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Vincent Keymer vs Georg Meier
"No Time to Wallow in the Meier" (game of the day May-10-2019)
GRENKE Chess Classic (2019), Karlsruhe GER, rd 5, Apr-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D39)  ·  1-0



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Apr-24-19  csmath: I think Meier underestimated Keymer (in the ending) and then learned important lesson not to do that the next time they will meet.
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  DWTaylorSr: Nice job by Keymer. This was probably his only real shot at a victory. This crowd is like a group of sharks on a feeding frenzy. Great experience for the young man, but way above his play level. He should be playing aginst players @ 2600 levels , not mid 2700-2800 players. Still, quite a tournament to get your " wet "feet . Good luck!!!!
Apr-24-19  alfamikewhiskey: A happy young man @13:40 as Meier stretches out his hand: <>
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  thegoodanarchist: WTG, young man! Your first victory at the top level.


Apr-24-19  boz: This game was enriched by the stalemate
motif. A good example of why I prefer to keep that rule.
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  wordfunph: Keymer's 1st victory in top level tourney, i expect him score at least 1 game in his remaining games.

go Vincent!

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  Eyal: <The losing move was 51. ...g2?

51. ...h3 would have kept the draw but of course that is a whole darn study.>

51...c4! (which could have been played earlier as well) also draws. The basic idea is actually quite clear when compared with the game - the queening of the g-pawn would come with check. In the position after 59.Qe1, for example, where Black finally played c4, ...g1Q+ would lead directly to stalemate with no c-pawn. (And if White doesn't play 52.bxc4 he would have another advanced passer to deal with, with the white queen less well-positioned.)

Apr-25-19  Ironmanth: Wow. Great comments here; thanks, all, for the cogent analysis. Chess ideas spring eternal. Also agree that as well as he is fighting, Vincent is being baptized with fire. Certainly he will overall relish the experience....?! Thanks as ever chessgames. Y'all play and study hard.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Good Result coupled with some nice play.

I saw a possibility of this position happening from a diagram KP posted in the main Grenke thread.

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71..Kh1 72.Qe4 mate next move.

Not an uncommon set up, Q v two pawns in this situation and the Qe4 idea has been often been missed both by the Queen player and the defender.

I know I, and a crowd of onlookers witnessed this in Edinburgh 2004.

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Black has just promoted. 1.Kg8 draws White played 1.h7. Black did not play 1...Qe5 and mate next move but was rather pleased to see and play 1....Qa8+ 2.g8=Q Qa1+ etc and a draw.

Upon draw agreed someone pointed out the missed win. The player of the Black pieces looked like he had just received a 'Dear John' letter in a WWI trench.

Thought that set up could be avoided with a position akin to this rattling about inside my head.

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Had the idea that Black could play Kg3 and now see that if you do some counting, (obviously not my forte) the b-pawn v the h-pawn., the b-pawn promotes with a CHECK!. (which is what I missed.).

Another neat wrap up was here. (White to play)

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78. Qa8

Answering 78...g1=Q with a discovered check and mate.

Good game and as wordfunph said a landmark passed. (though winning the Grenke Open ahead of 40+ GM's to qualify for this event was not too bad either.)

It would have been all too easy following 3 losses to put at least a half point on the board but the lad stuck with it.


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  whiteshark: CB rd 5 report w/ analysis

"On move 25, however, the youngster could have increased the pressure more poignantly"

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".. Meier confessed after the game that he was afraid of 25.b4, with the idea of b6[b5]-Rc6, getting a strong bind on the queenside."

Indeed black is under heavy pressure (if not lost) after <25.b4 Kb8 26.a4 Rhg8 27.a5 Bg5>

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<28.Qf5 Bxe3 29.fxe3 Rg6 30.Rf1>

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nd black will now lose one of his pawns (d5, f7 or h5)

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  keypusher: <On move 25, however, the youngster could have increased the pressure more poignantly>

Is there a thesaurus in the house? Presumably CB meant "pointedly".

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  perfidious: <Geoff....Upon draw agreed someone pointed out the missed win. The player of the Black pieces looked like he had just received a 'Dear John' letter in a WWI trench....>

I can well imagine.

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  HeMateMe: this seems like an ugly opening for black, the isolated pawns on a and c files.
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  piltdown man: What song is this line in?
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  piltdown man: I remembered, "Light my fire". Good pun!
May-10-19  The Kings Domain: One of the most fun games of recent times. Future world champ? We'll see.

As a huge Zep fan the pun's a charm. :-)

May-10-19  The Kings Domain: Oops, Doors one at that. :-)
May-10-19  Ilkka Salonen: Yes. Did you know that when Jim Morrision died, he was was facing charges of public obscenity? That is he was due to go to court and tell about how he exposed his dick. That is undignifying, I feel. Especially considering the attitude of FBI towards rock stars in the sixties.
May-10-19  Momentum Man: User Sargon sure does get many puns selected for daily games. What’s his secret?
May-10-19  technical win: <What’s his secret?> Theft. No punishable offense intended.
May-10-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 26 dpa done

1. + / = (0.29): 11...0-0 12.Nc3 f5 13.Rd1 Nb4 14.Qg3 Qe8 15.Bg5 Rd8 16.Rac1 Bxf3 17.Bxe7 Qxe7 18.Qxf3 Qd7 19.Qf4 Rb8 20.h3 Rfd8 21.Rd2 c6 22.a3 N4d5 23.Qg5 a5 24.Rdc2 h6

2. + / = (0.48): 11...a6 12.Nc3 g5 13.Qe4 Rb8 14.Rd1 h5 15.Ne1 g4 16.Qf4 Nb4 17.b3 cxb3 18.axb3 N6d5 19.Qd2 Nxc3 20.Qxc3 Qd7 21.Nd3 Nxd3 22.Rxd3 Bd5 23.Rxa6 Rxb3 24.Qc2 Rb4 25.Ba3 Rc4 26.Rc3 Rxc3 27.Qxc3 0-0 28.Bxe7 Qxe7 29.Ra7

May-11-19  The Kings Domain: True. Morrison literally invented Shock Rock and confrontational performance.
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  thegoodanarchist: < Ilkka Salonen: Yes. Did you know that when Jim Morrision died, he was was facing charges of public obscenity? That is he was due to go to court and tell about how he exposed his dick. That is <undignifying>, I feel.>

The word you're looking for is <mortifying> ;)

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  OhioChessFan: Especially when he was told the case was headed to Small Claims Court.
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  thegoodanarchist: <OCF> - LOL!
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