|Dec-21-04|| ||Knight13: Hmm... Seems like A Kaufman improved his game from 1918 to 1919. See Alekhine vs A Kaufman, 1918. |
|Apr-07-09|| ||WhiteRook48: but still, it wasn't enough.|
|Dec-20-10|| ||Xeroxx: Andy Kaufman in the wrestling match (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)|
|Sep-01-11|| ||Triptolemus: Alekhine notes for move 31, 'the game was played the day after I finally emerged from the Odessa Cheka where my person was for a while in stark danger of being mated and I therefore was still somewhat tired.'|
|Apr-07-13|| ||Check It Out: "If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool"|
Kaufman was busy goofing on Elvis.
|Apr-07-13|| ||kolty1: [Event "Odessa"]
[White "Alexander Alekhine"]
[Black "A Kaufman"]
[Annotator "Houdini 3 x64 (30s)"]
D02: 1 d4 d5 2 f3 sidelines, including 2...f6 3 g3 and 2...f6 3 f4 1. d4
d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. dxc5 Nf6 4. c4 e6 5. cxd5 exd5 last book move 6. Be3 Na6 7.
g3 Bxc5 8. Bxc5 Nxc5 White has a cramped position 9. Bg2 O-O 10. O-O Bf5 11.
Nc3 Re8 12. Nd4 White threatens to win material: d4xf5. A comfortable square
for the white knight Bg6 13. Bh3 lack has an active position (13. Nb3 Nce4
$11) 13... Nce4 (13... Qb6 14. b3 $15) 14. Rc1 Nxc3 15. Rxc3 Ne4 lack
threatens to win material: e4xc3 16. Rb3 White threatens to win material:
b3xb7 Rb8 17. f4 f6 18. Rb5 Bf7 19. Rf3 (19. e3 a6 20. Rb3 Re7 $11) 19... a6
20. Rb4 Qa5 lack threatens to win material: a5xb4 21. Rfb3 Qc7 (21... b5
22. e3 Qb6 23. a4 $11) 22. e3 (22. Qc2 Qxc2 23. Nxc2 Rbd8 $11) 22... b5 23. a4
bxa4 24. Ne6 White threatens to win material: e6xc7 Rxb4 $4 forfeits the
advantage (24... Qa5 $142 is just about the only chance 25. Rxb8 axb3 26.
