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City of Winkel vs City of Alkmaar
"Parry Winkel" (game of the day Mar-23-2014)
corr (1856), ?
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Hinrichsen Gambit (C31)  ·  1-0


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Sep-27-03  Dougy: Some sneaky business here by black...

If 33. Qxe7? mating occurs by Qc4+ (If 34. Kb1 Qd3+ 35. Kc1 Qd2+ 36. Kb1 Qd1# 34. Kd1 Qd3+ (If 35. Ka1 Qd1#) 35. Kc1 Qd2+ 36. Kb1 Qd1#

If 35. Qf6? looks like a good move, threatening mate, but black mates by 35. ... Bd2+ 36. Kc2 (or 36. Kd1 Bb3#) Bb3+ 37. Kd3 Bc4+ 38. Kc2 Qa4+ 39. Kb1 Bd3#

If 36. bxa3? black draws by Qxa3+ (If 37. Kb1 Ba2+ (If 38. Kc2 Qb3+ 39. Kc1 Qb1#) 38. Ka1 Bb3+ 39. Kb1 Qa2+ 40. Kc1 Qa1#) 37. Kc2 Qb3+ 38. Qa3+ ... Perpetual check. Draw.

White certainly did well to avoid these traps. (in my opinion)

Nov-07-03  rochade18: fantastic opening! d4 is strange enough but the answer f5 is not the best choice.
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  Garech: Insane game but lots of fun! Recommending for GOTD now.


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  FSR: I agree with <Garech>. Very entertaining! I only wish that the game had begun 1.f4 e5 2.e4 d5 3.d4 f5. Then everything after 1.f4 would have been a gambit or countergambit.
Mar-23-14  KingPetrosian: That was crazy! What a ride!
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  al wazir: Some very strange moves here. I think 20. Bxd5 Qxb3 21. Bxb3 d3 22. Bb4 Bxh1 23. Rc8+ Kd7 24. Rxh8 wins.
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  morfishine: I Googled 'Parry Winkel' and found him to be an out-of-work free lance photographer in Cripple Creek, Colorado

Assuming the intention was 'Perry Winkel', I found this to be either a flower, in which case Black was a blooming idiot to play such an opening; or the color light blue, in which case Black blew it and was left singing the blues

I give up


Mar-23-14  Ratt Boy: Periwinkles are also small snails. The rocky coastline of New England has countless periwinkles. Gazillions, at last count.

I liked the pun. Alkmaar tried to parry Winkel's efforts, of course.

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  morfishine: <Ratt Boy> I did not know that
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  playground player: Are these cities in a fantasy story by Lord Dunsany or Fritz Leiber?
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  Phony Benoni: There are quite a few towns and villages named Winkel. They can be found in France, Switzerland, and serveral apiece in the Netherlands, Switzerland. modern-day Germany, and Austria. As far as I can tell, none are famous for bulls.

However, the only apparent Alkmaar is in the province Noord Holland. One is the Winkels is also located there, about 20 km (12.5 miles) to the northeast.

I mention this only because I don't want to touch this game with a ten-foot pole. It looks too much like something I would play.

Mar-23-14  relikid: all I have to say is... Very, Very, Weird.
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  Domdaniel: I don't think that they actually played chess in Winkel and Alkmaar. It was something superficially similar to the game we know, but really profoundly different.
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  al wazir: Periwinkle leaves have nootropic properties (

No doubt this is the explanation for the pun.

Mar-23-14  Mr Bigz: You don't have to be a GM to really appreciate this game.
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  Domdaniel: <morf> -- < I Googled 'Parry Winkel' and found him to be an out-of-work free lance photographer in Cripple Creek, Colorado> And of course 'Up on Cripple Creek' is a song by The Band ... and this opening ought to be, well, *banned*.
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  kevin86: Norman Bates' mother was buried in a gown of Periwinkle Blue.

Better than a game from the Dutch town of Van winkle- they put me to sleep.

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