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Georges Koltanowski vs K Cable
Simul blind 1/56 (1960), San Francisco, CA USA, Dec-04
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0


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Feb-11-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Typical game against low-rated player on Internet chess.
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  playground player: How come I never run into hapless opponents like this?
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  WannaBe: I think K. Cable was the one with the blindfold...
Jul-08-08  puzzlefreak: <playground player>

Same here.

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  thegoodanarchist: As usual, the Cable guy is incompetent... ;=)
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  lost in space: <<Autoreparaturwerkbau>: Typical game against low-rated player on Internet chess.>

An internet game in 1960? At the same time simul-blind 1/56? You have to explain how this should work.

BTW, the correct german term is Autoreparaturwerkstatt (auto repair shop)

But this is only a short word. This here is longer:

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  lost in space: ....and this is not a phantasy word
Sep-30-12  billyhan: I'm GLAD "Cable" lost! "VIVA ANTENNA"!
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  Sally Simpson: ***

"Another record-setting exhibition took place on December 4 1960, in San Francisco, California, where Koltanowski played 56 consecutive games blindfolded, with only ten seconds per move. He won fifty and drew six games."

I know in these events they used to flood the floor with inexperienced players (see Koltanowski vs Furst, 1960 and other games from this event) but the player of the Black pieces may have been a reasonable home and casual player who was lured to his doom by thinking:

"This guy is playing 56 blindfold at 10 seconds a move. Surely he won't see 7.Nxf7+..."

Now solve this wee puzzle connected to this player - Louis Stumpers (kibitz #9359)


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