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Svetlana Petrenko vs Maia Chiburdanidze
Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008), Dresden GER, rd 8, Nov-21
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  0-1



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Aug-02-18  SpamIAm: <Phony Benoni>, <zanzibar>, yadasampati>, and everybody else- the webmaster passed away about a week ago and the site is on a sort of autopilot. :'(
Aug-02-18  stst: see one course as:
36.KxR Rxa4+
37.Kb5 RxR
38.Re6+ Kc7
39.d6+ Kd7
40.Kc5 Re4....
Black got more pawns, should prevail.
Aug-02-18  stst: In the game, 37.Kd3 is up the central (only) pawn...
Aug-02-18  stst: <..webmaster passed away ..>

No wonder... Long Live the (Web)Master...

Web or not, let the Master stay... for ever!!

Aug-02-18  nalinw: Not just the webmaster - he was the remaining co-founder and the Web Mastermind!

RIP Daniel Freeman

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  agb2002: My first impression was that CG was experiencing some technical difficulties.

Now I know of Daniel Freeman's passing.

So, <Phony> is right, the puzzle repetition is not the most important issue at the moment.

Aug-02-18  Walter Glattke: Very easy, rook sac wins two pawns.
Aug-02-18  AlicesKnight: 35....Rxc4+ forces capture, when ....Ra4+ regains the R with 2 extra pawns. 39.Kd2 would have avoided this but a slow death was to follow.
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  malt: <Phony> The puzzle repetition is not the most important issue at the moment.
Aug-02-18  zb2cr: I remembered this one from 11 June 2018.
Aug-02-18  CHESSTTCAMPS: Material is even, but the white pawns are immobolized and the Rh4 is in a position to be skewered with tempo.

Black grabs a huge advantage with 35... Rxc4+ 36.Kxc4 Rxa4+ 37.K-e3 Rxh4 38.Rg1 Rg4 39.Ra1 Kxd5 followed by Ke5, Kf6 and Rg5 winning white's h-pawn, thereby avoiding the f-pawn/h-pawn split (like a bad split in bowling).

Aug-02-18  CHESSTTCAMPS: Spot on, for a change. This time, easier than the rating.

Of course, this is not a complaint, given the recent sad loss of the founder and the pleasure and challenge that this website has delivered over the years.

Aug-02-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 27 dpa done

1. = (-0.12): 12...Qc7 13.Rd1 Bd6 14.Ne4 0-0 15.Nxd6 Qxd6 16.Qb3 a5 17.Rh4 b5 18.Rc1 Rfc8 19.Kf1 a4 20.Qc3 bxc4 21.Ne5 Qd5 22.Nxc4 c5 23.Kg1 Rab8 24.dxc5 Rxc5 25.Be3 Rc7 26.b3 axb3 27.axb3 e5

2. = (0.00): 12...Bd6 13.Ne4 Nxe4 14.Qxe4 0-0 15.0-0 Nf6 16.Qh4 Be7 17.Rfe1 Qc7 18.Ne5 Rad8 19.Rad1 Ne8 20.Qe4 Nf6 21.Qh4 Ne8

Aug-02-18  vigneshanand: Yo Chris Owen. Are you seriously okay? Your random nonsense is making me curious? I don't understand this at all?
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  WorstPlayerEver: <vigneshanand>

CO does this usually at a POTD. Don't ask me why.

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  Dionysius1: <vigneshanand>. No-one knows, but as Chris Owen continues to companionably post such messages, we tend to assume he's functioning fine. Dion
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  Dionysius1: That's a nice tactic. I've rather enjoyed the randomness of POTDs that have followed Daniel Freeman's such sad passing.

If it's not inappropriate, may I suggest that at a later stage we have the occasional random-strength POTD to keep Daniel in our thoughts?

Aug-02-18  zanzibar: <SpamIAm> Yes, I know. Sad news.

But I was asking about who Kevin was. <AnnieK> refers to him specifically as <CG> problemist (well, almost specifically, more like inferentially):

<I learned that since Albert's withdrawal and later death, Daniel didn't have someone to talk to regularly who shared his passion for Chessgames; as he told me, you were interested more in programming issues (plus handling certain tasks like correction slips), and Kevin was interested more in the chess aspects (choosing the PotD, sometimes live relays...), but neither of you were very involved or familiar with the community aspect of the site.> chessforum (kibitz #29836)

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  Richard Taylor: The problem is quite easy of course but instructive.

I think the old order was good.

But to remember Daniel whose passing is sad indeed.

Another idea are those problems that involve tactics or strategy and sometimes are puzzles of various kinds. For years Leonard Barden has been doing those. They are either from current or past games, or they are composed puzzles or those strange things with pieces missing and so on...some are easy others are very difficult.

But he also has strategy problems. One was what is the best move here, and in one case I recall it had been solved by Kramnik as a teenager, immediately as he knew the strategic or positional method. Sometimes finding that kind of move is more difficult than a long combination and can be just as interesting...So the question is: what is your plan? Sometimes of course as the game proceeds the plan has to be changed...Or the question might be: "Should White (or Black) exchange at this point with Nxc6 or some pawn exchange or should he advance now in the centre...Something of that kind.

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  Richard Taylor: Chris Owen is one of those people who like to be who they are in their own logic space. It is interesting to see him here. He is using some kind of personal code he has. Maybe a language he invented or it is random. A mystery indeed.
Aug-02-18  zanzibar: <Chris Owen>, like <Daniel>, is one of the people that makes <CG> what a place I like.

Both really like <CG> for all the right reasons.

Aug-02-18  JimmyRockHound: RIP. I actually read one of Chris Owen's posts - and it made perfect sense!
Aug-03-18  ChessHigherCat: I generally have him on ignore but I took him off again and there's definitely something to his poetry. It can be a relief compared to the dry-as-dust technocrat focused entirely on chess, who reminds me of the soulless "beetle bureaucrats" from 1984. Anyway, if he bothers you, you can easily put him on ignore.
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  offramp: Is it possible that <chrisowen> was another sock puppet?
Aug-03-18  zanzibar: For the record - I found the answer to my question about Kev, he's this <CG> user:

User: Kev

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