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Elmars Zemgalis vs Wilhelm Kuppe
"Not His Kuppe Tea" (game of the day Dec-19-2008)
Oldenburg (1949), Oldenburg GER, rd 17, Jul-02
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  1-0



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Dec-19-08  think: White uses an exchange sacrifice to help his minor pieces gain access to the queenside. After that, White's piece activity and center pawn storm overwhelm Black. The exchange sacrifice looks sound to me, due to the dominating position White develops. Sweet game!
Dec-19-08  TheaN: <think> Although in such delicate positions, a different plan for Black might have made it White more difficult. Of course, due to the win of ♙e5 and the extremely strong outpost on c6, White is winning, but can go wrong easily.
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  whiteshark: With this last round win Zemgalis ended 1st-2nd place shared with Bogoljubov.--> See my <Oldenburg 1949> game collection.
Dec-19-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: White's better for most of the game, espiacilly with his passed central pawns
Dec-19-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: black's queenside has weak light squares
Dec-19-08  patzerboy: It seems that Black's whole Queenside plan from 12...b4 to 18...dxc5 was ill-conceived. What has he accomplished? White has the open b-file, Black's Queenside pawns are all weak, and Black has fatally weak light squares on the Queenside. Once White starts hitting the weak pawns, Black finds that he cannot protect both the e5 pawn and the c5 pawns with pieces, so he tries bringing the bishop back to e7 intending to bolster the e-pawn with f6. Unfortunately, that fails to the little combo White unleashes. For an exchange, White wins the e5 pawn, removes the only thing stopping the d-pawn, and still has a bind on the light squares on the Queenside. White's game "virtually plays itself," as the saying goes, from that point on.
Dec-19-08  sancaka: It was interesting to see white bishop kept going back to b5, that black could not move the pawn there attacking white knight at c4.
Dec-19-08  WhiteRook48: These puns are dumb... really.

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