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John N Sugden vs Raymond Keene
"Sugden Death" (game of the day Oct-18-2013)
Dulwich (1962), ?
Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06)  ·  0-1



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Nov-27-09  lost in space: Wow, no kibitzing for this game.
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  piltdown man: There will be now.
Oct-18-13  RookFile: I remember Benko saying that white gets to either put the bishop on c4, or the other bishop on g5, but he doesn't get to do both, if black has any kind of reasonable play in the opening.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The funny thing is that for a while White's play seems so reasonable, so sound. I would have kicked the Bishop with 7.h3. Next thing we see, Black has instantly whipped up a vicious counterattack based upon that "useless" Knight on the rim at a5. The final move is a very nice example of the interference theme (is this a Novotny Interference?) in a real game instead of in a composed mate-in-three problem.
Oct-18-13  paavoh: @An Englishman: Yes, your 7.h3 is correct. Also, white spent too much time on repositioning his LSB, and eventually left the f1-a6 diagonal. And Black plonked his N there...
Oct-18-13  King Sacrificer: My second successful pun. Sweet finishing move GM Keene!
Oct-18-13  njchess: I think the position was slightly in Black's favor until White's 11. Qf4, though I also agree that 6. Bg5 after 4. Bc4 is not the most sound. However, White's 11. Qf4 gives Black's otherwise dull king side knight a perfect target. From there, it's just tactics smoothly played by GM Keene. As for strategy, White's 0-0-0 was bound to lead to a sharp position and, given Black's king side bishop, leave him worse for it.
Oct-18-13  Kikoman: position after 17...Nd2+

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Oct-18-13  arp001: A really nice finish after a structured queen side flourish from Keene..
Oct-18-13  chessbug2: Good game, good pun.
Oct-18-13 Nice interference trick on the last move.
Oct-18-13  TheUltraSharpe: Everyone failed to mention that recapturing 13.Qxf3 would've been much better than 13.Bxf3. 1st it takes the Queen out of line of attack of Knight going to h5 and 2nd 13...Nc4 would not be possible.
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  kevin86: Black will mate quickly-either with the queen alone or the queen with the bishop.
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  offramp: I Sugden's 12.Be2. Nice idea.
Oct-19-13  Abdel Irada: Actually, I think 12. Be2 is where White began to go significantly astray. The bishop needs to stay on its home diagonal precisely to keep the knight off c4.

White can quietly recapture on f3 with either pawn or queen, and the game looks roughly level, but with the bishop on f3, Black's counterattack is enormously facilitated.

Oct-14-15  newhampshireboy: Nice play by black!
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