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Ove Weiss Hartvig vs Victor Havik
"Wreaking Havik" (game of the day Apr-26-2010)
Gibraltar Masters (2010), La Caleta GIB, rd 9, Feb-03
Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Variation (C69)  ·  0-1



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Apr-26-10  tommy boy: cool pawn attack
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  Phony Benoni:

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So why did White fix Black's pawn structure with 17.Nxd6+? It's not a bad idea, providing Black's backward d-pawn can be restrained. But White couldn't do it here. For that matter, as the game went on he couldn't restrain anything belonging to Black.

Both sides get into sacrificing the exchange, with Black winning that war 2-1. But I like the one that got delayed, after 48.Bf2:

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For the last half-dozen moves Black has been trying to convince the bishop to take his rook. Now that he the chance to do it himself, he waits a move with 48...Be4. Of course, after 48...Rxf2+ 49.Kxf2 gains a tempo on the bishop, and White's king reaches the queenside pawns in time after 49...Be4 50.Ke3 Kxb6 51.Kd4.

An enjoyable game, if not overly profound.

Apr-26-10  OneArmedScissor: That black knight on c2 is a thing of beauty
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  kevin86: Black's king will march all the way to white's hapless rook. The white king can only spectate.

Note the doubled pawns-white's are weak while black's are so powerful!

Apr-26-10  shakespeare: Phony Benoni: "So why did White fix Black's pawn structure with 17.Nxd6+?"

I saw this quite often in the last tournament I played - some players like changing a phantastic knight against a moreless bad bishop - maybe because its a bishop and someone told them, taht a bishop is better then a knight?!? The result of this has been always a very hard game or a loss

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  chrisowen: An idle Weiss doesn't like the sound of his own music. First the queen's flow erased, active knock him round the houses for an early bath it appears out of the question. We've still got so far to go.. using white's noble steeds not depart in vain chalking the exchange yet the lsb is a needle in white's side. The lion pause for thought and picks 35.b4 roger that? Pawn takes and hammers teeny wedge giving rook for knight, Victor you grasp handle on to podium. Real pin'um down broaches his tactics.
Apr-26-10  SuperPatzer77:

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Instead of 49. Ke2 - O W Hartvig's actual move, White's another try is 49. Rxc2 Rxf2+!, 50. Rxf2 c2!, 51. Rxc2 (forced) Bxc2 (leaving Black one bishop up)


May-27-10  Killerchess: Nice play with words; Wreaking Havik (Havoc)! Any guy would love such a nickname! I know him from a tournament in Pula, Croatia. He suits ut :)

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