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Karl Mayet vs Daniel Harrwitz
Berlijn (1848)  ·  Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  0-1
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Nov-01-04  patzer2: <tanaka> Welcome aboard. This is a great site for studying and enjoying Chess.
Nov-01-04  patzer2: White's blunder was 6. Nxd5?? After 6. e3 White is OK as in Dreev vs M Petursson, 2004.
Nov-01-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: Pin busting as this weeks theme?
Nov-01-04  Saruman: This puzzle can also be found in Winning Chess Tactics...
Nov-01-04  aw1988: Some people have said that chess puzzles should say "Black to play and make the best move". While this is true I think it should expand itself a little: "Black to play and do better than aw1988". It would make a nice easy Monday puzzle anyone could solve.
Nov-01-04  Nickisimo: This belongs in one of Pandolfini's Traps and Zaps in the Opening books. :) I think instead of the Elephant trap it should be called the, "Oh my gosh I'm such a moron for not seeing that after Nxd5 Bxd8 and Bb4+ I lose a piece and am surely a worthless human being and my girl is sure to leave me now" trap.
Nov-01-04  zugzwangdragon: I'm surprised this isn't a Bill Wall game.
Nov-01-04
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  kevin86: This trap and its several variations is exciting! An unsuspecting player sees a "blunder" that his opponent has made-only to fall for a loss of his own queen. The opponent gains a piece or a pawn as "interest on the loan". It also has a taste of LEGAL's mate to it.
Nov-01-04  aw1988: <This trap and its several variations is exciting!> Oh, where art thou, patzer2? :)
Nov-01-04  briiian13: this is almost as famous as 1.f4 e5 2.g4 !! Qh4++
Nov-01-04  briiian13: granite, before you attempt this queen sac just make sure your opponent did not make a move like Nf3 or pawn e3 so that the knight can block the bishop check or allow king escape to e2.
Nov-01-04  villasinian: a piece ahead in the opening always makes me feel so good.
Nov-01-04
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  DevastatioN: The Cambridge Springs... I fell for this variation in a tournament a long tim eago when I was rated 1600 or so, was pretty sad :(
Nov-01-04  Knight13: Easy and a very fun Puzzle.
Nov-01-04  patzer2: <aw1988> <Oh, where art thou, patzer2? :)> I'm here and I do enjoy <kevin 86>'s enthusiastic and interesting posts.
Aug-31-05  Kriegspiel: I was just going over Marshall vs. Tarrasch, Nuremburg match (1) 1905, Queen's Gambit Declined, which also opens with D51; the game is annotated by Chernev in "Logical Chess: Move by Move" (Game 29), and after 4...Nbd7 he mentions this trap, "invented by Tarrasch"! Since Tarrasch was born in 1862, this is a little difficult to credit. Chernev seems quite informed enough to be aware of this trap as something previously and well known; how then to account for this? The only difference is that in Chernev's sequence, Black's bishop captures White's queen before his king captures the bishop, but I doubt very much that Tarrasch was the first to play that, and even if so, it hardly follows from such a minor variation in move order that he "invented" this trap.

Kriegspiel

Apr-26-06  MorphyMatt: Didn't Fine fall into the same trap?
Jan-02-07
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  Infohunter: <MorphyMatt: Didn't Fine fall into the same trap?> Same type of trap, in a somewhat different setting. Here is the game: Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937
Jun-27-07  Jake Robertson: Mayet must have cried, I love this game
Feb-01-11  Penguincw: <Berlijn 1848> Where is < Berlijn > anyways? It looks like < Berlin > .
May-31-11  chesschampion11: Berlijn is the dutch name for Berlin.
Dec-17-11  Penguincw: < chesschampion11: Berlijn is the dutch name for Berlin. >

Oh. So what's the German name for Berlin?

Apr-29-12  YoungEd: Well, though move 5 White played as well as anyone could! Move 6...that's the toughie.
Apr-29-12  Aljechintje: And Paris is Parijs in Dutch. I know it is far too complicated for someone of your limited faculties, and of course, you have no idea how to pronounce either Berlijn or Parijs, but sometimes it is better just to accept things the way they are.
Apr-29-12  Aljechintje: What makes me want to throw up, is that nasty yellow creature that prances about with its cloaca in the air dribbling its two cents of guano on just about every page on this site. Yep, I'm talking to you Penguincw/gobshite.
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