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|Jul-16-07|| ||chancho: I played Santana twice. (Don't ask how I did)|
|Jul-20-07|| ||The Chess Express: White should be able to attack g7 twice with ♔ & ♕.|
|Jul-20-07|| ||CapablancaFan: The Sodium attack? 1.Na3? Is that right?|
|Jul-20-07|| ||WannaBe: Pun potential... "O. Santana, don't you cry for me."|
|Jul-20-07|| ||The Chess Express: I'm not sure that's a pun. It sounds more like a rhyme to me.|
|Apr-16-08|| ||kevin86: How about calling this opening "the Nadia attack"-since Nadia begins with Na also?|
Also,in a lot of cases,the result has been a perfect 10 for white.
(frankly,in this game,the two connected pawns in the ending are far more a reason for the win as is the first move-but don't let it get around,lol)
|Apr-16-08|| ||kevin86: Note:rechecked the database---1 Na3!!!!!!!!!!
Six victories in six games!
|Oct-20-08|| ||flapjack: This was a great fight! More proof that the best opening for winning % is Na3. ;D|
|Dec-27-08|| ||WhiteRook48: 1. Na3!! that is the ultimate move. Seriously....|
|Dec-27-08|| ||arctic tern: <The symbol for Sodium is Na :)>|
Oooooh, that's why it's called the sodium attack... shame on me for not seeing that!
|Jan-05-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 1. Na3!! wins every time|
|Nov-11-09|| ||The Chess Express: heh heh, objectively speaking black gains easy equality out of the opening. 1. Na3 is simply a way to avoid theory.|
|Dec-29-13|| ||fishcat: Yep, it's a fortress. White can even take the h-pawn with 76...Rh6 77. Qe8 but then it's a tablebase draw.|
Stockfish+syzygy insists it's +5.43 until the halfmove clock runs out or it enters tablebases.
|May-27-17|| ||perfidious: Been around and seen a lot, but had never heard of the Sodium Attack till this moment.|
|May-16-19|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: 1.Na3 is not that ridiculous a move (if 1...d5; 2.c4), but still a tame one. 5...d6 will suffice for equality but even after 10.0-0 the position is equal; 10...f5; 11.exf5,Bxf5; 12.e4,Be6; 13.Qd2,Qe7; 14.Ng5?!,Bd7 and White still has nothing but a bad Bishop.|
|May-16-19|| ||OrangeTulip: White magic woman|
|May-16-19|| ||lentil: So as the name for 1 Nh3 i nominate "the ammonia attack".|
|May-16-19|| ||Infohunter: When I was young this was known as the "Durkin Attack". When did the change take effect? I do appreciate that "Sodium Attack" is a clever play on words or, more strictly speaking, symbols.|
|May-16-19|| ||Ironmanth: Entertaining game!|
|May-16-19|| ||rcs784: <lentil> Perhaps the Nihonium Attack? It's certainly artificial, and I've heard it can lead to unstable positions. ;)|
|May-16-19|| ||AylerKupp: Yes, the final position is a theoretical draw according to the Lomonosov tablebases. I say "theoretical", as I always do, because this is a game between two human players and I suspect that even a small inaccuracy, particularly by Black, would change that theoretical outcome. And I suspect that Black was tired and did not relish a long and difficult struggle to try and hold the draw.|
|May-16-19|| ||fredthebear: Here's another pinch of salt from the Pro Chess League:|
Carlsen vs S Grover, 2018
|May-16-19|| ||Cibator: <lentil: So as the name for 1 Nh3 i nominate "the ammonia attack".>
I like this idea. But by the same token, 1.Nf3 could then become the "Nitrogen Trifluoride Attack". Too much of a mouthful. Let's stick to "Reti". Actually, let's go further and get the chemists to call that compound "reti".|
On a less frivolous note: <FSR>'s comment from nearly 12 years ago prompts me to make my usual suggestion; that official notation should include a "T" to indicate a forfeiture on time. Thus here, if applicable, 1-0T.
|May-16-19|| ||fredthebear: <Cibator> Agreed. Let's also include rule violation disqualifications, 1-0DQ.|
|May-25-19|| ||diceman: <Infohunter:
When I was young this was known as the "Durkin Attack". When did the change take effect?>
When they realized, "Durkin and Battery"
was a lousy pun.
(Maybe, "Durken and Disorderly")
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