chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Georges Koltanowski vs Arthur Dunkelblum
Antwerp (1923), Antwerp BEL
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 113 times; par: 20 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 3 more Koltanowski/A Dunkelblum games
sac: 13.Qd8+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have photographs. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Feb-06-07  ikipemiko: it was easy because this and Reti's game are the two most popular double check-and-mate positions
Feb-06-07  Themofro: Got this one immediatley because of Reti vs. Tartakower. Still gotta love that mate, though i think Reti's was prettier because he had two double checks with the bishop but only one won. Have always loved this mating combination.
Feb-06-07  beatles fan: this type of mate is a classic Morphy's Mate. You can see morphy sac the queen for mate on his page.
Feb-06-07  beatles fan: This is the game. Absolutely b-e-a-utiful
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858
Feb-06-07  wals: Blind Freddy could have spotted this one. I did , which just proves my point.
Feb-06-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: This sort of a tactical blow was executed by Reti against Tartakower many decades ago but slightly different position. Anyway, it's an eye opener to beginners & pleasing to all Chess lovers.
Feb-06-07  GoldenKnight: I knew Koltanowski quite well, and I can tell you that he made a specialty of beating amateurs.
Feb-06-07  McCool: <nateinstein: I saw the answer in 0.01 seconds. This is too easy for a tuesday puzzle, it is more like a monday puzzle. I hope tomorrow's is easier. > What? I hope tomorrow's is harder LOL.
Feb-06-07  aazqua: Obvious and trivial, but of course it helps to have seen the historical precedent.
Feb-06-07  weev: Easy yes, when you know its a puzzle, but in normal play some may have gone on the defensive, and missed the queen sac, double-check whammy.

Not that such smart fellows as some of you would have missed it, and thanks for reminding us how truly clever you are :)

Feb-06-07  Chess Classics: <nateinstein: I saw the answer in 0.01 seconds. This is too easy for a tuesday puzzle, it is more like a monday puzzle. I hope tomorrow's is easier.> I'm guessing you meant to say, "I hope tomorrows is HARDER".

Regards,
CC

Feb-06-07  Dr.Lecter: Saw this one easily. Am I getting better, or are the puzzles getting easier?
Feb-06-07  IMDONE4: Depends on the day of the week. This puzzle was easy, so I cant be sure if I told you that you were getting better.
Feb-06-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Bad was 12...Qxa2??, especially for an IM. Better was 12...Nd7 or 12...Qd5.
Feb-06-07  Slink: Thanks <sneaky>. You really made my day.
Jun-28-07  Elxiddicus: Koltanowski played this exact same game (except ...Nf6 and ...Bf5 were reversed) in 1931 against NN.
Sep-02-07  Dr. Siggy: gambit 5. Bd3!?, firstly recommended by Tarrasch in his great classic "The Game of Chess", was played a few times by none other than Alekhine. It is stronger against 4... Nf6, but it seems playable against 4... Bf5: anyway, if Black accepts the offer, White gets three tempi for the pawn. Here's the most impressive example I know of this gambit:

Richter vs Kieninger, Krakow/Krynica/Warsaw 1940: - 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Bd3!? Qxd4 (safer is 5... Bxe4) 6. Nf3 Qd8 7. Qe2 Nf6 (simpler is 7... Bxe4 8. Bxe4 Nf6 9. Bd3 e6) 8. O-O Bxe4 9. Bxe4 Nbd7 10. Bg5 Nxe4 11. Qxe4 Nc5 12. Qe2 Ne6 13. Rfd1 (or 13. Rad1) Qc7 14. Bh4 g6 15. Bg3 Qc8 16. Be5 Bg7 17. Bxg7 Nxg7 18. Rd3 Ne6 19. Qe3 Qc7 20. Ne5 Rd8 21. Rxd8+ Nxd8?! (better was 21... Qxd8 22. Qxa7 Qd4 23. Qb8+ Nd8=) 22. Rd1 a6? (or 22... O-O 23. Nd7 Re8 24. Nf6+!) 23. Rd7 Qxd7? (although 23... Qc8 24. Qc5 O-O 25. Qxe7 was ) 24. Nxd7. 1-0.

Nov-29-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  playground player: Headline: Koltanowski Slams Dunk
Nov-20-08  thebribri8: "?"? Yeah, I guess allowing mate in three is pretty QUESTIONABLE.
Sep-02-09  chillowack: It's so funny, watching all the club players here calling this mate "easy" because they're being pointed to it--and then "wondering if they're getting better" because of how easily they spot the solution.

Very few of the players boasting about how "easy" this puzzle was would be able to create the conditions OTB that set this mate up.

It's the *setup* that marks the master, not the execution.

Dec-31-10  DAVI DE RAFE: marapatti,
chess kalikkanirangiyirikkunnu.
Feb-26-12  King Death: < chillowack: ...Very few of the players boasting about how "easy" this puzzle was would be able to create the conditions OTB that set this mate up.

It's the *setup* that marks the master, not the execution.>

There was a quote by Spielmann about this referring to Alekhine's knack for just that, and Spielmann wasn't too bad himself.

It's good to see a little bit of perspective.

Feb-26-12  King Death: < patzer2: Bad was 12...Qxa2??, especially for an IM...>

Sure the move lost but there were no IM titles in 1923. Dunkelblum had to wait awhile longer for his.

Feb-26-12  lost in space: easy but nice combination. Monday puzzle after Qxa2?!
Oct-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  estivech: That combination blew my mind...back to more practice!
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 4)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Thinks up a possible mate, but gets mated himself!
from Famous blunders and traps by Capablanca Fan
Sacrifício rainha - duplo xeque
from toso51's favorite games by toso51
15 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection I by wwall
double check
from LastSamurai's favorite games by LastSamurai
Caro-Kann Def. Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Kolty's Reti's Mate
from 1920s Roar by Fredthebear by fredthebear
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation
from GUESS THE MOVE by gambitfan
Caro-Kann Def. Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Kolty's Reti's Mate
from To V or not to V?! by fredthebear
Caro_Cann, Fd3
from elixab's favorite games by elixab
Morten's favorite games
by Morten
Pawnpusher1's Instructional Games
by Pawnpusher1
Queen sacrifices- 2
by obrit
short game
from sergiovv's favorite games by sergiovv
fm avari viraf's favorite games
by fm avari viraf
Checkmate 1920-1929
by Chessdreamer
Gambits ("one pawn is worth three tempi").
from Opening themes. by jpetersen46321
Opera mat
from FRoeten's favorite games by FRoeten
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation
from MATES STALEMATES by gambitfan
mating patterns
by arctic tern


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC