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Luke McShane vs Andrei Istratescu
"As You Luke It" (game of the day Jan-28-2014)
London Chess Classic (Group A) (2013) (rapid), London ENG, rd 2, Dec-11
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)  ·  1-0



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  Garech: McShane rocks.


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  whiteshark: Daniel ♔ has annotated this game in his Day 1 highlights video:

start at 09m:06s

Dec-12-13  GlennOliver: Excellent finish.
Dec-12-13  beenthere240: Monday POD.
Dec-12-13  hedgeh0g: Nice finish.
Dec-12-13  weary willy: Monday puzzle 31?
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  Richard Taylor: I said - "Oh he's got mate in 2, and so he did."

Nice finish.

Is this Rapid?

Dec-14-13  awfulhangover: 30.-Rf8 better defence, but not enough to save.
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  Robed.Bishop: Very impressive.
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  perfidious: <Is this Rapid?>

Sure was.

Game type is always noted (if erroneously, at times) below.

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  offramp: Very good; I'd like to buy a book of Luke's best games.
Jan-28-14  MelvinDoucet: when h7 is gone it's usually curtains for black in the french
Jan-28-14  dusk: How about 27... Bxh3 ? Looks very good to me.
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  mike1: dusk: 27..Bxh3 28. gxh3 Rxh3 (Rg6 does not work-Bxg6) 29.R1e5
Jan-28-14  Ferro: "The blind man's buff"
Jan-28-14  Ferro: "La gallinita ciega"
Jan-28-14  MaxPain: can't black just take the queen with the pawn?
Jan-28-14  Rookiepawn: Yes, and then mate in h7.
Jan-28-14  green ink: 27... Bxh3 loses to 28. Rxg7. But 28. h4 was probably a mistake - black could have tried 28... Qf6 (29. Qxf6 gxf6 30. Rxd7 Rxh4 looks bad). Instead 28. Re3 and I can't see any defense against Rg3 followed by Rxg7.
Jan-28-14  MaxPain: Thanks Rookiepawn
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  thegoodanarchist: The finish of this game is a much more appropriate Tuesday puzzle than the one which confronted us today.
Jan-30-14  dusk: <mike1> Thanks for the feedback.

<green ink> I fail to see how 28. Rxg7 wins, can you explain?

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