Rxe8+ Bxe8 $11) 25. Nxc7 $18 Rxb3 26. Nxe8 Rxb2 27. Qc1 a3 (27... Rb8 the
only chance to get some counterplay 28. Nc7 h5 $18) 28. Qc8 Rb1+ 29. Bf1 g6
30. Nxf6+ Kg7 31. Nxe4 (31. Nd7 Bg8 32. Qf8+ Kh8 33. Qe7 Rb6 34. Nxb6 h5 35.
Nd7 Be6 36. Nf8 Ng5 37. fxg5 Bf7 38. Qxf7 a5 39. Qh7#) 31... a2 $4 shortens
the misery for lack (31... dxe4 32. Qc3+ Kg8 33. Qxa3 Bc4 $18) 32. Qc3+ Kh6
33. Nd6 (33. Nd2 $142 and White can already relax Be6 34. Qf6 a1=Q 35. Qf8+
Qg7 36. Qxg7+ Kxg7 37. Nxb1 a5 $18) 33... a1=Q $4 (33... Be6 $142 is the best
option lack has 34. f5 Bg8 $11) 34. Nxf7+ $18 Kh5 35. Kg2 White has a mate
threat (35. Qd3 Rxf1+ 36. Qxf1 Qxf1+ 37. Kxf1 $18) 35... Rxf1 $4 (35... Rb2+
36. Kg1 Rb1 $18) 36. Kh3 g5 (36... Rxf4 does not save the day 37. g4+ $1
puts the final touch Rxg4 38. Qxa1 Rh4+ 39. Kg3 Rg4+ 40. Kf3 Kh4 41. Qf6+ Kh3
42. Ng5+ Kh4 43. Ne4+ Kh3 44. Nf2+ Kxh2 45. Nxg4+ Kh3 46. Qf4 h5 47. Qh2#) 37.
g4+ Kg6 38. Ne5+ (38. Ne5+ Kg7 39. Qc7+ Kh8 40. Qd8+ Kg7 41. Qe7+ Kg8 42. Qf7+
Kh8 43. Qf8#) 1-0
|Apr-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: Great pun. AAA, "the man who could shake combinations out of his sleeves."|
|Apr-07-13|| ||Bishoprick: Didn't understand much of what was happening here. The complications and combinations are completely beyond me.|
|Apr-07-13|| ||catlover: Especially to someone of my level, Alekhine's combinations do seem to come out of nowhere. |
I don't get the pun.
|Apr-07-13|| ||FSR: <catlover: ... I don't get the pun.>|
<Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy-drama film about the late American entertainer Andy Kaufman> http://bit.ly/vI3uti
There is some nontrivial possibility that Alekhine's opponent in this 1919 game was not, in fact, Andy Kaufman (1949-1984). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_K...
|Apr-07-13|| ||Bobby Spassky: Dead comedian Andy Kaufmann was known as the man on the moon.|
Man on the Moon is a biographical movie on the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Kaufman, along with his role on Taxi, was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world.
|Apr-07-13|| ||King Sacrificer: Interesting final position. Here i added 11 more queens, which wouldn't save Kaufman from mate.|
click for larger view
|Apr-07-13|| ||IndigoViolet: <I don't get the pun.> Don't blame you; this is not a pun, this is junk. The understanding is that a pun should have some reference to chess, in general, or, better still, the chosen game in particular. So on all three counts, this fails.|
|Apr-07-13|| ||ughaibu: Great idea!|
|Apr-07-13|| ||shivasuri4: <King Sacrificer>, I think you missed Qxe5 in that hypothetical position.|
|Apr-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: <Kaufman, along with his role on Taxi, was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world.>|
Has that wrestling title been in play much, in the past few years?
|Apr-07-13|| ||King Sacrificer: <shivasuri4: <King Sacrificer>, I think you missed Qxe5 in that hypothetical position.>|
Thanks. I knew there was a mistake, as always.
|Apr-07-13|| ||perfidious: Let's play Twister, let's play Risk (yeah yeah yeah yeah).....|
|Apr-07-13|| ||Gambit All: Man on the Moon was actually a tribute song to Andy Kaufman by REM. The movie title came from the song.|
|Apr-07-13|| ||tivrfoa: 34 white to play? =)|
|Apr-07-13|| ||SaVVy66: <king sacrificer>.. black wont get a spare move for qxe5 ... its a mate even with 11 qweens..!|
|Apr-07-13|| ||Xenomorphy: Monopoly, Twenty-one, Checkers, and Chess (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)|
|Apr-08-13|| ||Moszkowski012273: Not a great game for Alekhine at all... Black was equal or winning up until his queen left the board.. EVEN then he had a chance for equality after Alekhine missed 31.Nd7 which happens to be mating.|
|Apr-08-13|| ||aliejin: Stunning game
I will analyze this game, helped by software, not to search
"imperfections", but to better appreciate
I think there are people who must refine
how to appreciate a game.
Example Capablanca / Janowsky, SS1911. as we know, is one of the
Cuban's best games. but the
Polish game was spectacular, could win and could tie
There were flaws, but so is chess.
One day computers will play perfect chess,
but no one will be interested ... .. we always
will prefer to see the
human chess masters
Personally I prefer not perfect combinations
but those discussed over and over and which is
impossible to reach a conclusion ... (For example,
there are a lot, Thal Larsen 1965)
|Apr-08-13|| ||kevin86: black promotes...and white wins,anyway.|