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Mary Bain vs W G Cook
"Short Order Cook" (game of the day Jun-13-2010)
USA Continental Jubilee corr (1938) (correspondence)
Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Variation (C87)  ·  1-0

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Jun-13-10  Amarande: The blunder is 20 ... Ne4?; Black should have played Be7 or moved the Queen. 22 ... f6 allowed the fork, but the Bishop is already lost because of the pin: 22 ... Bf8 (Qf8 just drops the Bishop right away, while Kf8 loses the Queen as well after Qxg7+ and Rxe4+) 23 Nd2 f5 24 f3, etc.
Jun-13-10
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  Phony Benoni: Not much to say. I guess Black didn't realize White could play 21.Nxe4, when 21...Bh2+ 22.Kxh2 Rxd2 23.Nf6+ gxf6 24.Rxe8+ Kg7 25.Nxd2 leaves White up too much material to count.

And note that after 21...Bxe4 22.Qc3 Bf8


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23.Qc4 still wins the bishop, as the f-pawn is pinned and 23...Bd5 24.Rxe8 Bxc4 25.Rxd8 is no help.

Jun-13-10  bambino3: lol wut
Jun-13-10  CapablancaFan122: 20..Ne4? is really, really bad considering this is correspondence.
Jun-13-10  Funicular: 20... Qf8

Black now threatens Bh2+!

Whatever white plays, black can reply things like Bb4 and then Nd5, with a rather equal game. It's funny how black self-pins his knight in e4. Any amateur can tell beforehand it's gonna be hard to support and you're likely to get into trouble.

Jun-13-10
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  chrisowen: I spy 20..Ne4 a piece daring in the hole black birdies the rook re filling gap. White stomachs it never mind Cook forgot his table manners. 6..d6 repents black the coined Averbakh opening, eat drink be Mary! Bain that puts hot water's flight of knight then 22..f6. The queen can call out Qc3 Qc4+ effectively a straight jacket going trans. Vest tight the hung bishop needs a salade. Queen across dressing down check, leaves black in a stew. Artfully done wedgin 14.Bb2 after having rolled out h6.
Jun-13-10
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  fm avari viraf: My pun is "Mary's Bane."
Jun-13-10  cracknik: What kind of GOTD is this?
Jun-14-10
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  kevin86: A quickie;the bishop falls.

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