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Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Evgeny Najer
"On Blitzin'" (game of the day Dec-24-2014)
World Blitz Championship (2014) (blitz), Dubai UAE, rd 11, Jun-19
Hungarian Opening: Slav Formation (A00)  ·  1-0

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Dec-24-14
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  Gilmoy: As he sped out of sight!
Dec-24-14
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  Phony Benoni: Horrible pun. They should have done something with Whit's name, like ... er, ... uh...

Great pun. Great pun.

A typical blitz game. White doesn't bother with opening finesses or positional niceties, but simply directs play into unknown channels and counts on being more tactically aware in crunch time.

I do wonder if 24.Re6 was the culmination of a deep combination or a lucky accident.

Dec-24-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: White was ahead in material even before Re6, not to mention having a rather strong initiative, so it doesn't have to have been planned.
Dec-24-14  morfishine: <Phony Benoni> Pretty darn good game, especially for Blitz
Dec-24-14  Conrad93: There must be some pun potential behind the name "Rustam."
Dec-24-14
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  Penguincw: 19.Bxh6, and the pieces start turning into Pac Man; ignoring the opponent's threats and just taking what's in the way. Is there a name for that in chess?

Anyway, I gotta give it to the players for being able to calculate that fast, as at the end of it, white had a rook and 3 pawns vs. knight and bishop (which is somewhat equal), but soon after, it was a knight and 3 pawns vs. a bishop, which is an easy win.

P.S. <PB>, in case you haven't noticed, you made an error in the pun when entering it in your game collection. Also, December 22nd is listed twice. :)

Dec-24-14  Lighthorse: <Penguincw: 19.Bxh6, and the pieces start turning into Pac Man; ignoring the opponent's threats and just taking what's in the way. Is there a name for that in chess?>

I think you can use the term "Liquidation." I've also seen in some old chess books "when the smoke cleared."

Dec-24-14
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  playground player: "Good Rustam, merry gentleman, let nothing you dismay..." ?

"Najer here nor there..."?

Sorry: don't do puns, as a rule.

Dec-24-14
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  Domdaniel: The end draws Najer as the flames grow hajer on the sacrificial pajer.
Dec-24-14  waustad: The pun would work better if the player had been Jan Hein Donner.
Dec-24-14
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  Domdaniel: Rustam Never Sleeps.
Dec-24-14
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  Gilmoy: <Penguincw: ... the pieces start turning into Pac Man; ignoring the opponent's threats and just taking ... Is there a name for that in chess?>

I invent my own terminology when none exists. I call that a capture-chain. It's the transitive closure of mutual threat :)

c.f. Beliavsky vs P Popovic, 1982 (reply 48)

Dec-25-14
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  Domdaniel: < ignoring the opponent's threats and just taking ... Is there a name for that in chess?> It could be called 'Excelsior' -- though that name is more usually applied to a series of pawn captures where each player goes his own way and the pawns end up promoting -- cf moves 15-20 in G McCarthy vs M Kennefick, 1977.
Dec-26-14
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  kevin86: A sacrifice partie! At blitz speed!
Dec-26-14  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4 Pro w32:

17...Bg4 18.f3 Bf5 19.Nh5 Kh8 20.Qc2 Ng6 21.Rab1 Bxe4 22.fxe4 Ra8 23.Rf1 f6 24.Qd1 Rfc8 25.Rf5 Nce5 26.Qe2 Re8 27.Nf4 a4 28.Nd5 Ne7 29.Nxe7 Qxe7 = (-0.11) Depth: 22/52 00:06:13 193mN

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