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Kayden W Troff vs Samuel Sevian
US Championship (2015), St Louis, MO USA, rd 6, Apr-07
English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Variation (A34)  ·  0-1



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Apr-07-15  Marmot PFL: Good technique by the 14 yr old. Two wins and three draws after a first round loss.
Apr-07-15  Conrad93: Kayden deserved to win this. I wish someone would just absolutely crush this kid.

Tired of hearing how he's the next big thing after his lucky win against So.

Apr-07-15  Marmot PFL: Deserved to win?
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  HeMateMe: interesting finish. Nice endgame technique.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Sevian faces Nakamura tomorrow. Should prove a good measure of how far the 14 year old has come and how far he has to go. In this game White played an interesting swap for the Exchange for two pawns, but I don't understand why he didn't play either 27.Be4 preventing ...Qf5 or 27.d4, sacrificing the less-valuable f-pawn after 27...Qf5; 28.Rb3,Bxe2; 29.Rxe2,Qxf4; 30.d5.
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  maturner: This kid is really quite good.
Apr-08-15  ChessMan94: <Conrad93> Sam plays Naka today so a crush is possible.
Feb-13-16  JustMe25: Wait..i have a question...why did Troff's pawn promote into a knight not a queen?
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  paulalbert: If promotion to Q, Ra8 is mate. Promotion to N is check to black K, so Ra8 cannot be played, but Kf6 forces win anyway, since Kf8 is mate by Ra8 again or any N move loses N. A GM like Troff surely saw all this, but probably played the N promotion instead of resigning immediately because he has a good sense of humor.

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