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Michael Backman vs Emanuel Berg
Rilton Cup (2006), Stockholm, rd 1, Dec-27
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation (E38)  ·  1-0



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Jan-11-07  waddayaplay: A nice win from Bäckman (2100-player) against GM Berg.
Jan-11-07  Runemaster: It looks like one of thse games where the higher-rated player took his opponent a bit lightly and regretted it.

Black's opening is a bit loose, particularly with the 'g' pawn advance in front of his own king.

If 18...Qxd6 19.Qg5+ gives perpetual check on g5 and h5. Black hoped for more. Against another GM, Black would probably have allowed the perpetual.

Jan-12-07  waddayaplay: Berg rarely allows perpetuals... which leads to several unnecessary losses. But maybe it is because of a wish to continue the battle, a love for the game.

See for example
Timman vs E Berg, 2006

or E Berg vs B Ahlander, 2003

Jan-18-07  waddayaplay: Correction: His name is Backman, not Bäckman as I wrote above.
Feb-19-09  Magnusch: Michael Backman! Well done! I remember your first win against Emanuel. Have you ever lost against him?

Glöm inte VEM som lärde dig spelet och utvecklade din talang o s v. Det var du själv! Ungefär som Magnus Carlsen. Hoppas du får spela mot honom någon gång. Peace of cake for you? Lycka till!

Dec-06-09  SicilianPoweR: wow i can't believe my own chess teacher is on a site like this one! His rating is 2172 just so you know.

Magnusch,är du den Magnus som slutade att vara lärare i granbackaskolan på måndagar och michael tog över? då kanske du känner min syster,hon gick på schack med dig. men det här är bara om du är den magnus jag tror att du är. för just nu så tränar jag med michael på måndagar.

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