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Arthur William Dake vs Reuben Fine
"Young Americans" (game of the day Jul-04-10)
young masters (1930)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Closed. Fianchetto Variation (B24)  ·  1-0
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Jul-18-04  chesscookie: i dont really see any need to resign
Jul-18-04  Dudley: Well if Fine was a masochist he wouldn't have either, so he could watch Dake eventually queen a pawn and finally give checkmate. Dake has two connected passed pawns on the K side and will surely win.
Sep-08-05  tolow4y: Don't forget blacks be pawn is a goner as well.
Sep-08-05  RookFile: 35.... Kh6 36. Rxb7 Nf6 37. Rb6 Nxh5
38. Rxe6+ Kh7 39. gxh5 Rxd3 40. Rxa6
wins. If 40.... Rb3, 41. Rb6
Jul-04-10
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  Once: I have to confess that I don't understand some of black's moves in this game.

Why 16...Nh7? Why not 16...Nxe5? Fritz sees nothing wrong with it.

24...Bxd5? Why give white such a dominating bishop? Instead, let's play 24...Ng5 with approximate equality.

It's good to see the closed sicilian winning, one of my favourite openings as white, but you have to say that black went down without putting up much resistance.

Jul-04-10  SpiritedReposte: So ...Kh6 Rxb7 Nf6 and black still has counter play? No draw here?
Jul-04-10
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  RandomVisitor: 16.Bxc5 might give white a small advantage.

Bad was 13...Qb6? 14.a5 Qd8. Maybe better were 13...Qa5, 13...Qc7 or 13...b6.

Note: 14...Qxb2?? 15.Rfb1!

Jul-04-10  imron: i new comer
Jul-04-10
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  RandomVisitor: 16.Bxc5! exf4 17.Bb6 Qc8 18.Nxf4 g5 19.Nfe2 Ne5 20.Ng3 Ng6 21.d4 and white has a good position, and might even sacrifice the exchange after 21...Nf4.
Jul-04-10
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  Once: <imron> Welcome! Hope you have fun here.
Jul-04-10
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  fm avari viraf: My pun is "Reuben not fine."
Jul-04-10  screwdriver: Probably not Reuben's best game.
Jul-04-10
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  RandomVisitor: ARTHUR WILLIAM DAKE
(born Apr-08-1910, died Apr-28-2000) United States of America

Arthur William Dake was born in Portland, Oregon on the 8th of April 1910. He learned to play chess from a Russian immigrant living in a local YMCA. He was awarded the IM title in 1954 and the Emeritus GM title in 1986.

He played on three US Olympiad teams in the 1930's and in tournaments was 1st= at Antwerp 1931 and 3rd= at Pasadena 1932 where he defeated Alexander Alekhine in their individual game. At the 1935 world team championships in Warsaw, Mr. Dake won 13 games, drew 5 and and lost none, the best result among all the players in the event.

<He was also a formidible blitz player. In a speed chess tournament among the best players in the country in September 1935, Mr. Dake won with a score of 12 wins, no losses and no draws.>

<In 1938 Dake quit chess to support his family, first by selling insurance and telephone directories and later by working in the department of motor vehicles in Portland.> Occasionally, he emerged from retirement to play. In the 1946 match against the USSR he drew both games with Andre Lilienthal.

Jul-04-10  xenophon: xenophon: Well happy Independence Day to all our colonial cousins from your friends in the UK. Of course your winning of Independence was another great British victory.

British settlers fighting for traditional British rights against a German king and his hired German mercenaries.

And looking at what you've achieved over the past 2 or more centuries you've not done too badly.

Jul-04-10  Magic Castle: <Once> Nxe5 results in a lasting pin by the black bishop of white. Ng5 results in the knight being exchanged with lasting pressure in the kingside.
Jul-05-10
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  Shams: <RandomVisitor> He also had a winning position against Capablanca, though in his haste he blew it.

Capablanca vs Dake, 1931

Dake was a remarkable fellow, clearly the most talented player to emerge from my neck of the woods, the Pacific Northwest. In his memoir, he writes: "DO NOT THINK NEGATIVE THOUGHTS. THEY HARM YOU." Wish I could have met him.

Jul-06-10
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  kevin86: The two passed pawns will rule the day!
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