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|Jun-15-09|| ||kevin86: Is this a record? Black underpromotes to a knight in sucessive moves.|
The game AND the pun are great!
|Jun-15-09|| ||Waitaka: <An Englishman: Any other games featuring consecutive Knight underpromotions?>|
Not consecutive: V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956
|Jun-15-09|| ||njchess: Fun game from Bird. Despite the somewhat tactically dubious play on both sides, MacDonnell must have suspected something when Bird offers up his queen. I doubt he imagined losing a knight, a bishop and both rooks(!) for a bishop, a queen and two pawns. Thereafter, White's queen and bishop are no match for Bird's rooks and knights.|
|Jun-15-09|| ||Shams: A deserved pun win for <Phony Benoni>.|
|Jun-15-09|| ||Lightboxes: 26. Qe4??
Win one of the rooks instead of the bishop?
|Jun-15-09|| ||lzromeu: Very funny pun and game.
Added to my favorites.
Beautiful win without a Queen.
Another possible Pun with merchandising: "Flying Horses"
|Jun-15-09|| ||WhiteRook48: those funny knight promotions|
|Jun-15-09|| ||GrahamClayton: <Honza Cervenka>White missed another blow in his 26th move: 26.Qe4!! Rf7 27.Bxe7!! (Not 27.Qxb7?? for Rf2+! 28.Kg1 Bg2 etc.).|
I looked at 29.♕b5+ c6 30.♕d3 (Stopping the Black Rook from moving along the 2nd rank and protecting the g2 Bishop). 30...♖f3 looks good, attacking the Queen to give Black time to retreat the g2-Bishop, but then I think White has 31.♕e4, with the double attack on the e7 Knight. 31...♖f7 simply allows 32.♔g2.
|Jun-15-09|| ||remolino: What a fanstastic pun!!!|
|Feb-25-10|| ||tommy boy: what an imagination and calculation! This game is realy fantastic|
|Oct-21-10|| ||sevenseaman: ...15.dxe4, ...17.Bxd5 ...22. f1=N+,...23.exf1=N+ are some of the remarkable twists in this very queerly conducted game by Bird. About 7 replays do not look too many.|
How 38. bxc3 insulates the vital Black R on d2 from the high voltage White Q on a5, is a masterstroke.
The only thing one can say with a degree of certainty is that Bird knew his onions and where he was going!
I've liked the game immensely; pure entertainment and high drama on the road.
|Oct-21-10|| ||sevenseaman: I wouldn't be surprised if some one said to me - Bird was a prankster!|
|Mar-24-15|| ||Bubo bubo: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Amusing little gem, for all its flaws. Any other games featuring consecutive Knight underpromotions?>|
Better late than never: The game S Schweber vs B Wexler, 1964
ends with two consecutive ♘-promotions.
|Jun-25-16|| ||whiteshark: The ♔night is dark and full of terrors ...|
|May-01-17|| ||MJCB: Why not 33... Kt h2+, followed by 34... Rf1. unless I miss something, this is mate?|
|Apr-04-18|| ||FSR: <MJCB> 33...Nh2 is illegal and is not check.|
|Apr-04-18|| ||areknames: <FSR> He obviously meant 32...Nh2++ followed by mate.|
|Apr-04-18|| ||schnarre: ...Impressive...most impressive.|
|Apr-04-18|| ||The Kings Domain: The wild and crazy games of the Romantic era.|
|Apr-04-18|| ||AlicesKnight: The CG catalogue does not seem to have reference to the La Bourdonnais - MacDonnell games of a generation earlier (a different MacDonnell??). One of the best of these had a not dissimilar Q sacrifice and Black N attack.
click for larger view
La Bourdonnais - MacDonnell 1834 match; Black plays 13.... NxNd5!
14.Bxe7 Ne3+; 15.Ke1 Kxe7; 16.Qd3 Rd8; 17.Rd2 Nc6; 18.b3 Ba5; 19.a3 Rac8; 20.Rg8 b5; 21.Bxb5 Bxf3; 22.gxf3 Nd4 and again two Black Ns create havoc.
|Apr-04-18|| ||morfishine: The amount of howlers in this "game" are only exceeded by the amount of bloopers|
Its quite possible the amount of questionable moves comfortable exceeds the amount of sound moves, but who's counting?
|Apr-04-18|| ||Honza Cervenka: 22...Nc6 was more precise. White missed 14.Re1!|
|Apr-04-18|| ||FSR: <areknames> Ah, OK. That's makes more sense. He's right.|
|Apr-04-18|| ||Breunor: <AlicesKnight> The CG catalogue does not seem to have reference to the La Bourdonnais - MacDonnell games of a generation earlier (a different MacDonnell??).|
Yes that is a different player - Alexander McDonnell. The game you mentioned is one of the greatest of all time in my opinion. It is in the data base:
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834
|Apr-05-18|| ||AlicesKnight: <Breunor> Well found. The difference a missing 'a' makes..... La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834|
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