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Ray Robson vs John Daniel Bryant
US Chess Championship (2013), St Louis, MO USA, rd 2, May-04
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45)  ·  0-1



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May-04-13  The Last Straw: White threw away a winning game with 37.♖b8??. There were many ways to win, the strongest being 37. ♔g1 gxh2+ 38. ♔xh2 ♖e2+ 39. ♔g1 ♖xb2 40. ♘xb2 ♗xe5 41. ♘d3 ♗d6 42. b5 ♔h8 43. b6 ♖g8+ 44. ♔f1 h4 45. ♘f2 ♘g3+ 46. ♔g2 ♘f5+ 47. ♔f3 ♘d4+ 48. ♔e3 ♗g3 49. ♗a4 ♘f5+ 50. ♔e4 ♘d6+ 51. ♖xd6 ♗xd6 52. ♗d7 ♗g3 53. ♘d3 ♗xc7 54. bxc7.
May-05-13  luzhin: I would rather pay credit to the desperate ingenuity of Black's attack, which had some beautiful geometric points: for example, if 47.Kd5 Qf3+ 48.Ke6 Qf7 mate!
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  SteinitzLives: If Bryant loses every other game in this tourney or performs badly, he will always have this game to show, and what a game!

Black played the Scotch in the style of 100+ years ago and his deft knight maneuvers would have made Chigorin proud. The long well sustained and threatening attack, though imperfect, was a joy to analyse, satisfying and entertaining throughout!

Thank you Mr. Bryant, you made the gallery glow with joy at this game!

May-05-13  iking: Ray was almost dominated in every angle .... he let Bryant execute the mating attack willfully.
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  kingscrusher: Ouch !!
Feb-26-17  chesschocolate: nice game

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