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Aleksandr Lenderman vs Vladimir P Malaniuk
Quebec Open (2010), Montreal, Canada, rd 7, Jul-29
Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Variation (A85)  ·  0-1

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Jun-08-13  Poisonpawns: Wild game
Dec-02-14  Papagambit: What's wrong with 38. ...Be4+!! winning outright!? If 39.Qe4 Nd2+! wins the Q and if 39.Kg4 Bf5+!! wins, if 40.Qf5 Ne3+! (family fork) again wins and W still gets mated with Q+R, and if instead 40.Kf5 Rf8+ 41.Kg4/5 Qf4+ 42.Kh3/5 Rh8+ mates!! Also if 39.Kg3 Qe3+! wins i.e. 40.Kg4 Kf8+! 41.Kh4 Qf4+! 42.Kh3/4 Rh8+ mates and 40.Kh2 Rh8+ 41.Bh3 Qf2++ and 41.Qh3 Rh3_ 42.Bh3 Qf2+ 43.Bg2 Qg2++ Also 40.Kh4 Qc5+ 41.Qg4+F Qg4+ 42.Kg4 Bg2 0-1 B is 2 pieces up with an easy win. Nice variations passed up. Perhaps time trouble had occurred.
Mar-02-15  Poisonpawns: Definite time scramble and then Lenderman resigned. 38..Be4 is pretty simple to spot. Maliniuk probably had seconds left on the clock.
Dec-16-16  pauldo: > What's wrong with 38. ...Be4+!!
39. Qe4
Dec-16-16  Fish55: 22....Rxc3 looks promising but I don't see a clear win after 23.bxc3,Qxa3 (or 23...Nc4 24.Rh8) 24.Rh8 (or 24.Rd2. Rg8 25.Rh8) Qc3+ 25.Kc1.
Dec-16-16
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  al wazir: White would have done better to play 24. Rh8. After 24...Rxh8 25. Qxh8+ Kd7 26. Qb8, there's still a lot of play.

I think it goes 26...Qb3+ 27. Kc1 Qxc3+ 28. Kb1 Bg6 29. Qb7+ Ke8 30. Qxb5+ Kf7 31. Qa4 f4+ 32. Be4 Bxe4 33. Qxe4 Nc4 34. Qf5+, and now white has at least a draw.

Dec-16-16
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  Bobby Spassky: pauldo: > What's wrong with 38. ...Be4+!!
39. Qe4

Your reply is wrong. See the two year old post just above yours.

Dec-16-16  The Kings Domain: Missed this one, I decided on 22)... b4. Deep and impressive win by Malaniuk.
Dec-16-16  bubuli55: Mala Vlad
Dec-16-16  gofer: Well, like many others I imagine, I saw the first move as probably the best course of action followed by either Qxf3 or Qxh3, but I didn't feel it was a <slam-dunk>. I too wondered what would be the course of action after Rh8 which trades rooks and keeps the queen on the a1-h8 diagonal AND allows Qb8 if white prefers...

So what evaluation does Herr Fritz give <Once>!?

P.S. I am hoping that Santa will bring me a basic version for Fritz in my stocking, but if he doesn't I may have to download it, finally, and buy Premium Membership to <CG> and learn the openings... ...so that I don't feel quite so lost in the first 10 moves of my matches...

Dec-16-16  Cheapo by the Dozen: What <gofer> said, except that I also considered the ... Nc4 continuation. :)
Dec-16-16  cocker: A day without a puzzle, as far as I'm concerned.
Dec-16-16  morfishine: <22...Rxc3>
Dec-16-16  mel gibson: I put each move through the computer - DR4 64 bit & it disagrees with so many of them.
Black missed many chances for a much faster win.
Dec-16-16  King.Arthur.Brazil: I think that some time, at the board, one made moves that seemed strong at first time, but there are many possibilities to change the following battle depending in the way the other play decide to answer the situation. It is clear after 21th move that black will make a RxNc3 sac. Then, if he wanted to take deffending way, maybe, 22. Rd2?; if he wanted to create more tension 22.f4 (block f5 openning lines) or if wanted to get hard fight 22.Rh8!. So for me, 22. Kb1?? is the mistake 1, dind't change anything, it is "natural", is expected and follow the black's line of thinking, lose a time and encourages the sac without answer the problem.

