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Jedara Docena vs Catherine Perena
"Perena Cat Chow" (game of the day Aug-09-2014)
8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009), Subic Bay Free Port, rd 4, May-16
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Breyer Variation (C29)  ·  0-1

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Aug-09-14  Nonnus: First!

But I don't get the pun.

Aug-09-14  bengalcat47: The pun is from a well-known brand of cat food called "Purina Cat Chow." The Purina company has been around for a long time. They not only make cat and dog food but also pet supplies and foods for all kinds of domesticated animals, including livestock.
Aug-09-14  rickycota: Seems like a blitz I or a lot of regular players will play. Nothing spectacular, white's attack is without a vision and loses two pawns while black defends. Four straight white queen moves from 31 to 35 in the g file without an idea. Thousands more deserve to be game of the day, specially now with the olympiad in play. There's been a lot of great games in the olympiad, just in the last round Carlsen vs Aronian.
Aug-09-14
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  Once: One of the exceptions to Phony's law, perhaps? I can't seem to get excited about either the game or the pun.

I think <rickycota> has called it well. White's one and only plan seems to be to go for a kingside attack. Now it's all fine and dandy to throw away pawns for an attack ... <as long as the attack crashes through.>

In this case, the kingside attack goes nowhere. Then white looks up and realises that we're in an endgame and all the little guys have gone.

I think black is the stronger player - she has one of those enigmatic CG bios "She is a WIM". We hope in vain for white's bio to be "She is not a WIM", but no.

So it looks like non-WIM vs WIM. The WIM wins by doing what strong players often do in these situations. Nothing fancy, just keeping a strong position and hoovering pawns offered by an over-enthusiastic opponent.

Apart from that, we've got a GOTD whose only real claim to fame is that one player's name sounds a bit like a make of cat food.

Cynical, moi?

Aug-09-14  Pantagruel: When I opened this game I saw the Purina checkerboard in the upper left corner of my screen. How'd they do that?
Aug-09-14
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  Lighthorse: Hi all! This is my first post here, so I apologize if I don't do this correctly.

I also agree with <rickycota> - this isn't a great game. I think White was enamored by the 2 bishops, and then didn't want to give up the Bishop for the Knight later at move 30.

At move 30, I would have just made the move 30. c3 with no fear of the 30..Ne3 as 31. Re1 but probably better would be for White 30.BxN in this postion:


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Aug-09-14
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  kevin86: What is black's response to 43 ♖f6 ?
Aug-09-14
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  Once: As I was the one who recommended this site to you, I wonder if it would be out of order to say "welcome, Lighthorse" to chessgames.com?!

Your secret identity is safe ;-)

Aug-09-14  Nicocobas: <bengalcat47> "Docena" means "dozen" in Spanish, but I can't think of a pun based on that. Maybe you can.
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