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L Holmberg vs O Hongset
FIN corr (1962), ?
King Pawn Game: Damiano Defense (C40)  ·  1-0


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May-04-05  mjk: 50% of Black's moves are forced and end in mate. So being a correspondence game, Black may not even have played them.
May-04-05  aw1988: You're kidding, right? There is no way this can be correspondance.
Nov-02-05  schnarre: An outwardly-logical developing move punished brutally. 4...g6, though ugly in lieu of 5. Nxg6 hxg6 could have at least avoided the resulting mate by pawns.
Nov-04-06  2021: 9.b3+ is # (mate) not + (check). Also white could have played 9.Nc3#
Feb-14-07  Rubenus: <aw1988> According to, it is a correspondence game. There are three possibilities:
1. Black was drunk for a few days
2. Black was not serious
3. Black's rating was <1000
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  alexmagnus: 1.e4 <OK, let the battle begin> e5 <Hey, why not?> 2.Nf3 <So, do you chose Petroff or Ruy?> f6 <I prefer older masters. How about Damiano?> 3.Nxe5 <Well, if you like losing a knight up..> Nc6 <I can try to repeat M Thaler vs S Sloan, 2003 but probably you are well-prepared for that line. I just develop myself> 4. Qh5+ <Here I am, the Great Queen of h5> Ke7 <Hey, dude, my rook is safe> 5. Qf7+ <But not your king> Kd6 <Are you sure?> 6.Nc4+ <Yes, unless I forgot how the King moves> Kc5 <Here, I show you how it moves> 7.Qd5+ <Sorry mate, but it's mate in 3, mate> Kb4 <I don't believe it> 8.a3+ <And now?>
Ka4 < Well, hope dies at last> 9.b3# <Finita la comedia>.

Aug-11-08  Hot Logic: <alexmagnus> I feel compelled to defend Damiano's honour by mentioning that Damiano himself did not invent it and in fact published works warning other players not to play it including analysis of possible ways for Black to lose as a result of using it. Anyway this is just a footnote to make sure no readers get the wrong impression about Damiano as a player.
Feb-18-09  binno: <Hot Logic> you're right. <alexmagnus> you're a poet. it is very funny expecially "finita la comedia".
Sep-12-10  Lil Swine: never ever play the damiano defence
Dec-16-16  razetime: It tends to happen with patzerly players. An online chess game shows this: and he lost perfectly with 10 days a move. Moves like 2..f6 give the opponent an everlasting advantage, and basically attempts suicide.
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