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Karel Opocensky vs Karel Skalicka
"The Podebrady Bunch" (game of the day Jun-05-2013)
Podebrady (1936), Podebrady CSR, rd 8, Jul-14
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Accelerated Mannheim Variation (D20)  ·  1-0



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Aug-15-10  MrMelad: Wow! What a game... Thanks <Phony Benoni> for the link.

Flohr vs K Richter, 1936

Jun-05-13  LoveThatJoker: This is one of my puns...An amazing game indeed!


Jun-05-13  Phony Benoni: I'm glad this one made GOTD, even if my suggested pun was obviously not good enough. It may have started life as a QGA, but to my eye looks a bit like a Sicilian after 17.Nd5.
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  HeMateMe: Karel! Karel! Karel!
Jun-05-13  LoveThatJoker: Menchik vs V Petrov, 1936


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  FSR: They're both named Karel. Where's Mr. Podebrady? (Actually, the father who played Mr. Brady was gay and became HIV-positive before dying of colon cancer.
Jun-05-13  sorch: Hard to find a decent continuation after 25...Qb8->d8.
Jun-05-13  sofouuk: black to play and draw:

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23...g6! and if 24.fxe3 Qxe3 black takes the perpetual check. white can play around in other variations (24.Rc8+ Kg7 25.Kxg2 Re2, or 24.Kxg2 Re2 transposing) but there's nothing there

Jun-05-13  morfishine: <sofouuk> While 23...g6 is interesting, White keeps up the pressure and appears better after <24.Qc7>

For example <24...Qxc7 25.dxc7 Bb7 26.fxe3 Bxb2 27.Rd8+ Kg7 28.Rcd1 Ne7 29.Rb8>

Or 24.Qc7 <24...Bd8> 25.Qxb6 Bxb6 26.Rc8+ Kg7 27.fxe3 Bxe3+ 28.Kxg2

Or 24...Bd8 <25.Qc8> Kg7 26.Rc7 Nf6 27.Rb7

Jun-05-13  C4gambit: This is probably a stupid question, but why not 5.Qxc6?
Jun-05-13  TheTamale: <C4gambit>: The pawn is protected by the knight on b8.

This is an awesome game. White had an answer for every little thing!

Jun-05-13  chesssalamander: Really nice attack by White! Starting with 17. Nd5, White just doesn't let up, he just keeps increasing the pressure.
Jun-05-13  Snehalshekatkar: Black did not follow opening principles and that seems to be the only reason that he lost..
Jun-05-13  kevin86: A surprise mate.
Jun-05-13  moi: 26...Qxc5 27Qxd8 Bxd8 28 Rxc5 is a nice variation! :)
Jun-05-13  green ink: Otoh, 27...g5! and there is no mate. White still has a lot of pressure, but I don't think there is a win anytime soon.
Jun-05-13  Moszkowski012273: 17.Nd5 was actually incorrect for the position. And 25...g6 would of drawn (or even won) for black.
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  Check It Out: As I slowly clicked through the game I kept urging black to develop his king side pieces to no avail. When I saw 17.Nd5 and 18...Kf8 I knew there was a problem.
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  Honza Cervenka: <Moszkowski012273: 17.Nd5 was actually incorrect for the position. And 25...g6 would of drawn (or even won) for black.> There is nothing wrong with 17.Nd5, although simple 17.Rac1 was even better. White attack lost its momentum only after incorrect 20.Be3?! while 20.Rac1 Re8 21.Qg4 Bxg2 22.Qxd7 would have given him clear advantage, for example 22...g5 23.Rc7 Nh6 24.Bxg5 Bxg5 25.Kxg2 Kg7 26.Nd4 Re5 27.Rb7 Qc5 28.Ne6+ etc. Also 27.Rc6! Qb8 28.Qc7 or 27...Qxc5 28.Qxd8+ Bxd8 29.Rxc5 was more accurate, not to mention 25.Qxe8+ Kxe8 26.d7+ Kd8 27.Rc8+. But despite of some innacuracies white's play doesn't deserve too much of criticism. Opocensky played the game with great energy and invention.

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