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Vladimir Petrov vs Roberto Grau
"Q-Mobile" (game of the day Nov-03-2023)
Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-A (1939), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 5, Sep-06
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



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Jul-21-22  Honey Blend: Reminiscent of squeeze plays and most other pawn chain closed position, anti-engine games:

Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974

Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008

Jul-21-22  redcrescent: The Knights are incredibly strong in closed positions. Love the way how Petrov out maneuvered opponent's pieces.
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  Teyss: We don't mind a rerun as long as the game is interesting and/or it's a tribute to PB.

<Honey Blend> That game is nuts Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008. In a completely blocked position, Nakamura gives up two exchanges so the engine thinks it has an advantage and plays on. With 2Rs vs B+N but unable to break through, it commits seppuku on move 174 (this is not a typo) and slowly crashes until move 271. In the endgame Nakamura under-promotes 6 (no typo either) Pawns just to have fun. All this in blitz. Amazing.

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Before I Fall

Aug-05-22  Brenin: It's nice to be reminded of <PB>, but we saw this game only a few weeks ago, and even then it was a recent repeat.
Nov-21-22  Brenin: Welcome back, old friend. It's good to remember <PB> once (or more) in a while.
Nov-21-22  goodevans: This game again? Has Missy been hitting the sauce a little too hard again this evening?

The last thing we need is another GOTD to rival "A pin but..." for repetition.

Nov-21-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: A Q-Tip, Not A Safety Pin
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  Honza Cervenka: Very cute positional gem.
Nov-21-22  Brenin: When I first came across this game, I was surprised that I knew nothing about Petrov. His bio here gives a very sad and moving explanation of his lack of fame, despite his brilliance as a chess player. The first paragraph and the last two are particularly relevant; it seems that some things do not change.
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  MissScarlett: Apologies, still alive.
Nov-21-22  stone free or die: Yes, that is something to apologize for, indeed.
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  fredthebear: Don't stop there. You have a lot of miles to go to absolve yourself.
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  perfidious: Thus spake the greatest sinner of 'em all.
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  fredthebear: "deceitful and untrustworthy" doing the devil's work as usual.

Believe it or not, ol' FTB hasn't broke all Ten Commandments yet but I'm still a work in progress. But of course, if FTB were "deceitful and untrustworthy" you wouldn't be able to take my word for it.

Exodus 34:6 God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

As ye think...

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  keypusher: <FTB> Shut up.

You going on every possible page to attack Z and perfidious is making me sick. As well as anyone who ever liked any of your posts, I would guess.

Do yourself and the site a favor and Just. stop.

Nov-23-22  stone free or die: <Fred> - you lack perspective.

Especially after 24 hours straight posting.

Nov-23-22  stone free or die: <Fred> you lack the necessary humility for determining who's a sinner and who's not.

Let alone recreating Dante's <Circles of Hell>.

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  fredthebear: Spoken like a rock.
Nov-23-22  stone free or die: It appears that someone is in need of professional help.

You won't get it here on <CG> <Fred>. Please take a break from the site, and make a phone call or two.

Or, at the very least, get out and take a walk in the woods, like any bear in your situation would do.

Nov-23-22  stone free or die: Thus spoke <the bore>
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  moronovich: You simply has no respect here <fred>.
Nov-03-23  goodevans: <Nov-21-22 goodevans: This game again? Has Missy been hitting the sauce a little too hard again this evening? The last thing we need is another GOTD to rival "A pin but..." for repetition.>

And back it comes again. I guess the Grand Swiss is providing too much of a distraction. Hopefully a new GOTD when I return in the morning.

Nov-03-23  Brenin: The one good consequence of seeing this game here yet again is that it reminds us of the tragic story of Petrov's life. Read his bio and weep.
Nov-03-23  goodevans: Morning is here and hoorah! we do indeed have a new GOTD. And what a cracking game it is: B Adhiban vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2023
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