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Rudolf Spielmann vs Cornelis Lambertus Christiaan Dekker
"Black and Dekker" (game of the day May-22-2014)
Bussum (1934), Bussum NED, rd 4, May-13
French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05)  ·  1-0


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  tpstar: Isn't it strange when you run your game through Fritz expecting lots of grand improvements (!/!?) plus several error messages (?/??), then the bot actually supports most of your play?! Anyhoo, I'm astounded that my only "?" was 40. Kh3? because by then it was a lost cause, whereas ultra-stingy Fritz awarded one "!" to my opponent for 32 ... Nxh7! and Black was better from there. The Greek Gift would have been more successful by adding 15. Qh5 to induce 15 ... Nd8 congesting the back rank, or else grabbing the exchange with 19. Nh7. I guess I'm no Speilmann. ;>D

tpstar-xatzis (GameKnot 9/15/05) [Fritz 7]: 11. Bxh7+ Kxh7 12. Ng5+ Kg8 13. Qd3 Re8 14. Qh7+ Kf8 15. Be3 [15. Qh5!? Nd8 16. Qh8+ Ke7 17. Qxg7 ] Ba5 16. b3 Qb5 17. Qh8+ [17. Qh5!? again] Ke7 [ ] 18. Qxg7 Rf8 19. h4 [19. Nh7 b6 20. Nxf8 Nxf8 ] Bc3 [19 ... b6 20. Rc1 Nxd4 21. Bxd4 Ba6 ] 20. Rd1 b6 21. Nh3 [21. a4 Qxb3 22. Nxc3 Qxc3 =] Kd8 22. Nhf4 Ba6 23. g3 [23. h5!? =] Ne7 24. Kg2 Bb4 25. h5 Nf5 26. Qg4 Kc7 27. Rc1+ Kb7 28. h6 Rh8 29. h7 Rae8 30. Nc3 Bxc3 31. Rxc3 Nf8 32. Qg8 Nxh7! 33. Qxf7+ Re7 34. Qh5 Nxe3+ 35. fxe3 Qa5 36. Rc2 Rg8 37. Qd1 [37. Qxh7!? Rxh7 38. Rxh7+ Kb8 39. Rh1 ] Ng5 38. Rh6 Ne4 39. g4 Reg7 40. Kh3? [40. Kh2 Rxg4 41. a4 ] Rc8 41. Nxe6 Rxc2 42. Qxc2 Qe1 43. Nd8+ Ka8 0-1.

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  tpstar: I still like 10. Kf1 over the dry 10. Bd2, but I didn't try 11. Bxh7+ again. Lots of improvements for my Caveman Attack, and Black could have overtaken the center, but an exchange sacrifice proved decisive:

tpstar-MVPP (FICS 9/26/06) [Fritz 7]: 11. h4 [11. Qc2!? h6 12. a3 =] f6 [ ] 12. ef Nxf6 13. h5 [13. Qb3 e5 14. de Ng4 ] h6 [13 ... e5 14. Bc2 e4 ] 14. Nf4 Ne4 15. Be3 Bd6 16. Ng6 ["The Knight is the Knight!"] Rf7 17. Rh4 [17. Qe2 Rc7 ] Qd8 [17 ... Qxb2 18. Bxe4 dxe4 ] 18. Bxe4 dxe4 19. Rxe4 b6 20. Nfe5 Nxe5 21. dxe5 Ba6+ 22. Kg1 Bc7 [22 ... Bc5 23. Bxc5 bxc5 24. Rf4 Rxf4 25. Qxd8+ Rxd8 26. Nxf4 ] 23. Qb3 [23. Qxd8+!? Rxd8 24. Ra4 ] Bb7 [ ] 24. Rd4 Bd5 25. Qd3 Qb8 [25 ... Qe8!? ]

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26. Rxd5 [ ] exd5 27. e6 Bh2+? [27 ... Rf6 28. Qxd5 Qe8 ] 28. Kh1 Rf6 29. Qxd5 Bd6 30. Rd1 [30. Bd4 Rxg6 31. e7+ Kh7 32. hxg6+ Kxg6 ] Kh7 [30 ... Rxg6 31. hxg6 Be7 ] 31. Qxd6 Qc8 32. Qd3 Rxe6 [32 ... Qe8 33. e7 Rc8 ] 33. Ne7+ 1-0.

