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David Paravyan vs Saveliy Golubov
"Par Excellence" (game of the day Mar-14-2020)
Korchnoi Memorial (2018), St Petersburg Russia, rd 6
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Variation (C42)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: Paravyan has played his <Immortal Game> and <cg> screwed it up with <0-1>.

Here's the final position:

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<28...f6 29.Qe3+ Kxg4 30.Qg3#> to come.


Sep-03-19  siggemannen: Holy smokes, this game is good. b3-rook makes it all work out. Nice find, <whiteshark>
Jan-28-20  paavoh: GOTD material for sure!
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  wtpy: Great game!
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  WorstPlayerEver: Nice, there are lots of mates btw

26. Rg3 Rfe8 mate-in-3

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26. Rg3 Kh4 mate-in-4

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26. Rg3 Bg7 mate-in-3

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26. Rg3 Qxd4 mate-in-4

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26. Rg3 f6 mate-in-2

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26. h4 Kxg4 mate-in-8 not so easy. To say the least.

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Jan-31-20  dhotts: Fantastic game!
Feb-02-20  siggemannen: Pretty great game by the Gibraltar champion. Special kudos to Qc7
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  perfidious: Black's imaginative blocking idea with 23....Bf4 deserved a better fate, but the counter appears to be irresoluble.
Feb-04-20  areknames: Surprisingly enough, there's still room for Romanticism in chess...what a game!!
Mar-14-20  jith1207: Someone who knows Russian might be best to clarify, but I looked for proper pronunciation of paravyan in a website days ago (there was one rare site that had example of this name), and it sounded something like "Prey-yan" or something similar, and not like the way the word is pronounced like an English word.
Mar-14-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Amazing attack!
Mar-14-20  fisayo123: This was my one of my favourite games of the last decade when I first saw it 2 years back. Sensational stuff from the recent Gibraltar open winner.
Mar-14-20  villageboy: One of the best games I have ever seen, after a long time! Very rarely we get to see such exciting combinations, in the modern games.
Mar-14-20  morfishine: Who needs coffee when you wake up to this game

IMO, the best GOTD since I've been around

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  offramp: I would have preferred <Paravyan Flew>. It's topical!
Mar-14-20  Ironmanth: Agree with many of the comments; sensational game! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe, healthy, and respectful out there, and motivated for a GREAT Candidates Tournament.
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  MissScarlett: Not better than F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938. How good must a game be that User: Colonel Mortimer is moved to comment?
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  piltdown man: Magnificent!
Mar-14-20  jith1207: Thanks, <Miss Scarlett>. That was undoubtedly awesome.

Also, Under Parr Vs Par Excellence!

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  doubledrooks: This game is amazing!
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  thegoodanarchist: David Paravyan became a GM in 2017

Saveliy Golubov is an IM

Mar-14-20  RandomVisitor: After 16.Qc2 black has 16...b5 and a possibly even game

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<44/59 03:55 0.00 16...b5 17.Bb3 Qa6> 18.Ne5 Be6 19.Bxe6 fxe6 20.Bb4 Bxb4 21.Rxb4 Rac8 22.Nf3 Rfe8 23.h3 Qb6 24.Re5 a6 25.Rb1 Nd7 26.Ng5 Nf8 27.Nf3 Nd7

Mar-14-20  RandomVisitor: After 8...c6 9.Qb3 is a strong move

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48/68 1:23:51 +0.44 9.Re1 Bf5 10.Qc2 Bg6 11.c5 Bc7 12.Nc3 Nf6 13.Bg5 Nbd7 14.b4 Re8 15.Rxe8+ Qxe8 16.Re1 Qd8 17.Bxf6 Nxf6 18.Bxg6 hxg6 19.a4 a6 20.Qd3 Qd7 21.g3 Re8 22.Rxe8+ Qxe8 23.Kg2 Kf8 24.a5 Ne4 25.Qe3 Nxc3 26.Qxc3 Qe4 27.Qe3 f6 28.Qxe4 dxe4 29.Ne1 f5 30.Nc2 g5 31.Ne3 f4 32.Nf5 f3+ 33.Kf1 Ke8 34.Ke1 Kf7 35.Ne3 Ke6 36.Kd2

<48/71 1:23:51 +0.34 9.Qb3 dxc4 10.Bxc4> Nf6 11.Re1 Qb6 12.Nc3 Qxb3 13.Bxb3 Na6 14.Bg5 Nc7 15.h3 Re8 16.Bxf6 Rxe1+ 17.Rxe1 gxf6 18.d5 cxd5 19.Nxd5 Nxd5 20.Re8+ Kg7 21.Bxd5 Rb8 22.b3 b6 23.Nd4 Bd7 24.Rxb8 Bxb8 25.Be4 Bc7 26.Bd3 h5 27.Bf5 Be5 28.Bxd7 Bxd4 29.Bf5 h4 30.Bd3 Kh6 31.Be4 f5 32.Bxf5 Kg5 33.Be4 f5 34.Bd5 Kf4 35.Bc4 Bf6 36.Kf1 Be5 37.Ke2 Bd6 38.Bd3

48/76 1:23:51 +0.13 9.Nc3 Nxc3 10.bxc3 dxc4 11.Bxc4 Bg4 12.Re1 Bh5 13.h3 Nd7 14.g4 Bg6 15.Bg5 Qa5 16.Be7 Bxe7 17.Rxe7 Qd8 18.Re3 Nb6 19.Qf1 Nd5 20.Bxd5 Qxd5 21.Ne5 Rae8 22.Rae1 Qxa2 23.Ra1 Qd5 24.Rxa7 f6 25.Nxg6 hxg6 26.Qe1 Rxe3 27.Qxe3 Qf7 28.Kg2 Re8 29.Qf3 f5 30.c4 Qxc4 31.Rxb7 Qxd4 32.Qxc6 Qe4+ 33.Qxe4 Rxe4 34.Kf3 Rc4 35.Ke2 fxg4 36.hxg4 Rxg4 37.Kd3 Rh4

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  Breunor: Brilliance! Itís great to see chess play like this!

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