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|Jun-28-05|| ||TheAlchemist: A beautiful Queen sacrifice and the following King hunt.|
|Apr-13-06|| ||MorphyMatt: Black got caught in quicksand in the marsh.|
|Apr-13-06|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: His king got lost in the NorWoods.|
|Apr-13-06|| ||Granite: This attack needed more sacrifices.|
|Aug-06-06|| ||IMlday: A gem of a King hunt!|
|Sep-25-06|| ||aazqua: The gift that kept on giving.|
|Nov-12-06|| ||FSR: Gorgeous! I'm surprised this game isn't better known. I'd never seen it before.|
|Nov-12-06|| ||ray keene: i have published this game with notes in my book <keene on chess> issued by cardoza-there i draw a parallel between norwoods conquest of the light squares in this game and bronsteins domination of the dark squares in his two famous 1940's wins v zita and pachman--of course blacks principal error was to recapture on c5 with a pawn-it has to be a piece|
|Jan-05-07|| ||Canuck16: fantastic !
|Jan-05-07|| ||Infohunter: This fine specimen of a "King Hunt" game surely would have made it into W. H. Cozens' book on the genre, if only that book hadn't been written too soon!|
|Jan-05-07|| ||think: Are we sure this game isn't composed? Every chess player would love to play a game like this, and have people wonder whether it was a composed game!|
|Jan-05-07|| ||Waffles: Why did black play f5? What about a move like Rc8? Presumably he simply missed Qxc6?|
|Jan-05-07|| ||nescio: <Waffles: Why did black play f5?>|
Because the h7-rook is under attack.
<What about a move like Rc8?>
After 27...Rc8 28.Qxh7 White has an extra piece with no counterplay for Black in sight.
|Jan-05-07|| ||luzhin: 20...Bf8 was sub-optimal, to put it mildly. But Black should not be criticised for provoking such a beautiful combination!|
|Jan-05-07|| ||gchristopher: I do not presume to improve Mr. Keene's comment about black's gravest mistake, but also to allow that B column to stay open was dumb as a sack of hammers. And yet one earlier error: castling long against the white light-square bishop? I have only seen it work in blitz. In any other decent game, the black king's position lasts as much as a roach in a hen house. The whole game is a series of errors by black. Without the Queen sac, the game would be pretty much routine.|
|Jan-05-07|| ||twinlark: That was sporting of Black to play through to a very pretty looking mate.|
|Jan-05-07|| ||Phony Benoni: Reminds me of this one, published in "The fireside book of chess" as being from a simul by Kasparian:
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<1.Rxc6 Bxc6 2.Qc4+ Kb7 3.Qxc6+ Kxc6 4.Ne5+ Kc5 5.Nd3+ Kd4 6.Kd2>
And 7.c3# is unavoidable.
|Jan-05-07|| ||kevin86: A sad day for black's king-he is chased all the way to the southwest corner (a1). There he is made into steak sauce,lol|
|Jan-05-07|| ||wanabe2000: Great to see a q-sac and then every remaining piece participate in the mate. This game is a keeper.|
|Jan-05-07|| ||MadBishop: Beautiful! David Norwood has been a leading exponent in the 'building a house' approach to chess by playing 1.g3 as White and 1. ...g6 as Black. Here he shows it to full effect against an unlucky Marsh!|
|Jan-05-07|| ||Themofro: A beautiful game by Norwood and i must agree definately a keeper. I also thought of that game curiuosly enough it was in a book called Beginning Chess and excellent book although i can't remember who wrote it, i'll try to borrow it from my friend again. the title doesn't do t justice as it's a excellent book, there's another similair game in there that i also think of when i see this game, it's Alekine vs. i believe it was West although I'm not sure, anyway it was sorta te same thing, Aleking could have simply won an exchange and traded into a won endgame but instead sacs a queen and a rook to give mate in seven with a knight bishop and 2 pawns, simple beautiful.
Again beautiful game and a deserving game of the day.|
|Jan-05-07|| ||Sean Marsh: The game was certainly not composed and I should know...I was the player getting mated!|
Strong Grandmaster v decent county player, to keep things in context. And in pre-internet days it was never an easy task to be paired up with a GM!
GM Keene awarded it the Best Game prize at the time, so GM Norwood made a good £50 from the King Hunt.
I couldn't do much else apart from ...f5 as the Rh7 was in trouble. After that it would have been easy to trust the GM and just resign, but why deny the hunter the pleasure?
|Jan-05-07|| ||Kreifi: Truly very nice sac and hunt. Beautiful, very beautiful.|
|Jan-10-07|| ||tatarch: Sean Marsh- great to get your comments here, but how do you feel about being called "dumb as a sack of hammers" on this page?|
|Jan-10-07|| ||Ziggurat: <And yet one earlier error: castling long against the white light-square bishop? I have only seen it work in blitz.> Surely, you can't have seen many games with regular time controls in that case.|
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