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|Feb-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: on the other hand, maybe Black was trying to do a king hunt|
|Feb-05-09|| ||WhiteRook48: for some reason I keep looking at this game multiple times a day|
|May-03-09|| ||Phony Benoni: At least White got his king safely castled.|
|Oct-07-09|| ||GrahamClayton: 18..ef5?? 19.♗b5+ - the centralised White King is a key attacking piece - Wilhelm Steinitz would have approved of Van Ruitenberg's play!|
|May-12-11|| ||whitesupremacist: Ruitenburg is the King of Kings!!! Great talent!!!|
|Apr-21-14|| ||backyard pawn: Nice! White switched back ranks!|
|Apr-21-14|| ||Phony Benoni: The pun is a takeoff on an investment book, "A Random Walk Down Wall Street" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Rand...). Such strategies may pay off in the fantasy world of the corporate boardroom, but not as often in the cold, hard reality of the chessboard.|
It's not that hard to get your king to rook eight in the middle game. Winning is somewhat more difficult. One of the few comparable games I know of is C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983, though R Steel vs NN, 1886 rates an Honorable Mention.
|Apr-21-14|| ||al wazir: Everything I thought I knew about chess is wrong.|
|Apr-21-14|| ||FSR: Once in a team chess game against Vince Berry, his king walked from e1 to g8, whereupon I flagged. One of the most amazing things I've ever seen. I had a game on FICS once where my king went from e1 to h6, which gave me a draw by perpetual check, except that I had no time left and flagged. Sigh.|
|Apr-21-14|| ||FSR: For more examples of steel kings (as Tim Krabbé calls them), see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_...; F Konings vs T Batceceg, 2003 - analyzed by Krabbé at http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2/... (No. 218); and http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2/... (No. 320 - but Black resigned in a winning position instead!)|
|Apr-21-14|| ||Doniez: I didn't know this player, van Ruitenberg, but looking at his games, I found he likes the Tromposky and played some nice games (winning the most of them) and some funny combinations.|
|Apr-21-14|| ||goodevans: <WhiteRook48: 11.... Bxe3+?? blunders a piece>|
After 12.Kxe3 cxd4 13.Kf4 dxe5 14.Nxe5 Nxe5 15.Kxe5 black has two pawns for the piece and white's K is out in the middle. So, I guess black assumed white would retreat rather than play 13.Kf4, after which 13...dxe5 gives him three pawns for the piece and a powerful centre.
11...Bxe3+ may be a mistake but I wouldn't call it an outright blunder. I'd have been tempted to go there myself!
|Apr-21-14|| ||Richard Taylor: I had a game that started off with a similar opening i.e. 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nc3 and then 3 Bg5 (the Torre I think it is or the Velmirovic) and I deliberately, to make the game exciting, chose a more complex course and walked my king towards h6. I nearly got there, but then I decided to stop at g5 or somewhere. I have the game somewhere, it was pretty crazy.|
But I've never seen a King go quite so far.
There's Short's famous game of course, and Keres walked I think it was walked his King right across the board (that was ingenious but again I think it was unnecessary)...
Joost van Ruitenburg could dine out for years on that game!
|Apr-21-14|| ||Richard Taylor: I wonder if poor old Sandro is like me and got confused, and wondered about move 20: |
"Now, where did I put that King, I mean his King, where did it go? Am I allowed to ask him if he has taken the King away? (Did he hide his King? I s that what masters do? Is that how they win?) (Or perhaps he's a magician!?) But it's a bit unfair, because I was planning a King-side attack, or was I? What IS going on?! (Perhaps I'm in the wrong place, I'm sure I came here to play chess). Hmm: oh, there it is! Ah!! Surely that's not legal, it must be a doomed King, it right near all my soldiers. Oops! It's got away again! Is it a Super King?"
|Apr-21-14|| ||Funology: Hi Joost, nice job!
|Apr-21-14|| ||FSR: Many years ago I witnessed a game where Eugene Martinovsky was White that began <1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.dxc5 e6 4.a3 Bxc5 5.b4 Bxf2+!?> (Houdini says that simply 5...Be7 intending 6...a5 is best and a smidge better for Black; Martinovsky later suggested 5...Ne4 6.e3 Nxf2 7.Kxf2 Qf6+, but Houdini says 8.Nf3 Qxa1 8.Qc2! is close to winning for White) <6.Kxf2 Ne4+> (Houdini says 6...Ng4+ 7.Kg3 Qf6 8.Kxg4 is equal) <7.Ke3! Qf6 8.Kxe4 d5+> (Houdini prefers the immediate 8...Qxa1, with approximate equality) <9.Ke3! Qxa1 10.Qc2!> White is better (about .4 according to Houdini), and won in about 14 more moves. I think I have a copy of the scoresheet someplace.|
|Apr-21-14|| ||kevin86: A twist: the winning king walks all the way to h8!|
|Apr-21-14|| ||Mating Net: Such a long journey with the enemy Queen still on the board the whole way. Bizarre.|
|Apr-21-14|| ||Once: Also known as castling <very> long.|
|Apr-21-14|| ||perfidious: Went to save this to a collection, only to scroll down and notice I already had!|
Bizarre game, even for this outré line.
|Apr-21-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <FSR> Interesting. I won once in a similar position when someone played Nd2 with Bxf2+ I won the Rapid tourney that year in fact (B Grade). When I shoed it on here someone showed the same starting position between two over 2000 German players but White moved his King out and it lasted longer.|
|Apr-21-14|| ||FSR: <Richard Taylor: <FSR> Interesting. I won once in a similar position when someone played Nd2 with Bxf2+>|
Cf. Veitch vs J Penrose, 1950 (0-1, 10).
|Apr-21-14|| ||morfishine: Quite an illuminating game|
|Jan-10-15|| ||Rookiepawn: After 24. Ra8 Black's back rank becomes White's.|
|Jan-10-15|| ||sorokahdeen: Black always seemed to have just a little less development than he needed to have. |
That is one bizarre middlegame.
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