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Lionel Adu Jr. vs Jerome Harewood
Batumi Olympiad (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 4, Sep-27
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Ultra-delayed Exchange Variation (D79)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-03-18  Sally Simpson:

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Black to play had an idea here.

(I really must get around to writing my book 'Do Not Get Ideas in Chess' there are thousands of examples.)

I may have been tempted by this myself.

21...Qf5 (21...Qe7 and the game goes on.)

White cannot take the d7 Bishop due to Rc1+ and the e4 Rook falls.

The 'obvious' reply 22.Rf4 which moves and protects the hanging Rook with tempo is OK. Black has 22...Qxe5 and still White cannot take the d7 Bishop due to Rc1+ and Qe2!

The hole is 22.g4! which was played.

The annoying thing from Black's side is, I'm thinking White never saw 22.g4! till Black had the idea. That is why ideas are bad. They are bound to be wrong and the hole, no matter how obscure will usually be found.

Even Caissa refused to sprinkle some luck dust on Black. Look at this variation from the game. Black to play.

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24...Rxf1+ 25.Kxf1 Qc1+ 26. Kg2 Qc6

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Hitting an undefended Rook on d7 and an undefended pinned Rook on e4.

Alas 27.Rd4 1-0.

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