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Milan Vidmar vs Max Euwe
"It's Not Euwe 'til It's Over" (game of the day Apr-07-2018)
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 16, Aug-19
Torre Attack: Fianchetto Defense. Euwe Variation (A48)  ·  1-0


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Apr-07-18  morfishine: Lets see now, since my army of malcontents has decided to take the day off

There is some variance on how to pronounce the ticklish surname 'Euwe'

Lets check out a few:

United States: 'You Way'

Dutch: 'Ooh Wa'

Chinese: 'You We'

That only leaves 192 known countries in the known world. Its safe to say none of the remaining 192 countries languages pronounces 'Euwe' anything even remotely sounding like 'Over'

Hence, we have yet another discard

Imagine the sound of a toilet flushing


We all know what that sounds like, a fitting place for this sad game title


Apr-07-18  thegoldenband: "Er-veh", more or less, isn't it? See 20 seconds in here:

Apparently saying "nervous" without the first and last letters is a reasonable approximation.

(And that's probably how Eric Cartman would pronounce "over" mid-tantrum: "But, MAAAHm! My shw is already ver! I don't wanna go to skel!")

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) =0.00 (35 ply) 12.dxc5 dxc5 13.Be4 Nc6 14.f5 gxf5 15.Bxf5 e6 16.Be4 Qc7 17.Rfe1 Rad8 18.Nf1 Ba6 19.Rad1 Na5 20.Qc2 Rxd1 21.Rxd1 Rd8 22.Bd3 Bb7 23.Ng3 Bxf3 24.gxf3 Nc6 25.Nh5 Qe5 26.Ng3 Qc7

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -0.81 (27 ply) 16...Qc7 17.Rc1 Qd7 18.Rfe1 Nf5 19.Rcd1 Rfd8 20.g4 Ne7 21.Nh4 Rac8 22.g5 Bxe4 23.Bxe4 hxg5 24.fxg5 Rc7 25.Qb3 d5 26.Bd3 e5 27.Bb5 Qc8 28.dxe5 Rc2 29.e6 fxe6 30.Qh3 Rd6

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -0.82 (29 ply) 17...Qc7 18.Ng3 a5 19.Rfd1 Rfe8 20.Nxf5 exf5 21.d5 b5 22.Qb3 Qc5 23.Bd3 b4 24.Qa4 Bxd5 25.Bb5 Bxf3 26.gxf3 Red8 27.Rd5 Qc7 28.Qb3 Rab8 29.Ba4 h5 30.Bb5 Rb6 31.Ba4 Ra8 32.Kg2 Bh6

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -0.84 (29 ply) 18...Bd5 19.Re1 Qc7 20.Bd3 Rac8 21.Bb5 a6 22.Bf1 Ra8 23.Nxf5 exf5 24.Rde2 Qc6 25.Re3 b5 26.Qa5 Be4 27.Qb4 Rfc8 28.a3 Qd5 29.h3 Rc2 30.Bd3 a5 31.Qxb5 Qxb5 32.Bxb5 Rxb2 33.a4

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -0.45 (29 ply) 19...Rac8 20.Re1 Qd7 21.g4 Rc7 22.h3 Rfc8 23.Rdd1 Qb5 24.Bd3 Qa5 25.Qxd6 Qxa2 26.f5 exf5 27.gxf5 Qxb2 28.fxg6 Bxf3 29.gxf7+ Rxf7 30.gxf3 Qxd4+ 31.Qxd4 Bxd4+ 32.Kg2 Rg7+ 33.Kh1 Bf6 34.Bf5 Rc5 35.Be6+ Kf8 36.Bg4 Re5 37.f4 Rxe1+ 38.Rxe1 Re7 39.Rxe7 Kxe7 40.Kg2

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -0.43 (31 ply) 20...Bd5 21.Re1 Qd7 22.Qe3 Re8 23.Be4 Rac8 24.g3 b5 25.Kg2 Qb7 26.a3 a6 27.Bxd5 Qxd5 28.Qe4 Qxe4 29.Rxe4 Kf8 30.Re1 Rc4 31.Rde2 Rec8 32.f5 Rc2 33.fxe6 fxe6 34.Kf1 Rxe2 35.Kxe2 Kf7 36.Ke3

