chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Rudy C Douven vs Frank Kroeze
"Counting Kroeze" (game of the day Jan-31-2008)
Tch-NED (2001), rd 7, Mar-24
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 1 more R Douven/F Kroeze game
sac: 21...Rxf3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-31-08  hahaha123: durtyyyyyyyyy i think thats the quickest most decisive win ive seen with the slav and such a delay of ...dxc4
Jan-31-08  apple pi: Nice pun but it doesn't work if you pronounce Kroeze correctly.
Jan-31-08  onemorechessplayer: simple tactic,but still looking pretty.
Jan-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <"Counting Kroeze">? That is just bad, bad, bad...

My nominee for Worst/Best pun of the day in the upcoming Caissar!

Jan-31-08  jovack: Rudy's midgame was fairly weak.
From this game to me, he seems like your typical "openings/chess-study" player. After the midgame fireworks broke away from opening lines, white was lost.

To Rudy's credit though, he beat GJT, maybe he should join our World team :P

Jan-31-08  Fitz: nice...
Jan-31-08  aktajha: Funny, I didn't get the pun at all at first. Then I thought of making it into an English pronunciation.

Should it be counting cruise? mmmm, doens't ring a bell.

Then I went on and thought about the counting crows. Very easily misunderstood for a non-native English speaking person!

Jan-31-08  arnaud1959: After 16.e4 White frees his ♗c1 but even without calculating you can feel that something is wrong in white's position. Is 11.h3 a theoretical move? It seems to me as an unnecessary weakening move which gives g3 later to black, at least in connection with e3-e4.
Jan-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: White might have tried 16 Rd1, a nice developing move that also threatens black's queen.


click for larger view

Jan-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: White resigned to avoid the horrible choice: lose both rooks or lose one rook and be mated.

Strange: another Rudy was routed this week-and in the year of this game,2001,the same Rudy in fact,had his finest hour-one,Rudi Guiliani.

Jan-31-08  jtd200: Seems to me that this should be more of a puzzle game, starting from move 21...
Jan-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  johnlspouge: Crows can count to five.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3AYFQ...

(or Google "crows count five").

It is one of those amazing facts you can recite at parties to make people shun you for the rest of the evening.

Jan-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  hesyrett: 'Twould seem that Rudy let Frank inveigle him into a bad-for-White line of the Meran Variation.  Either 7 e4 or 7 ♗d2 Δ O-O-O would steer the game away from that hazard.  But the real lemon has to be 11 h3?, which weakens his castled position, wastes a tempo and doesn't fit into White's typical play against the Meran.
Jan-31-08  Samagonka: Ouch! What a spanking! Did Mr. Douven retire after this game? Try something different like fishing or tennis?
Jan-31-08  Chesshand: Good stuff!
Jan-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: < Crows can count to five. > My grandfather told me an old Americana farmer story along those lines. He said that a farmer went out to hide in the cornfield with his shotgun, but the crows would see him enter the field and would refuse to fly in. As soon as he left, they would dine. So he got clever and had his brother come with him... two men enter, one man leaves. The crows were too smart to enter. So they got another man, and another, and yet another, and so forth, until finally a giant mob of men entered the cornfield and all-but-one would leave. In my grandfather's version of the story, the crows couldn't be fooled until the men numbered around 20.
Jan-31-08  jovack: I wasn't really feeling this game last night, but the final attack is actually rather good now that I've subconsciously thought it through.
Jan-31-08  ccolby: In American history there is the notion that the aborigines demonstrated prowess in battle by "counting coups," that is, counting the number of scalps or lesser trophies they have taken from the adversary. Frankly, I've never heard of counting crows.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Queens Gambit Breakdown for Black
by builttospill
shakman's favorite games
by shakman
barb's favorite games 2
by barb
add discription later
from Attacking Games by takchess
Attack on attack...(GOTD)
from Collections in Idleness 5 by Trigonometrist
Attack on attack...(GOTD)
from Collections in Idleness 5 by kishchess
January 31: Counting Kroeze
from Game of the Day 2008 by Phony Benoni
Game of the day
by vikinx
"Counting Kroeze"
from Games of the day 2 by Herkus
A nice one
from gulliver's favorite games by gulliver
Attack on attack...(GOTD)
from Collections in Idleness 5 by xajik


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC