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Efim Bogoljubov vs Lothar Schmid
"Horse Racing" (game of the day Aug-13-2010)
Bad Pyrmont ch-BRD (1949), May-??
Scotch Game: Schmid Gambit (C47)  ·  0-1

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Aug-13-10  yb56: <HeMateMe> if 6. Nxe4 then 6. .. Qe7 And White Knight is pinned. There is no good way to save. Black can attack it again with d5 or f5. e4 becomes a weak square for White and gives an opportunity for black to develop its pieces faster.
Aug-13-10  CapablancaFan122: Wow, this is one of the weirdest -and yet, one of the most enjoyable- games I have ever seen.

Schmid's 5.. Nxe4 is simply ingenious. If 6.Nxe4, 6..Qe7 7.Nxc6 Qxe4+ and Black is up a pawn.

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  Check It Out: What a strange opening.
Aug-13-10  RandomVisitor: 6.Nxe4 Qe7 7.f3 d5 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.0-0 dxe4 11.fxe4...

8...Kxf7 9.Bc4+ Kf6 10.h4 =

10.Be3 d5 11.Bd3 Be6 12.Bxh7 d4 13.Bxd4 Bd6 14.0-0-0

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  kevin86: An obviously contrived joke game-it can be subtitled: Cavaliers without LeBron...
Aug-13-10  Gouvaneur: <kevin86>

Believe it or not, this game has been a serious one. Why would Bogoljubov just throw away a game like this? Lothar Schmid said in an interview in (German chessbase site) that he is very proud of this game.

Aug-13-10  chopin4525: Was Blackburn the Black Death or the Dead White? xD
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  JimmyRockHound: When I first played through this game I thought to myself: "These guys can not be serious!" Crazy wonderful stuff!
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  chrisowen: <chopin4525> Spirited in effluence or posthumously sweetpea? Spread a shilling for what's it wurth BD.
Aug-13-10  MrMelad: This is a great game!
Aug-13-10  clma55: Why white didnt play 16. Bxf5 ??
Hes giving a bishop for near nothing
Aug-13-10  eightsquare: Very nice name. White was completely outplayed.
Apr-01-11  hedgeh0g: No matter how many times I see this game, I can't help cracking up.
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  Richard Taylor: Wha- wha- wha- was that?!!! Wha- happened?! Was that a chess game?
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  Richard Taylor: Well calculated by Schmid!
Feb-13-12  LawrenceBernstein: Where's my saddle?
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  perfidious: In the early 1990s, I recall a game in Chess Life with 5....Nxe4 where Black came horribly to grief, but nothing of the analysis at the moment.

Back in 1980, I picked up a copy of Tartakower and Dumont's 100 Modern Master Games and played through this knightmare in total astonishment, in which Bogo's wayward knight at h8 winds up horsie de combat. Heaven forfend!

If my opponent in A Shaw vs P MacIntyre, 1996 had tried 5....Nxe4, I would likely have fallen off my chair, then run into the wilderness of the campsite where the event was held, never to be seen again.

Apr-03-13  RAlehin: Now THAT's chess!
May-19-13  piltdown man: Vale, Lothar.
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  Calli: Des-per-ado, why don't you
come to your senses?
Jun-27-13  jerseybob: This opening has a very 19th-Century feel to it and I'm surprised Bogo hadn't encountered it before. A sneaky point I originally missed was if 17.Bf5,Nf5 18.Ng5?,Be3ch!, but if 18.Nh8 Ne7! also snares the knight.
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  Eduardo Bermudez: About 60% of all moves for both side were by knights !!
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  FSR: I tried to submit <O Wholly Knight> as a pun, but's software rejected it because the game has already been GOTD.
Mar-05-16  jemptymethod: At a quick glance (depth 32 so far), Komodo 9.3 running on 6 cores and over 25GB of RAM thinks 8...Nf2 is a rather egregious mistake (eval of around -0.9 instead of 0 if Black just plays 8...Kxf7) due to 9.Nxh1 Nxh8 10.Be3!
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  morfishine: Wow, this game really threw me
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