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Hill vs Janeway
"The Hills Have Eyes" (game of the day Oct-31-12)
New York (1946)  ·  Alekhine Defense: The Squirrel (B02)  ·  1-0
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Mar-27-05  dac1990: Lol! So much for Captain Janeway.
Jul-13-05
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  TheAlchemist: 9.Qg6 was a great move
Jul-13-05  psmith: 12... Qxg5 13. Rxf8+ Ke7 14. Re8# I guess Black had to play 9... Rxh5 10. Qxh5 Nxd4.
Mar-19-07
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  Phony Benoni: Mr. Hill most definitely demonstrates a sense of humor.
Sep-27-09  sambo: Doesn't 10...Nh6 solve everything for black?
Oct-31-12
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  der623: <sambo> 10...Nh6 doesn't solve everything because 11. Rxf8 is mate because the Queen is pinned.
Oct-31-12
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  Abdel Irada: <der623>: I think you mistook the move number in <sambo>'s question. On move 10, White cannot play Rxf8# because his rook is still on h1.
Oct-31-12  newzild: <sambo> 10...Nh6 does stop the mate, but it does not appear to "solve everything for Black" according to my calculations:

10...Nh6
11. Bxe7 fxg6
12. Bxf8

and now:

a)

12...Kxf8 (or 12...Rxf8)
13. Bxg6

with an extra pawn

b)

12...gxh5
13. Bxg7 Rh7
14. Rxh5

with two extra pawns.

Since Black can make it to an ending only a pawn down, which would require a long endgame to convert, I think White's flashy 9. Qg6 was actually a mistake. He should have simply played 9. Bxf7+ Kxf7 10. Rxh8, winning the exchange and a pawn, after which Black could resign.

Oct-31-12  darksquare67: <newzild> I can forgive Mr Hill the slight inaccuracy. He played this game at -25 years of age. Quite the prodigy!
Oct-31-12
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  Abdel Irada: <newzild>: After 9. Bxf7?, Kxf7; 10. Rxh8, Bb4, Black wins back the rook with a piece ahead.
Oct-31-12  newzild: 10...Rxh5 is also worth analysing, eg:

10...Rxh5
11. Qxh5 Qb4+
12. Nd2 Qxb2
13. Rb1 Qxa2

Material is roughly equal and the position is unclear, although White is better developed.

Oct-31-12  newzild: <Abdel Irada>

Oh yeah.

Oct-31-12
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  Infohunter: <darksquare67> In light of the information that has come out as a result of the exchange between <newzild> and <Abdel Irada> my guess is that Mr. Hill didn't boo-boo after all, though I admit I have not checked into this exhaustively. As for the chronology, well, that one I can't figure.
Oct-31-12
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  Phony Benoni: After <8.Qg6>, how about <8...Bb4+>?


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White probably plays 9.Nc3 (putting something on d2 is obviously a blunder), and Black has gained time for 9...Rf8, protecting everything for the moment. He could even play 9...0-0, but that would seem to be pushing it a bit.

Oct-31-12
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  kevin86: The loser should be sent to the other side of the galaxy!
Oct-31-12  Jambow: This a very old trap as soon as I saw e-4 I knew this was coming!!!
Oct-31-12  ozmikey: I have no idea who White was in this game, but it certainly wasn't Shane Malcolm Hill (someone I used to know quite well), who was born 25 years after this game was played.
Oct-31-12
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  Abdel Irada: <kevin86: The loser should be sent to the other side of the galaxy!>

Is that really a good idea?

We already know what will happen: When she comes back, she'll be followed by some folks called the Borg, and the next thing you know, we'll all be assimilated.

Still worse, every game will begin with 1. ...g5. And although this can lead to original play, the novelty will soon pall if it becomes habitual.

Nov-01-12
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  Phony Benoni: <Abdel Irada: Still worse, every game will begin with 1. ...g5.>

You mean Black will move first? Diabolical!

Nov-01-12
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  Abdel Irada: Well, <Phony Benoni>, as you know, the Borg have assimilated a great many football coaches, almost all of whom accept, as a matter of the profoundest and most inviolable faith, that "the best defense is a good offense," and they have so interpreted this maxim that those whom they've assimilated take the offensive without regard to such niceties as whether they are permitted by the rules to do so.

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