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Lela Javakhishvili vs Romain Edouard
"Girl's Knight Out" (game of the day Jul-15-2015)
Tradewise Gibraltar (2015), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 10, Feb-05
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central. Greco Variation (D20)  ·  0-1



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Feb-06-15  luzhin: Not surprising this won the best game prize at Gibraltar. Among other spectacular variations there was 23.Kf4 Ng6+ 24.Kxf5 Qf6+ 25.Kg4 Qh4+ 26.Kf5 Be4 mate! I nominate this for Game of the Day, under the title No Way To Treat A Lady.
Feb-06-15  SirRuthless: Good game. This defense should be called the QGA; Nakamura system-Edouard line.
Feb-07-15  morfishine: Perhaps <13.Bc3> is more solid
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  FSR: I never saw this line for Black (6...a6 7.Nxb5 axb5) before. ChessBase online has 15 games with it, all but three of which were played since March 2014.
Feb-13-15  Nerwal: A new line indeed, but this concept had already been tried in similar positions :

Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002

Aronian vs McShane, 2012

Feb-13-15  nummerzwei: <Nerwal>: Indeed. I've even started a game collection on this type of sacrifice a while ago.

Game Collection: Slav Defence: Exchange Grab on a8

It's still rather slim, but it has three further examples other than those you mentioned.

Jul-15-15  mruknowwho: This is entertaining. I love games with strange, unpredictable moves.
Jul-15-15  dunican: So could someone explain, in general terms, what's the point of this exchange line? It seems so counter-intuitive, especially with not taking 9..Bxe4.
Jul-15-15  leow: I also wonder why not 9..Bxe4 I smell a rat but can't see it
Jul-15-15  nullmove: 16. Nf4 was the careless move, ceding control of d4. Required was 16. Bxb4 first.
Jul-15-15  goodevans: <nullmove: 16. Nf4 was the careless move, ceding control of d4. Required was 16. Bxb4 first.>

... except that that falls foul of <...fxe4>. white was in a bind and <16.Nf4> was an attempt to make some room.

Jul-15-15  LivBlockade: Here's another game in this line: B Adhiban vs Nakamura, 2015
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  kevin86: Black wins the queen...and the game!
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  Sneaky: Woah! I never knew that 7.Nxb5 was even possible!

Oh no, this means there's one more opening variation I have to know about. Based only by this game, learning how to play the White side of this doesn't look like a whole lot of fun.

Curse these players coming up with new ideas.

Nov-12-16  MariusDaniel: Very nice game!
Mar-02-19  devere: It seems that the problem should be for Black's 20th move, not White's.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Agree with <devere>. At least have an excuse for not coming even remotely close to solving this one.
Mar-02-19  NBZ: I treated it as a defence puzzle. 20. gxf3 Rxf3+ was just too scary to contemplate, so I settled for 20. Nxf8 planning to meet 20. ... fxg2 with 21. Rg1.
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  al wazir: You don't often see positions like that outside of correspondence matches. I didn't even try to solve it. As it was misstated, I'm glad I didn't waste my time.

But what a brawl!

Mar-02-19  devere: < NBZ: I treated it as a defence puzzle. 20. gxf3 Rxf3+ was just too scary to contemplate, so I settled for 20. Nxf8 planning to meet c with 21. Rg1>

According to SF 20. Nxf8 is indeed best, but after 20. ... fxg2 21.Re1 is essential, so as to allow for ...Qf6+ 22.Kg1. After 21.Re1 White has a very difficult position to try to hold, so this is not really a good defence puzzle.

Mar-02-19  scormus: my first reaction when I saw W to play was, how on earth is W supposed to win from here?

Then I noticed she didn't. Is there a missed win, or even a draw? I wondered about 20 gxf3 but didn't like the look of ... Rxf3+. So I thought the same as <NBZ> 20 Nxf8 is the only playable move. Even so, it's a mess

Mar-02-19  Whitehat1963: WOW! It must be Sunday. Where’s Meet the Press?
Mar-02-19  Pawn Slayer: Great. Spent an hour looking for the missed win for white, but could find nothing better than Nxf8 with some drawing chances in a clearly inferior position. Then I found that there wasn't a missed win, so the puzzle was a bit misleading.
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  drollere: Nxf8. wins the exchange, removes the threat of discovered check, simplifies the position. that's a threefer.
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  whiteshark: <Pawn Slayer: .. so the puzzle was a bit misleading.> That's a bit understated.

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