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Michelet vs Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritzky
"Michele my Belle" (game of the day Oct-28-2007)
Paris m/1 (1845)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit Cochrane Gambit (C37)  ·  1-0
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Oct-28-07
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  Honza Cervenka: <al wazir> Yes, 21....Ne7 looks viable for black too.
Oct-28-07  Judah: Black is not so bad here. He would have won with QxR, if he'd only had one more tempo.
Oct-28-07  aragorn69: The Essence of Romantic Chess!
Oct-28-07
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  meloncio: I guess the today's pun is about the Beatles song 'Michelle'. Thanks to cg.com!
Oct-28-07  sandmanbrig: Wow. This game is unnatural.
Oct-29-07  avidfan: In the final position a possible mate occurs if 31...Qxh1 32.Bg6+ Kd8 33.e7+ Kd7 34.e8=Q+ Kd6 35.Qe5+ Kc6 <35...Kd7 36.Qe6+ Kd8 37.Qe7+ Kc8 39.Qe8#> 36.Be8+ Kb6 37.Qb5# but not if 31...Qxf1 since the black queen controls b5.
Oct-29-07
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  kevin86: With friends like the pawns-the queen doesn't need any enemies.

A picturesque position to say the least!!

Dec-30-07
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  whiteshark: An unusual and striking game. How the black ♕ can't escape...
Jan-17-08  Kaspy2: fyi: "Michele my Belle" probably refers to the refrain line / title of a song from the 60's or so
Jan-17-08  Shams: <fyi: "Michele my Belle" probably refers to the refrain line / title of a song from the 60's or so>

Beatles, Rubber Soul, 1965. Track 7 (UK Release).

Jan-27-09  WhiteRook48: this game is so comical
Apr-11-09
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  GrahamClayton: This game brings back a few memories!
My Dad taught me the moves of chess back in 1976 when I was 11 years old. I then learned to play by borrowing books from my local library. Horowitz's "Golden Treasury of Chess" was one of the first books that I borrowed, and this was one of the first games in the book. The final position and the moves really opened my eyes to the beauty of chess.
Aug-24-09  blackburne: This game is of Jules Michelet??.

Jules Michelet was a famous french historian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_...

Aug-30-10  eightbyeight: On Tim Krabbe's games page (http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/ChessTu...) it says this game ended with 31. h3?? Qxh1 32. Kf6?? Qxf1 33.Bg6+ Kd8 34.e7+ Kd7 35.e8=Q+ Kd6 36.Qe6+ 1-0. Where on Earth did THAT come from???
Sep-14-11  solskytz: The king, by stepping to d4, declares 'I guess I'm in the endgame already!'

He recognizes that the presence of black's Queen and knight (let alone the rook's remains...) are nothing but an illusion, brought about by strange topographic circumstances on the board...

A queen stalemated by her own pawns (though admittedly by the clever posting of one white bishop) is something I don't remember seeing before.

On the last move, instead of the excellent move Kf6, I found the response h4 (on hxg3) rather amusing, and thematic to this game.,, Alas, it probably loses to something like ...Qxh1 with ...g2 - in some positions you must resist the temptation to make a joke

Dec-03-11  lemaire90: Phenomenal game ! The black queen is trapped and cannot help the king vs. white's king, passed pawn and bishop ; and if gxh2, black's passed pawns are sad, completely blockaded.
May-09-13
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  Phony Benoni: <"It is said that the wise mouse in Puerto Rico sticks close to the soil, and the less enlightened is minded to climb palm trees for an orgy of high living. Up aloft beckons the coconut, plump and juicy and, at one end, easy to tunnel.

"Skeletons of mice are often to be found in coconuts, for it is easier to get in, slim and greedy, than to get out, appeased but fat.

"Chess is like that."> -- William Ewart Napier

Oct-12-13  scormus: <PB ... the white mouse> Any fool can walk right up the mouth of a lion. The trick is to walk away again.

<Manic ... poor Keiseritzky> yeah, for someone who had a classic KGA variation named after him, he didn't have much luck with the B pieces against KGA

Jul-09-15  ToTheDeath: Classic 19th century chess. The queen sac was a stroke of genius.
Jul-09-15  thomastonk: 15 minutes of research brought some interesting aspects to light:

1. This game was already published in 1843, so <Paris m/1 (1845)> is wrong. See "Handbuch des Schachspiels", 1843, page 318.

2. In 1846, Kieseritzky published his "Cinquante parties jouées au Cercle des Échecs et au Café de le Régence", a book using a horrific difficult notation.

2a. There this game is no. 26 on pages 24-25. Kieseritzky wrote: "Jouée en 184 [sic],". So, he didn't mention the exact year!

2b. Kieseritzky continued "ENTRE MM. MICHELEX[sic] et KIESERITZKY." And the name "MICHELEX" is repeated six times. So, the name of the first player differs!

2c. Kieseritzky's gives the following moves: 31.h3 ♕xh1 32. ♔f6 ♕xf1 33.♗g6+ ♔d8 34.e7+ ♔d7 35.e8=♕+ ♔d6 36.♕e6+ ♔c5 37. b4+ ♔d4 38. De5+ ♔c4 39.Lf7#. So the game score is different, too!

PS: I found the game also in Staunton's Handbook, copied from the "Handbuch" - no surprise for insiders.

Jul-09-15  thomastonk: Addendum: Von der Lasa changed the name to 'Michelex' in the third edition of the "Handbuch des Schachspiels", 1858, page 358, but the game score remained unchanged.
May-24-16  Adrian Chantler: Great Game!
May-15-17  Saniyat24: 7.d4!
Sep-10-18
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  Bubo bubo: I wonder whether the identity of the winner of this spectacular game will be unveiled some day. Probably not, but maybe there is hope after all: for a long time we did not know more about the loser of the famous <two queens lose against a bunch of minor pieces> game (R Franz vs Mayet, 1858) than his name "Franz".
Sep-11-18  WorstPlayerEver: After 13... Nc6 White is lost. Black threatens Nxd4 and Nb4.
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