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N Patkar Nisha vs Kutwal Shashikant
Commonwealth Championship (2008), Nagpur IND, rd 1, Sep-28
Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20)  ·  0-1



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  Phony Benoni: Edward Lasker related that he was playing with Emanuel Lasker and reached a complicated tactical position. When he left the board for a moment to stretch, Capablanca came up to him and said indulgently, "Making combinations with the Doctor, eh?"

<After 15...d4>

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Outrated by 500 points, White is still ready to slug it out. Black's ...d4 has opened a dangerous diagonal, but White plunges ahead with <16.exf6 dxc3 17.fxg7>, ready to promote if his queen is captured.

Black instead inserts <17...Qd4+>. White can avoid the worst with 18.Qf2, but goes with his plan by playing <18.Nf2>, ready for 18...cxd2 19.Bxd4.

However, after <18...Qxg7 19.Bxc3>:

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He learns the hard way what usually happens when you "Make combinations with the Doctor".

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  perfidious: A twisted phrase comes to mind: 'He who sups with the doctor needs a long spoon.'

It weren't (sic) long enough this trip.

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