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|Jan-28-09|| ||Jim Bartle: "On a side note, it is similar to how Obama got elected, though of course, he is much better than Napoleon for a variety of reasons."|
I'll bet Obama campaigned in Waterloo (Iowa) as well. Maybe even Moscow, Idaho.
|Feb-12-09|| ||Trigonometrist: |
Just as <al wazir> said, the Turk could have finished the ceremonies earlier...
As pointed out 14...Nf4+ gxf4 15.Qg4+ Kh1 Qh3# finishes easily.
Furthermore the game ends in 19 moves if 17. .. Nf4+ 18.Kxf2 Qe2+ 19.Kg1 Qg2# had followed...
|Mar-25-09|| ||Garech: The Turk can't have been that good;
10. ... Qg5 is mate in seven!
|Aug-09-09|| ||David2009: I feel an immediate empathy with The Turk :)|
|Aug-16-09|| ||vonKrolock: It seems that the best chances for authenticity are in side of this game (even if the place and date may still be object of discussion - how they were stablished?!...) Even so, it's surelly not very flattering to adorn an Emperor's biography. Allgaier (or eeryone else!) would write down the moves carefully, but keep it in secret at least until Waterloo...|
|Jan-11-10|| ||rich187113: I much prefer the portugese opening to the napoleon attack. But I never really open with e4 I much prefer 1.d4.|
|Jan-11-10|| ||ChessKnightsOfLondon: Yes, here we see the Turk not falling for Scholars mate as the Napoleon was expecting. Indeed after losing the queen Napoleon may have well resigned.|
|Mar-16-10|| ||JohnstownChess: @ Riverbeast
Napoleon was not that short. The reason he was said to be 5"5 was because the French measured him when he died, and he was 5"5...in french feet...which are in fact longer then english feet measurement. It was not however translated when reported in England and America. In fact he was 5"9, which is average height today, and a bit above average in his time. Another reason many thought he was short was due to the fact that all of his guards where well over 6 feet tall. So when people saw him at public events, he looked shorter compared to the men around him. So I would say the Turk is shorter.
|Mar-17-10|| ||zanshin: Interesting .. I didn't realize Napoleon's height was so controversial:|
|Mar-17-10|| ||M.D. Wilson: 5"9? I think not. Many scholars put him at about 5"3, if that. He was considered short, even in his time. But boy, did that little man pack a mean punch!|
|Mar-17-10|| ||Blunderdome: Interesting that White realized 12. gxh3 was bad because of the knight fork, but then missed the same tactic on the next move. Maybe he didn't realize Black takes the queen with check, denying him time to play gxh4?|
|Mar-30-10|| ||JohnstownChess: @ M.D. Wilson I was a bit off..they think his height was 5"6.5..which is still taller then the old estimate of 5"3...again..that is because they converted his height incorrectly. in fact, he was slightly taller then the average frenchmen of his day...feel free to look into it :)|
|May-05-10|| ||renumeratedfrog: Beaten by a machine! Hah-hah!|
|Aug-16-10|| ||Lil Swine: he used to conquer in chess as well as his empire except both ended with a waterloo|
|Aug-19-10|| ||Lil Swine: so small a man yet so bold an opening, any player knows you don't bring out your queen as a second move|
|Aug-19-10|| ||Lil Swine: its a relief he didnt try to conquer turkey as revenge|
|Aug-19-10|| ||Lokaz: What an embarassing defeat for the once fierce millitary strategist.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||Penguincw: Wow. Napoleon was slowly being torn apart.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||Benzol: A better pun might have been "Blown apart".|
|Apr-25-12|| ||ScottWeatherill: 11... Nf3+ looks like a quick finish here|
|Apr-25-12|| ||andrewjsacks: It certainly is, Scott, and the game goes to show that chess aptitude and savvy military skills are not necessarily both possessed by the same person.|
|Apr-25-12|| ||Mudphudder: Dude...Napoleon sucks at chess! LOL|
|Jun-05-12|| ||kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:
|Nov-22-12|| ||bengalcat47: After getting trounced by the Turk Napoleon must have decided that it would be a bad idea to try and invade the Turkish Ottoman Empire.|
|Nov-22-12|| ||wildrookie: Napoleon was a great general and a great patzer!|
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