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Alon Greenfeld vs Walter Wittmann
"Leaves of Grass" (game of the day Jan-24-2006)
Beersheba zt (1985)
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Geller Variation (A33)  ·  1-0
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Jan-24-06
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  WannaBe: I guess "Feld of Dreams" was rejected... =)
Jan-24-06  notsodeepthought: Good one, <Wannabe>, but apparently <cg.com> decided to leave that one Alon.
Jan-24-06  killjoy: Ha! Horrible play, from Walter Wittman. Look at those horrible knights, I'm surprised they don't fall overboard! This horrible game reminds me of Walt Whitmans Quote: "Every square of light and dark is horrible, just horrible." Ha!
Jan-24-06  Jarlaxle: i agree black was on his toes and heels every move of the game, he never seemed to have anything going for him.
Jan-24-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <WannaBe> Another pun idea: "Walter OutWitted" :)
Jan-24-06  EmperorAtahualpa: In the final position, loss of material is inevitable for Black. If 24.Rxh6 gxh6?? 25.Qxh6 Qxf6 26.exf6 (any) 27.Qg7#

Nice attacking on White's part! Black had no chance throughout the entire game..

Jan-24-06  backyard pawn: <EmperorAtahualpa> Or, "Alon's enfants...."
Jan-24-06  nuwanda: <EmperorAtahualpa> you're right, that's the threat, but in the final position Black is to move and with 23...Kh8 he could have played a few moves on 24. Rxh6 gxh6 25Qxh6 Rg8. White sure has a very strong attack, maybe strong enough to break the resistance in a few moves, but who knows ? I have no board at my hands, only the view on the computer, but perhaps 26.Nd6 Qc7 27.Rd3 Nf8 28.Rh3 Rxg4 29.Bd3 Rg6 or 26.Rd3 Qf8 27.Qh5 Nf4 ?
Jan-24-06  orior: <nuwanda> I think that after 23.. Kh8 comes 24.. fxg7+ , wins the horse and mate next move on h7..
Jan-24-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <nuwanda> If 23...Kh8?! 24.fxg7+ Kg8 (Kxg7?? 25.Qxh6 Kh8 26.Qxh7#) 25.Qxh6 with mate next move.
Jan-24-06  EmperorAtahualpa: oops, sorry about that <orior> :)
Jan-24-06  nuwanda: <orior> and <EmperorAtahualpa>: your right of course, i only looked at Rxh6, sorry
Jan-24-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <nuwanda> No apologies needed, you'll see plenty of blunders from my part in the future. :)
Jan-24-06  dakgootje: A green-white field full of mann who are alon
Jan-24-06  Confuse: poetic, charming, grandeur pun as usual.

a lot of mating combinations come from the king being stuck in his castle, that silly old man. : )

Jan-24-06
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  kevin86: A good pun-with its poetic base;but,alas,and alak,a very poor game. Blacks knights were badly misplaced and subject to horrible harassment by white pawns.
Jan-24-06  Stonewaller2: The shapes arise!

The shape of the chess-board, with its devilish winnings and losings,

(profound apologies to the Good Gray Poet)

Jan-24-06  Castle In The Sky: Maybe "Black Smoked Leaves of Grass"
Jan-24-06  backyard pawn: Right. Kh8, as those who have gone before me have righfully demonstrated, is a dead end. Also, the Black king can't run toward the beginning of the alphabet because his own rook and queen are in the way, and White's pawn at f6 keeps the king on the back rank. It didn't help Black to have spent 3 moves to maneuver his queen to d8, so she could start and end the game on the same square!
Jan-24-06  sciacca khan: Maybe Walt said "sing", but Greenfeld says "I fling the Body Electric"! Maybe Walt said "Captain" but Greenfeld says "O Capture, my Capture!"
Mar-03-15  waustad: OK, somebody already did a pun on this. I thought Leaves of Graz, since he's from there and often plays there was better, but I won't quibble. Thank you to <Phony Benoni> for giving us a place to look up what puns have been used already.
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