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Jesse Nikki February vs Phiona Mutesi
Chess Olympiad (Women) (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 11, Oct-05
French Defense: Two Knights Variation (C00)  ·  1-0

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Oct-06-18
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  Sally Simpson: Jessie February (surely her parents could have called her June).

Phiona walked into a Greek Gift and possibly shaken did not put up stiffer resistance.

8...Kxh7 9.Ng5+ Kg6 looks hairy but it has been played before and Black survived.

What happened was White hardly had to find a tough move, the attack played itself. Indeed here...


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12.Nxe6+ with Qh6+ to follow is a smarter wrap up but then you are talking about 6 and two 3's variations.

A good grabbed opportunity by February (who was born in January) but Phiona will be disappointed with this.

'Castle because you must, not because you can.' I think that one is attributed to Pillsbury or Reti....but it possibly came from Tartakower - most of these idioms end up in Tartakower's lap whether he said them or not.

Whoever said it, it's good advice.

Oct-06-18
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  MissScarlett: <‘Once I asked Pillsbury whether he used any formula for castling. He said his rule was absolute and vital: castle because you will or because you must; but not because you can.’> http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Oct-06-18
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Thanks Miss S. I thought I had paraphrased Pillsbury from somewhere....still think Tartakower will one day get this attributed to him.

Oct-06-18
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  OhioChessFan: Awful. I guess the dream of becoming a GM has gone by the wayside, but she did get a lot of money from the movie about how close she got.
Oct-06-18
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  perfidious: <Geoff: Jessie February (surely her parents could have called her June)...>

Perhaps they were familiar with the lyrics from KT Tunstall's Hold On:

<I was tired of January, tired of June...>

Oct-07-18  Parachessus: I loved the "Queen of Katwe" movie.
So sad that she missed such elementary tactics.
Oct-07-18
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  whiteshark: Chess is not all guns and roses.
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