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Giga Quparadze vs Vusal Ahmadov
"Giga Bites" (game of the day Apr-17-2015)
President's Cup (2008), Baku AZE, rd 4, May-15
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: <9...Ng6> to protect ♙d6 is maybe better here, e.g. 10.g3 Be7 11.h4 e4.

<9...Nf5> (for the same reason) 10.Bd3 Be7 11.0-0 g6 could be an alternative, too.

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  Phony Benoni: I used to catch people with this back in the 1970s. Even had one opponent play <10...Bd7>.

An imaginative try for Black was <10...Kd7?!>. It wasn't that good, but you don't forget being hit with moves like that.

Apr-17-15  morfishine: Gawd, what a mess: On the mild side, 5...d6 improves as well as 8...Nb4

But a 2000+ rated player tosses out 9...a6???

Apr-17-15  scormus: <morfishine ..... 9 ...a6> at least he didn't follow up wth ... Bd7??? ;)
Apr-17-15  Moszkowski012273: So lame...
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  kevin86: I played a similar game recently;I had a queen trapped in the corner, but she escape to beat me :(
Apr-17-15  erixn: Incredible that a 2000-player should attempt the Sveshnikov without knowing this ancient pitfall (9...a6?? 10.Qa4). I started using the Lasker-Pelikan in 1964, and back then theory (that was Euwe) recommended 8...Nb8.
Apr-17-15  mruknowwho: I've seen this trap before. I'm not sure it has shown up in my games, though I've played moves based on similar ideas. But I've seen it in upper games. Josh Waitzkin used it to win the U.S. Junior's championship, if I remember correctly.
Apr-17-15  Delboy: The same pun was used for another game by the same player on 8 May 2012. And this game today is hardly memorable. CG, you really need to put more effort into choosing appropriate GOTD.
Apr-17-15  thulium: Dear Delboy,
Not all of us are experts like your good self. In fact some of are mere woodshifters (like me) or rank beginners and it's good to see games illustrative of traps: we learn a lot, even if it's old hat to you.
Apr-17-15  morfishine: <scormus> No doubt!

<thulium> You make a valid point. My heart is with anyone making efforts to improve themself, especially if it involves chess. However, <Delboy> makes a valid point too. Many members or chess players in general look to the Daily GOTD with hopes of seeing a high quality game that also offers instructive value. In this case, Black played so poorly, that perhaps with the quality lacking, some patrons are disappointed, and thus have to wait another day


Apr-18-15  Delboy: <thulium> my issue is with the recycling of puns. And no, I had not seen that trap before.
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  DarthStapler: The pun doesn't even make sense. To say someone 'bites' is like saying they suck, meaning he should have lost this game for the pun to be accurate.
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