|Apr-28-03|| ||bishop: Nimzowitsch must have been happy to see White's 12th move. He was pursuing a minority attack when Znosko-Borovsky showed us on his 24th move "How Not to Play Chess". |
|Feb-08-05|| ||aw1988: Ra6 is a mere coffee move. |
|Feb-08-05|| ||tpstar: <aw1988> I think you mean 24. Ra6?! is a mere coffeehouse move, but then 28. Ne5?? is a first rate howler. Odd opening. |
|Feb-08-05|| ||aw1988: <tpstar> Does white have anything at move 28? Doubtful. |
|Feb-08-05|| ||Hanada: <Ra6 is a mere coffee move>|
Not sure if you realize it but that sounded very pompous, especially from a non GM.
|Feb-08-05|| ||Shams: I think Ra6 is just a tactical oversight. To me, coffeehouse moves are moves that have stereotyped strategies. E.g. the bayonet attack, or the h-pawn sacrifice, in situations where some thought might have yielded a more distinct move. But blunders like Ra6 happen at all levels. |
|Feb-09-05|| ||Hanada: Well, many called Lasker a coffee house player, yet he was champ for 20+ years, so what does the term really mean? Not much if you ask me.|
It's just another method that inferior minds use to make themselves feel superior.
|Feb-09-05|| ||Hanada: BTW, for those interested, I think this may be one of the greates draws of all time.|
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925
Trust me, draw does not mean boring.
|Feb-09-05|| ||aw1988: Agreed. Ra6 is a mere tactical oversight. Good catch, and thank you... I got mixed up on the terminology. |
|Aug-16-06|| ||thorndeux: I love 2...d6 and 3...d5.|