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Yu Shaoteng vs Christian Bauer
"Please Stop Shaoteng" (game of the day Mar-04-2020)
France vs China (2006), Paris FRA, rd 3, Sep-06
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  0-1



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Jan-23-07  notyetagm: GM Bauer has just published a book on the Philidor defense called <The Philidor Files>. He clearly practices what he preaches.
Feb-21-07  eduardovitch: I bought the book as a follow up to Kosten's book.Some new stuff,I'm presently "studying it".I prefer 3...Nbd2.Where else can you find more of his games?
Jan-11-08  Xuorarch: What about 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ng5+ Kg8 7.Ne6 Qe8 8.Nxc7 Qg6 ? This seems like a fairly interesting way to mix it up.
Jan-11-08  dazone3: <Xuorarch> That's a fair question (assuming you mean 6.Bxf7+). A whole chapter from Bauer's aforementioned book is devoted to this line, and the line where Bxf7 is played one move later. In short, Black will stand better unless he gets greedy. Black's Queen, minor pieces, and central pawns will attack the insufficiently-guarded white King.

See, for example, A Kobernat vs E Schiller, 1998.

Jan-12-08  Xuorarch: Oops, got the numbering wrong, but thanks for the info.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Time for a purely speculative sacrifice--you have to believe that you will find your through the complications because it's impossible to see everything. Finished 6/7 for the week; flubbed Tuesday.

Flubbed. Tuesday.


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  agb2002: White threatens gxf4 and Qxd4.

These threats suggest 21... Re3:

A) 22.Qxd4 Re1+ 23.Rxe1 (23.Kg(h)2 Qxd4 24.Rxd4 Rxa1 wins a rook) 23... Qxd4 24.gxf4 Qxf4 - + [q vs R+B].

B) 22.fxe3 Bxe3+

B.1) 23.Kh1 Qh5

B.1.a) 24.h4 Qg5 25.Qxe3 (25.Kg(h)2 Rf2+ and mate in two) 25... dxe3 26.c5+ Kh8 27.Rf1 Qh3+ 28.Kg1 Qxg3+ 29.Kh1 Rf2 30.Rxf2 exf2 and mate next.

B.1.b) 24.Qxe3 Qxh3+ 25.Kg1 dxe3 is similar to B.1.a.

B.1.c) 24.Kg(h)2 Rf2+, followed by Qxh3, wins.

B.2) 23.Kg(h)2 Rf2+

B.2.a) 24.Kh1 Qh5 25.c5+ Kh8 26.h4 (26.Qxe3 Qxh3+ 27.Kg1 Qg(h)2#) 26... Qg4 27.Qf1 Rxf1+ wins (28.Rxf1 Qh3#).

B.2.b) 24.Kg1 Rd2+ 25.Kh1 (25.Kf1 Qf8+ and mate in two) 25... Rxd3 26.Rxd3 Qf5 27.Rxe3 (27.Rad1 Qxh3#) 27... Qxh3+ 28.Kg1 dxe3 wins.

B.3) 23.Qxe3 dxe3 - + [q+P vs R+B].

C) 22.Qf1 Bxg3

C.1) 23.fxe3 Rxf1+ 24.Rxf1 dxe3 - + [q+2p vs 2R].

C.2) 23.Rd2 Ref3 wins decisive material.

D) 22.Qd2 Rxg3+ 23.fxg3 Bxd2 wins decisive material.

E) 22.Qc2 Rxg3+ 23.fxg3 d3+ 24.Qf2 Be3 wins decisive material.

F) 22.Qb1 Qg5

F.1) 23.fxe3 Qxg3+ 24.Kf1 (24.Kh1 Qxh3+ 25.Kg1 Bxe3#) 24... Bd2+ and mate in two.

F.2) 23.Kh2 Rxg3 and mate soon.

F.3) 23.Kf1 Bxg3 24.Rd2 Bxf2 25.Rxf2 Rxf2+ 26.Kxf2 Qg3+ and mate soon.

F4) 23.h4 Rxg3+ 24.Kf1 (24.fxg3 Qxg3+ as above) 24... Be3 wins (25.hxg5 Rxf2+ 26.Ke1 Rg1#).

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  thegoodanarchist: Before this game, Bauer was speaking very loudly in the French team meeting.

Finally, his coach said "Please stop Shaoteng"

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  agb2002: I missed 24.c5+ Kh8 25.Be6 in my line B.1 and Black should settle for perpetual: 25... Qf3+ 26.Kh2 Qf2+, etc.
Mar-01-20  khense: I guess if 33 Qf3, Qe5+ 34 Qf4 Rg2+ or 34 Kg4 h5+ 35 Kh4 Re4+
Mar-01-20  RandomVisitor: After 20...d4 white still in the game. After 21.g3 not so much.

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<46/15 05:53 0.00 21.Re1 Qb4 22.Re2> Bg5 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Qxd4 Kf8 25.Rf1 Bf6 26.Qd7 Re7 27.Qc8+ Re8

46/60 05:53 -0.13 21.Rf1 Qb4 22.Qxd4 Kh8 23.Bb1 Rd8 24.Qc3 Qxc3 25.bxc3 Be5 26.Ra3 Rf4 27.Re1 Bd6 28.g3 Rxc4 29.Rd1 g6 30.Kg2 b6 31.Ba2 Re4 32.Bb1 Re2 33.Ra2 Rxa2 34.Bxa2 Kg7 35.c4 Be7 36.Rxd8 Bxd8 37.Kf3 Kf8 38.Ke3 Bf6 39.c5 b5 40.Bb3 Ke7 41.Kd3 Kd7 42.g4 h5 43.f4 hxg4 44.hxg4 Be7 45.Kd4 bxa4 46.Bxa4

Mar-04-20  areknames: < Before this game, Bauer was speaking very loudly in the French team meeting.

Finally, his coach said "Please stop Shaoteng">

Haha, a pun with a preamble!! Great stuff, <thegoodanarchist>!

Mar-04-20  jith1207: < Before this game, Bauer was speaking very loudly in the French team meeting.

<<Chinese coach came up to them and said, "you can neither stop shouting nor can stop Shaoteng">>

French coach was upset at the remark and begged Bauer "Please stop Shaoteng">

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  al wazir: I think the immediate 24...Rf3 would have been better. If 25. Qxe3 dxe3+ 26. Ke2 Qe5, the black ♕ mops up white's ♙s.
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  OhioChessFan: Nice pun.
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  offramp: Okay, I think it's time for a moratorium on puns using Chinese players' names. They are every single day now. It's like some kind of virus.
Mar-04-20  Ironmanth: Can't imagine that Yu Shaoteng was at all satisfied with his performance in this game; seems he was ceding all advantage to Black throughout. Everyone have an awesome day!
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  thegoodanarchist: < offramp: Okay, I think it's time for a moratorium on puns using Chinese players' names. They are every single day now. It's like some kind of virus.>

Why Yu Shaoteng, <offramp>?

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  OhioChessFan: What Yu Shaoteng at?
Mar-04-20  ajile: We keep Shaoteng ourselves in the foot regarding puns.
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  MissScarlett: <All Over Bauer The Shaoteng> would only work if Bauer had lost.
Mar-04-20  Andrew Chapman: Note that white can't play 21. Qxd4+

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