The possible answer 22...Qxa3 23.Rc2, put some problem in black head and the QRP is lost anyway... Again 24.Rd2 seem to loose time and seem like saying "what do you want me to do? Kill me! lgs" No plan, no fight, no reaction. It was time to react urgently with 24.Rh8 or at least with 24.f4. If black wanted a perpectual check and even, he had it. If white didn't, fight!

At 25. move, no reaction, instead of passive Qh7, he could try 25.Rh8, weaking black defences too and trying something later with f4. When white tried to react it was too late, and material loss with black best position gave him no chance. Play the music "Make mistake number three yeah, make mistake number 3..."

The following is a consequence of these and the dellayed moves (played later)... after advantage change the Q... "I didn't wanted perpectual check fool, I wanted to win!" Said black!

For us, who didn't know the players, is very hard to know what will happen in some games, because the sacrifice and attack moves depends also from the other player. I'll not take time right now to demonstrate if playing other way, white would win, even or lose the same way, but, when the other player is emotionaly destroyead -as seemed to be the case- the cards became ill and he is pannic -saying to himself- "well till now, everything is Ok", becames impossible to imagine that black has such a plan from the beginning. This is it!

By knowing that your opponent is a weak or emotionaly looser player, is very easy to make such sacrifice for sure. I did it also in my chess player lifetime, sad that I can send my games to your pages also.

Dec-16-16  King.Arthur.Brazil: Sorry to put and delete 2 times, it was because of typing mistakes... like 26, where should be 22... (adm: you can delete this commentary, it is only for you). Thanks.
Dec-16-16  YouRang: I was pretty sure that <22...Rxc3> was a good move, getting more than adequate compensation for the exchange by exposing the white king to further attack and creating passed pawns.

However, I didn't come up with a definitive course of action that I could say with any confidence was a "solution".

Dec-16-16
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  Jimfromprovidence: 25 Rh8, (keeping the queen on the a1-h8 diagonal), looks better.

I see 25...Nc4 26 Rxg8+ Kd7 27 Qd4 Nxd2+ 28 Qxd2 Bxg8, winning a pawn for black.


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Dec-16-16  Pedro.Akcio: I saw Rxc3 bxc3 and Qxa3 the rest was beyond my skills
Dec-16-16
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  agb2002: The material is identical.

White threatens Qxg5 and Rh8.

Black can try to expose the white king with 22... b4 or 22... Rxc3. In the case of 22... b4 23.axb4 Qxb4 24.Rc1 the attack slows down. Perhaps 23... Rxb4 trying 24... Nc4 is more promising.

In the case of 22... Rxc3 23.bxc3 Qxa3 24.Rd2 (or perhaps 24.c4) and White seems to hold. If 23... Nc4 24.Rc1 Qxa3 25.Rc2 Qb3+ 25.Kc1 Qa3+ 26.Kb1 repeats moves.

I'm not sure. Probably I'd play 22... b4 otb.

Dec-16-16  scormus: A difficult Friday. 22 ... Rxc3 looked the move, partly because it's a puzzle, and there's ... Qxa3 and ... Nc4 to follow. But trying to work it out was like doing a jigsaw with some of the pieces missing. I wasn't convinced that any of this was forcing, as W had threats as well.

Playing it through also suggested the position was quite open. As already pointed out, 24 Rh8 would have made it more difficult for B. And the engine preferred 22 ... b4 to ... Rxc3 with a moderate advantage to B.

Dec-16-16  RandomVisitor: After 22.Kb1


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Komodo-10.1-64bit:

-1.32/36 22...Rxc3 23.bxc3 Qxa3 24.Rd2 Rg8 25.Rh8 Kd7 26.Rxg8 Nc4 27.Qd4 Nxd2+ 28.Qxd2 Bxg8 29.Qd3 Qb3+ 30.Kc1 Kd8 31.f4 g4 32.Kd2 Qb2+ 33.Ke3 Bf7 34.Kf2 Be8 35.Bf1 Qa3 36.Qd4 Qc5 37.e3 a5 38.Ke1 Bf7 39.Qxc5 dxc5 40.Bxb5 Bxd5 41.Kd2 Kc7 42.Kc2 Bc6 43.Bd3 e6 44.Kb3 Bd5+ 45.c4 Bc6 46.Ka3 Kd6 47.Kb3 Be4 48.Bxe4

Dec-16-16  JohnDMaster: Wow, We all like 38. Be4!! I only looked at K g file then Kf8, that just felt like a win to me.

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