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Benjamin Finegold vs Davorin Kuljasevic
SPICE Cup (B Group) (2009), Lubbock, rd 3, Sep-21
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  1-0



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Sep-21-09  belgradegambit: The Queen is trapped (Ra2 next). Wow Black looked like NN in a simul.
Sep-21-09  LaFreak III: too ambitious for black..greedy..
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  luzhin: Unlucky thirteenth (13...c5??), cutting the Q's retreat path on the a3-f8 diagonal.
Sep-22-09  kurtrichards: 10. ... Qxc3? Mishandling the Slav. Maybe 10. ... Qc7 or 10. ... Be7 will hold. Good game by Finegold.
Sep-22-09  AnalyzeThis: Well, the 13th move really poured gasoline on the fire.
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  kdogphs: Black forgot a cardinal principle of chess: never bring your Queen out too soon!
Sep-25-09  spawn2: black should have retreated the queen to d6 on move 13 when he had the chance.
Sep-27-09  Dr. Funkenstein: 13. ...c5?? is really a shockingly bad move for a 2500+ rated player
Nov-18-09  notyetagm:

King's Island Open, Ohio, 2009
White: GM Finegold, Ben
Black: FM Bereolos, Peter

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.d5 g6 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O Na6 8.Re1 Nc7 9.a4 b6 10.Bf4 Bb7 11.Qd2 Re8 12.Rad1 a6 13.Bc4 Qd7 14.Bh6 b5 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.e5 bxc4 17.exf6+ exf6 18.Rxe8 Nxe8 19.Qf4 f5 20.Nd2 Nf6 21.Nxc4 Rd8 22.h3 Qe7 23.Kf1 Nh5 24.Qd2 Qh4 25.b3 Bc8 26.Re1 f4 27.Ne4 g5 28.Qc3+ Kg6 29.Nexd6 f6 30.Qd3+ f5 31.Nxc8 Rxc8 32.Ne5+ 1-0

27 ... g6-g5?! leaves the Black h4-queen with NO RETREAT!

32 Nc4-e5+ wins due to the threat of 33 Ne5-f3, attacking the TRAPPED Black h4-queen 32 Nc4-e5+ is thus a DOUBLE ATTACK against a PIECE (Black g6-king) and a SQUARE (f3-trapping square)

Black can save his TRAPPED queen only at the cost of a piece, 33 ... Nh5-f3+ <clearance: h5> 34 f2xNg3 Qh4xg3.

30 Qc3-d3+!? is a *devilish* move, provoking the WEAKENING PAWN MOVE 30 ... f6-f5?? (RYBKA!), weakening the critical e5-square for the upcoming 32 Nc4-e5+/33 Ne5-f3 QUEEN TRAPPING maneuver.

2) mess finegold Is all you can do is trap queens? Reference this game and the Kuljasevic game from 2009 Spice Cup B group

Kuljasevic's 13 ... c6-c5?? taking away the retreat of the Black a3-queen along the a3-f8 diagonal

is just like

Bereolos's 27 ... g6-g5?! taking away the retreat of the Black h4-queen along the h4-d8 diagonal

Oct-29-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: TRAPPED PIECES: LACK OF MOBILITY, NO RETREAT
Jul-02-13  notyetagm: B Finegold vs D Kuljasevic, 2009

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13 ... c6-c5?? <no retreat!:a3-queen>

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