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Bernard Beffie vs Willem Andreas Theodorus Schelfhout
"Short Schelf Life" (game of the day Mar-19-2007)
VAS Summer (1915), Amsterdam NED, Jun-??
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77)  ·  1-0
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Mar-19-07  Jackz: Quite an attack for White... nice GOTD! Where did Black go wrong?
Mar-19-07  WickedPawn: I think problems started with 16....,Re8. Wouldn't 16....,h5?! have done anything for black? If 17. g5 then Ng4?!
Mar-19-07  RandomVisitor: 18...Bxf5 might be an improvement for Black.
Mar-19-07
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  xenophon: black should really sort him Schelfhout
Mar-19-07  jmrulez2004: This game should be named"The Fairytale of Two Naughty Knights & The Runaway King" HAHAHHAHA
Mar-19-07  TigerPawns: looks like an internet blitz game
Mar-19-07  RandomVisitor: After 18...Bxf5:


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(23-ply)
1. (0.06): 19.gxf5 Na4 20.Kf1 h6 21.Nf3 Rg8 22.Rg3 Rb8 23.Ne1 Qa5 24.Nd3 Qc7 25.Kg2 Nb6

2. (-0.06): 19.exf5 Qd7 20.Be3 a5 21.0-0-0 a4 22.a3 Nbxd5 23.Ne4 Nxe3 24.Qxe3 Nxe4 25.Bxe4 Rab8

Mar-19-07  aragorn69: <xenophon: black should really sort him Schelfhout> LOL. <cg> should substitue their pun with yours!
Mar-19-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Schelfhout sounds like a German word for pack rat-a person who continually buys shelves and then fills them.

The sacs are really nice here. White is enabled to attack along the open lines-not hindered by opposing forces.

Mar-19-07  Skylark: Wow, from out of the opening book, black managed to wander aimlessly with seemingly no plan whatsoever.. I think 6. ... Bc5 is a better idea, increasing the pressure on the d4 square (which, I might point out, white's queen no longer helps to control). Even so, I seriously would not have played 9. ... Nc6?!; 9. ... cxd4 10. cxd4 Bg4 (or 10. ... Nc6 with ideas of ... Nb4, removing white's bishop) looks much better, aiming at putting pressure on white's center. Black's pieces have seemingly no aim :\
Mar-19-07  mravikiran: Black resigned without waiting for a reply. White just promotes at f8 and then grabs the knight at d5, threatening QxR at a8, and Rg8 trapping the queen.
Mar-19-07  Themofro: Stunning attack for white.
Mar-19-07
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  playground player: You know you're in trouble when your knight has to go back to its starting square (10...Nb8).
Mar-19-07  Jackz: It happened twice this game actually, at 18...Ng8.
Mar-19-07  Bob726: <playgroind player> Not always. Ex: In the breyer varation the munavor nb8 and nbd7 is quite often. Opening Explorer It is second most popular and has been played over 1000 times
Mar-19-07  technical draw: Beffie the Willem slayer.
Mar-19-07  sambo: that night maneuver from whites' moves 11-13 seems to violate every rule of opening theory, but he does get it involved and it ends up being very valuable on the kingside.
Mar-19-07  ALEXIN: Black lost a lot of tempi ! Moreover black defended without planning counter-attack...
Mar-20-07  Skylark: <<sambo> that night maneuver from whites' moves 11-13 seems to violate every rule of opening theory, but he does get it involved and it ends up being very valuable on the kingside.>

Uh, that maneuver is common in such Ruy positions.. The knight comes out to either e3 (to control d5, or aim at a g4 break) or g3 (to aim at f5 and h5, and push forward with the pieces and perhaps the h-pawn).

Mar-20-07  sambo: <that maneuver is common in such Ruy positions.. The knight comes out to either e3 (to control d5, or aim at a g4 break) or g3 (to aim at f5 and h5, and push forward with the pieces and perhaps the h-pawn)>

thanks for the info. I'm not too serious of a player, and don't believe I've seen that plan before. But it seems effective, just like you say.

Apr-03-10
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  wordfunph: amazing all-out attack by Beffie..

19.Nxh7
21.h5
30.Rg6

exciting chess!

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