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This was a page that I generated for LIGHTLY (quickly!) annotated chess games. (I plan on putting 10-20 games on this page. 
(When it gets too long, then I will make a second page.) 

The main qualification was that it: A.) Had to be a miniature game. B.) It had to have come from / been on the CG website.  

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(game number one)

Nenad Fercec (2464) - Bojan Medak (2253) 
    7th Metalis Open, Bizovac (R#2) / 24,02,2000.  


This was the problem/puzzle of the day for Tuesday; September 8th, 2009. [ White to play, (18. '?'). ] 

I thought I would <QUICKLY> annotate it, and place it on a web page for that purpose. 


1.e4 d6;  2.d4 Nf6;  3.Nc3 g6;  4.f3!?, 
An attacking system, (vs. the Pirc and/or the Modern Defense); ... ... ...  
 that I have often used. (With and without a Bc4 by White.) Click here to see one example. 

     [ Normal is: 4.Nf3 , "+/=" etc.  ]  

4...c6;  5.Be3 b5!?;  6.Qd2 Nbd7;  Development.   
(According to the new "Power-Book," this is Black's #1 move here.) 

(With 6...Bg7; we would transpose to the game: G. Kasparov - V. Topalov; Hoogovens / Wijk aan Zee, NED; 1999
 This game contains a fairly in-depth look at the opening.) 

7.g4 Nb6!?;  8.g5 Nh5!?;  9.b3!? e5?!;  A rash advance. 
(Better was >/= 9...Bg7; here.) 

10.0-0-0 Nd7?; 
A loss of time. 

11.d5!,  (Thematic.) 
Now the button on b5 is hung out on the line to dry. 

11...b4;  (A mistake?) 
Black must have been hoping that White would play Na4 after this errant play by Black. (Fritz gives 11...c5; here as the best move for Black.) 

12.dxc6! bxc3;  13.Qxc3!,   
A surprising rejoinder. (I was expecting the capture on d7 to regain the piece.) 

This natural-looking move is apparently (also) a mistake. {Black had to give the material back in this position.} 

14.c7! Qd7!?;  15.a4!,   
This threatens Bb5, pinning the BQ to the Black King, winning for White. 

(Now 15...Qe6 is probably Black's only really decent play here.) 
15...Nxa4!?;  16.bxa4 a6[];  17.Bh3! Qxa4?; ('??')   
This greedy Pawn snatch was (thankfully!) Black's last error ... at least - in this particular contest - this was true. 

     [ Fritz shows that the move, >/= 17...f7-f5T; was forced for Black, 
       however, White is still in full control of the position. ] 

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  r1b1kb1r/2P2p1p/p2p2p1/4p1Pn/q3P3/2Q1BP1B/2P4P/2KR2NR; (White to move, 18. '?').  


Now it is White to move and win. 
18.Qxe5+! dxe5!?; 
Either Black saw the mate ... or he didn't. (18...Be6[];  was forced, when White snags a whole Rook on a8.) 

19.Rd8+ Ke7;  20.Bc5#.  
A nice mate.  


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  r1bR1b1r/2P1kp1p/p5p1/2B1p1Pn/q3P3/5P1B/2P4P/2K3NR; (The final position, Black has been checkmated.)  


(See the CG web page for this game ... for more analysis and discussion on this entertaining miniature.) 



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 (game number two)  

  GM Tigran V. Petrosian (2640) - IM Hans Ree (2420);  
  ICT, Hoogovens / Wijk aan Zee, NED; (R#12) /  01,1971.  


The CG daily puzzle for Thursday; September 10th, 2009. 

White to play, (7. '?'). 


1.c4 e5; 
So far - its an English.  [See MCO-15 for more info.]   

2.Nc3 Nf6;  3.Nf3 Nc6;  4.g3 Bb4!?;   
This is a rather unusual move, however, it is the top choice in the computer's "book" here. 
(Black plans to possibly double White's Bishop-pawns.) 

     [ A fair alternative is: 4...g6;  5.Bg2 Bg7;  6.0-0, "+/=" with a slight pull for White. ]  


A tricky move, normally you don't move a piece twice in the opening ...   

     [ Also good was: 5.Bg2 0-0; etc. ]   


5...Nxd5;  6.cxd5 e4?;  (Ugh!)  
And here we have the culprit of Black's loss! {See the diagram, just below here.}  


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  r1bqk2r/pppp1ppp/2n5/3P4/1b2p3/5NP1/PP1PPP1P/R1BQKB1R; (White to move, 7. '?').  


We have also reached the position for the "Chess Games" <problem of the day.> 

     [ Black had to play: >/= 6...Nd4; "~" which was unclear. ]   


7.dxc6! exf3;  8.Qb3!,  "+/-"   Black Resigns! 
The main point is if 8...Qe7; then White simply plays 9.a3. And if Black moves his attacked Bishop on b4, White wins a piece with the pawn fork of Pawn/c6 takes the BNP on b7. 

For more analysis and discussion of this game, please see the CG web page,


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