|Jun-26-03|| ||Elrathia Kingi: A beautiful final position. Regardless of Black's move, he loses: A rook move allows Ra8, a bishop move allows Bxe6, a knight move allows Bd6, and any pawn move loses a pawn for no compensation. |
|Oct-30-05|| ||A.Alekhine: First!Who's this two person?|
|Oct-30-05|| ||suenteus po 147: <Elrathia Kingi> You forgot to mention that any king move lets white march his a- and b-pawns.|
|Oct-30-05|| ||soberknight: The pun is terrible. Englisch didn't toughen anything; he just beat up on a loser with a pointy-headed pawn on d7. Besides, who enjoys English muffins?|
|Oct-30-05|| ||iron maiden: The king can still move without immediate loss of material, so I'm reluctant to call the final position zugzwang.|
|Oct-30-05|| ||ConspTheory06: It cant be zugzwang because in zugzwang if black could pass white wouldnt be able to make progress but in this game he can through Bf6 and Re7 winning a second pawn and easily the game. Since white still has moves to improve his position reguardless of blacks pressure to move i do not believe that a zugzwang call is in order.|
|Oct-30-05|| ||WannaBe: <soberknight: The pun is terrible. Englisch didn't toughen anything...> Don't know why, when I saw the pun, the first thing came to my mind is "Mary Poppins."|
Probably explains a lot about my poor chess play...
|Oct-30-05|| ||chesscrazy: I wonder if Bauer was a good chess player or not. I think the final position is a bit of a zugzwang because black really doesn't have any more useful moves! Unless you want to count Kh8 which is the only square the king can go to.|
|Oct-30-05|| ||Benzol: <I wonder if Bauer was a good chess player or not.> <chesscrazy> check out his bio for an explanation either way. Johann Hermann Bauer|
|Oct-30-05|| ||weary willy: can someone explain the pun ... it's not another US brand is it?!|
|Oct-30-05|| ||Benzol: Rhymes with English muffin I think.|
|Oct-30-05|| ||Calli: <Benzol> Ahh okay. The regular CG punster must be on vacation :->|
|Oct-30-05|| ||chessgames.com: Our punmeister is temporarily out of commission due to hurricane Wilma. You'll have to suffer through Daniel's puns for a few days. ;-)|
|Oct-30-05|| ||Larsker: <can someone explain the pun> This is Fritz' opinion: http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,197,...|
|Oct-30-05|| ||bishopawn: <chessgames> I was trapped by Wilma as well. I will be your punmeister in the meantime. Will work for cheap! Have one posted for the hurricane already!
M Burns v. J. Wilman, 1994
|Oct-30-05|| ||WannaBe: Mr. Montgomery Burns plays chess???????? D'oh!!|
|Oct-30-05|| ||kevin86: I believe that the British term for "zugzwang" is "movebound". Certainly,black's position fits this term. He has no good moves,but must make one!|
|Jun-27-06|| ||gauer: My guess is that this Bauer character didn't fare too well vs the Stonewall Attack type of set-ups. He didn't fare too well vs one of Lasker's few games with f4, either. This one looks more like a Classical Stonewall, while the Lasker game resembles an early version of an f-pawn-push version of a Queen's Indian.|
|Apr-06-10|| ||Cercatore: 31. Ba5?
Why? Rxa5 then Rxa5 then Qxa5 and white lost a piece.
|Apr-06-10|| ||Phony Benoni: <Cercatore: 31. Ba5?
Why? Rxa5 then Rxa5 then Qxa5 and white lost a piece.>
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After 31...Rxa5 32.Rxa5 Qxa5, White regains the piece with 33.Qxd6.