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F Hermann vs Hugo Hussong
"There Hugo" (game of the day Sep-29-2004)
Hauptturnier (1930), Frankfurt GER
Spanish Game: Columbus Variation (C68)  ·  0-1


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  chancho: David Le Moir mentions in his book: How To Become A Deadly Chess Tactician, that there is a mundane win in 30...Rf6+ 31.Kh7 h5 followed by Rh6#.
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  syracrophy: Unforgivable! A single piece giving mate with all the white army!
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  GrahamClayton: Alexander Alekhine devoted a whole article in the "Deutsche SchachZeitung" to this game, under the title "A Gem of Combinative Art".

31...Rf5!!! is a brilliant move - White cannot cover both the f4 and g5 squares at the same time.

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  GrahamClayton: Source: "Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005
Sep-13-08  sneaky pete: The Aljechin article "Eine Perle der Kombinationskunst" was published in "Denken und Raten", Sonderabteilung "Das Deutsche Schach", and with permission reprinted in "Kagan's Neueste Schachnachrichten" November/December 1930.

The game score given here is wrong, black played 22... Qh5 23.Rg1 Qxh2+ etc, so the improvement 23.Nf3 .. was never an option. I'm sure I used the <suggest your correction> link to report this mistake ages ago.

Dec-21-08  thebribri8: Can anyone find me a stupider opening variation?
Dec-21-08  ILikeFruits: stupid is...
stupid does...
Dec-21-08  thebribri8: Ilikefruits, what are your rules as to when you start a new line in the middle of a sentence? I am dying to know.
Dec-21-08  ILikeFruits: rules are for...
i am a fruit...
fruits do not...
fruits make the...
world fruity...
p e t a
Dec-21-08  thebribri8: Do you not aspire to "rule the world...
with (your) supernatural veggie powers..."?
Dec-21-08  ILikeFruits: no...
Dec-22-08  I Like Fish: fish...
the world...
Dec-23-08  ILikeFruits: but...
fruits have...
vitamin c...
Dec-26-08  thebribri8: He/she was here before you were, <I like fish>.
Dec-26-08  ILikeFruits: but...
i like...
eat fruits...
they good...
Dec-26-08  I Like Fish: Go fish...
Dec-28-08  thebribri8: I am a very conservative linguist, as you can see from my avatar. It pains me enough to read your kibitzes with you nonsensical punctuation, but I can see no justification for using the word "fer" when "for" is just as easy to type.
Dec-28-08  I Like Fish:

It's easier...
to fergive...
than fergot...

Dec-28-08  thebribri8: Are the two of you the same person???
I was addressing the fruity one.
Jan-15-09  I Like Fish: Thanks...
for asking...
at all...
Feb-18-10  Dravus: I.A. Horowitz's Golden Treasury of Chess (Wellmuth) gives the finale as: 29 ... Kg8!
30 Nxh2 h6+
31 Kg6 Rf5!
32 exf5 Nf4 mate

But what if White went 31 Kh5? Would this save him?

Feb-19-10  Dravus: Horowitz's version uses different numbering of the moves, also. A slightly altered dynamic occurs in the same setting as given here at CG.
Nov-12-10  sevenseaman: Configuration of the forces is all important. If one counted, Black is heavily outnumbered in pawns and pieces; but his men are placed so tellingly.
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  Phony Benoni: This game was published in the American Chess Bulletin, November 1930, p.165. The good news is that it is definitely a real game. It was played in the Hauptturnier (Minor Tournament) at Frankfurt (1930).

The bad news is that the ACB says White resigned after 31...Rf5. Spoilsport.

Aug-12-13  phil6875: <sneaky pete> The improvement would be 22. Nf3.

After 23. Rg1 it's mate in 8 moves. The same as the game up to 27. Kg5 then,

27...Rff6 28. Qxf8+ Kxf8 29. Kg4 Rfg6+ 30. Kf3 Nxg1#, Mate.

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