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    Yang - Parle Aus Junior, rambling rook swindle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
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    Cute finish..but not sure why white could not simply play 28.Re2
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    Something very satisfying about this one.

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    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    I thought this was this the greatest swindle?
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    This is easily the dirtiest swindle of my career thus far. After blundering badly in the middlegame I managed four or five favourable transitions in a dead lost endgame until it was winning, screwed up the win, and then profited from a very late blunder (62. Kg5??) I felt physically unclean after this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom M View Post
    This is easily the dirtiest swindle of my career thus far. After blundering badly in the middlegame I managed four or five favourable transitions in a dead lost endgame until it was winning, screwed up the win, and then profited from a very late blunder (62. Kg5??) I felt physically unclean after this one. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Something very satisfying about this one.

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    Cute, and really just turned the game back as opposed to turning it around. Black was winning from the opening, with an extra P and B-pair thanks to White's unforced error of 10.Ne5. White's attack should not have been able to get anywhere with Black's dark-square control, e.g. 18... Qe5. Black could have safely grabbed a second P with 14... Qxb2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom M View Post
    This is easily the dirtiest swindle of my career thus far. After blundering badly in the middlegame I managed four or five favourable transitions in a dead lost endgame until it was winning, screwed up the win, and then profited from a very late blunder (62. Kg5??) I felt physically unclean after this one.

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    Also a case of "do not hurry". White had no need to surrender his R for the c-P so early with 43. Rxc3. White should have waited for Black queening threatening to prevent White's R from sacrificing itself. Make Black spend more moves while White advances his Ps, and draw his K further away (c2 or c1 rather than c3).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Cute, and really just turned the game back as opposed to turning it around. Black was winning from the opening, with an extra P and B-pair thanks to White's unforced error of 10.Ne5. White's attack should not have been able to get anywhere with Black's dark-square control, e.g. 18... Qe5. Black could have safely grabbed a second P with 14... Qxb2.
    Thanks CF. I didn't consider 14...Qxb2 or 18...Qe5 - both look strong. I should have made better use of the opportunities on the long diagonal.

    I suspect 10.Ne5 was a pre-move blunder, anticipating 9...Nxf6 instead of 9...Bxf6.
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    Against any reasonable human being or even anyone with a vestigial understanding of what goth-rock actually is I would have resigned this on move 23 if not earlier. But no, there are some to whom we will never surrender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Against any reasonable human being or even anyone with a vestigial understanding of what goth-rock actually is I would have resigned this on move 23 if not earlier. But no, there are some to whom we will never surrender. ...
    Doesn't 31...Re8 allow 32.Qxe8+ followed by 33.Kxf2? White's winning anyway, of course, but that practically forces resignation - even against a player lacking a vestigial understanding of goth-rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Doesn't 31...Re8 allow 32.Qxe8+ followed by 33.Kxf2? White's winning anyway, of course, but that practically forces resignation - even against a player lacking a vestigial understanding of goth-rock
    Yes I saw that and was surprised it was missed as he wasn't really in time trouble at that stage. At the end he was below 2 minutes so blunders like missing the knight fork were a bit more excusable.
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    I assume you have some back history with Mr. R Sturgess AKA Axiom. It seems he is no longer a member of the chess.com TCA club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunderbuss View Post
    I assume you have some back history with Mr. R Sturgess AKA Axiom. It seems he is no longer a member of the chess.com TCA club.
    Oh is that who Axiom is?

    Nice comeback there KB too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Oh is that who Axiom is?
    Just another of his many fake names. His real name remains unknown. "Roy Sturgess", like "Tom Crass" and others, is a character name he started using some time ago.
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