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|Oct-19-04|| ||uzeromay: In the game, after 6...Ne5, Fritz thinks the position is nearly equal but that Black has not quite equalized. But after 5. Ne4, Fritz thinks Black would be quite a bit better were Black to play 5...d5. |
|Oct-20-04|| ||sneaky pete: <uzeromay> That just proves Fritz misses the deep strategical insight these two Finnish juniors show here. How can black finally equalize with 10... Nb8! if he wastes a move with 5... d5? |
|Nov-23-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: I just got to the tenth move and I cant believe my eyes. If I had to guess I would say these are two
friends who have had one too many drinks, and are toying with
each other. What would have been really funny is if they
repeated the same ten moves or if they proposed and accepted
a draw. |
|Jan-05-05|| ||cu8sfan: Gotta give these guys credit for doing this in a tournament. I think they found what chess really is about: Playing seriously and still having fun! |
|Jan-13-05|| ||Backward Development: Here's a game I played with this opening...:0
It should be apparent who i am as the game goes on...
i call it the knight's opening.
5.Bxh6!! and i resigned as i no longer had my two knights.
|Jan-13-05|| ||Backward Development: ok, i'm sorry in advance, but i'm having a bit of fun with this game...
i'm black again.
ok no more...
|Jan-18-05|| ||AgentRgent: <Backward Development: 1.e4 na6...> I see you lived up to your name... lol! ;-) |
|Feb-22-05|| ||aragorn69: Just for reference's sake, White did even better in A Lehtinen vs Sietio Jari, 1996 |
|Jun-24-05|| ||fgh: Lol, and I thought I have seen everything.|
|Jul-05-05|| ||THE pawn: I laughed for two minutes...|
|Sep-05-05|| ||azaris: GMs also do this stuff sometimes:
[Event "Bruchkoebel MVT"]
[White "Karabalis, Harilos"]
[Black "Wolff, Patrick G"]
1.Nf3 Nc6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nb5 Nh5 4.Na3 Nf4 5.Nc4 Nd5 6.Nh4 Rb8 7.Nf5 Rg8 8.
Nce3 Nb6 9.Rg1 Na8 10.Rb1 Ne5 11.Nd4 Ng6 12.Nb3 Nh8 13.Nf5 Nb6 14.Ng3 Na8
15.Na1 Nb6 16.Nh1 Na8 17.e4 1/2-1/2
Shall we play Fischer Random Chess?
|Feb-17-06|| ||Jafar219: Haaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa!!!|
|May-22-07|| ||gBizzle: hahahahahaaaaa|
|Aug-12-07|| ||Rook in the 7th rank: I think they only wanted to make a special game.|
|Aug-05-08|| ||ravel5184: 1. Kt-KR3 Kt-QR3 2. Kt-R3 Kt-R3 3. Kt-KKt5 Kt-QKt5 4. Kt-Kt5 Kt-Kt5 5. Kt-K4 Kt-Q4 6. Kt-Q4 Kt-K4 7. Kt-QB3 Kt-KB3 8. Kt-B3 Kt-B3 9. Kt-QKtsq. Kt-KKtsq. 10. Kt-Ktsq. Kt-Ktsq., etc.|
|Aug-13-08|| ||ravel5184: It's funny how it says "Sicilian Defense, Closed"|
|Aug-14-08|| ||ravel5184: <azaris> <Shall we play Fischer Random Chess?> OK, you're on. Choose whatever position you like. I'll be Black.|
|Dec-12-08|| ||TheaN: <ravel> does make a good point here, I also love how the two games of Lehtinen with such starting position transpositions have their opening name based on the 'restart' of the game :).|
|Dec-13-08|| ||Domdaniel: The game <Murphy-Endon>, from the 1930s novel 'Murphy' by Samuel Beckett, is one of the original models for this kind of thing. Endon is an inmate in a psychiatric hospital: Beckett supplies hilarious notes.|
The Endon knight move strategy involves playing Nf3-g1-f3-g1-h3-g1 for a while, then the other one, eventually confusing Murphy into marching his king up the board, whereupon Endon has a catatonic episode at the prospect of having to deliver mate.
Haven't we all been there? Are some people really so surprised by the impropriety that they disapprove? Or laugh for minutes? There's no accounting for taste where there's a taste for accounting.
A mixed version was played at Tilburg 1985 between Miles and Huebner. Miles was among the tournament leaders, but due to severe back pain had to play several games lying horizontally on a treatment table. A few players, including Korchnoi and Ljubojevic, objected -- Korchnoi apparently said that it was 'like playing a retarded person' which, it seems, he considered a problem. Others, including Romanishin, supported Miles.
Robert Huebner didn't want to play in this manner; but nor did he want to join the protest, so he and Miles agreed a draw in advance. Huebner wanted to play 'silly moves' to highlight the absurdity, but Miles thought it better to play some 'real' moves. So they agreed to differ: Huebner would be silly, Miles would be serious, and they'd draw.
The game went: 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Qh4 3.Nf3 Qa4 4.Nc3 Qa5 5.e4 drawn. (Miles vs Huebner, 1985 - which somebody named the Mosquito Gambit).
The kibitzing is a hoot in these cases. I particularly like the bizarre theories put forward by people unaware that the actual players have revealed the true story.
Actually, the game isn't much 'sillier' than their efforts at Tilburg 1978 (drawn in 12 moves) and 1981 (which lasted 15). They had 11-movers in the Bundesliga 1983 and Biel 1986.
One example: 1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.e3 d5 5.d4 cxd4 6.exd4 Be7 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Re1 Bf6 11.Be4 draw.
I think I had this very position once, years ago. Seems to me that there's a little play left in the position.
At the other extreme, Miles had a zero-move win at Teesside 1976, when Huebner defaulted to protest a schedule change.
There's silly, and there's silly.
|Dec-21-08|| ||WhiteRook48: <A game of FischerRandom> Oh? I thought there was a Karpov vs Kasparov game where White's Bc1 is taken but White's other pieces return to the back.
It goes like this: White Knight on b1, White Knight on c1, White Rook on d1, White King on e1, White Bishop on f1, White Queen on g1, and White Rook on h1. And since one piece is missing, I'll add, just for fun: White Bishop on a1.|
|Dec-23-08|| ||WhiteRook48: White missed 41. Qg7#|
|Jan-24-09|| ||WhiteRook48: but 41. Rdg1+ is funny|
|Jan-31-09|| ||WhiteRook48: the game was so ridiculous|
|Feb-22-09|| ||WhiteRook48: why didn't White play 41. Qg7#?|
|Mar-30-10|| ||Phony Benoni: I hate to think what they're going to come up with for April Fool's Day.|
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