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Sargis Sargissyan vs Read Samadov
"Black and White and Read ALL Over" (game of the day Oct-24-2020)
European Championship (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 5, Mar-21
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A15)  ·  1-0

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Oct-24-20
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  Phony Benoni: Depending on the various influences in your life, this may be a newspaper, a chocolate sundae with ketchup, an embarrassed zebra, or a sunburned domino.

Or maybe 42 dozen other things.

Oct-24-20
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Long, steady buildup to the final attack. Steinitz would have approved. One key point consists of 17.Ne4. Could Black have taken the e5 pawn? Perhaps not. It appears the Queen is in trouble after 17...Nxe5; 18.Nxe5,Qxe5; 19.Bf4,Qh5; 20.Bf3.
Oct-24-20
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  OhioChessFan: Why is ALL capitalized?
Oct-24-20  Brenin: Or an ardently Marxist giant panda? I don't think the e5 pawn can be taken: 17 ... Nxe5 18 Nxe5 Qxe5 19 Bf4 Qh5 20 Bf3 followed by 21 Bg4 nets the Q, while 19 ... Qf5 allows 20 Bd6, winning a piece.
Oct-24-20  Ironmanth: Good game, great build-up by White! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe out there.
Oct-24-20  Brenin: 44 Be4 looks good enough to win, but wouldn't 44 Qh2+ Kg7 45 Kg2, with the threat of 46 Rh1 and 47 Qh8, be even more decisive? Black can create an escape route for his K, via f8 and e7, by moving the R on e7 and then playing Nd7, but I think he still gets mated after Bxd7.
Oct-24-20  goodevans: <Brenin: 44 Be4 looks good enough to win, but wouldn't 44 Qh2+ Kg7 45 Kg2, with the threat of 46 Rh1 and 47 Qh8, be even more decisive?>

Or 44.Qh2+ Kg7 45.Be4. How does black avoid mate on h6 after the trade on f5?

Maybe that's what white had in mind when he played 44.Be4 and he just got the move order wrong otherwise 44.Be4 is difficult to understand, driving the N to where he wants to go.

Another idea would be <44.Ke2> with the idea 44...Ng7 45.Rh1+ Nh5 46.Rxh5+ gxh5 47.Qh2 and once again the K is a sitting duck (although I still prefer the immediate 44.Qh2+).

44.Be4 isn't the only move with this piece that I found hard to understand. Wouldn't <33.Bf3> rather than 33.Bh3 have moved things along quicker? Keeping the h-file open and focusing on h5 seem much more intuitive.

I guess that after black had traded away his B with 31...Bxg5 his position was always going to be hard to defend and that white could afford to make a few suboptimal moves and still prevail.

Oct-24-20
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  ChessCoachClark: The 'Outpost Queen' is a real cutie as well as the final tactic, which will be a contemporary demonstration to my students of a Double Attack which is not a Fork. I'm motivated to make a game collection of more such games, now. :-) Thanks CG! Be well, be safe everyone.
Oct-24-20  dhotts: <OhioChessFan> My guess for "ALL" being capitalized is the way white maneuvers his pieces until he takes away ALL Black knights options, at which point Black's position collapses. Tieing up two knights is not an easy task. White's e5 outpost was the thorn in Black's middle that White exploited ever so slowly.
Oct-24-20  Brenin: I'm trying to see where Black went wrong, and what he could have done better. After the Q-side and centre were locked down by move 15, he was reduced to shuffling his pieces around behind the pawns, waiting until White was ready to strike with g4. Was the crucial mistake 40 ... Qb8, allowing 41 Bc6, which more or less forces 41 ... Nf8, blocking the back rank communication between Black's Q and R and his K's escape? Or was he already lost by then?
Oct-24-20  newzild: This is a really terrible game by Black. First he allows the Q-side to be blocked - which is where he should be seeking counterplay - then he allows White an unopposed light-squared bishop.

Strategically, it was all over by move 18.

White had all the time in the world to build up his attack, and there was nothing Black could do.

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