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Isaac Boleslavsky vs Georgy Lisitsin
"Wonder Years" (game of the day Jul-31-2018)
USSR Championship (1940), Moscow URS, rd 5, Sep-09
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Chigorin Defense Panov System (C99)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  kevin86: What's up with this game? Is this Russian Draw-mastery in training?
Nov-02-03  Resignation Trap: I believe that the wrong Boleslavsky-Lisitsin game was chosen, their encounter from 1956 was far more interesting:

Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956

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  kevin86: I agree,RT. The 1956 game was given high praise by Chernev-the yoda of game collections.
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  andrewjsacks: Surprisingly tame and uninteresting for GOTD?
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: A repeat of 2003?
Jul-31-18  AlicesKnight: Why this?
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  Once: Folks - sad news. We've lost Daniel Freeman, the webmaster behind More info here:

Daniel Freeman

So for a while CG will be running on autopilot. We will probably see repeats of GOTDs and POTDs and other glitches.

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  lproyect: So sorry to hear this. I am just a lurker but would feel utterly lost if this website was also a casualty.
Jul-31-18  Howard: Thought that the GOTD was their 1956 "knight in the center" encounter.
Jul-31-18  ajile: Would be interesting to see a GOTD with the Lisitsin Gambit: 1. Nf3 f5 2. e4.
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  HeMateMe: why is it "the wonder years" What is the pun referring to?
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  thegoodanarchist: I wonder what inspired the pun? (besides the TV show)
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  HeMateMe: there was nothing wonderful about 1940, not in Europe or Russia.
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  perfidious: The year 1940 was merely one annus horribilis over there.
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