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Jonas Buhl Bjerre vs Daniil Dubov
"The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" (game of the day Nov-07-2019)
European Team Championship (2019), Batumi GEO, rd 1, Oct-24
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1



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  FSR: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.
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  FSR: Despite this game, the Danes drew this first-round match against Russia, scoring 2-1 on the other boards. Big upset.
Oct-25-19  spingo: A game that will cause an éboulement of theory for this variation.


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This move is played specifically to avoid the Marshall Attack.
This move is not new. It has a shaky reputation and is not played often.
9. exd5 Na5! TN.

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This is the new move. It seems to make 8...d5 playable.
10. Nxe5 Nxb3

<It looks like 11.Nc6 is a winner, threatening black's queen and with a double attack on the Be7...>

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<But now 11...Bg4 12.f3 Bc5+ gives Black a big attack.>

11. cxb3 Bb7!
12. Nc6 Bxc6
13. dxc6 Bc5

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14. d3.
<14.d4 was safer, giving back the pawn. The game would then be about level.>
<Hurrah! It's f2 again!>
15. Kxf2 Qd4+.

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16. Be3?
<16.Kg3!= >
17. Kf3 Nxe3 18. Rxe3 Rae8 19. Re2 Qf6+ 20. Kg3 g5 21. Rf2 Qd6+.

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22. Kh3 Qh6+ 23. Kg4 Qh4+ 0-1

A stunning game!

Oct-31-19  spazzky: Engine says white could've escaped with the ugly 16. Kf1, after 16...Ng4 17.Qd2 Nxh2+ 18.Ke2 Rae8+ 19.Kd1 and the king gets away.
Oct-31-19  spazzky: If 11. Nc6 Bg4 12. f3 Bc5+ 13. d4 Nxd4 14. Be3 Qxd5 15. Qxd4 Bxd4 white gets the queen back with 16. Ne7+

insane engine line

Nov-07-19  areknames: 9.axb5 looks like the obvious move.
Nov-07-19  ajile: This is one case where Black takes the gamble that White won't find all the right moves to escape the king hunt. In this case Black won the gamble. Hurray for risky chess!
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  Check It Out: <spingo> Nice analysis!
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  FSR: No one commented on my pun? <sob>
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  mckmac: "Not the worst day in the office" - Daniil Dubov

Nice pun👏. Classic song. The chorus hits and it's one of those 'once heard never forgotten moments'.

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  keypusher: <FSR> Are you saying Bjerre is an innocent man?
Nov-07-19  Momentum Man: Dubov found his thrill on Buhl Bjerre Hill
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  Check It Out: <FSR> and <Momentum Man> Excellent word play!

It's been an all-'round good day at CG.

Nov-08-19  Momentum Man: Thanks
Nov-11-19  ajile: MM - lol - You win the internet for today.
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