chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
K Emmrich vs Bruno Moritz
Bad Oyenhaussen (1922), Hamburg, Germany
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 2 more K Emmrich/B Moritz games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-26-04  suenteus po 147: A famous game for its missed win. It appears in the movie "Night Moves," starring Gene Hackman. Black could have won with a careful series of knight moves. Observe: 26...Qxh2+ 27.Kxh2 Ng4+ 28.Kg1 Nh3+ 29.Kf1 Nh2#!
Jul-29-04  rochade18: What a wonderful mate indeed!
Oct-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  michael104: The book "Night Moves", on which the movie was based, was written by Alan Sharp. It would be interesting to know more about this game, such as who first spotted the win that Moritz missed. I wonder when the missed win was brought to Moritz's attention and what his reaction was. In the book, the central character shows the missed win to a woman:

"He didn't see it. Name was Mortiz. He played something else and lost." The sadness of it touched him again, faint, like a twinge of pain remembered. "He must have regretted it every day of his life -- well, I know I would . . ." then, lest that sound unduly portentous, he smiled, ". . . fact is I do, and I wasn't even born." Paula stood up, gave him back the set.
"That's no excuse."
"No, I guess not," and she went, almost abruptly, without further word, leaving Moseby with the chess board like a little graveyard in his hand and his mind full of lost opportunities and frail fragrances.

Nov-27-12  Morphischer: I thought there would be more comments on this game. I first saw this game in Chessmaster's famous games database.
May-03-13  Jadoubious: The final position appears as #204 in Fred Reinfeld's "1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate". That and a mention by name in the novel and movie "Night Moves" posted above. Three bits of immortality for missing a win, compromised somewhat by the lack of a game index in the Reinfeld book, but three more than most.
Oct-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <suenteus po 147>Black could have won with a careful series of knight moves. Observe: 26...♕xh2+ 27.♔xh2 ♘g4+ 28.♔g1 ♘h3+ 29.♔f1 ♘h2#

<suenteus po 147>,
The picturesque final position deserves a diagram:


click for larger view

Feb-14-15  DanielHoseano: Three deadly knight moves
Sep-08-16  ughaibu: Here are two examples of the same mate: V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 and Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
A missed mate in a brilliant game..
from Collections in Idleness 3 by xajik
jps' favorite games
by jps
Night Moves
from suenteus po 147's favorite games by suenteus po 147
It Could Have Been A Brilliancy, But It Was Not To Be
from Brilliancies By "Unknowns" by TheAlchemist
26...Qxh2+!! 27.Kxh2 Ng4+ 28.Kg1 Nh3+ 29.Kf1 Nh2# 0-1
from Greatest Games Never Played (Under Construction) by FairyPromotion
reviewing or correcting games
by obrit
Chautauqua ~ (K)Night Moves
from Battle Chess ~ Masters on Wning Chess by Fred R. by fredthebear
ravel5184's favorite games 2
by ravel5184
A missed mate in a brilliant game..
from Collections in Idleness 3 by Trigonometrist


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC