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|Dec-06-05|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Marcel Duchamp, strong enough to represent France on 4th Board at one of the early chess Olympiads, throws away the win here. 31.c6 was bad, even if it didn't throw away the win. Bringing the King into the center and playing for a central pawn roller with f2-f3, e3-e4 and d4-d5 would have been better.|
|Dec-06-05|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: A very elegant pun for today's GOTD!
Concerning the game itself, this definetely could have been a win for Black...White should have been able to create more than one passed pawn. White's c-pawn should have waited for company, so I agree with <Sneaky>'s suggestion that move 31 is the move to improve upon. Perhaps 31.Kf1 or 31.f3 (then 32.e4, etc.).
|Dec-06-05|| ||Runemaster: <weary willy: challenge: best contrived pun that a player would have to work for>|
A legend gives up the World Championship and then waits in an enchanted kingdom for someone to restore the Holy Grail to him: the Fischer King.
|Dec-06-05|| ||zhentil: <EmperorAtahualpa> Go back three more moves. 28. Nxc8? is atrocious.|
|Dec-06-05|| ||Guest1825: <Chessgames.com> thanks for keeping the GOTD endgames interesting while freeing up the endgame explorer!!!|
|Dec-06-05|| ||psmith: <zhentil> Why is 28. Nxc8 atrocious? It seems White is winning after that move. But instead of 30. Ba5, try 30. Bg3, with the plan of c6, c7, and then Rb8 -- the point being that the B on g3 covers b8.|
For example: 30. Bg3 Rc8 31. c6! Kf8 32. c7 Nd7 33. Rb8; or 30. Bg3 Kf8 31. Bd6+ Kd8 32. Rxf7 winning easily.
|Dec-06-05|| ||who: <ajile> if 36.Ke2 then 36...Nc4 where it's not as clear how to trade off rooks, and with rooks on the board this is presumably a draw.|
|Dec-06-05|| ||kevin86: A crying shame! White has the advantage,but cannot win because he advanced his d pawn too fast.|
|Dec-06-05|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <psmith> I think <zhentil> is suggesting 28.Bxc7 would have been better. He could very well be right.|
<zhentil> Could you elaborate please? Thank you.
|Dec-06-05|| ||chesscrazy: Why did Duchamp move his bishop so nothing would be protecting the c-pawn (36.Bb4)? That's the main move I don't get.|
|Dec-06-05|| ||chesscrazy: If black played Nb7 trying to chase the bishop waway hite could just move it to b6.|
|Dec-06-05|| ||chesscrazy: waway is supposed to by "away" sorry|
|Dec-06-05|| ||who: if you're already correcting yout post - what's hite?|
|Dec-06-05|| ||chesscrazy: <who> I think I meant to type "he". Sorry about that.|
|Dec-06-05|| ||chessic eric: <<EmperorAtahualpa> I think <zhentil> is suggesting 28.Bxc7 would have been better>|
28.Bxc7 wins a pawn, but allows black's lone trump - the passed a-pawn - much needed mobility after 28...,Bxc7 29.Rxc7, Nd5 30.Rb7,a5 and so on. That is a much more complicated game than it has to be for white. <al wazir's> suggestion of 28.Rb8! is much more forcing, accomplishing the rook trade and eliminating the potential problems with the a pawn.
|Dec-06-05|| ||majick: Funny how there are almost as many comments on the pun as on the game itself - speaks for cg.com's creativity!|
|Dec-06-05|| ||Guest1825: <majick> ok, this is only funny if you know the book, but how about, "How Not to Draw Artists" as a pun?|
And is, "The Art of Making Draw" too obscure?
|Dec-06-05|| ||Bobwhoosta: A game wherein a mechanical win is presented while the player manages to follow the three laws:|
1. A player will not harm an opposing piece, or through inaction allow an opposing piece to come to harm.
2. A player will follow the directives of the other player, unless this breaks the first law.
3. A player must not allow harm to come to himself, unless this breaks the first or second law.
The game name? "I Robotvinnik".
(btw, in the end position the king is not in "harm", he just can't avoid it the next turn).
Another one, in which a amazingly talented player suddenly turns into a patzer and is beaten soundly in 23 moves by a class C player. "Moronzevich".
And the third, in which a short fellow with furry feet who likes to eat several times more per day than is probably good for him travels through peril with many friends to battle the Dark Lord in a game of chess for the fate of Middle Earth.
"Lord of the Kings"
Last but not least I'd like to add that I wanted no sting on Morezevich, which is why I started off game two with the fully deserved compliment.
|Dec-06-05|| ||vinohradska: I was wondering why 21... Be4? For instance 21... Bxf3 would break the pawn structure. Was black hoping to trade to get rid of white's two-bishop strength?|
|Dec-06-05|| ||al wazir: <vinohradska: I was wondering why 21... Be4? For instance 21... Bxf3 would break the pawn structure. Was black hoping to trade to get rid of white's two-bishop strength?>|
The knight on e4 is well positioned. Maybe that was the reason. What I wonder is, having exchanged bishops, why didn't black play 23...Bxc5 ? If 24. dxc5, then 24...Nxc5, forking the rooks. If 24. Bxc7, then 24...Bd6 25. Rc4 (25. Bxd6 Rc1+, winning; 25. Ba5 Rc1+ 26. Ne1, and I think black has the better game) Bxc7 26. Rxc7 Rxc7 27. Rxc7 Ra8, and with the passed pawn I think black has all the winning chances.
|Dec-06-05|| ||PaulLovric: they are doing it on purpose, the gotd is late, i have to log off now.|
|Dec-07-05|| ||tpstar: <PaulLovric> The USA had Daylight Savings Time 6 weeks ago. It is almost midnight right now. In a few minutes, there will be a new GOTD for 12/7.|
|Dec-07-05|| ||PaulLovric: cheers <tpstar> i did not know that|
|Dec-07-05|| ||vinohradska: <al wazir> yes, 23...Bxc5 is a clever move, I like it. But what about 24. Rxc7?|
|Dec-07-05|| ||PaulLovric: <tpstar> in australia we have daylight savings during the summer months. what are the reasons for america having it during winter???|
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