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J Reinisch vs Karel Traxler
"The Traxler Variation" (game of the day Mar-01-17)
Hostoun (1890)  ·  Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack Knight sac line (C57)  ·  0-1
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Apr-24-14  john barleycorn: 5.Bxf7+ is preferrable over 5.Nxf7. The latter wins "more" but black's counterplay seems sufficient. A lot of analysis was done by Rohlicek
Apr-24-14
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  perfidious: <john b> Two decent players debated 5.Bxf7+ Ke7 6.Bd5 (Karpov's choice when confronted with the Traxler) on a number of occasions at our club in the 1990s. It has always seemed better from the objective point of view as well as subjectively--why should White give his opponent just the type of game he wants?
Oct-15-14
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  sachistu: Does anyone have a source for this game? I have seen it listed as Hostoun/1890 and as Prague/1896. I see the notes here are attributed to Traxler, but no source was given.
Jun-16-15
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  Stonehenge: <sachistu>

See CN 9334

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Aug-08-15
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  sachistu: Thanks <Stonehenge>. Sorry for the delay in acknowledging your post. I just noticed it tonight! This clears up the question about the venue. The notes in Zlata Praha are much more exhaustive (and dizzying!) than the brief ones given here and merit more investigation. Thanks again for the reference to Winter's site.
Mar-01-17
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  offramp: A very good game and a superb pun. Probably the best game ever played in Houston.
Mar-01-17  Steve.Patzer: Wow, that was fast.
Mar-01-17  The Kings Domain: One of a kind. :-)
Mar-01-17  morfishine: Outstanding pun! Brilliant to simply use the name of the variation.

No muss no fuss

*****

Mar-01-17  TransfiniteCardinal: OMG what a stunning mother@#$%er of a game - I miss the heroic age of chess where they just rode on to the battlefield and slaughtered each other with gusto.
Mar-01-17
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  ColeTrane: (Morph) so you unapprove of the Cream pun, yet this "pun" is acceptable. Ironic, because by definition this isn't even a "pun".... Wondering which puns of yours made it this far- not trying to be confrontational our disrespectful, with with that last question- it truly is a matter of curiosity now.
Mar-01-17  catlover: Excellent GOTD. Spectacular mating combination.

<Probably the best game ever played in Houston.> Few people are aware of the fact that Houston was a veritable chess powerhouse in the 1890's.

Mar-01-17  morfishine: <ColeTrane> Sarcasm
Mar-01-17  TransfiniteCardinal: What a mind@#$% of a golden age of chessgame - boring @#$%* draws is our @#$% now.
Mar-01-17  catlover: <TransfiniteCardinal> Just a neighborly suggestion—you might want to check your keyboard. I think some of your symbol keys might be stuck.
Mar-01-17
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  keypusher: <TransfiniteCardinal: What a mind@#$% of a golden age of chessgame - boring @#$%* draws is our @#$% now.>

Have you considered tiddliwinks? It might be more to your taste.

Mar-01-17
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  Plaskett: New In Chess featured the position after 6 Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7 Ke3 on the front cover not so far back. Computer analysis suggesting this may indeed leave white clearly better in all lines. Have fun checking that out, guys!
Mar-01-17
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  HeMateMe: <Few people are aware of the fact that Houston was a veritable chess powerhouse in the 1890's.>

Ron Henley is from Texas, isn't he? He was Karpov's second in one of his world championship matches. I think Henley has also worked as a securities trader, perhaps in Dallas?

Mar-01-17
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  Gypsy: <Probably the best game ever played in Houston.>

Hostoun /= Houston

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosto...

Mar-01-17  catlover: <Gypsy><HeMateMe> While I'm certain there are some very strong players from Texas, I was just kidding about Houston being a chess powerhouse in the 1890s. I was trying to play off <offramp>'s humor about the game being played in Houston.
Mar-01-17
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  HeMateMe: Texas does have the best college teams!
Mar-01-17
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  perfidious: Before Henley came along, Ken Smith was a strong master (and outstanding poker player) from Texass.
Mar-01-17  catlover: <HeMateMe: Texas does have the best college teams!>

True, especially when you're talking about American football teams. Shucks, in Texas even high school football games are main events!

Mar-01-17
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  HeMateMe: well, football "is" America in Texas. But, was thinking of the Texas tech and dallas chess teams. The oil companies bring in some VERY strong players and give them scholarships. They're there to become petroleum engineers, chess team is the side line.
Mar-04-17
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  Del ToRo: Amazing game
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