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Walter Arpad Foldeak vs F Nagy
"The Galloping Knights" (game of the day Dec-09-2008)
Budapest (1942)
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer Variation. General (B60)  ·  1-0
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Dec-09-08
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  Once: Now that is one of the funniest chess positions I have seen in ages! The white knights dethrone the black monarchy and take their places on d8 and e8.

Meanwhile the black minor piece are utterly useless, hemmed in by their own colleagues.

And for the coup de grace, black finds that he cannot defend the a2-g8 diagonal leading to his stalemated king.

Delicious.

Dec-09-08  t3hPolak: Game ending with both White Knights on Black's back rank leading to mate? Epic in my book.
Dec-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Indeed. A very pretty final scene :-)
Dec-09-08  mindmaster: <ONce:The white knights dethrone the black monarchy and take their places on d8 and e8> Wow! I like that more than the game....
Dec-09-08  amateur05: knight coup
Dec-09-08  butcher123: what the hell is 9... f6? even an amateur wont move that.
Dec-09-08  zooter: What's the idea behind 9.Nd5?
Dec-09-08  kozo: Nd5 is a move white usually wants to play in the sicillian, even as a sacrifice sometimes. Here white gets it in for free, preventing the natural development of the queen to c7 or b6, and after 9. ... Bg7 10. c3 black cannot castle because of the attack on e7. I would say that white is better after Nd5.
Dec-09-08  NyP: <lentil: who was white?> Until 1948 his name is knight Khloyber Walter, after it Földeák Árpád (as you may know, in Hungarian the family name comes first; and yes, he was a knight). He was a great composer of chess problems, mainly of many-movers and self-mates, also wrote some excellent books on chess and was a well-respected arbiter. I believe this game proves that knowing lots of chess problems may be beneficial, especially if you want to play beautiful games :-)
Dec-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Those amazing horses!

After move 8-four horses in a carousel mode.

After 13 moves the knights have rousted black's king and queen and occupy their thrones!

O,those Cavaliers! Lebron times two!!

Dec-09-08  njchess: This is a game which graphically illustrates why the order of moves is sometimes more important than the moves themselves.

Black goes seriously wrong with the sequence of a6?, Nd7?, g6. None of the moves by themselves are truly awful, but together, they give away the game. Preferable is 6. ... e6 or e5 followed by a6 or Be7.

By 9. Nd5, the game is lost. 9. ... f6 is a desperate attempt to stay alive. For example, 9. ... Bg7 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Bxe7 and Black's game is a shambles.

Dec-09-08  triangulation: What if 10. Nxd8 can someone please help me?
Dec-09-08
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  Chessmensch: I agree with <newzild> what terrible play by black. He left all those weak squares onto which white pounced with his knights. Reminds me of what those older chess programs used to do to patzers--find every weak square and occupy it--often with knights.
Dec-09-08  nevski: to Triangulation: If NxNd8, then QxQa5 and this is the beginning of a slaughtery...
Dec-09-08  WhiteRook48: Weird... Super strange, I wonder how often this happens
Dec-09-08  WhiteRook48: This is Nagy's only game in the database
Dec-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: ♘♘ vs old Nag
Dec-30-08  Sem: 7 ... Nd7 is already wrong. Perhaps ... e6 would have been better.
Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: hmm... interesting game.
Poor Nag, he's being Nagged by Knights.
Sep-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Barden and Heidenfeld have the White player here as Kluger.

Anyone know if this is so?

Sep-12-09
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  Benzol: The final position would have been a good one for Ben Lau's Game Collection: Picturesque Positions
Oct-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <Benzol>Barden and Heidenfeld have the White player here as Kluger. Anyone know if this is so?

Benzol,
To make things even more confusing, Irving Chernev's "1,000 Best Short Games of Chess" has the White player as Khylober!

Foldeak was the author of a book on the games of Nagy and Kornel Havasi, published by the Chess Player back in 1996.

Nov-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: <GrahamClayton: <Benzol>Barden and Heidenfeld have the White player here as Kluger. Anyone know if this is so?>

I know it's been awhile, but to answer your first question belatedly, <cg> has this identical game listed here: G Kluger vs Nagy, 1942.

<To make things even more confusing, Irving Chernev's "1,000 Best Short Games of Chess" has the White player as Khylober!>

As does also Chernev's *Chess Companion*. However, an answer to this was given almost a year earlier by a user from Hungary:

<NyP: <lentil: who was white?> Until 1948 his name is knight Khloyber Walter, after it Földeák Árpád (as you may know, in Hungarian the family name comes first; and yes, he was a knight). He was a great composer of chess problems, mainly of many-movers and self-mates, also wrote some excellent books on chess and was a well-respected arbiter. I believe this game proves that knowing lots of chess problems may be beneficial, especially if you want to play beautiful games :-)>

Thanks for the clarifying information, <NyP>.

<Foldeak was the author of a book on the games of Nagy and Kornel Havasi, published by the Chess Player back in 1996.>

I have a copy of the Dover edition of Földeák's *Chess Olympiads, 1927-1968*.

Nov-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <GrahamClayton> <Infohunter> Thankyou both for your input on this. Thanks too to <NyP> for shedding light on this mystery.

:)

Dec-10-17
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  morfishine: This is what you get when you move the same pieces over and over again in the opening: no need for other pieces

Developing is an obsolete idea

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