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Erwin L'Ami vs Loek van Wely
"CaL'amity Strikes!" (game of the day Apr-07-2020)
Dutch Championship (2017), Amsterdam NED, rd 2, Jun-27
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Variation (B45)  ·  1-0

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Jul-04-17  optimuswise: Awesome game! Nice windmills with discovered checks!
Nov-16-18
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  areknames: Loek, I'm not really your friend.
Apr-06-20
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  al wazir: White could also have won with 41. Bf7+ and then push the c-♙. The ♕ eventually has to move. For example, 41. Bf7+ Kh8/Kf8 42. c6 a5 43. c7 Qxc7 44. e7.
Apr-06-20  CaliWest: After 27. Rd8, I can see why black can't play 27...Rexd8 (28. Nxd8+ Kh8 29. Rf8#), but why not 27...Rbxd8?
Apr-06-20
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  jith1207: If 27..Rbxd8, White continues the Windmill to take both Rooks

28.Nxd8+ Kh8 29.Nf7+ Kg8 30.Nd6+ Kh8 31.Nxe8 Qe7 32.Nc7

And, Queen can't win the Knight as well due to Rf8# threat

32..h5 33.Ne6

White has a favorable end game.

Apr-06-20  CaliWest: thx jith. wow, then 27. Rd8 is a stunner I would have never found OTB
Apr-06-20  7he5haman: <al wazir: White could also have won with 41. Bf7+ and then push the c-♙.>

Yup. Pretty sure the immediate 41.c6 also wins.

Apr-06-20
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  jith1207: < wow, then 27. Rd8 is a stunner I would have never found OTB >

Easy for me. I'd have never put myself in that wonderful position on board to have to find such brilliance... ;)

Apr-06-20  goodevans: <tpstar: A Dutch windmill - how fitting.>

Very good. Would have made a better pun IMHO.

Apr-06-20
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  paavoh: A good find, thanks for letting us know about this game.
Apr-06-20  goodevans: After 30...Qxe8, black's problem was that white was able to get in <31.e5> and <32.e6> immediately. Without that a draw may well have been achievable despite white's material advantage.
Apr-06-20  RandomVisitor: After 6...Nf6 white might already have an advantage...


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Stockfish_20040215_x64_modern:

<49/77 2:14:44 +0.61 7.Qd2 a6 8.Be2 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Bd7 10.0-0-0> Qc7 11.Kb1 Rc8 12.f3 h5 13.Qd2 b5 14.a3 Bc6 15.Bf4 Rd8 16.Bd3 Be7 17.Rhe1 Nd7 18.Bg5 e5 19.Bxe7 Kxe7 20.g3 Kf8 21.f4 Rh6 22.h3 Nf6 23.Bf1 Nd7 24.Be2 Qb6 25.Nd5 Bxd5 26.Qxd5 Kg8

Apr-06-20
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  WorstPlayerEver: <RandomVisitor>

I see what you did there; you switched from 7. f3 to 7. Qd2

But in both cases Black has 7... Be7 afaiac. If White plays subsequently 8. Qd2 or 8. f3 then Black plays 8... 0-0

So 7. Qd2 Be7 8. f3 0-0 that's the idea:


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Apr-07-20  scormus: Calamity strikes, again
Apr-07-20
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  jith1207: L O L
Apr-07-20
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  OhioChessFan:  
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Apr-07-20  catlover: Oops.
Apr-07-20  RandomVisitor: <WorstPlayerEver>Ok, on that continuation the machine also finds good play for white, seen in the high positive score below. In some openings the best that white achieves is equality...


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Stockfish_20040215_x64_modern:

<38/59 08:08 +0.69 9.g4 Nxd4 10.Bxd4> a6 11.h4 b5 12.0-0-0 e5 13.Be3 b4 14.Na4 Be6 15.g5 Nd7 16.b3 Nc5 17.Nxc5 dxc5 18.Qxd8 Raxd8 19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.h5 Kf8 21.h6 a5 22.hxg7+ Kxg7 23.Bb5 Rb8 24.Bd3 Rc8 25.Ba6 Ra8 26.Bc4 Bxc4 27.bxc4 Rc8 28.Rh6 a4

38/60 08:08 +0.48 9.0-0-0 a6 10.g4 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Nd7 12.f4 b5 13.g5 Rb8 14.a3 Qa5 15.Bd2 Qb6 16.Qxb6 Nxb6 17.h4 Bd7 18.Be3 Rfc8 19.f5 Nc4 20.Bf4 Rb6 21.Bxc4 Rxc4 22.f6 Bf8 23.Rd3 a5 24.b3 Rc7 25.Rhd1 b4 26.axb4 axb4 27.Na2 e5 28.Bxe5 dxe5

Apr-07-20  ajile: <jith1207: < wow, then 27. Rd8 is a stunner I would have never found OTB > Easy for me. I'd have never put myself in that wonderful position on board to have to find such brilliance... ;)>

How do you know? Maybe you DID have it but didn't see it per your point. :o)

Apr-07-20
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  eternaloptimist: L’ami did a good job of attacking the weak f♙! He also implemented the see-saw (windmill) check tactic very well...an entertaining game! Here is another example of the saw-saw check.: M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953
Apr-07-20  RandomVisitor: <WorstPlayerEver>Stockfish likes the position after 7. Qd2 Be7 8. f3 0-0 for white, for example, after 7. Qd2 Be7


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Stockfish_20040215_x64_modern:

<51/77 1:25:45 +0.78 8.f3 0-0 9.0-0-0> d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 exd5 12.Kb1 Re8 13.h4 Bd7 14.Nb3 Qc7 15.Bb5 a6 16.Bxc6 bxc6 17.Nc5 Bxc5 18.Bxc5 Qg3 19.Bf2 Qd6 20.h5 h6 21.Rhg1 Rab8 22.b3 Qb4 23.Qxb4 Rxb4 24.Bd4 Rbb8 25.g4 f6 26.a3 a5 27.a4 c5

Apr-07-20
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  jith1207: <How do you know? Maybe you DID have it but didn't see it per your point. :o)>

That's exactly how, I'm sure.

Apr-08-20  Ironmanth: Dutch brilliancy! Bravo, Erwin L'Ami!
Apr-08-20
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  WorstPlayerEver: <RandomVisitor> It's theory, maybe we should pick up further analysis under this game:

L Mkrtchian vs T Chistiakova, 2006

Apr-08-20  RandomVisitor: <WorstPlayerEver>Stockfish likes the position after 7. Qd2 Be7 8. f3 0-0 for white, for example, after 7. Qd2 Be7


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Stockfish_20040215_x64_modern:

<60/96 22:01:32 +0.54 8.f3 0-0 9.0-0-0 d5 10.Be2 Re8 11.g4> dxe4 12.Nxc6 Qxd2+ 13.Bxd2 bxc6 14.fxe4 e5 15.g5 Nd7 16.h4 Nc5 17.Be1 Ne6 18.Bg3 Nf4 19.Bf3 Be6 20.Bxf4 exf4 21.Ne2 Bc5 22.Kb1 Be3 23.Nd4 Rac8 24.Nxe6 fxe6 25.Rd7 Rcd8 26.Rhd1 Rxd7 27.Rxd7 Bb6

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