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William Norwood Potter vs NN
"Potter's Field" (game of the day Mar-28-2006)
London (1870)
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0


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Mar-30-06  Hidden Skillz: <lentil> in this case that would not work =)
Mar-31-06  McCool: Read that checkmate nine moves ahead!
Dec-24-06  Rubenus: <alexmagnus> <durnstein> See a game of Cochrane, king's gambit. I don't know how I can make a link to that game.
Jan-03-07  syracrophy: What a terible way of using the ♕ of advantage....Even an amateur could beat Kasparov with a ♕ of advantage
Feb-18-07  Rubenus: Cochrane vs NN, 1832
Feb-18-07  Rubenus: Morphy vs Maurian, 1854
Dec-01-08  WhiteRook48: NN: What happened? I'm up a Queen...ah, I'm skewered, but, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, MATE! WHAT?
Dec-01-08  sleepyirv: He could have thrown the Queen's rook in too.
Dec-13-08  WhiteRook48: If Potter had played WITH his Queen, then 11. Nd4+ would have been checkmate.
Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: NN, you have got to be learning some chess. I'm no Potter or Morphy, so I'll take off a b1-Knight at the start, okay? I'll start: 1. d4
Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: What's up with 14...Ne4? Does NN really think he can get a hanging Knight pinned without his opponent noticing?
Dec-27-08  WhiteRook48: 6...Nc5??? is a very NN-ish move, but beginners tend to do this. I wonder if NN plays 1. d3? or 1. h4!? or things like that.
Jan-03-09  WhiteRook48: best to let the knight go so you're still up in material and can catch up in development 6...f5! knows the Q advantage
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: it might have been better to play 5...Nxc4
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: what's even funnier is white never took the hanging black queen!
Jan-06-09  WhiteRook48: analysis:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4!
Hello f7.
3...Nf6 4. Nc3 Na5?! (NN moves a piece twice in the opening) 5. Nxe5 Nxe4? ...Nxc4 6. Nxc4 removes the bishop and white cannot zero in on f7. 6. d3 Nc5?? As in my earlier post, 6...f5 is better as NN takes advantage of the odds. Or does that run into the same mate? Okay, Be7. now white announces mate in 7 and NN is helpless.
Jan-20-09  WhiteRook48: why not 2...d5?
Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: nice king hunt anyhow
Aug-17-09  solskytz: As Chernev put it, this is the rare game where the forced mating sequence is longer than the earlier part of the game.

That's quite a challenge, start down a queen and arrive in six moves to a situation where you have a forced mate in nine.

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  Phony Benoni: <solskytz> We had a recent example of the same idea as the game of the day: J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890 Black plays eight moves, then forces mate in nine. While he didn't start down a queen, he did passively sacrifice her, which counts for something.
Aug-22-09  solskytz: Sure, a great one indeed.
Mar-19-11  Tigranny: No offense, but surely NN could've won had he/she developed his pieces better.
Aug-17-12  TheTamale: Absolutely horrible. I dare say most of us could have beaten this NN under the same conditions.
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  Robed.Bishop: <TheTamale> Given that white spotted NN a queen, I'd say the players recognized black's inferior knowledge of the game.
Jun-30-13  siegbert: 5... Nxc4 is to be recommended !!!
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