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|Dec-31-08|| ||Riverbeast: FIX!!
I've seen other games of Napoleon's, he couldn't play this well.
"Pre-arranged move by move!" is what Fischer would say. "This guy Napoleon is really the lowest dog around!"
To which Napoleon would reply, "The guillotine has been pre-arranged for you, patz!"
|Dec-31-08|| ||Travis Bickle: I agree Riverbeast. I was thinking what you wrote before I read it. this game is so obviously pre-arranged, the loser probably suggested part of the scripts moves!|
|Dec-31-08|| ||WhiteRook48: and Napoleon was about to get mated himself!!|
|Dec-31-08|| ||Travis Bickle: Yeah but he was such a great chessic genius that he made a "Great Tactical wonder".|
|Dec-31-08|| ||Honza Cervenka: <I agree Riverbeast. I was thinking what you wrote before I read it. this game is so obviously pre-arranged, the loser probably suggested part of the scripts moves!>|
The game is by no means prearranged. In fact, it is a genuine game but it was played by different players.
|Dec-31-08|| ||Shams: <The GOTD title is a famous palindrome.>|
not to be a nerd (has that phrase ever prefaced any utterance that wasn't nerdy to the core?) but "Able was I, ere I saw Elba", like "Rats live on no evil star", is a mere <reversal>. The distinction between these and true <palindromes> like, for example, the all-time GPEWIE (Greatest Palindrome Ever Written In English) should be obvious.
if you're curious, here's the GPEWIE: <"Doc, note: I dissent! A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.">
Fascinating discussion on previous pages. Man there are some sharp cookies on this site.
|Jan-01-09|| ||Once: <Shams> At the risk of trying to outnerd, when is a palindrome a "reversal"?|
Wikipedia quotes "able was I ere I saw Elba" as one of three famous palindromes in English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palind...
If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck ...
Happy New Year, by the way!
|Jan-01-09|| ||Shams: <Once><At the risk of trying to outnerd, when is a palindrome a "reversal"?>|
when the word breaks are the same in both directions. it's easier to engineer and less aesthetically pleasing, but you are right, still *technically* a palindrome.
|Jan-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Napoleon had to fight most of his wars on the chessboard.|
|Jan-08-09|| ||WhiteRook48: maybe Napoleon pre-arranged this game and played it so it'd look like a show.|
|Jan-24-09|| ||WhiteRook48: great game, even though it was *prearranged* so obviously. I mean, if it wasn't prearranged, why 13...a5?|
|Jan-25-09|| ||WhiteRook48: funny thing that the c8 Bishop is locked in by pawns|
|Jan-28-09|| ||WhiteRook48: point between 10. Bxf7+. 10...Kxf7 11. fxe5+ (K moves) 12. Bxb2 and white gets the queen|
|Jan-30-09|| ||m0nkee1: yes a5 .... hmmmm funny game tho :)|
|Jan-11-10|| ||ChessKnightsOfLondon: Rf8 proved to be the decisive blow and was a shocking gambit which only the likes of Mr Napoleon could conjure up. Most players may have tried to win blacks queen with 14. Bb2.|
|Jan-11-10|| ||ounos: Heh, it seems WhiteRook48 spent an entire month over this game :)|
|Mar-12-10|| ||morphyesque: If there are any British readers who are as old as me (born 1946), you may remember a series of animated films originally shown in the late 50s on tv by the BBC (then later in the early 60s by ITV) entitled "Chess Miniatures".This was a series of 39 games devised by one Horace Shepherd and photographed by Harry Long.In the films the pieces appeared to move by themselves.The particular film of this game was entitled "The Last Victory" and used early 19th century chessmen.I'm sure Honza Cervenka has got his facts right above but I like to wallow in the romantic notion that after Waterloo (1815), Napolean consoled himself on the island of St Helena in exile playing chess with his faithful aide de camp Bertrand.The point of Black's 13th move a5 is to reply to 14.Bb2 with a4 attacking white's Q.|
|Mar-13-10|| ||HeMateMe: Who poisoned Napoleon? I think the British were his 'minders' on Elbe, could it have been them?|
|Aug-16-10|| ||redmaninaustin: a man, a plan, a canal: panama|
|Aug-19-10|| ||Lil Swine: if someone beat him he'd probably kill them on the spot|
|Nov-25-10|| ||estebansponton: pas mal Napoleón. N'est ce pas???|
|May-03-11|| ||IRONCASTLEVINAY: General was blindfold|
|Nov-25-11|| ||Penguincw: Wow. He's pretty good.|
|Aug-15-12|| ||Pirandus: Fake?|
|Aug-15-12|| ||thomastonk: Here one can find some facts on Napoleon and Chess and on this game in particular: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/....|
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