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Sarasadat Khademalsharieh vs Valentina Gunina
"Que Sara Sara" (game of the day Jul-13-2020)
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tehran (2016), Tehran IRI, rd 7, Feb-18
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10)  ·  1-0



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Feb-18-16  Mehem:

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What a sad surprise! Not 62.g4+ Ke4= but 62.Qxh5!+. And if 62... Bxh5 then 63.Rf8+

Feb-18-16  The17thPawn: Gunina seemed to spurn exchanges in this effort but the home town girl made her pay.
Feb-19-16  alphamaster: It was rather a SarasadAD surprise.
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  Honza Cervenka: 60...Kg5 was a grave mistake. 60...Ke7 was necessary. Anyway, nobody can say that girls cannot play sharp and exciting fighting chess. This was a great fight from both sides.
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  HeMateMe: yikes, a slight oversight.

Why doesn't white just play 12. NxN and win a pawn?

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  Honza Cervenka: <HeMateMe> 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.Bxe4 Rc8 14.Qe2 (14.Qd3? f5 15.Bf3 Nc4 is bad for white) 14...Qb6 (Also 14...Nc6 with idea 15.Nf3 f5 16.Bd3 Qa5+ 17.Kf1 Nb4 is possible.) 15.Nf3 Bb5 forces white to return a Pawn after 16.Bd3 Bxd3 17.Qxd3 Qxb2 18.0-0 0-0 with equal game. 12.Nge2 looks more promising here, if white wants to play for more than draw.
Jan-30-19  sakredkow: I too was wondering why not 12. NxN so I came here and was glad to see someone else wondering.

Digging a little further it turns out Navara accepted the sacked pawn but with 12. BxN against Najer a couple of months later (not in CG database):

Navara,David (2730) - Najer,Evgeniy (2674) [D10] CZE-chT 1516 Czech Republic (11.1), 17.04.2016 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 Bg4 7.Qb3 Na5 8.Qa4+ Bd7 9.Qc2 e6 10.Bd3 Be7 11.h3 Ne4 12.Bxe4 dxe4 13.Nxe4 Rc8 14.Nc3 b5 15.a3 Nc4 16.Nge2 a5 17.Qb3 0-0 18.e4 b4 19.axb4 axb4 20.Na4 e5 21.dxe5 Bb5 22.0-0 Nd2 23.Bxd2 Bxe2 24.Be3 Bxf1 25.Rxf1 Rc6 26.Qd5 Qc7 27.b3 Rd8 28.Qb5 Rb8 29.Qd5 Rd8 30.Qb5 Rb8 ½-½

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  Phony Benoni: <"Que sera, sera,
Whatever will be, will bem
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera,
What will be, will be.">

Not a very inspiring song for a chess player.

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  al wazir: 49...Qf4+ would have been better:

50. Kg1 (50. Kh1 Qc1+) Qc1+ 51. Kf2 (51. Qf1 Qc5+) Qf4+ 52. Qf3 Qd4+ 53. Qe3 Qxb2+.

I think black can keep checking perpetually.

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  jith1207: The song is Cue for her opponents to sing in praise of the future women's world champ and their own fate as "what will be, will be".
Jul-13-20  newzild: <<Mehem:>

What a sad surprise! Not 62.g4+ Ke4= but 62.Qxh5!+. And if 62... Bxh5 then 63.Rf8+>>

After 62. g4+, I think 62...Ke5 looks stronger than 62...Ke4 because of 63. gh Bd4#

Jul-13-20  Brenin: "Che sara sara" was the motto of the Earls of Bedford. It appears in Marlowe's Dr Faustus, rather earlier than the Doris Day song.
Jul-13-20  Ironmanth: Wonderful game of intense maneuvering! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all please stay safe out there in the world today!
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  AylerKupp: Years ago in California a winery, Preston, bottled a wine made of a blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah grapes. They naturally named it "Syrah Sirah". I thought that they had missed a great opportunity by not naming it either "Chez (home) Syrah Sirah" or "Chais (wine storeroom) Syrah Sirah"

Oh, what a career in marketing, or at least wine marketing, I could have had!

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