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|Aug-09-15|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: In the days when the Pirc was my primary defense, always felt a little surprised that 4.Bg5 was an obscure sideline, one I never faced. It always seemed like one of the most formidable challenges Black could face. The influence of fashion, I suppose; Karpov *was* winning game after game with 4.Nf3 and 5.Be2.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||andrewjsacks: Well done, for the GOTD title.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||Steve.Patzer: Thank you Phony Benoni for that factoid.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||HeMateMe: Nice pun, one of my first chess books.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||offramp: Fischer beat Mednis overall 5-1, with one draw. It's surprising that they didn't meet more often, as they both played regularly in the US in the 50s and 60s. Fischer played Bisguier 15 times.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||HeMateMe: Artie is a New York Boy. He probably has some local city and state play against Fischer.|
Mednis emigrated from Latvia, not sure if he lived in NYC as an adult all of his life. He may have lived elsewhere at times.
|Aug-09-15|| ||RookFile: I love the pun. Interesting game. I think Mednis had a good approach in the opening. Specifically, ...Nh5 and ...Nxg3. It certainly fights for the dark squares for black. Even when he was down a pawn, he had very reasonable chances with his two bishops against white's two knights. I think the bottom line here is that Fischer out calculated Mednis.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||Moszkowski012273: Fischer missed 11.Nxb5...|
|Aug-09-15|| ||morfishine: A famous game and victory by Fischer noted for leaving book early: OE only has 15 examples after move six and the game is unique after 7...Qa5. Thats fairly remarkable|
|Aug-09-15|| ||offramp: ˇˇˇPun of the year!!!|
|Aug-09-15|| ||lucianotrigo: I liked Mednis' attitude. He played for a win and forced Fischer to make several defensive moves.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||maxi: <Moszkowski012273> Looks like Fischer missed 11.Nxb QxQ 12.RxQ and if 12...cxN then 13.Bd5 wins the exchange with a good position.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||RookFile: 11. Nxb5 is discussed on page 1 of the thread. Fischer wrote about it in his first chess book.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||Caissanist: I'm pretty sure that Mednis lived in the New York City area all his adult life, but he didn't play that much while Fischer was active; from the late fifties through the late sixties he mostly devoted himself to making a living, maybe playing one tournament a year. Somewhere around 1970 he struck it rich on the stock market, so he was able to devote himself to chess after that.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||sydbarrett: This is a pun? How|
|Aug-09-15|| ||shishio71: @Phony Benoni: Thanks for that tidbit of explanation!|
|Aug-09-15|| ||Jack Kerouac: From the more bad pun archive:
RF was a Mednis the menace.
|Aug-09-15|| ||Granny O Doul: It is a nice title, but of course it isn't a pun ("How to beat Edmar Mednis", that is).|
|Aug-09-15|| ||zanzibar: I thought the same <Granny>, and even read the entire wiki article on puns on account of this.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||Phony Benoni: I wish we could get away from the concept of "puns". Something like "headline" or even "title" would be a better idea: a quick, clever introduction to the game, probably but not necessarily based on a play on words. By such a standard, today's effort is fine.|
But "pun" is too ingrained in our collective consciousness for that to happen.
|Aug-09-15|| ||maxi: Thanks <RookFile>. So Fischer set it up, then forgot about it. Hum, he was human, after all.|
|Aug-10-15|| ||kevin86: bad pun, good game!|
|Aug-10-15|| ||Howard: In the book Fischer: His Approach to Chess, the author points out a quicker way that Fischer could have wrapped up the win, but concedes that it hardly mattered since the game was completely won, anyway.|
Remind me to look it up---don't have the book with me right now.
|Aug-12-15|| ||Howard: Just looked it up....33.Qf7+ would have won faster, as well as 35.Qg7+.|
|Aug-12-15|| ||diceman: <maxi: Thanks <RookFile>. |
So Fischer set it up, then forgot about it.
Hum, he was human, after all.>
...at least in 1957/58.
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