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John Cornford Meyer vs Albert Ruehmann
"Fall of the Ruehmann Empire" (game of the day Jan-15-2019)
68th US Open (1967), Atlanta, GA USA, rd 2, Aug-14
Indian Game: London System (A46)  ·  1-0



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  Phony Benoni: For a while, Black enjoys trading punches with White, who by the way is John Cornford Meyer. All he has to do is get rid of that overly adventurous pawn on e7, and life will be good.

But then comes <20.d5!>:

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And, in the words of that great chess annotator, Scooby-Doo: <"Ruh-Roh!">. White is looking to eliminate the Black knight and set up Bh5+, or shift Black's d-pawn to make way for Bb5+. One possible line: 20...c6 21.dxe6 d5 22.Rxd5!, and you get the idea.

Jan-15-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: It's remarkable how much of a bind Black is in. Advancing the d-pawn to free himself doesn't happen to work, and there really isn't any other idea to even calcuate variations about.
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  sfm: Black has his knights jumping too much, and gets behind in development. Then he miscalculated the events after 15.-,Nxd2?? Nothing will save him, of course, but the toughest defense may be 20.-,e5, to die a bit slower.
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  PawnSac: < sfm: Nothing will save him, of course, .. > that is certainly true!

If either 20...exd5 or ..Nxd5 white simply plays Rxd5

20...c6 or ..a6 (to prevent Bb5) doesn't work..

..c6 21. dxe6 dxe6 22. Bf3 Nd5 23. Rxd5 cxd5 24. Bh5+ Kd7 25. e8=Q+ double check!

..a6 21. dxe6 dxe6 22. Bxa6! threatening Bb5+ again. The B is immune because of Rd8#.

<...but the toughest defense may be 20.-,e5, to die a bit slower. >

after ..e5 white plays 21.d6! guarding the passer. Then if ..cxd6 22.Rxd6 attacking the knight and black must give up the exchange and trade off his remaining rook.

the line looks like this:

21.d6 cxd6 22.Rxd6 Rg8 23.Bh5+ Nxh5 24.Rxg8+ Kxe7 25.Rxd7+ Kxd7 26.Rxa8 Kd6 27.Rxa7

21. Rdg1 doubling on the G file looks like it wins also:

21. Rdg1 h5 22. R1g5 h4 23. Rxf5 Rh7 24. Rxh7 Nxh7 25. Rh5 and black loses the knight

There's an old expression that sums it up nicely.. MILLER TIME!

Jan-15-19  morfishine: Its interesting how White divined the position, a real positional crush

Or if he was a shrimper, he deveined the position

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  WannaBe: Second worst pun on this site ever, next to "Michael Rhode Your Boat Ashore"


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  thegoodanarchist: White's pieces are like Children of the Cornford.
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