FM Emory Tate (2368)
Kimani Stancil (2180)

2004 World Open (5)
Philadelphia, PA, 2004

C02: French: Advance Variation My game against Emory Tate was like one of the greatest events I have had in chess. I consider Emory Tate to be one of the greatest tacticians on the planet, and as my favorite black player, I have learned much from his games. In this contest, we have tactician versus tactician so I decided to give myself an edge by playing solidly. It should be mentioned that Emory was at a disadvantage, since I have seen hundreds of his games where he has had a chance to see only a few of mine. The best position for chess crackers occurs after white's move 41.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Qb6 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. O-O Bd7 8. Nc3 Nb4 9. Be2 a5 10. a3 Na6 11. Bd3 Ne7 12. Qe2 Nc7 13. Kh1 Ng6 14. h4 f6 15. Bd2 a4 16. g3 Kf7 17. Rae1 Be7 18. Be3 Bc5 19. h5 d4

20. Ne4 dxe3 21. exf6 gxf6 22. fxe3 Be7 23. hxg6+ hxg6+ 24. Kg1 Kg7 25. Nf2 Ra5 26. Nh4 f5 27. Nf3 Bf6 28. e4 Bc6 29. Kg2 Qxb2 30. Rh1 Raa8 31. g4 Qxa3 32. g5 Bc3 33. exf5 gxf5 34. Rh6 Qe7 35. Rg1 Nd5 36. Kf1 Nf4 37. Qe3 Qb4 38. Nd1 Bxf3 39. Nxc3 Qxc3 40. Qxf4 Bd5 41. Qh4?

41... a3 42. Qh2 a2 43. Qd6 a1=Q+ 44. Ke2 Qe5+ 0-1

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