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Pavel Blatny vs John L Watson
Las Vegas Open (1998), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 4
Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Westerinen Attack (B40)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: Here it comes to teaching <mind over matter>.
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  perfidious: Good to see this remarkable sacrificial orgy uncovered.
May-26-14  zanzibar: A little spoiled by White missing a M2:

(After 23...Qh7)

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24.Qd7+! Nxd7 25.Nc6#

A beautiful suffocation mate.

May-26-14  zanzibar: Of course I can't fathom why Black played so many KN moves when he needed to develop.

The most baffling is 9...Nc8, which I don't understand versus 9...Nf5 which it where I thought it going.

The game seems to be mentioned here:

The source, by way of Watson, is given there as Inside Chess (vol. 12:3, March 1999, pp. 36-37)

May-30-17  Moszkowski012273: 13.hxg6... is also quite strong.
Jun-22-18  dunican: This score seems to be cut short of the following sequence:

19. Rxh6 Rf8 20. Ne5 Bxg2 21. Rg6 Bh3 22. g4 Bxg4 23. Rxg4 Qh8 24. Rg8 Qh5+ 25. Kd3

Otherwise Zanzibar's comment doesn't make sense. Of note here is a variation on the mate-in-two theme pointed out by Jiri Vesely:

19. Ne5 Bxg2 20. Rxh6 Be4 21. Rh7 Bxh7 22. Qd7+ Nxd7 23. Nc6#

What a final position that would've been!

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  Sally Simpson: Hi dunican,

Change the PGN Viewer from Olga to pgn4web and then you will see all the moves.

Jun-22-18  dunican: Hi Sally, you are right. Why is that?
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  Check It Out: Yes, why?
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  Sally Simpson: Olga does this a few times, there is bug in there somewhere.
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