40.f7 Rb8 41.f8Q+ Rxf8 42.Bxf8 e4 43.Bd6 e3 44.Be5 e2 45.Rxa7+ Kg8 46.h7+ Kf8 47.h8Q# checkmate

Sep-03-06  whatthefat: <SanChess: 45.Qa8 (don't see any other useful move for the queen) Qe3+ 46.Kg4 Qg5+ etc. Have you found something else?> I don't understand 45.Qa8. Why not 45.Qg2, with two options to continue the checks: a) 45...Qe3+ 46.Qg3 Qh6+ 47.Kg2 Qd2+ 48.Qf2+
b) 45...Qf5 46.Qg4 and no more checks. Converting the win will still take some effort, but I think it's definitely winning for white.
Sep-27-06  Octavia: <Chess is such a hard game. Here an experienced GM (Yusupov) throws away a winning position with 37 ... xh7?? but his opponent resigns and snatches defeat from the jaws of victory!> It seems to me that this shows how easy chess is!
Oct-26-06  yann zo yac h: Hi!
I don't get the point here. After 38. Rae1, black just can play 38...Qb6, can't he? Okay, it is not a win, but after 39. Kg3+ Kg7 I don't see why black would be lost with almost 4 pawns (2 of them dangerous) against a rook. White has no check and has to move its queen without, I would say, loosing control of the f2 square (Qe4 might be possible..). Can anyone tell me if he/she mentioned 38...Qb6?


Nov-19-06  whatthefat: <yann zo yac h>
After 38.Rae1 Qb6 39.Kg3+ Kg7 40.Qf3, white is threatening the tactic 41.Rh7+ Kxh7 42.Qf7+ Kh6 43.Rh1+ Kg5 44.Qf4# and I can't see a convincing way to answer it. After 40...Qc7+ 41.Kg4 white is still threatenging Rxe6, and there are no more checks for black.
Nov-19-06  Wolfgang01: „King Arthur“ was lucky.
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