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Baadur Jobava vs Nigel Short
"Beware the Joba Rook, My Son!" (game of the day Nov-12-2019)
Xtracon Chess Open (2017), Elsinore, rd 8, Jul-28
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0

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Jul-29-17  Sacsacmate: spectacular game! Good to see Jobava did not squander it...
Jul-29-17
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  tamar: Nigel let the spectators see to the finish.

The rook tour was special Rh1-f1-d1-d4-f4-b4-b7-e7-e8+

Jul-30-17  luzhin: Yes,spectacular. Although Jobava could have wound things up beautifully earlier with 34.Re7!! Nxe7 35.fxe7 f5 36.Qe5 Qf7 37.e8=Q+!! Rxe8 38.c6 and there is no good defence to Rb7. However these computer lines are not obvious to the human eye--not even Jobava's!
Aug-02-17  paavoh: This needs to be a GOTD.
Aug-02-17  ChessHigherCat: <luzhin: Yes,spectacular. Although Jobava could have wound things up beautifully earlier with 34.Re7!! Nxe7 35.fxe7 f5 36.Qe5 Qf7 37.e8=Q+!! Rxe8 38.c6 and there is no good defence to Rb7.>

I'm sure Short was expecting Re7,, that's why he played 33. Kg8: 1) if 34. Re7 Qd1 the K on g8 protects against Rxf7, and 2) if 34. Re7 Nxe7 35.fxe7 36. Qe5+ would be fatal if the king were on h8.

Aug-02-17  luzhin: ChessHigherCat, after 34.Re7 Qd8 the Kg8 is no defence against Rxf7: White plays 35.Rxf7! Kxf7 36.Rb7+ Kg8 37.f7+ and it's mate in 3.
Aug-02-17  ChessHigherCat: <luzhin> Thanks for the analysis. The defense doesn't work but I was trying to figure out why Short played Kg8, then I saw the threat(s) of Re7 (and eventually Qe5+) and thought he probably had that in mind when he moved the king.
Nov-12-19
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  Phony Benoni: Oh, my goodness. What have I started?
Nov-12-19
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  Annie K.: <Phony> you created a monster! A Jabberwock, to be specific. :D

Besides, I figure it may be a bit early for Christmas Caroling, but it's never too early for some Lewis Carrolling... ;p

Nov-12-19
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Phony Benoni>, you have started Jabberwocky Week at Chessgames.
Nov-12-19
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  al wazir: After 37. R7xb3 Na5 38. Rb8 Nc6 39. Rxa8 Rxa8 40. Rb7 Rc8, black has no play. White can bring his ♔ up (via white squares, f1-e2-d1-c2-b3-a4-b5-a6) to administer the coup de grace, Rc7.
Nov-12-19  Stale.Mate: A work of art by Joba.
Nov-12-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Best Jabberwocky pun so far, in my opinion, because of its fit to a cool game!
Nov-12-19  spingo: <Cheapo by the Dozen: Best Jabberwocky pun so far, in my opinion, because of its fit to a cool game!>

Very tedious. Let us have the courage to abandon Jabberwocky week and move on.

Nov-12-19  goodevans: <spingo> I couldn't disagree more.

Hoping for something special when we get to 'The frumious Bandersnatch'.

Nov-12-19
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  WorstPlayerEver: 23... e5 obviously you don't want a B at d6


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Funny would be 23... e5 24. cxb6 exf4 25. gxf4 Qf3=


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Nov-12-19  faulty: it is the pity the final move was not f8-rook-mate

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