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Gerard Kroone vs Augusts Strautmanis
"Distraught Man is Safe" (game of the day Jul-10-2007)
The Hague ol (Men) (1928), The Hague NED, rd 15, Aug-02
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Schliemann Defense Deferred (C70)  ·  0-1


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Jul-10-07  Toastman: what a mess.
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  WannaBe: Very nice, black never castled, yet were able to weather the storm and come up pawns ahead!
Jul-10-07  TheBB: I have a hard time believing 4...f5 to be a sound opening move. I play lots of Ruy Lopez as white and rarely fail in getting a good position when black deviates early.

According to opening explorer, 6. O-O doesn't fare well. What about 6. e5?

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  brankat: This game defies analysis :-)
Jul-10-07  Ashram64: a win w/ schliemann is awesome, my computer always throw this line to me and i absolutely hate it
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  kevin86: Strange how white's attack appeared to be biting on granite-and later it was BLACK who broke through on the king side. Black's king was caravaned to the queenside to avoid any danger.
Jul-10-07  MikeChesss: Definitely all over the place. Hard for me to follow or process.
Jul-10-07  pawnofdoom: the result of this game was surprising. white seemed to have a winning attack from the beginning, and i have no idea what he did wrong.

and by the way, Strautmanis's birthday is tomorrow

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  playground player: And Koltanowski beat Strautmanis... blindfolded.
Jul-10-07  melv: white messed around and lost the initiative. too many pawn moves. never developed his rooks. i mean what is the point in advancing the kingside pawns when there is no castled king there to attack
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