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Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter vs Abraham Baratz
"It Ain't E You're Looking 4, Abe" (game of the day Jul-19-2019)
Prague ol (Men) (1931), Prague CSR, rd 4, Jul-14
Queen Pawn Game: Veresov Atack. Richter Variation (D01)  ·  1-0


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  TheAlchemist: 14.e4!! Reti would have been proud
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  whiteshark: <14.e4!!> "A <forbidden move>.

Forbidden moves are those which do not involve the brain into account, so it simply prohibits them, exclude them as impossible. This is human. Too human. Well, sometimes a prohibited move when done by a computer is cheered. Wrongly, because in its view, the move is on the same level as everyone else.

The other hand, people deserve respect, if they do not agree with the exclusion of certain moves off their brain. <14.e4> is now banned in several ways: the pawn can be beaten by the d- or f-pawn, and also hangs ♙d4 with check. A special moment for Kurt Richter, he was quasi able to live his fantasies through this move , bring his romantic side, use his dream world. And strange: The forbidden move is here on mundane manner entirely correct, indeed the only one that leads to a white advantage !"

<Ein «Verbotener Zug». Verbotene Züge sind solche, die das Gehirn gar nicht in Betracht zieht, also einfach verbietet, als unmöglich ausschließt. Das ist menschlich. Allzu menschlich. Nun wird bisweilen ein Verbotener Zug, wenn ihn ein Computer macht, bejubelt. Zu Unrecht, denn aus seiner Sicht steht der Zug auf gleicher Ebene wie alle anderen auch. Dem Menschen dagegen gebührt Hochachtung, wenn er seinem Gehirn den Ausschluss gewisser Züge nicht zustimmt. 14.e4 ist nun gleich mehrfach verboten: der Bauer kann vom d- oder f-Bauern geschlagen werden, und überdies hängt auch noch d4 mit Schach. Ein besonderer Moment für Kurt Richter, konnte er hier quasi in einem Zug seine Phantasien ausleben, seine romantische Seite einbringen, seine Traumwelt bedienen. Und merkwürdig: Der Verbotene Zug ist hier auf ganz profane Weise völlig korrekt, ja der einzige, der weißen Vorteil ergibt!>

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  HeMateMe: If only Bob were here to sing it...*sigh*.
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  Pyrandus: 1. e4!!?
Jul-19-19  vermapulak: 22.Qxb2 ??

Black have better moves

Jul-19-19  Ratt Boy: THAT is one tortured pun.

I love it.

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  whiteshark: <vermapulak: <21...Qxb2??> Black have better moves> Yes, exactly one according to SF, and the difference doesn't seem to be that big to me either.

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Black to move

1) +3.76 (30 ply) 21...Qd2 22.Rd1 Qxd1 23.Rxd1 Rxe7 24.Qxh7 Rf8 25.Qh4 Re2 26.Kg1 Rf7 27.Qg4 Rfe7 28.Qf5 b6 29.g4 R2e6 30.g5 g6 31.Qh3 Re4 32.f5 gxf5 33.Qxf5 R4e5 34.Qf4 R7e6 35.Qg4 Re4 36.Qh5 Re7 37.h4 Kc7

2) +4.54 (30 ply) 21...Qxb2 22.Bxd8 Rxd8 23.Qxh7 Qf6 24.Qh3 Qf8 25.Rd1 Qf7 26.Rfe1 Re8 27.Re5 Kc7 28.Rxe8 Qxe8 29.Qc3 Qf7 30.Qa5+ Kc8 31.Qxa7 Qxf4 32.Qa8+ Nb8 33.Rb1 Qc7 34.a4 c5 35.h3 Qc6 36.Re1 Qd7 37.Qa7 Na6 38.a5 Kc7 39.Qb6+ Kb8 40.Re6 Kc8 41.Kh2 Qf7 42.Rd6 Qf8 43.Rd5 Qe8

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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  Honza Cervenka: 13...Qb4 was a huge mistake. 13...Bb4 with next 0-0 would have given black very comfortable game.
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