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Li Chao vs Julio Catalino Sadorra
"Chao Mein Line" (game of the day Nov-18-2017)
Manila op (2007), rd 3, Nov-22
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-18-17  Bare Beginner: Beautifully strong K side pawn storm!
Nov-18-17  eykca: wonderful play, I kept counting material (like a patz) and every time I did, I worried for white (like a patz) great game.
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  Sneaky: Demonstrative game and very witty pun.

<eykca> At a chess tournament once, (patzer section of course), and I asked a friend (master) in the hall “Are you in trouble, you’re down a piece.” He said “Piece, schmiece... I don’t *feel* down a piece!”

He went on to win.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Amazing display of intuition, tactics and judgment. White kept exchanging pieces after his sacrifice, leading me to believe that his attack was dying. But no, he always had one more threat coming.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Incredibly (well, incredibly to this non-Sicilian player), it's all theory until 14.Bf5. 14.Rhe1+ is more common, even after this game, so perhaps the silicon monsters found a flaw in White's play. Here's another brawl: Sumant vs Edward Lee Kim Han, 2008
Nov-18-17  offramp: <Sneaky:...At a chess tournament once, (patzer section of course), and I asked a friend (master) in the hall “Are you in trouble, you’re down a piece.” He said “Piece, schmiece... I don’t *feel* down a piece!”

He went on to win.>

Hooray! USA! USA!

Nov-18-17  morfishine: Very interesting game from both sides. While one gets the feeling Black could've improved somewhere, its probably not too hard to find improvements to hold the draw (not to take anything away from White). This was very nicely played, perhaps Black became somewhat hypnotized and was suffering from "deer in the headlights"


Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) +0.34 (32 ply) 6.g3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.Bg2 Nc6 9.O-O O-O 10.Be3 b5 11.Qd2 Ng4 12.Nd5 Nxe3 13.Nxe3 Be6 14.Nc3 Bg5 15.f4 exf4 16.gxf4 Bh4 17.Rad1 Qb6 18.Kh1 Rfe8 19.a3 Ne7 20.f5 Bc4 21.Nxc4 bxc4 22.Qxd6 Qxb2

2) +0.17 (32 ply) 6.f3

3) +0.16 (32 ply) 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Be3 Be6 10.Qd3 Nc6 11.a3 d5 12.exd5 Nxd5 13.Nxd5 Qxd5 14.Qxd5 Bxd5 15.Rfd1 Be4 16.Nc5 Bxc5 17.Bxc5 Rfd8 18.Bb6 Rxd1+ 19.Rxd1 Nd4 20.Bxd4 exd4 21.f4 Bxc2 22.Rxd4

4) +0.16 (32 ply) 6.Nb3 g6 7.Be2 Bg7 8.Bg5 O-O 9.O-O Nc6 10.f4 h6 11.Bh4 Be6 12.Bf2 Rc8 13.Be3 Qd7 14.h3 b5 15.a3 Qb7 16.Rb1 Rcd8 17.Qd2 Bc4 18.Qe1 Bxe2 19.Qxe2 Nd7 20.f5 g5 21.Rbd1 Bxc3 22.bxc3

5) +0.08 (32 ply) 6.h3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f4 g6 9.Qf3 d5 10.Bd3 dxe4 11.Nxe4 Nxe4 12.Bxe4 f5 13.Bxb7 Ra7 14.Be3 e4 15.Bxe4 fxe4 16.Qxe4 Re7 17.Bc5 Kf7 18.Bxe7 Bxe7 19.O-O Re8 20.Rad1 Qb6+ 21.Qd4 Nd7 22.Qf2 Qxf2+ 23.Kxf2 Nb6 24.Nd4 Bxa2 25.Rfe1 Bd5 26.b3 Bc5 27.Rxe8 Kxe8

6) +0.08 (32 ply) 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.h3 Be6 9.f4 exf4 10.Bxf4 d5 11.e5 Nfd7 12.Nxd5 Bh4+ 13.g3 g5 14.Nf6+ Nxf6 15.gxh4 gxf4 16.Qxd8+ Kxd8 17.exf6 Nd7 18.Bd3 Nxf6 19.Rf1 Nd5 20.Be4 Kc7 21.Bxd5 Bxd5 22.O-O-O Rad8 23.Rxf4 Rhe8 24.Nd4 Re4 25.Rxe4