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  tpstar: tpstar-xCatmanx (FICS 12/2/09): A woman on the radio talks about revolution (1. e4 e6) when it's already passed her by (2. d4 d5)/Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about (3. Nd2 Nf6), you know it feels good to be alive (4. e5 Nfd7)/I was alive and I waited waited (5. Bd3 c5), I was alive and I waited for this (6. c3 Nc6)/Right here right now (7. Ne2 cxd4), there is no other place I want to be (8. cxd4 Qb6)/Right here right now (9. Nf3 Bb4+), watching the world wake up from history (10. Kf1)/I saw the decade in [last book move] when it seemed the world could change (10 ... 0-0) at the blink of an eye (11. Bxh7+ Kxh7)/And if anything (12. Ng5+ Kg8), then there's your sign of the times (13. Qd3 f5?)/I was alive and I waited waited [13 ... Re8 14. Qh7+ Kf8 ], I was alive and I waited for this (14. Qh3 Nf6??)/Right here right now [14 ... Rf7 15. Qh7+ Kf8 ], there is no other place I want to be (15. exf6 Rxf6)/Right here right now (16. Qh7+ Kf8), watching the world wake up from history (17. Qh8+ 1-0) - Jesus Jones + Fritz 7, "Right Here, Right Now"

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  Phony Benoni: An appropriate pun. The game resembles <The Texas Chainsaw Massacre>.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Great example of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice and how it does not need to lead to immediate checkmate. Spielmann annotates this game quite well in his book on the sacrifice.
May-22-14  Eusebius: Wonderful play by Spielmann. Bxh7! Black's position on the queen side looks quite strong but proved cramped. Chess is so mazy ...
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  Castleinthesky: Spielmann is one of my favorite players, and this game demonstrates why. He has been often called the "Last of the Romantics" and the daring sacrifices in this game show his amazing tactical ability. I like to think of him in the same category as Tal and Nezhmetdinov in terms of "respect for material" (as Lev Alburt puts it in his books).
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  cro777: This game has been used by Aleksandr Nikitin to illustrate his approach to computer analysis (in a lecture given at the training seminar in Loo, Russia in April 2014).

You can read it (in Russian) here

IM Aleksander Sergeyevich Nikitin is a FIDE Senior Trainer. Garry Kasparov was one of the pupils he had helped train.

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  kevin86: spielmann's opponent had the tools (being both BLACK and DECKER) but it's Spielmann who rules.
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  naresb: Wonderful to see how these GM's magnify the minute faults of the opponents. Absence of Nf6, h7 pawn supported by King only, calculations arising out of the likely mate threat thereon, well require deep research of these openings.
May-22-14  Moszkowski012273: 17...Qa6 followed by 18...Nb6 would of been a better way to hold the position. 17...Nf8 was quite passive.
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  Domdaniel: < 17...Qa6 followed by 18...Nb6 would of been a better way to hold the position> I don't want to sound pedantic, but 'would of' is simply wrong. It may *sound* like that, but it should be written 'would have' or 'would've'.
May-22-14  Moszkowski012273: Hahahaha! Thanks!
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  perfidious: <Dom> The price of criticising that poster's grammar is that he will attempt to trash your games.
May-22-14  Moszkowski012273: Hi <Perf>! Still don't have a life I see.
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  perfidious: <Moz> Kneel before your idol <pipi> and perhaps he will allow you to properly display your worshipful attitude towards him, if'n ya git mah drift.
May-23-14  Moszkowski012273: Hahahahaha! Love you to! --- Was "fortunate" enough to see your picture awhile back. I'm sorry. Looks aren't everything keep your head up.
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  cro777: Rudolf Spielmann: "The Art of Sacrifice in Chess", Example 26:

Spielmann - Dekker, Bussum, 1934

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  OrangeTulip: Must be played at my chess club, the Bussumse Schaak Genootschap (BSG)
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