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Oldrich Duras vs Rudolf Spielmann
1st Trebitsch Memorial (1907), Vienna AUH, rd 8, Jan-19
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Variation (B01)  ·  1-0


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Sep-17-03  ughaibu: Here's another entertaining game featuring Duras.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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. Thanks <PB>.

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  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."

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  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!”

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  zanzibar: <One good sac deserves another>
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  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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