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Tony Magee vs Cliff Aker
"Cliff Hanger" (game of the day May-21-2017)
cr (1981)
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation (C30)  ·  1-0


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Mar-26-11  redorc19: WOW i found this game in Chess: 5334 Problems by Laszlo Polgar the combination is simply beautiful... how would i recommend it for a Problem of the Day?
Jun-30-12  solskytz: Charming trap! Never saw the like of it.

Hard to understand the point of Nh7, even though the Queen's mobility is limited and the solution is only one move away.

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  Dionysius1: Why I like this trap so much is that it is so fresh. It's two reasonably familiar patterns - running a Q out of squares and a discovered check on the h file - put together in an unfamiliar way.
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  GrahamClayton: 11...g6 might have been played, giving the Queen an escape square on g7.
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  offramp: I wonder what were the specifics of the event: cr (1981).
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  ChessHigherCat: Costa Rica (Co-star Iggy) or else Czech Republic or quite possibly the canadian royalsocietyofnoncapitalizationofpropernamesandp- romotionofridiculouslylongcompoundwords
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Might "cr" also stand for "correspondence?"
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  perfidious: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Might "cr" also stand for "correspondence?">

Indeed it does.

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  morfishine: Magee was a strong player. A pity he has only one other game in the database, but its another good one upending Bill Wall: B Wall vs T Magee, 1980


May-21-17  Timi: White's move 12 could be an interesting Thursday puzzle
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  wwall: It was a friendly correspondence game. Magee (NC), Aker (IN) and Wall (OH) all of us were playing several postal games together during this period. I have to admit, both Magee and Aker were beating me more than I was beating them, and a few chess miniatures and traps came out of our games as we experimented with the openings. I lost 4 and drew 3 with Magee. I played Aker 23 times in postal chess, winning 8, losing 12, and drawing 3.
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