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Boris Savchenko vs Vassily Ivanchuk
"Child's Play" (game of the day Jul-17-2017)
Turkish Super League (2016), Izmir, Jun-01
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  0-1



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  offramp: A very good game! The pun is based on the notorious 1988 film <Child's Play>, a film which has been blamed for two separate child murders and two serious assaults on children, mainly, for some reason, in the UK.
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  ChessHigherCat: Chucky chose Ne4 instead of the royal fork Ng4 because the black queen is en prise at the end of the variation. With 32. Ne4 Qxe4 is forced, 33. Qxe4 Rxd2 34. Qxe3+ and white still has chances of a relatively quick and painless death.

I don't get the pun, since Savchenko is 31 yrs old. "Izmir child's play" would be okay (Izmir, the ancient city of Smiirna, is pronounced "is mere")

Jul-17-17  plumbst: <al wazir> No perpetual since f8 is guarded. 33.Qxe4 Qxh2 is an easy win anyway.
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  al wazir: <plumbst: No perpetual since f8 is guarded. 33.Qxe4 Qxh2 is an easy win anyway.> Yeah, I realized that and deleted my post before seeing yours. Sorry.
Jul-17-17  AlicesKnight: Nice - all those pieces vying for the action across the centre and no pesky pawns in the way .....
Jul-17-17  siggemannen: Child's play was the name of the movie with the murder doll Chucky, which also serves as Ivanchuk's nickname
Jul-17-17  optimal play: "Child's Play"

It's only a game...

Jul-17-17  Ironmanth: Amazing game! Y'all have a great summer. Keep playing well.
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  catlover: Stockfish gives 30. Qxc5 as leading to a perpetual check: 30. Qxc5 Qh1+ 31. Kf2 Qxh2+ 32. Kf1 Qh3+ 33. Kg1 Qg3+
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  kevin86: The queen must take, then it's over.
Jul-17-17  RandomVisitor: After 17.Bg5! (not 17...f6? 18.Ne3!)

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Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <10 minutes computer time>

<+0.93 17...Ree8 18.Bh4> h6 19.Bg3 Nf4 20.Re3 Bc5 21.Ncxe5 Nxe5 22.Rxe5 Rxe5 23.Bxf4 Re1+ 24.Nxe1 Qxf4 25.d4 Bd6 26.Qh5 Re8 27.Nd3 Qf6 28.Re1 Rxe1+ 29.Nxe1 b5 30.Nc2 Bf4 31.Qg4 Kf8 32.Ne3 g5 33.Qd7 Qe7 34.Qxe7+ Kxe7 35.g3 Bxe3 36.fxe3 Be4 37.Kf2 a5 38.Bd1 f5 39.Bf3 b4 40.Bxe4 fxe4 41.cxb4 axb4 42.h4 Ke6 43.hxg5

Jul-17-17  RandomVisitor: After 26...R8d5! black lines up a favorable queen vs. two rook ending:

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Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <8 minutes computer time>

<-1.65/43 27.Bxd5 Rxd5 28.Bxf6 Rxe5 29.Bxe5 Qc5+ 30.Nd4 Qxc3 31.Ne6 Bc5+ 32.Nxc5 Qxc5+ 33.Kh1 b4> 34.Re2 b3 35.h3 Bc8 36.Bb2 Bf5 37.Rd2 Qe3 38.Rad1 Be6 39.Rd4 Qf2 40.R1d2 Qe1+ 41.Kh2 Qe5+ 42.f4 Qxa5 43.Re2 Qb6 44.Re3 f6 45.Rdd3 Kf7 46.f5 Bd5 47.Rd4 Qc7+ 48.Kh1 Qb7 49.Rg4 Qb6 50.Rd4 a5 51.Rg3 Qb5 52.Kh2 a4 53.Rdg4 Qe2 54.Ba3 Qe5 55.Rxa4 b2

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