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|Sep-03-05|| ||Anastasia: <HROKSEYRI> is that an acronymn?|
|Sep-04-05|| ||HROKSEYRI: No, a name. Hrokseyri, hrok=rook, eyri= a small slice of land reaching out in the sea. Rooks looking like small cliffs there upon, the era named Hrokseyri.|
|Sep-04-05|| ||samvega: Cool name. In English we have the word eyrie, meaning a nest on a cliff, or a fort built in a high place.|
|Sep-04-05|| ||HROKSEYRI: Eyrie; possibly the word came into the English language with the Vikings, like so many words in E. Our "eyri",(Icel.) means ear, an ear like piece of land onto the sea.|
|Sep-11-05|| ||samvega: Some irrelevant etymology that may interest no one: the Anglo-Saxon thiril meaning a 'pierced hole' gives us both 'nostril' and 'thrill' (making a hole --> pierced w/ emotion --> filled w/ pleasure --> thrill). Not everyone knows that.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||notsodeepthought: <samvega> Indeed I didn't know that - thanks... next time I catch a cold I will make sure to enjoy the thrill of blowing my nose.|
It's been a year or so since I posted here, but I still think this would make for a nice "early in the week" puzzle at move 19.
|Oct-23-05|| ||WannaBe: I have never really 'liked' the Tarrasch very much, hard to get the c1 bishop going... tend to favor the Winawer...|
|Oct-23-05|| ||rexeterna: <acirce> And here it is, Game of The Day.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||karnak64: Chessgames, why keep picking on my guy Uhlmann? I'm getting a complex!|
Actually, <Wannabe>, my sense of Uhlmann's career is that he had a tougher time against the Tarrasch than against other White responses. Larsen, for instance, adopted it for his Candidates match in 1971 and scored a win and two draws.
|Oct-23-05|| ||kevin86: HROKSEYRI-sounds like the name of a chess piece in Klingon! lol|
A really enjoyable game to watch-if only i could play that good.
|Oct-23-05|| ||ajile: <notsodeepthought: He may simply not have realized (until too late) that 19 R:e7 wins, since 19 ... N:e7 fails to 20 Qf6+ - incidentally, this would make for a nice puzzle...>|
Wow what a beautiful combo. After 20.Qf6+!! gxQ 21. BH6 Mate. The Black Knight taking the rook blocks the e7 square and allows Bh6 after the g pawn captures the White Queen.
|Oct-23-05|| ||notsodeepthought: <ajile> Yep. The theme is not that unusual, but rarely seen at this level.
<acirce>: I guess your suggestion for the GOTD pun may have been too erudite... not that I think "Per-fect" is particularly good, mind you.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: 12.Nf5!! 17.Ng5!! Very impressive GOTD! This one is definetely going into my favorite games collection.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||ughaibu: Except that black would be moving into check with Kg6.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||MoonlitKnight: I was talking to an old master I met in Croatia during Pula Open this year, and when I told him I was from Norway, he immediately asked me if I knew Per Ofstad. He said he never ceased to be amazed by the game Ofstad - Uhlmann.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||hamworld: does anyone have a yahoo and would like to add firstname.lastname@example.org please? i wanna learn things about chess|
|Nov-20-05|| ||FSR: Cool game, although unfortunately it's more a blunder on Uhlmann's part than a brilliancy, since simply Nxe6 instead of Bxg5?? would have drawn.|
|Feb-25-06|| ||MorphyMatt: Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971|
|Jul-02-08|| ||whiteshark: For some conceptual reason black moved the other ♗ on move 17. Call it transcendent if you like.|
|Oct-17-10|| ||sevenseaman: 16...Nd5 17. Ng5? Great vision or a portrait in courage; this is the fulcrum of the game.
(If 17... NxQ 18. Nxe6+ Kf7 19. Ng5+ Kf6 20. Re6#)
A charming exposition of chess per Ofstad.
|Jun-23-12|| ||vinidivici: <sevenseaman: Great vision or a portrait in courage; this is the fulcrum of the game. (If 17... NxQ 18. Nxe6+ Kf7 19. Ng5+ Kf6 20. Re6#) >|
How about after 19.Ng5+ blacks doing 19...Kf8/Kg6 ?
|Feb-26-13|| ||kingscrusher: I have video annotated this brilliant game here:
|Feb-09-14|| ||GrahamClayton: Ofstad's "Immortal" game.|
|Jul-23-14|| ||SpiritedReposte: Black should have allowed the final mate after ...Nxe7 Qf6+! gxf6 and Bh6#|
click for larger view
|Aug-30-17|| ||tpstar: 19 ... Nxe7 20. Qf6+!! gxf6 21. Bh6# is a nice Boden's Mate.|
This combination only works because the Rook covers White's weak back rank against ... Qe1# long enough to mate Black's King.
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