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Igor A Zaitsev vs NN
"When the Caro Kan't" (game of the day Dec-01-2014)
Simul (1970) (exhibition), ?
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense Reifir-Spielmann Line (B13)  ·  1-0



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Dec-01-14  patcheck: Great finish
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  al wazir: 14...Kd8. Now what?
Dec-01-14  williscreek: If 14... Kd8 15 Qc8+ Rxc8 16 Pxc8 = Q = mate
Dec-01-14  Tim Delaney: 12. Bb5 is an amazing move that Zeitsev must have seen earlier. Whether it is captured or not, White aims to play Qb7.

But maybe Black can swallow his pride and play 12...Rb8? (or better yet, 11...Rb8) In any case white seems to have adequate compensation for the pawn.

Dec-01-14  lost in space: <<williscreek:> If 14... Kd8 15 Qc8+ Rxc8 16 Pxc8 = Q = mate>


Dec-01-14  CustardTart: Doesn't 8 Be3 win a piece?
Dec-01-14  hedgeh0g: <CustardTart> It probably wins a pawn, since I can't see any defence besides 8...e5 9.dxe6 Bc5, but I'm not sure how good it is; Black has a fairly sizeable development advantage for the pawn.
Dec-01-14  TheaN: The last moment black could have held on was with 14....Bxd7! 15.Qxb2 , given that 15.Qa8+? Bc8 . That said, after move 15 black is down a queen for two pieces and a pawn... the resulting position doesn't necessary lead to a very quick white win, but it should be relatively easy because of the a-pawns.
Dec-01-14  morfishine: The Caro CAN

Here, co-inventor Marcus Kann upends Mieses, of all people, in 17 moves:

Mieses vs M Kann, 1885

Final position

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Dec-01-14  rossvassilev: OH that was an awesome mate!
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  kevin86: Caro-Kann opener.
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  al wazir: <williscreek: 14... Kd8 15 Qc8+ Rxc8 16 Pxc8 = Q = mate>.

Duh. Thanks.

Dec-01-14  drleper: Shades of Morphy and the Count. A brilliant piece sacrifice on b5 followed by another piece sac, and then once more with the queen to finally deliver mate with the rook. The bishop g5 was in perfect position for the scene, but the pawn on e7 refused to play along.

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