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Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Ray Robson
"Tales from the Crypt" (game of the day Sep-03-2015)
Arctic Chess Challenge (2009), Tromso NOR, rd 6, Aug-01
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  0-1



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Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Ray Robson (2009) Tales from the Crypt

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Jun-16-11  Juninho: amazing
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  HeMateMe: "Float like a butterfly, Stig like a Bee!"
Jun-16-11  WhiteRook48: interesting win
Jun-16-11  dotsamoht: Good one, <HeHateMe>. Stig... nice...

Still cannot believe Ray lost to Naroditsky at the U.S. Championship... killed his chances...

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  kevin86: another crypt game. It looks like a lot of pieces are in half-nelsons this week.
Jun-17-11  LIFE Master AJ: Strange!!!! Chessbase gives this game ending at move 25???????
Jun-17-11  LIFE Master AJ: 44.Ne4 Nd2+!; 45.Nxd2 Kxd2; 46.Bxf7 Rc1#.
Jul-03-11  crazyedmen: 14 a3 and 15 Kc1 are terrible moves!
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  wordfunph: "My game against Rasmussen from the Arctic Chess Challenge in 2009 is one of the most memorable."

- GM Ray Robson (when asked for his best game)

Source: New In Chess Magazine 2012 #4

Aug-18-14  Ke2: Wow awesome ideas!!!
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  Bubo bubo: <Sho: How does one count points after 27. Bxc8?

White +2, even, or Black +3?>

After 29...a5, when the white rook and king are emtombed for good, I would even propose something like Black +6, as he is up a pawn (+1), the exchange (+1,5), and a mobile, fighting king (say +3,5).

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  offramp: Dump of the Stig.
Sep-03-15  leow: Maybe 19 e4 to try to get to d5 with a piece to block the d-line is better
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  kevin86: White's position is in a half-nelson. He is in zugzwang. OUCH!
Sep-03-15  scholes: Besides the rook, White night is also trapped.
Sep-03-15  goodevans: <offramp: Dump of the Stig>

Now THAT pun would've gotten my vote!

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  thegoodanarchist: On move 44 Black can apply the classic "Offramp Mate"
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  HeMateMe: can someone please explain the pun? Where does "Crypt" figure in this game?
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  Sally Simpson: Hi HeMateMe

For a majority of the game the White Rook has been entombed in a crypt.

Play through the game it's quite unique. The White Rook cannot get into the game.

The King march up the board a piece down is a wonderful piece of chess.

Sep-03-15  tivrfoa: amazing game.
Sep-03-15  The Kings Domain: Nice game. Black made white look like a patzer. White put up a good fight but considering how he messed up his queenside it was just a matter of time.
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  HeMateMe: wow! that is getting strangled.
Sep-03-15  ajile: This was just brutal. There should be laws enacted to prevent these types of massacres.
Jan-11-18  zebekias: White could draw with 39. Ra1 by threatening to get the rook out of the jail, thus forcing the 40. .. Nc2. Here is the idea: 39. Ra1 39. Ke1 40. Ra3 Nc2 41. f6 gxf6 42. gxf6 Nxa3 43. bxa3 Rd2 44. Bxc4 Rc2+ 45. Kb1 Rxc3 46. Bxf7 Rf3 47. Kb2 Kd2 48. Bxb3 Rxf6. and this position is a draw.
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