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    Shockingly quick miniatures

    Hello everyone,

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    Event: Recklinghausen
    Site: ?
    Date: 2000.??.??
    Round: ?
    White: Pusch
    Black: Kern, A.
    Result: 0-1
    ECO: C02
    Annotator: Pyke, Malcolm
    PlyCount: 26
    SourceDate: 2008.01.02

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    nb as far as I am aware have eliminated all of the returns, yet it still will not loud properly, so blah
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    How about this one?

    [Event "Melbourne Cup Weekender"]
    [Site "Elwood Primary School"]
    [Date "2005.11.03"]
    [Round "6"]
    [White "Pyke, Malcolm"]
    [Black "Stones, Douglas"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "E08"]
    [WhiteElo "2079"]
    [BlackElo "1641"]
    [PlyCount "29"]

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    yes dougy that is a miniature ie it hasn't been turned into a saga by excessive annotation
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    Even draws can be exiting!

    The following game was played yesterday in a Bosnian tournament.

    GM Drashko - GM Heberla

    1. Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 b5 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. Na3 b4 5. Nc4 Bc5 6. a3 d5 7. Nce5 bxa3 8. Ng5 Qc7 9.d4 cxd4 10. Ngxf7 Nc6 11. Rxa3 Nxe5 12. Nxh8 Ned7 13. g4 e5 1/2-1/2.

    Pity that the players decided to agree to a draw. Would be interesting to see how this interesting struggle would continue. I would rather be black here.
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    GM Drashko - GM Heberla

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron
    Pity that the players decided to agree to a draw. Would be interesting to see how this interesting struggle would continue.
    Very messy position. 14.Rh3 looks decent for white, with the idea of taking on h7 (shifting the knight if it doesn't take on g4 first). The knight can also go to h5 (...g6, g5 Nh5) but then white might sac the exchange for a pawn on h5 and put a bishop there to get a knight out via f7. However, black can instead respond to pressure on the h-file with pressure on the c-file (14.Rh3 Rc8 15.g5 Ne4) There are a lot of lines but I'm not certain that black even equalises.

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    Lol just played this little face massage on FICS.

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    Excellent he dosen't even get the bishop!
    And still, no one has satisfactorily proven, that it isn't opposite day.

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    Black has 5 pieces developed to only 2 - whoops, make that 1 !

    Groningen 2014
    White: Qun Ma 2621 Black: Danny Raznikov 2494
    1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e6 6.a3 Be7 7.g3 Qb6 8.Nb3 Ne5 9.e4 Nfg4 10.c5 Qxb3!! 0-1

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    Game above is: Groningen 2014; White: Qun Ma 2621 Black: Danny Raznikov 2494
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    Might I humbly suggest both K. Casey - Piedmont (15 moves, from 1988), and M. Craven- K.Casey (18 moves, from the 1994 Noosa Open) as entertaining miniatures. They can both be found on chessgames.com, they're both under 20 moves, and, naturally, they both feature Casey-esque queen-saccing mayhem....

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    Elegant games above.
    “If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.” — Abba Eban on the UN general assembly

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    this is a 14 move win as white
    link http://chessmicrobase.com/g/dbx25gzs
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Peirce View Post
    this is a 14 move win as white
    link http://chessmicrobase.com/g/dbx25gzs
    Black should have played 6...d5
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    two minatures in consecutive games! (both same opponent rated 1700+ time control 5mins+5 secs)
    links below
    http://chessmicrobase.com/g/uj15iub0 (20 moves)
    http://chessmicrobase.com/g/xt3mtclf (17 moves)
    comments are welcome and wanted.
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