IM Arno Zude Clear First In German Senior Champion 50+

German Senior Champion 50+ IM Arno Zude (SV 1920 Hofheim, m.), Vice Champion FM Juan de Roda Husman (Chess Club Horst-Emscher 31, left), Bronze: FM Peter Wacker (Klub Kölner Schachfreunde e. V., r.) https://dsenem.de/

FM Dr. Reddmann Hauke (2181) vs IM Arno Zude (2367)
German Senior Champion 50+
Round 9
E48 Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation, Bishop Attack, Classical Defense

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Qb3 c5 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Nc6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Ne5 11. Be2 Bf5 12. Nf3 Nd3+ 13. Bxd3 Bxd3 14. Qxb7 Ne4 15. a4 Qf6 16. Qb4 Bc4 17. Ba3 Nxc5 18. Rd1 Rfc8 19. Qxc4 dxc4 20. O-O 0-1

Back in the day it was often heard, especially after having taken the Queen’s knight pawn in the Poisoned Pawn variation of the Sicilian Najdorf, “He who snatches the queen knight pawn sleeps in the gutter.” The exact quote is: “He who snatches the queen knight pawn sleeps in the streets.” (https://www.nytimes.com/1970/02/26/archives/chess-black-grabs-the-qn-pawn-and-lands-in-big-trouble.html) Dr. Reddmann must surely have been tossin’ and turnin’ all night long after attempting to sleep in the street after the last round game…

Juergen Zimlich (1921) vs Walter Lechleitner (1977)
Event: Regionalliga NW 0405
Site: Bayern Date: 03/13/2005
Round: 8.6
ECO: E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O, 5.Bd3 d5

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5 6.Qb3 Be7 7.Nf3 b6 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Qc2 Ba6 10.Ne5 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 Re8 12.O-O Bd6 13.f4 a6 14.e4 dxe4 15.Nxe4 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 c6 17.Qf3 Bxe5 18.dxe5 Ra7 19.Be3 Rd7 20.Rad1 Ree7 21.b4 h6 22.a4 a5 23.bxa5 bxa5 24.Bc5 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 Rd7 26.Bd6 Qb6+ 27.Qf2 Qb3 28.Rc1 Rb7 29.Qd4 Na6 30.h3 Nb4 31.Bxb4 Rxb4 32.Qd8+ Kh7 33.Ra1 Qc3 34.Qd1 Rxf4 35.Qb1+ g6 36.e6 Qe3+ 37.Kh1 Qxe6 38.Qb6 Qd5 39.Rc1 Rxa4 40.Qxc6 Qxc6 41.Rxc6 h5 42.Kg1 Ra2 43.g4 Kh6 44.gxh5 Kxh5 45.Rf6 Kh4 46.Rxf7 Kxh3 47.Rg7 Rg2+ 48.Kf1 Rg5 49.Rh7+ Kg3 50.Ra7 Re5 51.Ra6 g5 52.Ra8 g4 53.Ra6 Rf5+ 54.Kg1 Rb5 55.Kf1 Rb1+ 56.Ke2 Ra1 0-1
https://www.365chess.com/game.php?back=1&gid=3091079&m=12

IM Dieter Pirrot (2328) vs Eugen Roettinger (2035)
Round 3
German Senior Champion 50+
Caro-Kann Defense: Maróczy Variation

  1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 dxe4 7. Nh3 exf3 8. Qxf3 Qd5 9. Qg4 g6 10. Bd3 Ne7 11. O-O e5 12. Qe2 Bxh3 13. gxh3 f5 14. Rb1 b6 15. Bc4 Qa5 16. dxe5 Nd7 17. Bf7+ Kxf7 18. e6+ Kf6 19. exd7 Nd5 20. c4 1-0
    https://lichess.org/broadcast/german-chess-championship–seniors-50/round-3/HyvhLSY5

SF gives 7…Qa5 as best

Brede Andre Larsen Hagen (1973) vs Mathias Lind Schouten (2166)
Event: Fagernes GM Open 2021
Site: Fagernes NOR Date: 10/11/2021
Round: 2.31
ECO: B12 Caro-Kann, Tartakower (fantasy) variation
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 dxe4 7.Nh3 Qa5 8.Bb2 exf3 9.Qxf3 Qf5 10.Qg3 Qg6 11.Qf2 Ne7 12.Bd3 f5 13.O-O O-O 14.Rae1 Nd5 15.c4 Nc7 16.Re3 Qf6 17.Qg3 Ne8 18.Ba1 Na6 19.Nf4 Nac7 20.Qf3 Qf7 21.h3 Bd7 22.Be2 Rd8 23.Nd3 Nd6 24.Ne5 Qe7 25.Bc3 Ne4 26.Rxe4 fxe4 27.Qxe4 Rxf1+ 28.Bxf1 Qxa3 29.Bd3 Qc1+ 30.Kh2 Qh6 31.Bd2 Qh5 32.g4 Qh4 33.Be1 Qh6 34.g5 Qh5 35.Be2 Qe8 36.Bd3 g6 37.Ng4 Qe7 38.Nh6+ Kh8 39.Qe5+ Qg7 40.Nf7+ Kg8 41.Qxg7+ Kxg7 42.Nxd8 Bc8 43.Bb4 e5 44.dxe5 Ne6 45.Nxe6+ Bxe6 46.Kg3 Kf7 47.h4 Ke8 48.Kf4 Kd7 49.c5 Ke7 50.Ke4 Bf5+ 51.Kd4 Bg4 52.Bc4 Bf5 53.c3 Bg4 54.Ba5 Bf5 55.Bc7 Bg4 56.Bd6+ Kd7 57.Bg8 Be6 58.Bxe6+ Kxe6 59.Bb8 1-0
https://www.365chess.com/game.php?back=1&gid=4309544&m=16

SF says 8…Nf6 is best

Jules Moussard (2437) vs Vincent Diepeveen (2264)
Event: TCh-BEL 2012-13
Site: Belgium BEL Date: 03/03/2013
Round: 10.6
ECO: B12 Caro-Kann, Tartakower (fantasy) variation
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 dxe4 7.Nh3 Qa5 8.Qd2 Nf6 9.Be2 e5 10.Ng5 exf3 11.Bxf3 h6 12.Ne4 Nxe4 13.Bxe4 f5 14.Bf3 O-O 15.O-O e4 16.Be2 Be6 17.Rb1 b6 18.Qe3 Qd5 19.c4 Qd6 20.a4 c5 21.d5 Bc8 22.Bb2 Nd7 23.g4 Qg6 24.Kh1 fxg4 25.Rxf8+ Nxf8 26.Rf1 Bd7 27.Qf4 Re8 28.a5 h5 29.Qc7 e3 30.Rxf8+ Rxf8 31.Qxd7 Qe4+ 32.Kg1 Rf7 33.Qd8+ Rf8 34.Qc7 Rf7 35.Qb8+ Rf8 36.Qxa7 Rf7 37.Qb8+ Rf8 38.Qc7 Rf7 39.Qd8+ Rf8 40.Qg5 Rf7 41.Bc3 bxa5 42.d6 h4 43.Qd8+ Rf8 44.Qc7 Qg6 45.d7 g3 46.d8=Q gxh2+ 47.Kxh2 Qg3+ 48.Kh1 1-0
https://www.365chess.com/game.php?back=1&gid=3844915&m=16

SF says 8 Bb2

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