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Bartosz Socko vs Vadim Tregubov
"Socko to Him" (game of the day Dec-29-2011)
European Blitz Championship (2011) (blitz), Warsaw POL, rd 8, Dec-16
Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06)  ·  1-0



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Dec-29-11  PaulLovric: first
Dec-29-11  PaulLovric: been a few years since i was first
Dec-29-11  Oceanlake: Godzilla Jr. meets Bambi
Dec-29-11  newzild: I don't see why this blitz game should be GOTD, especially since there are so many blunders towards the end.

I suspect that once again has simply gone for a pun, rather than given any thought to the merits of the game. Annoying to spend five minutes clicking through a skittles game, expecting to find some brilliant finale that doesn't exist.

Dec-29-11  erniecohen: <newzild> Agreed, especially since white could have ended it with 22. ♕xd8+ ♖xd8 23. ♖xd8+ ♔a7 24. ♖g8. It's not as if Socko doesn't have some decent wins they could have used instead.
Dec-29-11  Uvulu: <erniecohen> In your line, how would you deal with 24... Qg4?
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  Penguincw: Geez just one check in this game.
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  kevin86: Did Black resign too soon? After all,he's only four pawns and the exchange down.
Dec-29-11  erniecohen: <<Uvulu> In your line, how would you deal with 24... Qg4?> 25. ♔f1 ♕xh4 26. ♖xg7 ♘g4 27. ♘d5 ♘xd5 28. exd5 ♘xe3 29. fxe3 ♕xg5 30. ♖xf7 1-0
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  Domdaniel: It's pronounced <Sotch-ko>, btw.
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  WannaBe: <<<ANNOUNCEMENT>>> The Annual Caissar Award will commence next Monday (Jan. 2nd). This is a long tradition that was started in 2004 by <Nikolaas>. As usual, we will have our regular 11 categories, ranging from serious to the silly, possibly absurd.

Best Avatar
Best Profile
Best Game Collection
Best Historian
Best Username/Handle
Best Written Post
Funniest Kibitzer
Most Constructive
Best Informed
Most Helpful
Best Analysis

Details will follow, this is giving everyone a heads-up.

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  Chessmensch: < newzild > seems to have it right. There is little of merit in this game.
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  Domdaniel: Calling <GOTD> people. If you think some poster here is a good analyst, then nominate and/or vote for them in the Caissar awards. Or if you like the way they write, or their 'humor'.

Run by WannaBe on a volunteer basis, this is an annual community exercise by members and for members. Anyone can participate.

Please be constructive members of the CG community and join in. Full details from WannaBe in a couple of days.

Dec-29-11  I Like Fish: teh best game....
i have ever seen...
cross my heart...
Dec-29-11  AlphaMale: Best Avatar - diceman
Best Profile - diceman
Best Game Collection - diceman
Best Historian - diceman
Best Username/Handle - diceman
Best Written Post - diceman
Funniest Kibitzer - diceman
Most Constructive - diceman
Best Informed - diceman
Most Helpful - diceman
Best Analysis - diceman

Are you getting my drift?

I propose an additional overall category:

Most Valuable Poster - diceman.

Dec-29-11  Nina Myers: <AlphaMale> You're so full of it!
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  Domdaniel: <Nina Myers> Almost by definition, nesspah?
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  Domdaniel: <Alpha> You're welcome to your opinions. There might be technical issues with the 3rd category listed, as User: diceman does not seem to have any game collections.
Dec-29-11  AlphaMale: Well, that only goes to show how high his standards are. Who was it, when asked about his best game, rejoined that he hadn't yet played it. That's the spirit I like. However good diceman is, he can get better, he will get better!
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  kevin86: In certain parts of the world,if diceman won that many awards,someone would "roll" him. lol
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