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Old July 10th 03, 04:02 PM
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Default Mig Migged

"Sam Sloan" wrote in message
According to Doctor SBD, Mig has posted the following game from the
World Open:

[Event "World Open"]
[Site "Philadelphia USA"]
[Date "2003.07.02"]
[Round "02"]
[White "Greengard, Michael"]
[Black "Ross, Laura"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1743"]
[BlackElo "2144"]

1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 c6 4.Nf3 Qb6 5.Nbd2 Bf5 6.b3 e6 7.e3 Nd7
8.c4 Ba3 9.Be2 Bb2 10.Rb1 Bc3 11.Rc1 Qa5 12.O-O g5 13.Rxc3
(13.cxd5 cxd5 14.e4 Bxe4 15.Bg3) 13...Qxc3 14.Bg3 Qa5 15.cxd5
cxd5 16.e4 Bg6 17.exd5 exd5 18.Ne5 (18.Re1 Kf8) 18...Nxe5 19.Bxe5
f6 20.Bd6 (20.Bh5 Kf7 21.f4 fxe5 22.fxg5+ Kg7 23.Bxg6 Kxg6?
24.Qg4 (24.Nf3)) 20...Rd8 21.b4 Qxa2 22.Re1 Kf7 23.Bg3 (23.Bc7
Rc8) 23...Qc2 24.Qxc2 Bxc2 25.Rc1 Bf5 26.Bh5+ Kg7 27.Bb8 a6
28.Ba7 Ne7 29.Bb6 Rc8 30.Re1 Nc6 31.Nf1 Bg6 32.Bf3 Be4 33.Bh5
Nxb4 34.f3 Nc2 35.Re2 Bg6 36.Ng3 Bxh5 37.Nxh5+ Kg6 38.g4 Rhe8
39.Rd2 Ne3 40.Bc5 Nc4 0-1

Mig claims that 13. Rxc3 is a sacrifice which he has played before.
However, it was not a sacrifice. Mig was lost already. Otherwise, if
Mig plays 13. Bg3, Laura Ross wins a knight with 13. ... g4 14. Ne5

Also, Mig gives 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. e4 Bxe4. However, instead of 14. ...
Bxe4, Laura can play 14. .... dxe4 which also wins a piece since the
bishop on h4 and the knight on f3 are both attacked by pawns.

After 14. ... dxe4, White can play 15. Nc4 with some redemption.

15. ... Qb4? 16. a3 Qe7 17. Bg3 and the bishop at c3 is trapped.
15. ... Qxa2?! 16. Nxg5 hxg5 17. Bxg5 with the idea Nd6+, so Black will
probably have to give back the piece.
15. ... Qd8 16. Nd6+ Kf8 17. Ne5 Nxe5 18. Bg3 and he's freed himself.

Of course, I highly doubt any of this was seen at the board, or White
wouldn't have played the desperate 13. Rxc3.


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