|Apr-30-03|| ||MoonlitKnight: That's just sick. |
|Apr-30-03|| ||Sneaky: 13.Nc3!! Outrageous! |
|Apr-30-03|| ||cmilley2000: 13. ...Nxc3?? Isn't losing the knight better than allowing white to promote? |
|Apr-30-03|| ||Sneaky: Either way, Black is down a piece. |
|Jun-27-04|| ||get Reti: Have you ever seen a game where white only makes pawn moves? I think black played very poorly. I think black should have took the pawn with his knight at move 4. This reminds me of this game: Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 . They were both knight chases and both games started off with a lot of pawn moves. |
|Jun-27-04|| ||Knezh: The finish could be 10.. Qd8 11. Rxa7 Rxa7 12. bxa Qa5+! 13. Nc3! Nxc3 14. axbQ Nxd1+ 15. Bd2!! and white is up a piece.. Very cute game |
|Dec-08-06|| ||Milo: 8...Nb4, perhaps?|
|Nov-14-07|| ||OhioChessFan: Chernev claims Black resigned after White's 10th move.|
|Nov-14-07|| ||OhioChessFan: Hmmmm. Reading the kibitzing, apparently this game originally appeared in the form where Black resigns after White's 10th, along with the resignation after White's 16th.|
|Oct-07-09|| ||GrahamClayton: <Milo>8...Nb4, perhaps?|
8...b4 9.a4 with the threats of both 10.b4 and 10.b6+ looks pretty strong.
|Sep-24-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Kujoth wrote a letter to "Chess Life and Review" about this game, which was published in the August 2009 issue under the heading "The hoax is on us?".|
Here are excerpts from Kujoth's letter:
"First, John Fashingbauer was a real person, whose name appears in the 1950 Milwaukee City directory...In 1950 he worked as a shipping clerk at the Allen Bradley Co...The second game, involving ten consecutive pawn moves in the Wing Gambit, was presented by expert Averill Powers, in his regular Sunday chess column in the 'Milwaukee Journal', titled 'The Game of Kings' on May 21, 1950.
Without consulting me, Mr Powers abbreviated the game to ten moves, perhaps seeking to equal the feat of former US Champion Frank Marshall, claiming that Black resigned on move 10. In reality, Fashingbauer found a way to keep the game going, resigning on move 28.
Oddly enough, had the game been reported accurately, there were eleven consecutive pawn moves by White, who played in response to 10.b6 b6 11.cb6.
Here is the complete score of the game, based on Kujoth's original handwritten scoresheet:
1.e4 c5 2.b4 cb4 3.a3 c6 4.ab4 f6 5.b5 b8 6.e5 c7 7.d4 d5 8.c4 b6 9.c5 d5 10.b6 b6 11.cb6 b6 12.f3 e6 13.d2 c6 14.a4 d5 15.b5 d7 16.0-0 e7 17.c3 0-0 18.fb1 d8 19.d1 a6 20.d3 b5 21.e2 c8 22.g3 b4 23.g5 g5 24.g5 a5 25.h7+ h7 26.h5+ g8 27.f6 d4 28.g5 1-0
|May-24-11|| ||Kittysafe: Averill Powers was my grandfather, and I'm literally shocked that not only did Kujoth make no attempt to contact Averill about why he posted the game, but shows genuine malice towards him in this article, disheartening really... I understand being upset about the game being published without his consent, but not saying anything, wondering if he should sue anyway, and then saying something hateful that Averill Powers was revered by his family as if that were undeserving, and saying all this after he had died sounds very cold to me. Maybe I'm wrong but that kind of blew my mind to read that. |
It makes me wonder if my grandfather ever knew Kujoth felt this way...
If you would like to read the entire article, it is available in PDF form online here: http://www.4shared.com/get/bRFSN4ib...
|May-24-11|| ||Kittysafe: Also he didn't need his consent for the article, and when writing the article Averill Powers was focusing primarily on the 10 pawn moves, which is why he did not post the entire game, it's called using a magnifying lens to discuss a strategy in chess that he wanted to discuss in the article that week. |
Kujoth here seems to be angry about the abbreviation but also the posting it at all, but never actually asked Averill Powers directly ever. Chess between these two was very competitive on the State level and it seems even chess masters are not beyond pettiness.
|May-27-11|| ||Kittysafe: The information in Chess Life also appears to be incorrect as I have the original newspaper from that date and Averill Powers never even wrote of this game, and we have every single Game of Kings article grandpa wrote over those 17 years. |
Kujoth either is mistaken on the date Averill Powers wrote about the game, or he outright lied about the whole thing.
Here is the article in question.