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Andres Rodriguez Vila vs Alejandro Hoffman
V Ballester op (1993), rd 6
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B77)  ·  0-1
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Sep-14-04  ConLaMismaMano: Why does black win?
Sep-14-04  likestofork: Black's king is protected; white's isn't, not even remotely. There's the threat of 20.....Bxc3 21. bxc3 Rxc3, which white can hold off with the cramping 20. N-d1, but then white either leaves the king in the middle of the board, or castles (Ummmmmm, white castles....more cholesterol, Marge) into a situation where there are a couple of passed pawns coming the wrong way. Let's just say black at least has equal compensation in the 3 pawns for the piece. It looks to me like continuing would be a slow, painful ordeal for white. Maybe white figured, "Hey, life's short. I don't want to spend the next 2 hours of my short life being the guest of honor in a vivisection."
Sep-30-15  QueensideCastler: From the book Startling Castling by Robert Timmer, - "Nowdays it is impossible to read such a game into a database, because the machine would immediately give alarm when you clcik the mouse for castling. This was precisely what happened during the sixth round of the open tournament in the Spanish town Villa Ballester, Janurary 1993. The international master Andreas Rodriguez(Uruguay) and Alejandro Hoffman (Argentina) were so obsorbed in a theoretically interesting line of the Dragon variation, that it had eluded both that White was no longer allowed to castle.

This is the moment when Rodriguez in all innocence decided to castle kingside. In the commotion, however, his opponent had also forgotten that the king's rook had already made a trip, and so the game quietly took its further course.

The truth finally come out when the arbiter started to work on the bulletin and wanted to read the game into a database. Every time the poor man clicked the mouse for 20. 0-0, the impertirbable computer acked out..."

Sep-30-15
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  perfidious: A fine pendant to Kasparov vs Dreev, 1994, which also featured illegal castling.
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