|Sep-20-05|| ||Jaymthetactician: Hey a Berlin wall in the early 19th century! How about that!|
|Sep-20-05|| ||misguidedaggression: The queen sac at the end is nice. (if a little obvious)
19...Kg8 20.Ne6 picks up the Queen while 19...Kxh6 20.Ne6+ Kh5 21.Ng7+ Kh4 22.g3#|
|Sep-20-05|| ||who: <Jaym> it seems this was a wall made of straw. Walls that stayed took a bit longer to make.|
|Sep-21-05|| ||Jaymthetactician: Sure was made of straw! I think the system was just starting to develop then, Ruy Lopez himself didnt like the Berlin wall (prefering the archangel, Cordez, and Berlin defenses), but Kramnik proved it to be quite a sound system. I don't like responding symmetrically, but I am studying the ruy lopez from the black side as I am emulating Kramnik in my play, but will most often play Paulsen sicilians.|
|Sep-21-05|| ||Jaymthetactician: Why not 5...d5? I think this game was probably played blindfolded.|
|Sep-21-05|| ||WannaBe: <Jaymthe*> 5. ... d5 has been played twice, both times white won. Opening Explorer |
Since you are a self proclaimed tactician and genius, perhaps you can explain why 5. ... d5 is a good move?
|Sep-22-05|| ||Jaymthetactician: I think it's better then 5...Be7 because it stops the white d-pawn from attacking (and winning) the knight and mobilizes blacks light square bishop.|
|Sep-22-05|| ||korger: This is a nice game, but the year is obviously incorrect. As it is pointed out in his page, Herman Hesse
(a namesake of the German writer Hermann Hesse), is very much a 20th century person. Correspondingly, the location where this game was played should read "Bethlehem, PA."|
Does anyone have any more accurate information about this game (its correct date, perhaps)?
|Feb-02-08|| ||wolfmaster: I heard that Hesse was born 107 years after this game was played.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||WhiteRook48: He was born in 1910?!|
|Mar-19-12|| ||FSR: Siddhartha.|
|Apr-02-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Phenomenal game!
|Apr-02-12|| ||syracrophy: The German author of "Siddhartha", "Steppenwolf" and "Demian", Hermann Hesse, was born in 1877.|
|May-07-13|| ||Phony Benoni: The year must be prior to 1935, since the game was published in Napier's "Amenities and Background of Chess-Play" which came out in 1934-1935. But it can't be too much prior, as this is definitely the Hesse born in 1910.|
Napier mentions that his source for the game was the magazine "The Chess Courier", edited by W. A. Ruth. That journal began in 1934, but of course that doesn't mean the game was played then. But I would put it in the early 1930s for now.