60.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) =0.00 (33 ply) 7.Qf3 Nbd7 8.Be2 h6 9.Be3 Qc7 10.a4 b6 11.O-O Bb7 12.Bd3 Ne5 13.Qg3 Nh5 14.Qh4 Nf6 15.Qh3 Be7 16.Qg3 Nh5 17.Qh3 Nf6

2) =0.00 (33 ply) 7.a3 Be7 8.Qf3 Nc6 9.O-O-O Nxd4 10.Rxd4 h6 11.Bf4 Qc7 12.Be3 O-O 13.Qg3 Nh5 14.Qf3 Nf6

3) -0.07 (33 ply) 7.Be2 Be7

60.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) +0.04 (34 ply) 7...Qb6 8.Nb3 Be7 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.O-O-O Qc7 11.a3 b5 12.g3 O-O 13.Bg2 Rb8 14.Rhe1 Rd8 15.Qe2 h6 16.Bh4 Nb6 17.Rd3 Bb7 18.Kb1 Na4 19.Red1 e5 20.Qf2 Rbc8 21.Bf3 Nc5 22.Nxc5 dxc5 23.Bxf6 Bxf6 24.Rxd8+ Bxd8 25.fxe5 Qxe5

2) +0.15 (34 ply) 7...Nbd7 8.Qe2

3) +0.27 (33 ply) 7...h6 8.Bh4 Nbd7 9.Qf3 e5 10.Nf5 exf4 11.Qxf4 g5 12.Nxd6+ Bxd6 13.Qxd6 gxh4 14.e5 Ng4 15.Nd5 Qg5 16.Nc7+ Kd8 17.e6 Rb8 18.exd7 Qa5+ 19.c3 Qxc7 20.Qd4 Qe5+ 21.Qxe5 Nxe5 22.dxc8=Q+ Kxc8 23.O-O-O Rd8 24.Be2 Rxd1+ 25.Rxd1 Kc7 26.Rf1 Rg8 27.Rf2 Rf8 28.Kc2 Kb6 29.Bh5

60.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) +0.48 (34 ply) 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.Qf3 Nc6 10.O-O-O Nxd4 11.Rxd4 Qc5 12.Qd1 b5 13.Qd2 Bb7 14.Be2 Be7 15.f5 Qe5 16.Kb1 Rc8 17.a3 h5 18.Bf3 Kf8 19.h4 Kg7 20.Re1 Qc5 21.Rd1 Qe5 22.Qe2 Qg3 23.fxe6 fxe6 24.Bxh5 Qxh4

2) +0.26 (33 ply) 8.Qe2 Be7 9.O-O-O b5 10.a3 O-O 11.g4 Bb7 12.Bg2 Nc6 13.h4 Nxd4 14.Rxd4 Rfe8 15.Rd3 d5 16.e5 Nd7 17.Bxe7 Rxe7 18.h5 f6 19.Re1 fxe5 20.fxe5 Rf7 21.Kb1 Raf8 22.g5 Qb6 23.g6 Rf2 24.gxh7+ Kh8 25.Qg4 Nc5 26.Rd4

3) +0.06 (33 ply) 8.Be2 Nbd7 9.a3 h6 10.Bxf6 Nxf6 11.Qd3 e5 12.Nf5 Bxf5 13.exf5 Be7 14.fxe5 dxe5 15.O-O-O Rd8 16.Qc4 Qxc4 17.Bxc4 b5 18.Bd5 Nxd5 19.Nxd5 Rd7 20.c3 f6 21.Kc2 Kf7 22.Nb4 Rxd1 23.Rxd1 Bxb4 24.axb4 Ke7 25.b3

60.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) =0.00 (27 ply) 8...Nbd7 9.O-O-O b5 10.a3 Bb7 11.g3 Be7 12.Bg2 Rc8 13.Rhe1 h6 14.Bxf6 Nxf6 15.Qe3 O-O 16.Bh3 Qa5 17.Nb3 Qc7 18.Nd4

