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|Oct-12-06|| ||Phony Benoni: <drunkenknight> At the 1996 US Amateur North in Michigan, a visiting German player named Uwe Gühl used 1.Nf3 and 2.Rg1 to win a nice game. He said later that it had been analyzed by some German masters, which didn't surprise me--there are so many German masters that they must have analyzed just about everything by now.|
I wrote a short article about the tournament for Chess Life and included the game, if someone would like to dig deep into their archives.
|Oct-12-06|| ||MaxxLange: I think there are some German magazines that are devoted to odd openings like that. ...f5 against the King's gambit, that kind of thing|
<1.Nf3 and 2.Rg1> Doesn't Shabalov play 6.Rg1 against the Najdorf sometimes?
|Oct-12-06|| ||boogaloo: Bogart played selected players for quarters in the park. At Coney Island he played for dimes to all takers.|
Everytime Bogart would lose a job he'd go back to hustlin' chess.
|Oct-12-06|| ||RandomVisitor: "The only thing you owe the public is a good performance."|
"Things are never so bad they can't be made worse."
|Oct-12-06|| ||Domdaniel: At least now we know which position Bogie was looking at on his own in Rick's Cafe. The good old days, when mate was mate and sheep ran scared.|
btw, Shirov played a gambit g4 against the Philidor, winning quickly, in this year's Gibraltar open. It's the round after his disastrous 14-move Trompowsky loss to Peter Wells.
|Oct-12-06|| ||schnarre: Classic!!|
|Oct-13-06|| ||al wazir: Wilson Gibbins has three games in the database. Wiedehagen has none. How does <CG> know that this opening is the "Gibbins-Wiedehagen gambit"?|
|Oct-13-06|| ||chessgames.com: It's a well known name, but we don't actually write those opening variation names you see at the top of the pages--they come from a data file supplied by Eric Schiller as part of the Caxton opening classification project. (Dr. Schiller might have been the one to dub 3.f3 the "Maltese Falcon Variation" as a salute to Bogart. 3.e4 is how the gambit is typically played.)|
|Oct-13-06|| ||sneaky pete: Eric Schiller often has difficulties with the correct spelling of German names. This is the Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit named after Stanley (not Wilson) Gibbins and Rolf Weidenhagen.|
|Oct-13-06|| ||al wazir: <chessgames.com, sneaky pete>: I don't see any games here for anyone named Weidenhagen, Wiedenhagen, or Stanley Gibbins. And I think giving the Maltese Falcon credit for an opening is a bit of a stretch. (We already have a Bird's Opening.) But thanks anyway.|
|Oct-14-06|| ||Sneaky: I've never seen people get so worked up over a typo.|
Anyhow, Emil Joseph Diemer mentioned the 2.g4 gambit in a 1960 article, and commented parenthetically that a certain Rolf Weidenhagen relies on it exclusively against 1...Nf6. Nobody at the time knew who Rolf Weidenhagen was, nor do we now, and does it really matter?
|Nov-07-06|| ||schnarre: <Sneaky> Only to those that "must" know, if you catch my meaning (lol). I'm pleased with your info.|
|Aug-15-07|| ||Fast Gun: For the record, Bogart never did say "Play it again Sam" what he actually said was "Play it" In the same way that Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up Scotty" on Star Trek:|
|Aug-15-07|| ||technical draw: "Play it again Sam" was actually said by Bobby Fischer when he beat Reshevsky in a Sicilian Najdorf.|
|Aug-29-09|| ||WhiteRook48: how about 2 c4 and then 3 e4!!|
|Sep-28-09|| ||siegbert: bogart got a nice centre out of the opening although a pawn down. looking at the last few moves i cant believe that black was that strong a player as somebody claimed above.|
|Nov-17-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: Fischer would have praised Bogart for his play on the h file here.|
|Nov-17-09|| ||HermesTrismegistus: "Here's looking at you kid."|
|Jan-12-11|| ||BISHOP TAL: Bogart never says play it again,Sam. he said "You played it for her, you can play it for me"."If she can stand it I can".I could stand to see some more games from Bogie, whats the history on this, was it found in his drawer, or did he play it in a park, or a tourney.Was Bogie really good enough to draw Reshevsky or was he just a huge fan.|
|Oct-04-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <Marco65: I don't understand why Black who was ahead in material didn't exchange queens by 18...Bxg5 19.Qxg5 Qxg5. NN was really looking for trouble.>|
The answer appears to be that White wasn't obliged to exchange queens. After 18. ...xg5; 19. hxg5, fxe4, White will play 20. h4, keeping queens on and pressure along the h-file, and only then recapture on e4 with the knight. To me, this looks far more dangerous than the text, particularly since the knight can now invade on f6.
|Nov-21-12|| ||The Last Straw: I was using the pgn4web viewer and ... it took me a while to realize the last move was checkmate! :-)|
|Dec-12-12|| ||Fusilli: <Fast Gun> True. "Play it again, Sam" is the most famous movie line that never happened.|
|Dec-12-12|| ||perfidious: <Fusilli> 'You dirty rat', supposedly uttered by Cagney, is another contender for that honour.|
|Dec-12-12|| ||chancho: <Made it Ma!
Top of the World!>
|Dec-12-12|| ||Fusilli: <chancho> but that quote is real.|
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