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Marc Esserman vs Justin Sarkar
Berkeley Masters op (2008), Berkeley, CA USA, rd 6, Dec-19
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Defense (B21)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  perfidious: At move 29, Black was a good pawn up with more active pieces and somehow managed to let the ending slip from his grasp.

It's possible that 29....Qh5 does not throw away the win by hurrying to force off queens and giving the miserable bishop on h6 a new life, but inter alia, 29....b5 seems one way to improve his position.

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  FSR: <perfidious> Yeah, I'd say White's position is resignable after 29...b5, what with being a pawn down and having that hideous bishop. Probably both players were in time pressure.
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  PawnSac: Agreed! ..Qh5 was a get out of jail free card.

19.Bh6 was a pointless move. White wastes 2 tempi forcing black to do what he needs to do anyway in order to bring the Rh8 to the d file behind the passer. 19.Nc3 was better though white still has a difficult game.

Feb-03-16  mrknightly: <PawnSac> Thanks for your response from yesterday.
Aug-20-16  bobbyperez: but do not be against thhe morra.

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