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James Mason vs Richard Teichmann
"Mason Jarred" (game of the day May-01-2014)
Monte Carlo (1903), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 24, Mar-14
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  0-1


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Dec-21-09  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 16...? Black to win (the queen).

Neat 16...Qd8, and then 17...Bf8 do the trick.

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  FSR: Mason Jarred.
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  Phony Benoni: The Russian Defense, winning through all-out retreat. See also Dzindzichashvili vs Zacharov, 1957.
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  FSR: Wow, just two days between me proposing the pun and it becoming GOTD! This is a chessic milestone - No. 64 for me! Game Collection: Puns I submitted
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  FSR: <Phony Benoni> I love that game! It definitely needs to be GOTD!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Black's finishing shot is such a quiet little move! One curious idea for avoiding disaster consists of 14.Ke2!?,f4; 15.gxf4,Nf7; 16.Qg7,Qd8; 17.Bxg6, but I still suspect that the piece will outweigh the pawns.
May-01-14  ThumbTack: The blunder is 15.gxf4. One needs the pawn at g3 in order to play Qh4 when needed. Always have to be careful when the Queen is in tight quarters. 15.0-0-0 seems to be about as good as one can do in this situation, but Black has a big advantage after 15..Nf7 16.Qh4 QxQ 17.gxh4
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  al wazir: 17. Ne4 Bf8 (17...dxe4 18. d5) 18. Nf6+ (18. Qf6 Be7 19. Qg7 dxe4 20. d5 Bf6, and now the ♕ is lost) Ke7 19. Ng8+ Ke6 20. Qf6+. Black gets only the ♘.
May-01-14  Jamboree: al wazir:

Your line misses a complete win for white after 19. ...Ke6 then 20. Bb4+!! wins the queen and the game because if black doesn't interpose the queen, and instead keeps running away with 20. ... Ke6, he is shocked by 21. Bg4 mate!

So, after 17. Ne4 black MUST take it with 17. ... dxe4, after which white has an even better move than your suggestion -- 18. Bc4!

Now the threat is obviously QxNmate, but even if the N is defended by the black Q, then BxN will remove the defender of the rook, after which can snap if off for free. So the ONLY black reply would be 18. ... Rf8, which both defends the N and gets the rook out of dodge...but then white has 19. Qxh7, giving him two pawns for the piece, not to mention that two of black's pawns remain isolated, and black is still not castled, so maybe, just MAYBE, white can play on and see if he can survive and draw.


Personally, I would not have resigned in this position, and played 17. Ne4!? dxe4 18. Bc4! Rf8 19. Qxh7 and tried to hang on for survival. It's possible!

May-01-14  Jamboree: Minor correction in my first sentence:

"Your line misses a complete win for white after 19. ...Ke7" (instead of Ke6 as I wrote, which was a typo).

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  morfishine: Mason laid a brick here
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  al wazir: <Jamboree>: Nice work!

I almost decided not to post my analysis because I figured that the position was resignable even if black only won a ♘ instead of the ♕. But your analysis fully vindicates 17. Ne4.

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  Domdaniel: Mason, supposedly, was often jarred - one report described him playing games 'in a hilarious condition'.
May-01-14  Castleinthesky: A very well sealed jar at that.
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  kevin86: White's queen just drove into a cul-de-sac.

There is no escape.

A certain serial killed broke into a canning store. The next day's headline was:


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  Once: How odd. Black wins by returning his queen and king's bishop to their original squares.

Maybe all the chess books are wrong? Instead of developing our pieces we should be regressing them?

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