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Maurice Ashley vs Anatoly Lein
"Some People Call Me Maurice" (game of the day Jan-17-2005)
New York Open (1989), New York, NY USA, Mar-??
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Botvinnik Line (A28)  ·  0-1
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Jan-17-05
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  cu8sfan: I don't get the pun but on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday I would have expected to see a game won rather than lost by Americas first black GM.
Jan-17-05  drcdwil: <cu8sfan> Actually, full equality should allow for losing games as well as winning games. The fact that there is an African American GM to lose may be most telling.
Jan-17-05
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  cu8sfan: <drcdwil> I agree with you but if I was to explicitly honor a player I'd do it by showing a win instead of a loss.
Jan-17-05  BlazingArrow56: Great attack from Black starting with 24. Ng5! to lure White's knight away for f3.
Jan-17-05  TheSlid: Steve Miller Band - "The Joker"
Jan-17-05  BlazingArrow56: You guys are really into the puns here huh. =P
Jan-17-05  r7justin: drcdwil, what of a black GM loss is most telling? there are 347 Ashley games on cgamesdotcom. true, he's not the prettiest player around but a black american game (loss) chosen for this day seems... hmmm ... like a bad choice, to say the least.
Jan-17-05  r7justin: good links for MLKJr day, Brooklyn Chess: http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbri... http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbri... http://www.thechessdrum.net/65thSqu...
http://www.chessintheschools.org/br... http://schumer.senate.gov/SchumerWe...
Jan-17-05  r7justin: and some memorable moments in Harlem:

http://www.heaf.org/press/pr_harlem...
http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbri... http://www.nychesskids.com/files/09...

Jan-17-05  Everett: Looking for an Ashley win, and a fine one, how about this?

Ashley vs Weeramantry, 1991

Jan-17-05  WarehouseMan: Maybe you guys are taking this just a little too far?

The fact that its the English Opening, does that lead more credibility to your case as well? lol

Jan-17-05
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  patzer2: Hey! Chessgames.com be nice. You should've picked one of GM Maurice Ashley's wins for the game of the day.
Jan-17-05
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  cu8sfan: Would the pun <Black wins> have been inappropriate?
Jan-17-05
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  patzer2: However, I do appreciate Lein's positional double attack tactic with 25. f3!, his nice deflection sequence initated by 30. Rxh3+!, and his neat positional pinning combination starting with 33. Rxg3+! Nice game Chessgames.com and a good choice. I think GM Ashley is a good sport and won't mind, especially if you can feature one of his wins later on.
Jan-17-05
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  patzer2: In the final position, play might continue 35. Rg1 Bxg3! 36. Rd2 Bf4 37. Kf1 Qh3 38. Rdg2 Be3 39. a3 Qf3 40. Ke1 Bxg1 41. Rxg1 Qe3+ 42. Kf1 Qxd3+ . The position starting with 33. Rxg3! looks to be a very useful study in attacking with the Queen and Bishop against King and two Rooks.
Jan-17-05  midknightblue: Yes, I think the Day should be honored by looking at one of Maurice's wins. I liked the title though. The only thing is I don't know how to spell that sound after...*Wha-whoa*. What band does that song anyway?
Jan-17-05
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  kevin86: Maybe we can judge the winner of this game-"Not by the color of his skin,but by the content of his character".

Dr. King freed a lot of people-white as well as African American-by his own character-and by the character of his (and our) Savior.

Jan-17-05  drcdwil: <r7justin> What I meant be "telling" is that the fact that there is a black GM in the USA shows that a little (and I do mean little) progress has been made. There was a time not long ago that the only way a person of color was present at a US chess event was as the waitstaff or custodian. As an African American, I would like to have seen a win by Ashley but it might have seemed contrived. I do agree, however, that if you decide to showcase him on MLK day, a win would have been more appropriate.
Jan-17-05  Everett: Has anybody besides <Abaduba> checked out this game? You're all missing out...

Ashley vs Weeramantry, 1991

Jan-17-05
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  WannaBe: Actually, Dr. King was born on the 15th of January, 1929. Today is just 'Observed' holiday. On that line of thought, I have the following suggestion... Jan. 20th Eid Al Adha day. Indian GM
Jan. 24th Wellington Anniv. NZ GM
Jan. 26th Australia Day. Australian GM
Feb. 1st Carvinal in Havana. Cuban GM
Feb. 5th Constitution Day (MEX) Mexican GM
Feb. 9th Chinese New Year. Islamic New Year starts at sundown. Chinese GM vs. Islamic GM. Losing nationalist can complaint. Feb. 11 Foundation Day (JPN), Japanese GM
Feb. 19 Ashura, Iraqi GM
Mar. 17 St. Patrick's, Irish GM
Mar. 25 Purim, Jewish GM
Apr. 1, April Fools day. Open to suggestion.
Apr. 15, Tax Day (US), open to suggestion.
Apr. 23, St. George's Day, Dragon must lose.

May - Dec calendar to be announced.

Jan-17-05  Fulkrum: Everett, very nice. I don't think I have the ahh...sack for that type of sacrifice.
Jan-17-05  midknightblue: St. Patrick's Day. As far as I know, the top Irish player is Sam Collins, and he is not a GM (yet). I think he has some GM norms though.
Oct-08-11  Mudphudder: What does 30.Qg4 do??? I see so many ways black can win over that queen. Or perhaps it was already hopeless for white by now?
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