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Henry A Howe vs William Alexander Beers
corr USA (1940) (correspondence), ?
King's Gambit: Accepted. Tumbleweed (C33)  ·  1-0


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Oct-05-04  fgh: Nice game.
May-06-05  soberknight: Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe!
May-06-05  soberknight: Black hates lawyers--and Howe!
Sep-11-07  ounos: One beer too many.
Jul-30-08  wolfmaster: I wonder Howe many Beers black drank?
Aug-13-11  squaresquat: The Drunken King Attack
Dec-24-12  Apoline48: 30 d7+ is better with mate next move
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  Phony Benoni: <Apoline48> 30.d7 is indeed quicker, but it's not in the spirit of the opening.
Dec-24-12  Cushion: I can't believe this is a correspondence game.
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  Phony Benoni: You can't get away with stuff like this at the highest levels of correspondence, but there are countless thematic tournaments featuring crazy openings. At long as there is not a direct tactical refutation--and often when there is--some will be willing to try and survive the difficulties for fun and practice.

Keres played a lot of correspondence in his youth, and often went weird. Here's a game which shows he would have been at home in the Tumbleweed:

Keres vs G Menke, 1932

Dec-25-12  waustad: Howe many Beers?

In any case <phony> is right about strange correspondence games. There are obscure lines where almost all of the games are correspondence play by the same two players. Sometimes with the same colors and sometimes alternating.

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  OhioChessFan: Howe must be an ancestor of <Wannabe>
Aug-23-13  Conrad93: I can't believe white has such a huge winning percentage in this line...

In every game black fails to develop his pieces, and just goes for random queen checks, or trades pieces too early.

May-04-14  GumboGambit: The symbolism of The Drunken King Attack pounding away Beers is not lost on us.
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