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R Schulder vs Samuel Standidge Boden
"Too Much Boden to Schulder" (game of the day Jul-13-11)
London, England (1853)  ·  Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  0-1
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Apr-25-11  Tigranny: Wouldn't White be fine had he castled on the king's side?
May-24-11  Llawdogg: Wow! Sac, sac, mate. With criss-crossing bishops.
Jul-13-11  Oceanlake: Edward Lasker vs Fritz Englund is an amusing example. A deep sigh of relief followed by....
Jul-13-11  Sho: The famous Boden's mate: even (or especially) patzers know of it.
Jul-13-11
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  HeMateMe: Those double Bishops against the Q-side castle position. If White had had tactical training software, he would have seen this one coming...
Jul-13-11  nolanryan: in case ur wondering, one person's name is boden and the other person's name is schulder and the pun prob means that schulder is annoyed by boden. funny one!
Jul-13-11  Libispusher: the pun stuff is way up on this one. hilarious.
Jul-13-11  rilkefan: <the pun prob means that schulder is annoyed by boden>

I think the pun is on "burden to shoulder". "Boden" is not so far from "boyden", a la newyorkese.

Jul-13-11
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: One of the best CG puns in quite some time.
Jul-13-11
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  chrisowen: Game nine-gligent ye-swing Mista Men in-black it hood pulled-pawns fill centre f5 breaks-in coup-de-gruesome bump bishop in tickle mate it strong happy done Morphy Nautilus!
Jul-13-11
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  playground player: Because so many beginners use it, and without much success, the Philidor is an underrated opening for Black. Which is a good reason to use it! (After learning its finer points, of course.)
Jul-13-11
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  kevin86: Wow! The original Boden Mate!!
Jul-13-11  theodor: 14.Bd4
Jul-13-11  sfm: It was so easy for Black, because anyone knows Boden's mate.
Jul-13-11
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  Phony Benoni: Everyone keeps saying this game was won by Boden's Mate. So why is it listed under his name?
Jul-13-11  DrMAL: Moves 3-6 on both sides were a great example of mutual inaccuracy, worse than 9.f4 but not as bad as 13.O-O-O that vied for the unbrilliancy prize 14.Bxd5 ran away with!
Jul-13-11  WhiteRook48: that pun is... so ... bad
Aug-22-11
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  LIFE Master AJ: 13.d5!
Nov-28-11  IRONCASTLEVINAY: i think this mating pattern is known as boden pattern ,no?
Apr-01-12
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  Infohunter: <sfm: It was so easy for Black, because anyone knows Boden's mate.>

Easy to say after the fact, but Boden himself had to find it while playing over the board.

<Phony Benoni: Everyone keeps saying this game was won by Boden's Mate. So why is it listed under his name?>

Because this is the game wherein Boden discovered the pattern.

<IRONCASTLEVINAY: i think this mating pattern is known as boden pattern ,no?>

Right you are--for the reason already stated.

Apr-01-12
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  Phony Benoni: <Infohunter> I was trying to make a pun on the alternate meaning of "Mate". It was obviously not a good one if I have to explain it.
Apr-02-12
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  Infohunter: <Phony Benoni: <Infohunter> I was trying to make a pun on the alternate meaning of "Mate". It was obviously not a good one if I have to explain it.>

Oops! Don't blame yourself, <Phony Benoni>; my thinking was just too tunnel visioned to see that you were making a pun, which is so very obvious now that you've pointed it out. Sometimes I just focus too narrowly: I remember a few months ago when Boris Becker played a losing game of chess against a recognized master <cg> tagged it as GOTD with "Tennis, Anyone?" In my post I wondered what the "tennis" connection was, not thinking at all about Becker's real profession. Boy, did that make me feel like a yo-yo!

Sep-04-12  Llawdogg: Boden's Mate!
Jan-16-14  dernier thylacine: To Pica-Pica:
an other example of exact Boden's mate pattern, but the possibility was unfortunately missed:

Dmitri Urusov versus Ilya Shumov, in a game played in the same year 1853 in St Petersburg, as Phoni Benoni mentioned it...

Apr-21-14
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  Mating Net: Samuel Boden deserves all the accolades for being the first to uncork this thunderbolt mating pattern. Well done Sir!
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