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -1.18 (33 ply) 25...Re7 26.Rxe7 Qxe7 27.Re1 Qf6 28.Kf1 Bxf3 29.Qxf3 Qxd4 30.b3 d5 31.Qf2 Qc3 32.Qe2 Bf6 33.Bd3 Kg7 34.g3 Rc7 35.Qd1 Re7 36.Rxe7 Bxe7 37.Kg2 Bc5 38.h4 gxh4 39.gxh4 Qd4 40.Qf3 Qxh4 41.Qg3+ Qxg3+ 42.Kxg3 Kf6 43.Kg4 Bd6 44.Kf3

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -1.11 (32 ply) 24.h3 Re7 25.Rxe7 Qxe7 26.Rd1 Re8 27.Qd3 Qd8 28.b3 h5 29.f6 Qxf6 30.Qh7+ Kf8 31.Qxh5 Bxf3 32.Qxf3 Qxf3 33.gxf3 Re2 34.Kf1 Rb2 35.d5 Be5 36.Rc1 Ke7 37.Be4 Rxa2 38.Rc2 Ra3 39.Rc7+ Kf6 40.Rb7 Ra2 41.b4 Bd4 42.Rd7 a5 43.bxa5 bxa5

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -1.00 (34 ply) 23.f6 Bxf6 24.Qd3 Bg7 25.Re2 Qd7 26.Rfe1 Kf8 27.Qe3 Qd8 28.h3 Rac8 29.Bf5 Ba6 30.Rf2 Rb8 31.Bd3 Bxd3 32.Qxd3 Rbc8 33.Rfe2 Rc1 34.Qf5 Rxe1+ 35.Rxe1 Rc7 36.Kf2 Qc8 37.Qxc8+ Rxc8 38.g4 Bf6 39.Ke3 Kg7 40.Re2 Kg6 41.Ke4 Re8+ 42.Kd3 Rxe2 43.Kxe2 d5 44.Kd3

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-07-18  cormier: 1) -0.26 (31 ply) 21.Qe3 Qd7 22.Be4 Bxe4 23.Qxe4 Rac8 24.h3 Rc1 25.Qd3 d5 26.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 27.Kf2 Qc8 28.Re2 Bf6 29.Qd2 Qc4 30.Ne5 Qc7 31.f5 Kg7 32.fxe6 Bxe5 33.dxe5 fxe6 34.Qf4 Qf7 35.Qxf7+ Kxf7 36.Ke3 Ra1 37.b3 Ke7 38.Kd3 Rd1+ 39.Kc2

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

Apr-08-18  The Kings Domain: Antiseptic preciseness. Such a polished game. Nice finish.

Nice pun, I'd like to believe it's a tribute to my fave Lenny Kravitz song. :-)

Apr-08-18  Monocle: <morfishine> I think you need to conduct better research into how Euwe is pronounced.
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  OhioChessFan: Don't mind him, <Monocle>, his OCD is beyond his control.
Apr-08-18  WorstPlayerEver: Euwe missed the draw with: 28...Rc1 29. Rxc1 Rxc1 30. Rxc1 Qxd2 31. Rg1 Qxd5 32. Qd3 Bd4 33. f6 Kf8 34. Qh7 Bxf6 35. Qxh6+ Bg7 36. Qh7 Bxb2 37. Bc2 Qd2 38. Be4 Bc8 39. Bf5 Ba6 40. Bc2 Bb7

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  mifralu: Euwe resigned after < 36. Nf5+ ! >

Dec-24-18  Saniyat24: 'Euwe' and out...!
Dec-24-18  Saniyat24: After 12.Rad1 Milan Vidmar's pieces look like a spaceship ready to battle aliens....!
Dec-25-18  Saniyat24: That White Knight on d6 on move 31 from Milan Vidmar, must be one of the most powerful knights, in the history of chess...!
Dec-25-18  Saniyat24: amazingly Euwe got over that pretty quickly...!
Dec-25-18  Saniyat24: but from the frying pan Euwe was put into the pre-heated oven...!
Dec-25-18  JimNorCal: Always pleased when someone comments on this game and it pops up into the Recent Kibitz section. A great chance to come revisit the game!

Over the years this has grown to be one of my favorite combinations.

Sep-28-19  MelvinDoucet: I've just watched <The Luzhin Defense>. The position at move 34 was featured in the beginning of the movie but they misplaced the black rook on c1, which makes it illegal to play ♖d8# at the end of the combination.
Sep-28-19  Olavi: Jonathan Speelman was a consultant to the movie. Maybe they didn't check every detail with him - getting the atmosphere right is more important, after all - or perhaps Jon's sense of humour got the better of him.
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