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Varlam Vepkhvishvili vs A Berdzenishvili
"The Berdz and the Bs" (game of the day Nov-10-2016)
Ch Georgian (1981), ?, rd 10, Apr-18
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  0-1

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Nov-10-16
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  offramp: This game could not have been more Georgian even if it was made of mahogany with a honeysuckle motif.
Nov-10-16  Delboy: Nice game until 29. Qxd3, which could be a time scramble blunder, and should have prompted immediate resignation. Is there anything terminal after 29. Qg2?
Nov-10-16  gofer: <Delboy>: <29 Qg2 ...>

<29 ... Nf6+>
<30 Kh4 Nxh7>
<31 gxh7+ Kxh7>


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I see only good things for black...

Nov-10-16
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  offramp: When Black played 28...Bd3


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white either thought "Ho ho! A FREE piece!", having missed ...Nf2+, or he thought the game was lost anyway and thought he'd try to cause problems with his queenside pawns. I think it was the Ho ho concept.

Nov-10-16  morfishine: Dumb game, nonsensical irrelevant game title
Nov-10-16
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  chessgames.com: <Nice game until 29. Qxd3, which could be a time scramble blunder> It's possible that ...Nf2+ was overlooked but if you stick Stockfish on the position, it finds that 29.Qxd3 is actually the best move, relatively.

One of the more testing lines goes 29.Qg2 Bf1 30.Qc2 Rf5 31.Kh4 Bg3+ 32.Kg1 Be1 and now White must play QxN to avoid Nf6#.

The move that's actually suspect may be 26.Rxh7

Nov-10-16
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  marcusantoinerome: 28. Kg4 seems suspect to me. Walking into the King-Rook fork.

The only way out is 28. Rf7 Rxf7 29. gxf7+ Kxf7, but with White's c-pawn about to fall, I don't see much hope for White in the Q v 2B+N ending.

Nov-10-16
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  kevin86: White hang onto long! Knight and bishop down for only two pawns!
Nov-10-16
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  Annie K.: Great pun! :)
Nov-10-16
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  Bubo bubo: A game where a queen gets traded for three minor pieces already by move 11 is rare, and so is a GOTD with no prior kibitzing!

Unfortunately the odd balance of powers didn't yield a particularly interesting game: White never managed to show off his queen.

Nov-10-16
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  perfidious: <Bubo bubo: A game where a queen gets traded for three minor pieces already by move 11 is rare....>

Generally true, but there is a line in the Gruenfeld where this has often happened, though it is considered unfavourable for Black.

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