2) +0.06 (27 ply) 8...Be7

3) +0.31 (26 ply) 8...b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.a3 Nc6 11.Nxc6 Qxc6 12.Be2 Be7 13.O-O-O Rb8 14.b4 Bd7 15.Kb2 Rc8 16.Rd3 Rg8 17.g3 Rg6 18.Rdd1 Rh6 19.g4 Kf8 20.Qd3 Kg8 21.h3

4) +0.53 (26 ply) 8...Nc6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.O-O-O Nxd4 11.Rxd4 Qc5 12.Qd3 b5 13.a3 Bb7 14.Be2 e5 15.Rb4 Rd8 16.g3 Bh6 17.Kb1 d5 18.Nxd5 Bxd5 19.exd5 Qxd5 20.Qxd5 Rxd5 21.Bf3 Rd6 22.Re1 Re6 23.fxe5 fxe5

8.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) +0.59 (26 ply) 9.Bxf6

2) +0.08 (25 ply) 9.f5 b4 10.Nd1 Be7 11.fxe6 fxe6 12.Bd3 Nc6 13.Nxc6 Qxc6 14.O-O a5 15.Ne3 O-O 16.Rac1 Rf7 17.c3 Qb7 18.Ng4 bxc3 19.Rxc3 Bd8 20.Kh1 a4 21.Nxf6+ Bxf6 22.Bxf6 Rxf6 23.Qg3 Rxf1+ 24.Bxf1 Qxb2 25.Rc7

3) -0.02 (25 ply) 9.a3 Nbd7 10.O-O-O Bb7 11.Be2 Be7 12.g4 h6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.h4 Qb6 15.Qe3 g6 16.Qd2 b4 17.axb4 Qxb4 18.h5 e5 19.Nf3 exf4 20.Qxd6 Qxd6 21.Rxd6 Bxc3 22.bxc3 Bxe4

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) -0.14 (29 ply) 10.Na4 Nbd7

3.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) -0.56 (30 ply) 12...h5 13.Qe3+ Kd8 14.Bd3 Bd7 15.Kb1 a5 16.Bf5 Bxf5 17.Nxf5 Qa7 18.Nd4 Qd7 19.Rhe1 Na6 20.c3 Nc5 21.Rc1 Kc7 22.cxb4 axb4 23.Rc2 f5 24.Nc6 Rg8 25.g3 Rxa2 26.Kxa2 b3+ 27.Qxb3 Nxb3 28.Ne5+ Nc5 29.Nxd7 Kxd7 30.Kb1 Bg7

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) -0.55 (34 ply) 14.Rhe1+ Kd8 15.Nxf5 Bxf5 16.Bxf5 h5 17.Qe4 Bf6 18.Rd4 Nd7 19.Bxd7 Qxd7 20.Rxb4 Re8 21.Qxe8+ Qxe8 22.Rxe8+ Kxe8 23.c3 Bd8 24.Kd2 Kd7 25.Rb7+ Bc7 26.g3 h4 27.Ke3 hxg3 28.hxg3 Rh8 29.g4 Kc8 30.Rb4 Rh2 31.g5 Ba5 32.Ra4 Bb6+ 33.Ke4 a5 34.b4 axb4 35.cxb4 Kc7

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 1) -0.70 (31 ply) 14...Kf8 15.Bxc8 Qxc8 16.Qh5 h6 17.Rhe1 Bxd4 18.Rxd4 Nd7 19.Qh4 Qd8 20.Qxd8+ Rxd8 21.Rxb4 h5 22.Re2 h4 23.b3 Re8 24.Rxe8+ Kxe8 25.Rc4 Ke7 26.Rc6 Rg8 27.g3 hxg3 28.hxg3 Nf6 29.Rc7+ Kf8 30.Ra7 Rxg3 31.c4 Nh5 32.Ra8+ Ke7 33.Ra7+ Kf6 34.Rxa6 Nxf4

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-18-17  cormier: 18...Nd7 19.Qe7+ Qxe7 20.Rxe7 Rd8 21.g4 Bf6 22.Re3 Nb6 -1.20 (34 ply)
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  kevin86: Too bad the game wasn't playrf in Philadelphia.

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