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Paul Keres vs Andre Lilienthal
"My Dinner Was Andre" (game of the day Apr-19-2019)
Parnu (1955), rd 7, Jul-23
Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Variation (C82)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-19-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: I wonder whether that was a deliberate trap. If Black avoids it, the engine gives White a modest advantage. If White doesn't see the opportunity, the engine sees a draw.
Apr-19-19  knightsaretricky: Pony meet corral
Apr-19-19  7he5haman: If 37...Kf8 then 38.Bd8 Ke8 39.e7 and it's all over, White's King will gobble up the Black pawns.
Apr-19-19  mrknightly: Would someone explain the "pun." Thanks.
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  TheTamale: <mrknightly> It's a pun on the title of a (cult favorite...?) movie "My Dinner With Andre." Definitely worth a watch--it's pretty much exactly what the title of the movie says.
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  catlover: Knights on the rim grow dim.
Apr-19-19  Saniyat24: Too many elephants on the bee-line...!
Apr-19-19  TheBish: Love the "pun"! Can we stop calling it a pun? Game title is more accurate. If it happens to be a pun (and a good one), more power to it.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Aw c'mon Bish, the pun is stupid.

The player's name is Andre, there is a film called 'My Dinner with Andre', lets use that.

The pun has nothing to do with the game. Look at the trapped Knight.

'Hard Days Knight'

'Fright Knight'

'Silent Knight'

'Black Knight...'is a long way from home.'

A little bit of research revealed that the 23rd of July was a Saturday.

'Saturday Knight Fever.'


Apr-19-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. + / = (0.48): 16...Bd7 17.Re1 g6 18.Kh1 Rfb8 19.Qd2 Ne6 20.Rad1 Ba7 21.Bh6 c6 22.Nxe6 Bxe6 23.Bg5 Qd7 24.Bf6 Qc7 25.Re2 b4 26.cxb4 a5 27.a3 Rb7 28.Ra1 Rab8 29.Qh6 axb4 30.axb4 Rxb4

2. + / = (0.63): 16...Na4 17.Rb1 c5 18.Nxe6 Qxe6 19.f4 c4 20.Bxb6 Nxb6 21.Qd4 Rae8 22.Rbd1 Re7 23.Rf3 g6 24.Rg3 Rc7 25.h4 Rg7 26.Qc5 Re8 27.Qe3 h6 28.Qf3 h5 29.Qe3 Kh7 30.Kh2 Rc7 31.Rg5

Apr-19-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (0.00): 11...Bf5 12.Nb3 Bxf2+ 13.Rxf2 Nxf2 14.Kxf2 Bxc2 15.Qxc2 f6 16.Nbd4 fxe5 17.Nxc6 Qd6 18.Ncxe5 Qxe5 19.Be3 Qxh2 20.Bc5 Rf4 21.Qd2 d4 22.cxd4 Re8 23.Re1 Qh4+ 24.Kg1 Rxe1+ 25.Nxe1 Qg4 26.Nf3 Qf5 27.b3 h6 28.Ba3 Rg4 29.Ne5 Rf4 30.Nf3 Rg4

2. = (0.00): 11...Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Kg1 Rae8 16.Bb3 Na5 17.Nf1 Nxb3 18.axb3 Bg4 19.Qxd5+ Rf7 20.Be3 Bxf3 21.gxf3 Qxf3 22.Qxf3 Rxf3 23.Bd4 Re2 24.Rxa6 Re1 25.Bf2 Re2 26.Bd4 Re1

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