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Unger vs Wilhelm Orbach
"Unger Games" (game of the day Apr-09-12)
Frankfurt (1924)  ·  Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29)  ·  0-1
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Jul-29-09  myschkin: . . .

Beautiful!

Apr-09-12  tripuji: Rd1 is bad move
Apr-09-12
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  sevenseaman: Ask for trouble, you get it.
Apr-09-12
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  al wazir: <tripuji: Rd1 is bad move> Right. 17. Bxh4 17. Qxh4+ 18. Qf2 solves white's problems.
Apr-09-12
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  King Sacrificer: <al wazir: <tripuji: Rd1 is bad move> Right. 17. Bxh4 17. Qxh4+ 18. Qf2 solves white's problems.>

17.Bxh4 meets Qxe5+ and loses the rook next move.

Apr-09-12  Jamboree: What if white did not walk into mate with the blunder 18. Qe2, and after 17. ... Qe3+ instead played 18. Be2...? Turns out it's mate anyway, but infinitely more complicated! Here's the crazy mating line I just played out:

18.Be2 Qxf2+ 19.Kd2 Bg5+ 20.Kc3 Qb6 21.Rb1 Qa5+ 22.Kd4 c5+ 23.Kxd5 Qd8+ 24.Ke4 Qd4+ 25.Kf3 Qe3+ 26.Kg4 Qf4+ 27.Kh5 g6#.

There are other defenses for white on move 21, but this is by far the most amusing and amazing.

Apr-09-12  backrank: <Jamboree> Isn't (in your line) 25. ... Qf4 mate?
Apr-09-12  newzild: Maybe White should have tried 17. Qe2.

Can anyone see a knockout blow? The sac 17...Rb2 18. Qxb2 Qe3+ 19. Qe2 Bxf2+ 20. Ke1 is unconvincing. Maybe the quiet 17...Rfe8 is best. White has only two candidates I can see: a) 18. d4, when Black has the safe 18...f6 or speculative 18...Bxc4, or b) 18. Kd1, when his king surely cannot survive long.

Apr-09-12
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  King Sacrificer: < newzild: Maybe White should have tried 17. Qe2. Can anyone see a knockout blow? The sac 17...Rb2 18. Qxb2 Qe3+ 19. Qe2 Bxf2+ 20. Ke1 is unconvincing. Maybe the quiet 17...Rfe8 is best. White has only two candidates I can see: a) 18. d4, when Black has the safe 18...f6 or speculative 18...Bxc4, or b) 18. Kd1, when his king surely cannot survive long.>

What i see is 17...Bxf2+ 18. Kxf2 Qh4+ 19. Kg1 Qd4+ 20. Qf2 Qxa1

Apr-09-12  Penguincw: I also like this pun.
Apr-09-12
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  kevin86: Nice finish. It is a variation of the fool's mate.
Apr-09-12
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  WannaBe: I did not know Felix Unger played this game.
Apr-09-12
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  scormus: Cool pun!
Apr-09-12
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  whiteshark: Everyone thinks I'm a hypochondriac. It makes me sick.
Apr-09-12
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  maxi: He was too hungrig for Pawns.
Apr-09-12  TheTamale: Ha ha, everyone is pinned!

Still, it was glaringly obvious that Black would like to swoop in with Qe3+. Not too sure what White was thinking.

Apr-09-12  drpoundsign: WHAT?! no Odd couple puns??
Apr-10-12  nummerzwei: <"I don't write about adolescence, I write about war.">

Suzanne Collins

May-31-12  Whitehat1963: More than an Odd Couple of moves.
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