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Christopher G Ward vs Jasper Tambini
British Championship (2013), Torquay ENG, rd 9, Aug-06
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  0-1

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Aug-07-13  JimNorCal: Ouch!
I bet poor GM Ward missed 36. ... Ra1+.
If KxR, Qa6+ and it's over.

A good Tuesday puzzle?

Aug-08-13
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  kingscrusher: Blimey indeed! - GN Scalp from someone rated under 2000!
Aug-08-13  EvanTheTerrible: Very nice job Mr. Tambini.
Aug-08-13  notyetagm: C Ward vs J Tambini, 2013


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36 ♕b2-c1?? <left behind: a2-sq, self-block: c1-sq>


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What an atrocious move for a GM to make! The <BLUNDER> 36 ♕b2-c1?? not only <LEAVES BEHIND> the critcal <LOOSE SQUARE NEAR THE ENEMY KING> a2-sq but by occupying a square <ADJACENT> to the White b1-king, it <SELF-BLOCKS> this crucial <FLIGHT SQUARE> of His Majesty.

The punishment is swift and severe.

36 ... ♖a8-a1+! <decoy for tempo>


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(VARIATION)
37 ♔b1x♖a1 ♕c4-a6+ <mating>


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38 ♔a1-b1 ♕a6-a2# <self-block: c1-sq>


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<JimNorCal: Ouch!
I bet poor GM Ward missed 36. ... Ra1+. If KxR, Qa6+ and it's over.

A good Tuesday puzzle?>

Yes, Monday even. :-)

Aug-08-13  notyetagm: C Ward vs J Tambini, 2013

Game Collection: DECOYS => TEMPO => LOOSE SQUARE NEAR ENEMY KING 36 ... Ra8-a1+! decoy to bring Black c4-queen into contact with loose a2-sq near White b1-king with tempo

Aug-08-13  notyetagm: C Ward vs J Tambini, 2013

Game Collection: LEFT BEHIND (DRAWBACK CHESS -- M. ASHLEY) 36 Qb2-c1?? leaves behind a2-sq for rook decoy 36 ... Ra8-a1+!

Aug-08-13  The Last Straw: Woah! GM Chris Ward loses 9.2 rating points from this game.
Aug-08-13  notyetagm: <The Last Straw: Woah! GM Chris Ward loses 9.2 rating points from this game.>

Deserves to for playing 36 ♕b2-c1??.

:-)

Aug-08-13
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  OhioChessFan: Even worse than the blunder at move 36 is the pointless spite checks at the end.
Aug-09-13
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzFN...

Aug-09-13  ughaibu: Tambini might have been remembering this J Tambini vs V Jones, 2010
Aug-09-13  goodevans: <OhioChessFan: Even worse than the blunder at move 36 is the pointless spite checks at the end.>

Why not give your opponent the chance to go wrong? For example <42...Kh6??> loses to the rather remarkable 43.Qc6+! Qxc6; 44.Nf7+ Kh5; 45.Bg4+ Kxg4; 46.Ne5+.

Aug-09-13
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  kingscrusher: <goodevans> Oh my word!!! I did not notice that possibility when annotating this game. May I use your note for another small video please ?!
Aug-09-13  pawn to QB4: I played Tambini in a county match a few months ago. Great to see this success: he impressed me as one of the nice guys.
Aug-09-13
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  OhioChessFan: <goodevans> great line, I sure didn't see it, White is better, but after 46..Kf5 47. Nxc6 Bd6, I'm not persuaded it's winning. I like a GM's chances against a 2000 though.


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Black also has the simple 42...Kxf5.

Aug-09-13
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  HeMateMe: Nice tactical romp.
Aug-09-13  goodevans: <kingscrusher> Of course. Please be my guest.
Aug-09-13  DrAttitude: HIP HIP HURRAY! HIP HIP HURRAY!! Class A player defeats a GM and a former British Champion in a classical game. The game is exciting and complex. Each side goes for fierce attacks with great tactics!
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