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Ian Rogers vs Zygmunt Frankel
Simul, 9b (1985) (exhibition), Wellington NZL
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  0-1



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  Jonathan Sarfati: Zyg published this game in New Zealand Chess, but some of the annotations were mistaken. Even though it is a simul, it was a very small one, so the win was a credit to Zyg. Russell Dive and Ortvin Sarapu thought he played well.

9...f6! attacking the pawn chain (or what's left of it) at the head, as Watson recommends sometimes. It would make h4 look silly, and Black would take over the centre]

17.c3? was wrong and should have been answered by 17...♗xd4 18.cxd4 e5 19.♗xe5 ♗xh3 winning]

21... ♗c6! was good, but after 22.♖g3 ♖d8 was dubous, and 22...e5 23.♕c5 ♕f6 was better.

24...e5?! [24...♗d5]

28.♗b7? was too greedy. Black's next move imprisons the ♗ and prepares to mobilize.

28...♖d6! 29.a4? White doesn't realize how quickly Black's attack will develop.

29...0-0 30.♖e1 ♕h4 31.♖h3 [31.♔g1 ♘e2+] 31...♘xh3 32.gxh3 ♕xh3+ 33.♔g1 ♕g4+ 34.♔f1 ♖fd8! 35.a5 ♖d1 36.♕e3 ♖xe1+ 37.♕xe1 ♖d1 38.a6 ♕c4+! mate in 5 0-1

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  Richard Taylor: Moves are missing from the game as at the end it is still unclear.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: This seems to be a glitch in some of the games here. If you click on the second line, the option of view PGN, you can see the entire score, and copy to a PGN viewer, or just download the PGN.
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  fredthebear: [Event "Simul, 9b"]
[Site "Wellington NZL"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Ian Rogers"]
[Black "Zygmunt Frankel"]
[ECO "C11"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "76"]

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 e6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nf3 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Bf4 Be7 9.h4 h6 10.h5 a6 11.Rh3 d4 12.Ne2 N7xe5 13.Nfxd4 Nxd4 14.Nxd4 Bf6 15.Kf1 Bd7 16.Be2 Nc6 17.c3 Qa5 18.Nb3 Qf5 19.Bd6 Be7 20.Bxe7 Nxe7 21.Qd4 Bc6 22.Rg3 Rd8 23.Qb6 Qf6 24.Nd4 e5 25.Nxc6 bxc6 26.Bxa6 Nd5 27.Qc5 Nf4 28.Bb7 Rd6 29.a4 O-O 30.Re1 Qh4 31.Rh3 Nxh3 32.gxh3 Qxh3+ 33.Kg1 Qg4+ 34.Kf1 Rfd8 35.a5 Rd1 36.Qxe5 Rxe1+ 37.Qxe1 Rd1 38.a6 Qc4+


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  Stonehenge: There are no moves missing but the viewer doesn't read 12...N7xe5 correctly. And it shouldn't because ...Ndxe5 is the correct notation.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <Stonehenge:> Thanks. I've submitted a correction. You are certainly right; when inserting the file into the excellent Tarrasch database GUI, it automatically corrects to what you said.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Make that 8... f6. The ♗ was fine on c5. Stockfish says Zyg's 9... h6 was O♔, but slightly prefers 9... a6 to stop any nonsense with ♘b5. It doens't really matter because Black plays it on move 10.

Everyone overlooked what Stockfish found quickly: 15... ♕xd4! 15. ♗b5+ ♗d7! 16. ♕xd4 ♗xb5+ 17. ♔g1 ♘f3+ recovering the ♕ and remaining a piece ahead.

Stockfish already assesses the position as winning for Black (about -3) after 29. a4? 0-0.

May-28-19  Cibator: On my machine the score stops at White's 12th. Oh yes, I know I can hit that "PGN View" button, but it would be much more convenient to be able to see the game as it's meant to be seen.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <Cibator:> Hopefully that will be fixed once the site's web team make the correction I submitted. They have a lot to do though.
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