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NN vs Howard Staunton
London 5 (1841)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33)  ·  1-0


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Aug-02-03  Mellowscotch: Wow, this NN dude won a game in his career....isn't this the only game in the DBASE that he wins?

who is he anyways?

Aug-02-03  PVS: Only 16 of NN's wins are in the database at this point. He is an amateur and takes on some very tough competition.
Aug-02-03  Jonber: Eh, I donít know it you two were joking or not, but NN isnít one particular player, itís a pseudonym used when name of the player is unknown.
Aug-02-03  PVS: It is a running joke here to personify NN.
Aug-02-03  PVS: I believe NN's real name is Nescio Nomen, but most people call him Nomina.
Aug-02-03  ughaibu: I normally address him/her as "baby".
Aug-02-03  PVS: <I normally address him/her as "baby">

I am not sure that anyone who has been playing chess since 1590 should be properly addressed as such.

Aug-02-03  ughaibu: Non-patronising endearment.
Aug-03-03  PVS: Fair enough. I still like Nescio Nomen.
Mar-05-04  soberknight: Who is NN?
Nobody Nose! :)
Apr-05-04  N N: < PVS: It is a running joke here to personify NN. > < ughaibu: I normally address him/her as "baby". > <PVS: Fair enough. I still like Nescio Nomen.> I'm a him and my name is NN. It is not short for anything it's my name.
Jul-31-04  ricardolopez: Why not 15...,f3 ?
Dec-11-04  DanielBryant: <ricardo> Good question... seems winning to me
Mar-30-05  prinsallan: Ricardo is right.
White cant recover without losing at least one minor piece more than Black.

Maybe Im mistaken, as usual though ^^

Nov-22-05  drmariogodrob: On 15. ... f3, White will lose an exchange after 16. Rxf3 Nxf3 17. Qxf3 Nf2+ 18. Nxf2 Qxc4. The passed center pawn may provide some minute drawing chances, but with all those pawns on the baord it's not likely.
Jan-25-07  yachadhoo: Why not 14...Nh2 ?
Apr-12-08  stupidiot21: long live NN
Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: Staunton gets crashed!
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: Yay for NN!!
Mar-15-09  WhiteRook48: quite unclear
Feb-13-11  theweaponking: Nathan Arthur Peter Daniel Stephen Victor Isaac Richard David Quincy Tyler Edward Harold Drake Francis Newman has finally won one!!!
May-19-11  Skakalec: Coldblooded defence by NN.
I get chills just looking at his
13. Qe2! 14. Ne4! 15.h3! 16.Rxf4! 17.Rxf2! and finally 18.d3!! (threatening queen capture if B retreats.) I don't know if you noticed that but to me seems if NN runs into winning position it's seldom he blunders it away?
Oct-10-18  TheaN: Coming here from the current GotD where this 'win' by NN is discussed, I'm not sure why 15....f3 didn't get more traction when posted, as it's a completely bust for White.

<15....f3> and what? <16.Rxf3?! Nxf3 17.Qxf3 Qe1+! 18.Qf1 Qxe4> where SF9 gives <19.d3?! (hxg4 Qxg4 -+) Nf2+! 20.Qxf2 Qxc4! 21.dxc4 Bxf2>. So yeah, Staunton was in fact doing what he was supposed to, just didn't win it.

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  PawnSac: < stupidiot21: long live NN >

"Not Named" will live as long as chess. Anonymous players have contributed to chess theory since the beginning.

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  Diademas: Paul Keres, Viktor Korchnoi, and Alexander Beliavsky are the only chess players to have defeated 9 undisputed world champions in classical games.

I guess NN has a much better record.

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