|Sep-17-03|| ||ughaibu: Here's another entertaining game featuring Duras. |
|Sep-18-03|| ||Benzol: <ughaibu> like the final move. |
|Sep-19-03|| ||tud: Duras was a chess studies composer. I remember some good ones. |
|Mar-30-04|| ||nikolaas: So do I. How about this one?
White: ♔b8, ♖h2, ♗h6, ♙b7, ♙b6
Black: ♔d7, ♖e2, ♙g2
White to move and win.
|Jun-07-04|| ||Calculoso: Wow, this is a great game. I'm surprised there have not been more comments. The final couple of moves are full of complications and intricacies. Very nice. |
|Jun-08-04|| ||Gypsy: It won 1-st Brilliance of Vienna 1907. |
|Nov-26-04|| ||kostich in time: It was either Tartakover or Marco who called this game a "duel with rapiers at the edge of precipice".Duras and Spielmann pack a lot of drama into this game. |
|Mar-28-05|| ||Gypsy: "Ceskoslovensky Sach", 1965 published a note by Ms. Inna Vesela with an alternative way to finish the game -- 21.Nd5+! cxd6 22.Qa6+ Kd7 23.Qb7+ Ke6 24.Nc5+! dxc5 25.Qxc6+ Ke7 26.Bxc5+, and mate next. |
|Dec-18-07|| ||chancho: Duras had to give up playing in tournaments because his job did not allow him the time to play. His last tournament was Mannheim 1914.|
|Apr-12-08|| ||Ulhumbrus: After 36 Rd8+ the black King cannot take the Rook because then the King walks into the fork Nb7+, and the black Rook cannot take the Rook , as that unpins the White QB and so frees the White QB to take the black Queen.|
|Jan-12-09|| ||ahmadov: Great! I could find the last move while playing this on Guess the Move...|
|Apr-06-12|| ||King Death: The final move is a great example of an overloading tactic, thanks to <Phony Benoni> for bringing attention to this street fight!|
"A mistress cannot serve two masters." A line from The Man With The Golden Gun.
|Apr-06-12|| ||sevenseaman: What a beauty from Oldrich. I foresaw the moves from 22. g5 till the end. One feels glued as if OTB.|
(If 26...Kxd8 27. Qd2+ Qd6 28. Nd6+ is a royal fork).
What Duras for you!
The game goes into my collection and I hope it does not turn up on the POTD forum too soon.
|Apr-06-12|| ||Penguincw: The rook will have to capture, in which white will simply take the queen, then a knight, and reach a won position.|
|Mar-28-15|| ||A.T PhoneHome: In the ending: 26...Rxd8 27.Bxc5, following ...Bxb6 or ...Bxb4.|
And if King takes, 26...Kxd8 then 27.Nb7+ forking Black King and Queen.
Great one by Mr. Duras!
|Sep-21-16|| ||newzild: This could make a good Christmas pun, given Spielmann's surprise at the end:|
"Rudolf the Red-Nosed Romantic."
|Sep-21-16|| ||keypusher: <newzild> Makes Spielmann sound like a drunk. Maybe "red-faced"?|
|Oct-04-16|| ||newzild: <True dat, but note the following quote from Reuben Fine:|
“Spielmann’s main concern in life, apart from chess, was to accumulate enough money to buy limitless quantities of beer!”
|May-25-18|| ||zanzibar: <One good sac deserves another>|
|May-25-18|| ||zanzibar: <One good book deserves another>|
|Jun-15-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: 18... Rhe8 is a blunder. SF: 18... Bd6=|
|Jun-15-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: PS even more spectacular is: 21. Nd6+ cxd6 22. Qa6+|
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