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Nicolas Rossolimo vs Robert Wade
"Ro v. Wade" (game of the day Feb-17-2014)
Venice (1950), Venice ITA, rd 11, Oct-??
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Ulvestad Variation (C57)  ·  1-0



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  Gilmoy: Meh. <17..Rd4 19..Rg4> looks toothy, but it just lets White develop with free tempi, and loses d for nothing.

After <21.Nb3 22.Rd1> White's 6-on-1 Q-side is way ahead of whatever plan Black had.

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  al wazir: What was Wade thinking when he played 30...Kd8? 30...Rxd5 is the only way to avoid mate: 31. Qb8+ Kd7 32. Rxd5+, and white is a piece up.

Maybe he decided it was better not to prolong the agony.

Feb-17-14  Steven87: <al wazir> All is lost after 29. Qb3 (perhaps earlier), with only mate or material loss ahead. I suspect he wanted a quick elegant finish
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  HeMateMe: This game was an abortion.
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  FSR: Black's counterplay was stillborn.
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  HeMateMe: prophylactic moves would have been helpful, here...
Feb-17-14  morfishine: Take it easy on Black. He was playing Rossolimo for crying out loud. Wade can walk in water, not on water


Feb-17-14  MelvinDoucet: the same Wade who played 1 e4 e5 2 ♘f3 d6 3 d4 ♗g4 ?
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  whiteshark: I don't get the pun.
Feb-17-14  Tim Delaney: <morfishine: Take it easy on Black. He was playing Rossolimo for crying out loud. Wade can walk in water, not on water>

Nice one!

Feb-17-14  chupawan: <whiteshark> it's after famous Roe v. Wade decision of US Supreme court about right of women to abortion as hinted by <HeMateMe>
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  perfidious: Wade should have pulled out.
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  whiteshark: <chupawan> TYvm!
Feb-17-14  gars: Great pun! One of the best I have seen.
Feb-17-14  RandomVisitor: An untried opening novelty would be 7...Ndb4, which is playable due to the hanging knight on g5:

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Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[+0.57] d=24 7...Ndb4> 8.Nf3 e4 9.Qe2 Qe7 10.Nd4 Bb7 11.Nxc6 Nxc6 12.Nc3 0-0-0 13.Bxc6 Bxc6 14.0-0 Qe5 15.d4 Rxd4 16.Be3 Rb4 17.Rab1 f5 18.g3 Bb5 19.Nxb5 Qxb5 20.Qd1 Ra4 21.c4 Rxc4 22.b3

Feb-17-14  gofer: What's the usual reply to

1 e4 e5
2 Nf3 Nc6
3 Bc4 Nf6
4 Ng5 d5
5 exd5 ...

Isn't it?!

5 ... Na5

Feb-17-14  Sihlous: 5...Na5 is the most common but 5...b5 is strong as well.
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  Domdaniel: Aaargh, what a pun! I thought 'Row vs Wade' was George W Bush's offer to flood victims in New Orleans, as to just how they should escape the waters.
Feb-17-14  chesswar1000: It was probably better to "abort" this game
Feb-17-14  master of defence: I also didn't get the pun at first, just when <chupawan> explained. I'd guess it happens sometimes because i'm not a US citizen, but this website has been made in the USA, right?
Feb-18-14  vanderyacht: What's the purpose of 6. Bf1 7. Bxb5 instead of 6. Bxb5 ?
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  kevin86: Black should have aborted (resigned) rather than playing his last move.

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