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Wednesday’s Chess News,potpourri, etc

Black/W photos (Pt. I), Web-surfing, philosophy and nonsense!

Sunday’s chess tactics quiz!

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Badalona International  2016.8.5  GM Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 2564—IM Cruz, Jonathan 2433: Both players missed 28.Bxh6! gxh6 29.Ne3! Qd7 30.Qxb3 when  Black’s game is shattered 

Spain Ch Linares  2016.8.11 GM Narciso Dublan, Marc 2482—IM Gonzalez De La Torre, Santiago 2452: 25…Nxf3!! 26.Qe3! (Taking the Knight loses immediately to Qh3+) Qg4+ 27.Kh1 Rbxf4 and if anyone is better, it is Black 

5th Washington Int  2016.8.13 GM Smirin, Ilia 2687—fm Gauri, Shankar 2346: 16.Nxe6 Bxe6 17.Rxe6! fxe6 ( 17…Qd7 18.Rf6 exf6 19.exf6 ) 18.Bxg6 White all of a sudden has a winning attack on the Kingside. 18… Qc8 19.Qh3! Rf5  There is no good defence  20.Ng3 Ng4 1-0  Without waiting for White’s reply.

5th Washington Int  2016.8.13 GM Sevian, Samuel 2600—fm Wang, Kevin 2339: 22.Ne5!  Decisive shot! dxe5 23.Rxd7 Rxd7 24.Be6!  The pain does not stop!| 24….Rc7 25.Qxe5 Rc6 26.Bd7 1-0

5th Washington Int  2016.8.13  fm Checa, Nicolas 2405– GM Smirin, Ilia 2687: 26.Ba6!!  A deflecting sacrífice. 26…Qxa6 27.Ng5+ 1-0  After 27…King moves 28.RxB! and 29.Rd7+( The point of deflecting in the Queen in the first place)  is curtains.

France Ch  Agen  2016.8.14  IM Jolly, Jean-Francois 2361– GM Bauer, Christian 2620: 32.Ng6+! hxg6 33.Rxf7!! and it is all over as White will open the h-file with devastating effect.

France Ch  Agen  2016.8.13 GM Bauer, Christian 2620—GM Demuth, Adrien 2545:  33.b4! 1-0  Black loses a piece!  After 33…RxR 34.KxR attacking the Book, not leaving time for the Black Knight to escape its fate.

France Ch  Agen  2016.8.13 GM Maze, Sebastien 2627—GM Feller, Sebastien 2602: 40.Rxd8! Rxd8 41.Qb7! Qg8 ( the threat was 42.Nd6 ) and now the simplest way to put Black in Zugzwang is 42.Be4! followed by 43.Bd5  (In the game White played 42.Qxa7 which was also good enough to win in the long run)

Tuesday’s chess news, etc

Monday’s chess tactics quiz!

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ch-GBR  Bournemouth  2016.8.4 Adams, Michael–Gormally, Daniel : 40.Qd3!  1-0  It is easy to overlook this move in time trouble.  The Queen move covers the h7 escape, and there is the crushing threat of Rd8+

ch-ESP Linares  2016.8.5  gm Narciso Dublan, Marc 2482—wfm Buiza Prieto, Eihartze 2085: 22.Nb5! Nxb3 ( The first point is that if 22…Rxb5 23.Qc3+! ) 23.Nxc7 Rxa2 24.Nc3! The second point. Now Black loses a lot of material. 24… Ra3 25.N3b5 1-0  Black is convinced!

ch-ESP Linares  2016.8.7  im Gonzalez De La Torre, Santiago 2452—fm Jimenez Martinez, Jose Vicente 2329: 30.Rxe7+!! Kxe7 (30…Qxe7 31.Qxc8+ Qd8 32.Re1+ etc) 31.Bxc5+ Ke6 (31…Kd8 32.Rd1+) 32.Qb3+ Kd7 ( a bit better, though also ending in mate, is 32…Kf5 33.Qd5+ Be5 34.Rf1+ Kg4 35.Qf3+ Kxh4 36.Qe4+ etc) 33.Qd5+ Ke8 34.Re1+ 1-0

ch-ESP Linares  2016.8.5  im Andres Gonzalez, Alberto 2512–Queirolo Perez, Manuel 2096: 21.Bxe5! dxe5 22.g4!  The point of White’s play. The move cuts off the Queen from defending d7 and wins atleast an Exchange due to the Nf6+ threat. 22… Ng3?! (It is lost anyway, but this tricky move speeds up the process.  A bit better was 22…RxN 23.PxR Nf4 24.e3) 23.Rf2! f5 24.hxg3 and White had no problem picking up the point.  Black resigned on move 34.

4th Sinquefield Cup  2016.8.5 Topalov, V 2761–Svidler, P 2751: 26.Qc3! Nxd4 27.Qxb4 Ne2+ 28.Kh1 1-0  Black will be a piece down after 28…NxR 29.Qb8+! (the move Svidler overlooked in his original calculation) 29…Kh7 30.Qb1+ or 29…Kf7 30.Qxc7+ and 31.QxN

4th Sinquefield Cup  2016.8.6  Vachier-Lagrave, M 2819–Anand, V 2770: 30…Bxe6 31.Bxd5 e3!  Winning a piece in every line! White no doubt overlooked this move. The game continued 32.Bxe3 Bxd5 33.Bxa7+ Kxa7 34.Qf2+ Bc5 35.Qxc5+ Qxc5+ 36.bxc5 Rd7 and Anand had no trouble winning