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Shimon Kagan vs Eugenio Torre
"Flash, Bam, Alekhine Kagan" (game of the day Jul-19-2020)
Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972), Skopje YUG, rd 1, Sep-27
Alekhine Defense: Exchange Variation (B03)  ·  0-1

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Dec-15-11
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  wordfunph: Kagan - Torre

after 28.Qb2??


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28...Ne2+!!

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Mar-04-15  kamagong24: Torre made it look too easy...
Jul-19-20
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  offramp: There is an incredibly famous song called "Orange Coloured Sky" which is the Ur-text for today's pun.

It is sung by Sir Nat "King" Cole, and in this game both players move their kings.

Jul-19-20
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  al wazir: How does black win after 26. R1c3 ?

If 26...Bxd4, then 27. Rxd3 Re1+ 28. Kh2 Qxf2+ 29. Qxf2 Bxf2 30. b7 Rb8 31. Rc8+ Re8 32. Rdc3 Ba7 33. b6.

Or 26...Re1+ 27. Kh2 Bxd4 (27...Rd1 28. Rc8+ Rxc8 29. Rxc8+ Bf8 30. Qh6!) 28. Rxd4 Qxf2+ 29. Qxf2 Nxf2 30. b7 Rb8 31. c8+ Re8 32. Rdc4, etc.

Jul-19-20  torrefan: 26....Ne1
Jul-19-20  Brenin: 27 Rc3 (or Rf4) would have saved White. 27 ... Rad8 was a mistake (Ne2+!), since White could have stopped the attack with 28 Re4 instead of the cheap threat Qb2.
Jul-19-20  goodevans: "Alekhine Kagan" = "alakazam"?
Jul-19-20
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  offramp: <goodevans: "Alekhine Kagan" = "alakazam"?>

Yes. You have to say it very quickly, roughly like an ice hockey commentator on crack.

And preferably with a marble in your mouth - and a good-sized one at that, a biggish <Tom Bowler> rather than a standard <Shooter>.

Jul-19-20  jith1207: <in this game both players move their kings>

Is it a rare event like watching a comet ☄ with the naked eye?

<You have to say it very quickly, roughly like an ice hockey commentator on crack.

And preferably with a marble in your mouth - and a good-sized one at that, a biggish <Tom Bowler> rather than a standard <Shooter>.>

That's accurate.

Jul-19-20
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  offramp: <jith1207: <in this game both players move their kings> Is it a rare event like watching a comet ☄ with the naked eye?>

It is like unto a hen with a full set of teeth winning the Californian lottery.

Jul-19-20  Andrew Chapman: 27.Rc3 seems to give white the adantage
Jul-19-20
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  scutigera: In this game both players castle kingside, after which neither king moves again. This is perhaps less extraordinary than some of the comments imply.
Jul-19-20  RandomVisitor: Others have suggested 27.Rc3 as favoring white. Our friend Lc0 offers an opinion as to how much:


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Lc0_0.26.0_384x30-t60-4300.pb:

<13/33 54:43 2,296k 677 +5.36 27...Red8> 28.Qxd8+ Rxd8 29.Rxf3 Kxg7 30.Ra3 Rb8 31.Rxa5 Rxb6 32.a4 Re6 33.Ra8 Nd3 34.a5 Re1+ 35.Nf1 Rb1 36.b6 Ne5 37.Rc8 Nf3+ 38.Kg2 Nh4+ 39.Kh2 g5 40.Nd2

13/33 54:43 2,296k 677 +5.46 27...Qb7 28.Bd4 Rad8 29.Rxc1 Qd5 30.b7 Qxb7 31.Qf4 Qxb5 32.Rc7 Rd7 33.Qf6 Kf8 34.Rc5 Qb1+ 35.Kh2 Rxd4 36.Qh8+ Ke7 37.Re5+ Kd6 38.Rxe8

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