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Illya Nyzhnyk vs Daniel Baider
"Baby New Year" (game of the day Jan-01-2008)
Wch U12 (2006), Batumi, rd 8, Oct-19
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Capablanca Line (C10)  ·  1-0



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Jan-01-08  Alphalegacy: Nice attack
Jan-01-08  Sularus: welcome 2008!
Jan-01-08  Amarande: 19 ... Qxd7 holds out longer, and prevents the immediate mating attack since after 20 Nxd7 Rfe8, White's Queen cannot hold the f6 square (Black can play either Be7 or Re6). But after 21 Nxc5 bxc5 22 Qxf5 Rac8 etc. White is bound to win anyway with the two extra pawns and the fact that all of Black's remaining pawns are weak.
Jan-01-08  think: 17. Bxf5! setting up Rd7 a couple moves later was a great move. Even though White would probably win with moves 17 and 18 reversed I like the played move order because the mate threat forces Black's hand, eliminating all possible counterplay.
Jan-01-08  zdigyigy: White develops with threats in this game and wins time. 7.Ne5 threatens 8.Bb5+. Black has to play 7...a6 and whites' Knight is posted at e5 with no loss in time.

Nice to see open lines early on in the French.

Jan-01-08  sallom89: nice castling king attack :O
Jan-01-08  CapablancaFan: 11...Qc7? This was the first indication, IMO, of black going down the wrong path. The simple and humble 11...Be7 with 12...Qc7 next move and black is fine.
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  patzer2: Wow! White was 10-years-old and Black was 12-years-old when this was played. The winning clearance pseudo sacrifice 17. Bxf5!!, however, is anything but a "baby move." Maybe we've witnessed the play of a future world champion for this "New Year's Day, Jan 1, 2008, Game of The Day." Happy New year!!
Jan-01-08  xrt999: black is ignoring the fact that white is going to play BxN, which he does on move 14, opening up the kingside, leading to a strong attack.

After 14.Bxf6, you can see that black is going to lose quickly. 12.b6 is black's major blunder, he probably should have played 12.Nd5 or 12.Be7, although with white's 2 bishops bearing down on the kingside and the queen mobilized, this might not be much help.

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  Jimfromprovidence: I wish black had played 13...Nd5 followed by white's 14 Bxh7+?!

Then after 14...Kxh7 there would have been some real fireworks to that match!

Jan-01-08  Andrew Chapman: Isn't 19.Rd3 simpler?
Jan-01-08  black knight c6: With white's pieces unchallenged in the centre, it's a horrible mistake for black to leave his knight unprotected, and therefore allow a break in the kingside pawns (and following attack) with 11. ... Qc7

<Andrew Chapman> Rd3 looks very cool there, but after

19. ... f4
20. Qxf4 Rfd8

I can't find a decisive mating attack for white yet... maybe a computer can though. It doesn't <seem> to work quite as well as Rd7 though.

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  kevin86: White pieces "crashed the gate doin' 98".-Convoy,a song of the 1970s (Could it have been this long ago?)

Black's resignation has the same effect of the coyote putting up a small parasol to stop a 10 ton bolder landing on him (in a Road Runner Cartoon). lol

Jan-13-08  Tuatara2: Lol, hello, I guess this is a bit unusual but the black player in this game is here, at your service.

I do not agree with the comment about doubling the f pawns. It is quite standard in this opening, just I made a misttake, and should have played Rd8 instead of Bb7. Ilya and I went over the game afterwards, and he agreed he had nothing in this case.

Still, it was a very nice combination and took me completely by surprise.

Apr-14-08  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <Tuatara2: Still, it was a very nice combination and took me completely by surprise.> True, he sure showed talent there.
Sep-06-08  MostlyAverageJoe: <Tuatara2: I made a misttake, and should have played Rd8 instead of Bb7. Ilya and I went over the game afterwards, and he agreed he had nothing in this case.>

Rd8 is a bad move, too. 13. ... Rd8? 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Bxh7+!

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The bishop on h7 is untouchable (otherwise a forced mate). About the best that black can do is:

15. Bxh7+ Kf8 16. Rxd8+ Qxd8 17. Be4

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and the rook will get exchanged in the next move with an assured win for the white.

After either 13...Nd5 or 13...Be7 there would be plenty of game still left.

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