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Gregory Kaidanov vs Conrad Holt
US Chess Championship (2013), St Louis, MO USA, rd 2, May-04
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. General (A11)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-04-13  Shams: Great position after <37.Rgg5>:

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I look at a position like this and the last thing I want to know is how the engines evaluate it.

May-04-13  superstoned: <Shams> Yes i agree, great position. Kind of a rare bird material-wise. Seems like Black is ahead but I think I prefer White.
May-04-13  Boomie: Yaz called that position "The March of the Penguins". Heh.
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  SteinitzLives: What a weird but intriguing game! The various kinds of material imbalance that occurred through the game make ones' head spin.

I am sure white had the better of it, but who can ever train to play, much less excel at such crazy positions?

Give black, the much less experienced player, credit for defensive tenacity in the face of some scary and bizarre looking scenarios.

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  FSR: <SteinitzLives> Yes, quite an amazing game.
May-06-13  DrAttitude: Reminds me of Fischer Random Chess.
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  GrahamClayton: Insane game! What is Black's plan to draw in the final position?

a) continually checking the White King so that White has no time to advance his pawns?, or b) sacrifice one Knight for two of the three passed pawns?

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