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Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev vs Roberto Carlos Sanchez Alvarez
Chess Olympiad (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 3, Sep-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Janowski Variation (D31)  ·  1-0

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Aug-31-20  Walter Glattke: A) 18.Nxd5 cxd5 19.Rc1+ Nc5 20.Rxc5+ Kd7 21.Rc7+ Ke8 22.Rxe7+ Kxe7 23.Qh4+ Ke8 24.g4 B) 18.Nxd5 Ne5 19.Nxe7+ Kd7 20.Qxe5 C) 18.Nxd5 Nf4 19.Qxf4 Qb4+ 20.Nxb4 a5 D) 18.Nxd5 Qb4+ 19.Nxb4 Ndf6 E) 18.Nxd5 Qe8 19.Qc7# F) 18.Nxd5 Qe5 19.Nxe5
Aug-31-20  stacase: That took about 5 seconds. When your opponent resigns, always accept it.
Aug-31-20  saturn2: White wins at least Q vs R

18. Nxd5 cxd5 19. Rc1+ Nc5 20. Rxc5+ Kd7 21. Rc7-

Aug-31-20  saturn2: <Walter Glattke ü18.Nxd5 Nf4 19.Qxf4>

19 Nxe7 is check and wins the queen at once and for nothing

Aug-31-20
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  FSR: 17...O-O-O?? was naive.
Aug-31-20
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  agb2002: White can expose the black king and win decisive material with 18.Nxd5 cxd5 (due to Qc7# and Nxe7#) 19.Rc1+ Nc5 20.Rxc5+ Kd7 21.Rc7+ Ke8 (21... Ke6 22.Qe5#) 22.Rxe7+.
Aug-31-20
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  areknames: <17...O-O-O?? was naive.> Yes, something like 17...Nhf6 and Black looks absolutely fine. 18.Nxd5 is a killer.
Aug-31-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Rather coffeehouseish game -- dead even, but White has the practical chances in case Black blunders, as he most emphatically does.
Aug-31-20  Brenin: A classic case of walking into a sucker punch. In this sort of position 0-0-0 is obviously desirable, but here preparatory moves such as Nhf6, Nb6 or Nf8 were needed, giving Black a reasonable position.
Aug-31-20  cocker: Talk about castling into trouble.
Aug-31-20
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  perfidious: Black was apparently lulled to sleep by an opening line which secured him easy equality and forgot to be vigilant for the lightning strike from a clear blue sky.
Aug-31-20  smitha1: It took me far too long. What fascinated me was how the White Queen got to h2...
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  malt: 18.N:d5 cd5 19.Rc1+ Nc5 20.R:c5+ Kd7
(20...Q:c5 )

21.Rc7+ wins

Aug-31-20  Vermit: Sometimes we make blunders. Sometimes others blunder against us: R C S Alvarez vs Nahun Gavarrete, 2020
Aug-31-20  zb2cr: 18. Nxd5, threatening mate. If 18. ... cxd5; 19. Rc1+, Nc5; 20. Rxc5+, Qxc5; 21. dxc5 and White has Q+2P vs. R.

Refusing the Knight with some move such as 18. ... Qb4+ drops the Queen for a Knight.

Aug-31-20  awfulhangover: 18.Nxd5 is deadly, but a move that a patzer like me easily could have missed OTB
Aug-31-20
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  chrisowen: Jag huffle key i wmd dnp point key i cub cherry it on query v its eg bit doom jaw lip key i etc has key procrastinate key i point nd5 ghost acrid mad key i kes aid assuage Nhf6 has hid acrobat mob 0-0-0 a key ointment jive it ave oblong tot add either ajar ko hunch key icicle it flush gruff heit nd5;
Aug-31-20  TheaN: <18.Nxd5> threatening Qc7# and Nxe7+ forcing <18....cxd5 19.Rc1+ Nc5 20.Rxc5+ Kd7 21.Rc7+ +-> and it's done. Probably the most interesting part of this game is that a castle, which is supposed to be a king safety move, is one of the few 17th moves for Black that throws the game instantly.

I don't see what Black's blindness would be, he isn't facing much trouble anyway. The only cause I can think of is that Black considered castling finishing his development. One way to do this forced and rather safely is 17....Qb4 (not necessarily best) 18.0-0-0 0-0-0, but now 19.g4 ⩲ is slightly problematic because White has the h-file. In fact, that whole point makes me believe that castling long isn't the right way to activate Ra8 regardless.

Aug-31-20
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  gawain: If only Black had a robot like the one in Lost in Space. "Danger, Will Robinson! Danger, Will Robinson!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWw...

That might have stopped him from castling.

Aug-31-20
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  chrisowen: Take it on the chin no?
Aug-31-20  lost in space: Yes, the "Danger, Will Robinson" Robot is helpfull.

18. Nxd5 was obvious.

I love Mondays.

Aug-31-20
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  thegoodanarchist: < gawain: If only Black had a robot like the one in Lost in Space. "Danger, Will Robinson! Danger, Will Robinson!">

And the robot from Lost in Space got a shout-out in a Kid Rock song.

Aug-31-20  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, my old Bulgarian friend Kiril Dimitrov finally found the nice combination 18.Nxd5!,cxd5 19.Rc1+,Nc5 20.Rxc5+,Kd7 21.Rc7+ +-. Sometimes chess can be very easy.
Aug-31-20
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  Breunor: The Boomtown Rats had a song ‘I don’t like Monday’s’. But chessgames.com fans say ‘I love Mondays’.

Easy, easy!

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  morfishine: Thuh-Wack
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