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    TCN - Gunner Duggan, Aus Minor 2008

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    Now the critical point in the game which I want everyone to analyse is 1/ is 53.d5 my best shot to win and 2/ Analyse the pos after 54. Rxc6
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    Interesting and very hard-fought game. There are a number of errors of various sizes as is to be expected and the game could have gone either way at various points.

    53.d5 seems as good as any and should be good enough to win. But 54.Rxc6 is not the correct follow-up. The correct follow up is 54.bxc6+ forcing ...Kb8 and now the rook is pinned by the queen. Since white has R-d4-d7 black will only have one pawn move before having to bring the queen over to save the rook, and that will allow white a free hit at the advanced black pawns, making it likely white will be pawns up.

    As Bill mentioned in the shoutbox after 54.Rxc6 then 54...Rh7! is the move for black. After that, white has no checks and some very big pawns to be afraid of, but it's so complex a position that it's hard to know where to start in naming a "key line".

    Fritz11 initially gives pluses for white for some lines after ...Rh7 but after entering in a few moves they all turn to zero. This was probably the cutest draw of the lot, resulting from reasonably "logical" moves by both sides:

    54...Rh7 55.Rc1 hxg2 (this appears to be stronger than ...h2) 56.Qc3 (to try to stop Black hogging the c-file) Rh1 (of course) 57.Qc7+ Ka8 58.d6 (why should black have all the fun with the fast pawns?) Rxc1 59.Qxc1 Kb7 (...Qe8 looks fine too since white's king can't get near the black pawns therefore only white's queen can control them, and it can't do that and push its own through too) 60.Qc7+ Ka6 61.d7 Qxb3 62.d8Q g1Q and we have four queens on the board which normally outrageously favours whoever moves first, but in this case none of white's checks lead anywhere but perpetual.

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    TCN v Gunner:
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    Curiously, both sides missed ways to win material in the tactical madness on move 20.

    19...Nc5 looks like a very strong move but it can be refuted by 20.Rc1! With the rook out of the way white threatens to take the Bb4, which is trapped by its own queen and knight. If Black plays the natural 20...Bxc3 White responds with the simple 21.Rxc3! hitting the Nc5, which cannot move because if it does so, Rxc6+! followed by Qxa5 wins queen for rook. So 20.Rc1! wins a piece. It is easy to miss this theme because in the position on move 19 the diagonal a5-e1 is jammed with pieces and black is exerting pressure on it; who would believe at first sight that a few moves later he could be losing his queen on it?

    After 20.Bd1? it's black's turn to cash in with 20...Nd3+ 21.Ke2 (or Kf1) Nxb2! removing the defender of the pinned knight. The best White can do with this mess is to chuck the exchange for no real compensation with 22.axb4 Qxa1.

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    Trently, any chance that you can post the GrannyGame here?

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    Trently, any chance that you can post the GrannyGame here?
    If you really wish me to......

    Actually I might put all my games on my blog eventually. See what happens
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    White was losing, but showed good fighting spirit and fought back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron
    White was losing, but showed good fighting spirit and fought back.
    OK, I've refrained from biting in this thread ... but Mike's post was one post too far

    As many readers would know, this game was for the title of Tiddlywinks Champ '08.

    While respecting Trent as an opponent, I came out of the opening believing that I had turned his opening into something his grandmother would be ashamed of. First error. While I was subsequently shown to be correct, it wasn't as comprehensive as I thought.

    After having made the white pieces do the splits and neutered them (in the opening), I started going for walks around the room. Second error. Trent was hard at the board working out the best way to get back in the game. On this point alone he deserves the win while I deserve a slap (which he duly imparted).

    Third error. ...0-0-0 As Jono said in his analysis, this was a straight oversight. I'd spent almost all of the tournament trying to remember 'to look at the whole board', but on this particular move, it hadn't occurred to me that white's pieces on their deathbed could still bite (OK they weren't on their deathbed) but it reads well. The dropped d5 pawn (as a result of ...0-0-0) ended up being the lynchpin that allowed both the subsequent dallying of the light squared bishop and the final coup de grace with the forcing queen swap.

    Learned more from that game than all the others put together - and the right bloke won.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that Trent played some great chess, too - uncorking things I hadn't seen
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