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Erno Gereben vs Haji Ardiansyah
"The Bluff" (game of the day Oct-04-2012)
Siegen ol (Men) qual-B (1970), rd 7, Sep-05
Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2


Annotations by NN.      [53 more games annotated by NN]

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  whiteshark: <women's final> for queen endgame is also 'nice'. :D
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  FSR: <whiteshark> Ah, I was wondering what on earth that meant. Thanks.
Oct-04-12  vinidivici: what is this... do u mean, Herman offered the handshake and Gereben accepted it so it was a draw?
Oct-04-12  Abdel Irada: <In a women's final with two minus farmers offered the Indonesians his lady, which shocked Gereben so that he could not think clearly unexpected. 'Staring' I hypnotized by the scene My opponent hit with my king his queen on g6, called it triumphantly 'stalemate', gave me his hand to seal the draw, in which I struck before the dumbfounded audience stunned.>

Are you sure <chrisowen> didn't write that "translation"? It sounds exactly like one of his solution posts.

Oct-04-12  Abdel Irada: <Annotations by <NN>.>

Now, there's a reliable authority: expert annotation from someone with a record of +24 -555.

I only wonder if he kept the paper bag over his face — a la New Orleans Aints fans past — while writing his annotations.

Oct-04-12  Abdel Irada: Ah, well. We'll have to give <NN> credit for one thing: As proved by his only annotation in this game, he recognizes non-stalemate when he sees it.
Oct-04-12  knightmare949: can someone please explain while white didn't take the pawn on move 17?
Oct-04-12  Abdel Irada: <knightmare949>:

(1) If 17. ♗xd5, ♗xh3, and Black regains the pawn.

(2) If 17. ♘xd5, ♗b5; 18. ♘xf6†, gxf6; 19. ♕d4, ♗xe2; 20. ♕xb4, ♗xd1; 21. ♕xa5, ♕d8, and Black is up the exchange for a pawn. Here White has some compensation thanks to Black's weak queenside pawns, but the position is by no means clearly desirable.

Oct-04-12  vinidivici: what is this... do u mean, Herman offered the handshake and Gereben accepted it so it was a draw?
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  JG27Pyth: Pretty good. Although my favorite bluff came watching GM Roman Dzindzichasvili hustling blitz in Washington Square Park. I believe in this particular game Dzindzi gave absurdist "odds" -- 5 mins to his 30 secs, while also giving away both rooks and all his pawns! Well, by game's end it seemed GM Dzindzi had bitten off more than even he could chew -- His B player opponent sat in command of a small hoard of major and minor pieces all in hot pursuit Dzindzi's naked king who scampered about madly in the middle of the board. Both men were critically short of time and playing at clocksmacking bapbapbap machinegun move first-think-never speed. But suddenly in a flash of blitz chess insight the likes of which I've never had before or since and which I semi-honestly believe was telepathic communication between myself and the GMs powerful mind -- I saw <the move> it leaped out at me -- and in that very instant, Dzidzi played <the very move> I'd seen ... an ILLEGAL move! Dzindzi dragged his king two squares smacked his clock and his opponent replied reflexively, instantaneously, with what would have been checkmate had the king been on the correct square and smacked his clock. Dzidzi then stopped the clocks with the grin of a cat that had eaten a canary -- "Stalemate" -- his opponent blinked, stared at the pieces, re-stared, completely dumbfounded -- what just happened?
Oct-04-12  scormus: I cannot help wondering if there was a more conventional drawing line :\

<Abdel Irada: Are you sure <chrisowen> didn't write that "translation"? It sounds exactly like one of his solution posts.>

I was almost sure he did, perhaps on a off-day ;)

Oct-04-12  Riverbeast: This is an example of the phenomenon in chess (which I've experienced at least once in my own games, and I'm guessing most players have as well)...Known as the 'mutual hallucination'

Or perhaps, the 'contagious hallucination'

It's an interesting and bizarre occurrence that seems to happen more often in chess than one might expect

Telepathy? The Power of Suggestion? Only the Twilight Zone knows for sure

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  kevin86: chess blindness at its worst!
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  Shams: <I'm sure that "farmers" should be "pawns," for starters.>

I called pawns "farmers" on a page a few months ago, but I didn't know that was actually the German word for them.

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  Chessmensch: Der Bauer indeed is pawn (as well as farmer) in German.

Here are all the names in German (with the English for sequence):


Schach: König Dame Turm Springer Läufer Bauer


Chess: king queen rook knight bishop pawn

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  Shams: <Chessmensch> Thank you. Is it "das" for every piece except the Queen?

By the way, here are the names of the pieces in 73 languages:

Oct-04-12  lemaire90: The bluff ? What a joke... In poker the bluff works because the opponent does not see your cards and you play a little psychological game... but here ? There are no secrets as both players can see the board... and this ended in a draw ? How ridiculous, really.
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  Shams: <Is it "das" for every piece except the Queen?>

Actually I meant the masculine "der", sorry.

Oct-04-12  Abdel Irada: <Shams>: Thank you for the link. Most intriguing.
Oct-04-12  rapidcitychess: So User: Jack Bauer is a pawn? Who knew?
Oct-04-12  TheTamale: That's a pretty funny story, <JG27Pyth>. It's like Jesse Ventura used to say: Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.
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  zakkzheng: Are these guys beginners?
Apr-10-15  Howard: No, but at least one of them certainly acted like it.
May-15-15  Howard: The final position was in a September, 1976 article in "Chess Life and Review", by the way.
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  kevin86: What a goof/ NOT a stalemate trap!!
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