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Yuri Alekseyevich Zimmerman vs Zombor Erdelyi
"When I Paint My Masterpiece" (game of the day Dec-27-2006)
17th Spring Festival (2001), Budapest HUN, rd 6, Mar-21
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack (E76)  ·  1-0


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May-26-05  Whitehat1963: Interesting puzzle after 14...Nxe5. A crushing attack that also features the Opening of the Day.
Dec-27-06  syracrophy: Now the threats are 22.♖h8# and 22.♘e7# and black can't avoid both mates at the same

Now, can someone please explain the pun?

Dec-27-06  teak poker: Can someone please explain why 21...Ng6 does not prevent both mates at once? Oh wait, I see it. 22.RxN+ PxR 23.Nh6# Very clever, requires only the bishop & knight.
Dec-27-06  Kruglov: <teak poker>Not exactly, Kh7 will be possible. The answer is 21...Ng6 22.Ne7+ Nxe7 23.Rh8#
Dec-27-06  diemjay: 'When I Paint My Masterpiece' is a Bob Dylan song. Bob Dylan's birth name was Robert Allen Zimmerman. Since Yuri Zimmerman (white) shares the same birth name I think that is the source of the pun.

Here are the lyrics to 'When I Paint My Masterpiece.'

Oh, the streets of Rome are filled with rubble,
Ancient footprints are everywhere.
You can almost think that you're seein' double
On a cold, dark night on the Spanish Stairs.
Got to hurry on back to my hotel room,
Where I've got me a date with Botticelli's niece.
She promised that she'd be right there with me
When I paint my masterpiece.

Oh, the hours I've spent inside the Coliseum,
Dodging lions and wastin' time.
Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, I could hardly stand to see 'em, Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb.
Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory,
When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese. Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody When I paint my masterpiece.

Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola.
Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!

I left Rome and landed in Brussels,
On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried.
Clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin' muscles, Everyone was there to greet me when I stepped inside. Newspapermen eating candy
Had to be held down by big police.
Someday, everything is gonna be diff'rent
When I paint my masterpiece.


Dec-27-06  Dr. J: It seems to me that White had a faster and simpler mate by 16 Qxh7+ Kxh7 17 Rh3+ Bh6 18 Bxh6 and there is nothing to be done about 19 Bxf8#
Dec-27-06  syracrophy: <Dr. J> No such luck. 16 ♕xh7+ ♔xh7 17 ♖h3+ ♗h6 18 ♗xh6 ♘f3+! 19 gxf3 ♕h5!
Dec-27-06  michiganling: Wow, Black's position collapses quite fast after 14. ...Nxe5?, doesn't it? A very nice attack by Zimmerman to force mate from move 15 on.

Ah, who am I kidding? I just love that my favorite artist is today's GOTD pun. :)

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  Jack Kerouac: "On-ly a paaawwnnnn in thar gaamme."
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  kevin86: I guess if the four pawns attack leads to positions like this one,it would be good for white to play. I loved the queen sac-black is threatened with two immediate mate threats and like the dog who is chasing tqwo rabbits,cannot meet (eat) them both.
Dec-27-06  mack: First time I ever worked in East Orange, New Jersey -- Folks, never go to East Orange, New Jersey,
It's a horrible town.
I one had to play in a coffeehouse out there.
It was so bad -- uh -- so bad,
People playing chess out there -- uh --
It's all they thought about
Was chess 'n' chess 'n' chess.
People come up to me
You play a song, you play a real quiet song'
In the middle of the song ya hear "check"
And "Hey, that was a good move"
And all kinds of stuff like that.
Yes, folks, it was so bad I had a little dream out there The first night I worked,
About this chess playing stuff.
I dreamed I went to work out in East Orange, New Jersey, And -- uh -- about the time I quit in two days
I went there to ask the guy for my money,
"I worked two days for you"
He says, "Uh, well, o.k., we don't pay money around here, though." I says, "Uh, yeah?" He says, "Uh, well"
He says, "Uh, we pay chessmen."
I said, "Uh, well, gimme my chessmen then. I worked for two days."

I was sort of -- didn't really figure --
I thought he was lying at first,
But I took it anyway.
He gave me a king and a queen for working two days.
I says, "Uh, fine, that's o.k."
So I took my king and queen, went down to a bar, the nearest bar I could find. I walked in the bar and ordered a pint.
Down the bar, the bartender,
I says, "Can I have a pint?"
I'll be damned, he give me a pint.
He asks me for the money,
I gave him my king and queen.
I'll be damned, he took that king and queen,
Threw it under the counter,
And brought me out four pawns, two bishops, and a rook for change.

Dec-27-06  ketchuplover: awesome game :) I'm on IE 7.0 but I can't use the Java boards. Any of you have any advice? Thanks
Dec-27-06  Amaruwan: <ketchuplover> I had the same problem two weeks ago. I removed my Java and downloaded the latest version from For some reason, I had to do this process twice. Good luck!
Dec-27-06  Themofro: Beautiful game by white, the queen sac is especially nice. I've always preferred the nimzo to the King's Indian because of the Four Pawn Attack (also why i don't play the Alekine anymore ,lol), although in general i prefer d5 to the nimzo and go for the Capablanca Freeing Maneuver. I've always wondered why white does not play the four pawn attack more often, whenever someone plays the King's Indian against me thats what i use, though sometimes I prefer to play f3 instead of f4, depends on the day, lol. I understand that it weakens the king's pawn protection yada yada yada, but in my experience that's of no immediate consequence as black usually gets throttled on the spot. Maybe it's because I play the Bird so much that i love to play the four pawns cause i'm so used to having the f-pawn there, lol. Brilliant game.
Dec-27-06  Chess Carnival: <mack> thanks for the link, very cool this dylan song 0:
Dec-27-06  LivBlockade: <syracrophy: Dr. J No such luck. 16. Qxh7+ Kxh7; 17. Rh3+ Bh6; 18 Bxh6. Nf3+!; 19. gxf3 Qh5!>

Another interesting variation is 18...Nxd3; and if 19. Bxf8+? Qh5; 20. Rxh5+ gxh5 and material is even but White's Bishop on f8 is trapped. So in this variation, White has to take a draw with 19. Bg5+ Kg7; 20. Bh6+, etc.

Dec-31-06  ketchuplover: I found a solution to my java problem. :)
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