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Henk van den Bos vs Vladimir Aleksandrovich Napalkov
"Big Bos Man" (game of the day Feb-02-2008)
Corr World Ch 25 SemiFinal 10 (2001) (correspondence), ICCF Email, Aug-01
Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Variation (B10)  ·  1-0



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  Phony Benoni: "Big Boss Man" was a particularly nasty professional wrestler who dressed and acted like a prison guard. Given the finish, that persona seems appropriate.
Feb-02-08  Malfurion: Black didn't move his light square bishop the whole game and did nothing but let white steamroll him. A nice knight maneuver by white, but awful play by black, it seems. He moved his knight three times in the opening, neglecting developing to any decent squares (13. Ng6 instead of the obvious ..b6, for example) and white made him pay for it.
Feb-02-08  Alphastar: I don't like 6. ..e6, blocking in the light-squared bishop. Since black is going to play Nxc3 anyway, why not do it straight and then play 7. ..g6 and 8. ..Bg7 ? (the point is that 6. ..g6?! 7. Qb3 Nxc3 8. Bc4! is embarassing for black)
Feb-02-08  D4n: 6...e6 wasn't a very good move...
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  kevin86: The pun seems to be correct as the loser was definitely taken to the woodshed. Poor defensive play and development was the cause of his early demise. For example,the black bishop at c8 wasn't moved and now CAN'T!
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  hesyrett: The question that comes to mind on first exposure to this game is, why can't Black play 25...fxg5?  Lacking an analysis engine, I can only guess that White would answer 26 f5 (as in the game), with the possible continuation 26 f5 gxf5 27 ♖xf5 Δ ♖xg5+ or ♖bf1.
Feb-02-08  JoshOvi: Black could have played on for a few moves with 30. .. ♖d7 when white has to find accurate moves: 30...♖d7 31. ♘g5 ♘f6 32. c6 ♖d5 33. ♖xd5 exd5 34. ♘f7 f4 35. ♖b4 f3 36. c7 ♖a8 37. ♖f4
when Black can resign

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Feb-02-08  ruyfanatic: Very good game by van den Bos.
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  ajk68: I don't see why black doesn't take the knight on move 25. What's the threat?

Feb-02-08  sambo: (with help from a computer) If 25...fxg5 then 26. f5 gxf5 27. Rxf5 looks pretty good. If 27...e5, 28. Qxg5+ Qxg5 29. Bc4+ leads to mate right away. If 27. Nf5 Qxg5+ wins the knight and white has a really good attack.

If instead 26...Rd5, 27. fxg6 starts to tear apart black's defenses. I think this is black's best, but it doesn't look good.

Anyone else?

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