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Vasily Panov vs Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.
"Panov Worms" (game of the day Mar-22-2017)
URS-ch10 (1937), Tbilisi, rd 5, Apr-18
French Defense: Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Teichmann Variation (C13)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-06  stanleys: Excellent career of the pawn f7!
Feb-12-07  kereru: Crazy game... totally unsound attack by Panov, and Yudovich found his way through the complications very well. 20...Qxa1?? 21.Qe8+ Bf8 22.Ng5 was White's last hope of a swindle, but after 20...Qxg2! it was all over.
Oct-14-09  Ulhumbrus: On 27 Qxa8 Bb5+ 28 Ke1 Qe2 is mate.
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  GrahamClayton: <stanleys>Excellent career of the pawn f7!

You are correct - the f7 pawn crosses three files, six ranks, captures two pieces and Queens all in the space of 7 moves!

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  Robed.Bishop: Were I to have been skilled enough to make it to the position at move 26 as black, I would have certainly have gone 26...Qxh4, not nearly as artistic or as effective as Yudovich's move. 26...Bd7 truly stands out.
Sep-09-11  Oceanlake: A game of day candidate?
Mar-22-17  Dirkster: Punny title for this GOTD! Who thinks up these things???
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  Infohunter: What a barn burner!
Mar-22-17  scormus: Panov's play reminds me of some of my pub games. Same result too!
Mar-22-17  AlicesKnight: Some echoes perhaps of Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 - sacrifice including both rooks, but mishandled and ultimately losing. <stanleys> - quite right, the f7 pawn is usually considered weak, but this one has muscle.
Mar-22-17  greenfield67: By 10.Rh3 White is all in, and subsequent play indicates that he's probably lost. But the game's fun while it lasts...
Mar-22-17  Ironmanth: Wow! First time ever seeing this game. Intense, bizarre, and bewildering. Thanks.
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  Gilmoy: Smullyan pawn!
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  AylerKupp: I used to play the French a lot and I joked that I knew I had a won game when I got a passed e-pawn. And I had more than one. But none was as successful as Black's f-pawn in this game.
Mar-22-17  nevetsjy: One of the worst master-level games I've ever played through.
Mar-22-17  Petrosianic: "It's non-specifically awful, take my word for it."
Mar-22-17  morfishine: I agree with <nevetsiy> and have to add the game title is pathetic, to say the least


Have to admit though, there is something interesting about the move sequence


Apr-12-17  Moszkowski012273: 7.Qh5+... works a bit better for white in this line. 10...g4 is AWESOME. And 13.Bxh7... is absolutely horrible. Personally I loved this game and think it has quite a few great ideas in it.
Sep-12-17  A.T PhoneHome: Owing to the gung-ho nature of this game, another pun could have been "Yudoka".
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