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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Sam Shankland
"Wham Sam, Thank You Mam!" (game of the day Aug-05-2022)
GCT Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz (2021) (rapid), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 5, Aug-12
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  0-1

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Aug-17-21
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  Check It Out: "Shank you very much"
Aug-05-22  newzild: "Shakhen, wot erred."
Aug-05-22
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  HeMateMe: Love the pun!

14...f5 seems to be the hard move to find, it's anti positional to create a backward pawn in the center. But, It gave Sammy the initiative.

Aug-05-22
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  perfidious: Dubious though it looks, 14....f5 is necessary to avoid the lineup of Bd3 before White will have Qe2 as a rejoinder. Black cannot allow his opponent to settle, or be forced to create weaknesses with ....g6 and/or ....h6, when there is always the threat of d5 in the offing, a far more important factor in the position than mechanically avoiding ....f5. The bishops aimed at the kingside would then be a formidable force.
Aug-05-22  spazzky: Black is even better after 24...fxg3+ ep.

25 Qxg3 Qc5+ 26.Qe3 Rd4!

Aug-05-22
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  Teyss: I wonder what I prefer, Missy's puns or "A safety pin". 🤔 Actually this one is excellent: simple, funny and fits the game, surprising it didn't come out before.

Exciting game full of tactical sublines as frequently for rapids. Don't know why White didn't take with the Bishop instead of the Knight on move 17, would have avoided 17...e5 and maybe he could have put some pressure on the backward e6 P.

21...Bxf2+! is important because if 21...Bc8? right away, 22.Qh4 and Black doesn't have the discovery check Ne4+ winning the Q.

Then was wondering why 23.Rxd8 giving the d file to the BR but if 23.g4, fxg3+ 24.Qxg3 Ne4+. So White will be exposed either on the d or f file.

At the end if 26.Qf1 (only decent square) Rxb2 27.Kg1 or Ke1 (to get rid of the pin) Bxe2 28.Nxe2: White is cramped, his K exposed and Black will push the e and f Ps.


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<spazzky> After your line I don't see a win, for info SF gives +5.7 at 37 ply.

Aug-05-22  paavoh: @Teyss: <White didn't take with the Bishop instead of the Knight on move 17, would have avoided 17...e5 >

What about 17.Bxd4 f4, (White Queen has to leave the e-file), followed by 18.-e5?

Aug-05-22  goodevans: <perfidious: Dubious though it looks, 14....f5 is necessary to avoid the lineup of Bd3 before White will have Qe2 as a rejoinder.>

Doesn't 14...Nf6 achieve much the same thing?

14....f5 may have looked dubious at the time but three moves later, with 17...e5, those two pawns start to look formidable. Maybe that's what makes 14....f5 superior to 14...Nf6.

SF says White could have kept things on more or less an even keel with <18.c5!>.


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Just how complicated is that? Way beyond me.

<21...Bxf2+> was a beautiful move (POTD one day?). As well as setting up the fatal pin it deprived the White Q of the h4 square where she could have hampered Black's attack.

Aug-05-22
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  Teyss: <paavoh: What about 17.Bxd4 f4, (White Queen has to leave the e-file), followed by 18.-e5?> You're right, I missed that.
Aug-05-22
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  Honza Cervenka: 16.d5 was a better move for white.

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