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|May-29-10|| ||SuperPatzer77: <TheaN ...<55.Kh4> typical, because in fact Black goes an exchange up now, but White is threatening a very bad mate in one on h7. How to continue, and this took me a while. But of course, the most obvious move is:|
<55....Rg4†> if White goes back, 56....Rg3† repeats and a draw to follow, so White has to accept.>
<TheaN> No, 55...Rg4+, 56. Kh3??? Rxe4! Black wins! So, that's why White has to capture the Black Rook at g4 to avoid losing the game with a rook down.
|May-30-10|| ||Once: <TheaN> Happy birthday!|
|May-30-10|| ||David2009: |
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White to play after Rxg3+
55 Kxg3 is the game line but 55 Kh4!? threatens mate. However 55...Rg4+ forces 56 Kxg4 allowing 57 ...Qd7+ 58 Qxd7 stalemate. The same theme another way round.
Perhaps this was the line <Chessgames.com> expected us to find as well in this Saturday puzzle (i.e. not just the game line).
|Nov-21-10|| ||Tigranny: Beautiful stalemate trap.|
|Nov-21-10|| ||Everett: It would be nice if there was a stalemate symbol, instead of "stalemate." We have all these other symbols for nuance after nuance of "advantage" ex. , etc. Figured we can come up with something.|
I see, when played out to the stalemate, chessgames.com puts ~~~ into the column. Thoughts?
|Feb-23-11|| ||Tigranny: Nice = over + sign idea for stalemate Everett.|
|Apr-04-11|| ||sevenseaman: Once a leap year kind of thing, 29 Feb.|
|Apr-04-11|| ||BobCrisp: <Garry>'s comments on this game were unprintable.|
|Oct-31-12|| ||Operador: I don´t want the number 1 !|
|May-12-13|| ||offramp: The symbol for stalemate should be the grille of a Ford Edsel.|
In Europe the word pat is used.
|May-19-16|| ||offramp: Kasparov v English Juniors. 27th May 1986, coming up to 30 years ago!|
20 boards against the BCF Junior Squad at Uppingham Community College. Organizer: Peter Barton.
Sponsors: Goldmark Books.
Final score: +11 =6 -3 to Kasparov.
The event lasted "well over 5 hours". That's very vague. ~5 hours would be very fast indeed for 20 games.
Losses to Philip Morris (aged 18), Philip J Rossiter (aged 17) and Mr David Watts (19) of Cantab U.
Two years earlier against similar opposition Karpov score +9 =8 -3.
Kasparov described this game, against McDonald, as "The most interesting game that I have played for three years".
BCM 1986 p.280.
|Jul-28-16|| ||Phony Benoni: One of the first chess magazines I every read was the December, 1962 issue of "Chess Review". In it, Walter Korn dedicated his endgame column to the stalemate, and related the story of a game played by Atkins at St. Petersburg, 1902.|
You need to know that there is some European language or another in which the term in chess for "Draw" is "Patt".
Atkins was winning his game, but fell for a stalemate trap. His opponent clinched the deal by announcing, "Patt, Sir!", and thus a derogatory term was born.
I hope that's all there is to this pun. I hate to think that spelling it "Pat" is an attempt to bring in an Irish connection, since I believe McDonald is more of a Scottish name and Neil McDonald himself is English.
|Jul-28-16|| ||offramp: It's Pat is one of my favourite films.|
|Jul-28-16|| ||goodevans: My favourite swindle gets another airing. In my opinion a more subtle trap than Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987.|
I may be biased for, as I've mentioned before, Neil was a member of the same chess club as me. I played him once - he thrashed me.
|Jul-28-16|| ||The Kings Domain: Nice to have a Game of the Day from old Gazza during his peak. And his opponent played well, keeping the champ in check.|
|Jul-28-16|| ||kevin86: Standing pat is a poker term in draw when the player decides to not draw any cards. Either he has a great hand such as a flush , where any draw would likely destroy a good hand. He can also keep his cards if he wants to bluff the opponents into thinking he has a good hand.|
Here, we have a stalemate trap!
|Jul-28-16|| ||fisayo123: <Kasparov described this game, against McDonald, as "The most interesting game that I have played for three years". BCM 1986 p.280.>|
That's quite the complement coming from Gazza, especially considering the games he played in that time period.
|Jul-28-16|| ||ughaibu: Fisayo123: it could be taken as a compliment, or as further fuel for the suspicion that Kasparov values drama, above factuality.|
|Jul-28-16|| ||akiba82: Is chessgames.com going to cover the 2016 britsh championship or not?|
|Jul-28-16|| ||ajile: <offramp: It's Pat is one of my favourite films.>|
The old skits on SNL were hilarious. And since the movie has a ZERO rating I think I will have to rent it.
|Jul-29-16|| ||offramp: <ajile> Are you a guy or a gal??:o)|
|Jul-29-16|| ||offramp: ...The joke being that It's Pat was a hilarious film about gender non-specification.|
|Jul-31-16|| ||ajile: <offramp: <ajile> Are you a guy or a gal??:o)>|
|Aug-05-16|| ||Benzol: Another stalemate game worth looking at T Tanoi vs P W Stuart, 2010|
|Oct-13-18|| ||mikealando: And thus Gary joined the ranks of history's famous swindlees.|
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