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Georges Koltanowski vs Diller
Simul blind 1/56 (1960), San Francisco, CA USA, Dec-04
Russian Game: Damiano Variation (C42)  ·  1-0


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  Dudley: He was probably a grade school student.
Jul-02-04  zb2cr: And Kolty was blindfold, too.
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  aw1988: LOL OH MY GOD. I knew this trap when my opponent played 3...Nxe4 but i thought it was mate! Play continued 4. Qe2 Nf6 5. Nc6+ and i was suprised it didn't say I mated him. So after Be7 I just took the bishop!!!! Ridiculous!
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  aw1988: Most embarrasing game of my life...
Sep-27-04  Knezh: Most of Koltanowski's games in database don't last...
Sep-27-04  Knezh: Looking at this game as an example, i wonder why..
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  SneechLatke: Yeah...
Aug-11-05  n30: yeah yeah yeah, nobody EVER fell intro this trap and we're all super chess players. just get over yourselfs or play a few more blitz and you'd be surprised! ** angry because just stepped into exactly THAT trap :P **
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  WannaBe: Err.. I am going to guess that Diller was the one wearing blind-fold?? :-)

(I know who was doing the blind by the way, before everyone start to correct me.)

Aug-12-05  Mitch Mitchell: Why does black resign? He still has a healthy pawn structure.
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  MaxxLange: Probably a simul game. This is an old opening trap, don't be hating on Koltanowski because of this silly game.
Aug-12-05  Pretzel Logic: < MaxxLange >

Wasn't there a Max Lange who was famous for something?

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  TheAlchemist: <Pretzel Logic> Yes, he's famous for this: Adolf Anderssen vs Max Lange, 1859 and the resulting mating pattern, which is named after him, if I'm not mistaken
Oct-23-05  elh: Probably Max Lange is more famous for the Max Lange Attack in the 2 Kts (although I only ever get it from the Scotch Gambit).
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  MorphyMatt: NN vs E Fossan, 1991
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  MaxxLange: He was a noted player in the 19th century, and there's a well known line in the 2 Knights named after him. My handle is just a dumb joke, I don't have a point to make about him or anything. His games are nice, romantic style of play.
Feb-22-06  DCP23: I've played exactly that on ICC many times. As White, mind you.
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  Rajiv Herman Kramer: This is called the Russian Trap
Oct-08-06  hellstrafer: Strangely, this is the Damiano Variation of the Petroff. How come all inferior openings are named after poor Damiano? :P
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  schattke: This sequence was a Diller Killer.
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  playground player: This wasn't Phyllis Diller, was it?
Jun-12-09  WhiteRook48: 4...Nd6??
Sep-27-10  GRANTZIERER: Dudley: I'm in grade school.
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  Cemoblanca: The question is: Who was blind??? :D
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  FSR: Some of the players in Koltanowski's blind simuls were not the strongest. In this 1960 blind simul, he won 16 of his 56 games in no more than 15 moves.
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