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George Gessner vs Norman Tweed Whitaker
"An Educated Gessner" (game of the day Mar-16-2007)
17th Western Championship (1916), Kenwood Chess Club, Chicago, IL USA, rd 4, Aug-15
Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02)  ·  1-0
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Mar-16-07  RandomVisitor: Possibly 20...Bd7 or 20...a5 holds an even position for Black.
Mar-16-07
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  al wazir: So why didn't white play 11. Bc7 instead of waiting till the next move? Did he not see it the first time, or did he want to think a little bit more about it?
Mar-16-07  Skylark: The immediate 11. Bc7 is not as strong, as black can take command of e5; eg: 11. ... Bxf2+ 12. Rxf2 Qxc7 13. Qxd5+ Kh8 And black can play Nce5, or have chances with the bishop vs knight after 14. Bxc6 bxc6, when his c8 bishop can play along a nice diagonal. I think 11. ... f5? was a mistake. 11. ... Be6 12. Re1 Bf7 was probably stronger, maintaining his central influence; although white can still step up the pressure in the center. After 11. ... f5?, black gets no counterplay after 12. Bc7! When white will dominate the central files.
Mar-16-07  Skylark: I also think 16. ... f4? was pointless. He could have at least tried 16. ... Bd7, getting some activity on the c-file after 17. Bc4 Rc8, or on the d-file after 17. Bxd7 Qxd7 followed by .. Rad8. Admittedly, white looks a lot stronger; but it would be less like laying down and dying.
Mar-16-07  RandomVisitor: After 20.Bc4:

1: Gessner - Norman Tweed Whitaker, Kenwood Chess Club 1916


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Analysis by Rybka 2.3.1 mp a mp: 22-ply

1. = (-0.21): 20...Bd7 21.Qd3 Be8 22.Neg5+ hxg5 23.Nxg5+ Kh8

2. = (-0.04): 20...a5 21.a4 Bd7 22.Bd5 Rae8 23.Qf3 Bc6 24.Neg5+ hxg5 25.Qh5+

3. = (-0.02): 20...b5 21.Bd5 Bb7 22.Bxb7 Qxb7 23.Ned6 Nxd6 24.Nxd6

Mar-16-07  Jack Kerouac: Is this the Norman Whitaker who served jail time as a conniving confidence man and all around raconteur?
Mar-16-07  RandomVisitor: 16.Qc4 is good for white.
Mar-16-07  Klingjoe: This is the same Whitaker! Read his bio.
Mar-16-07  blair45: I appreciate Eric Schiller's comments, but, as always, I have to decode his typos: the knight on g6??
Mar-16-07  Silverstrike: A fantastic variation is 22...Rxf7 23.Rxf7 Qxc4 24.Nf6+ Kh8 25.Qxh6+ gxh6 26.Rh7#
Mar-16-07  Themofro: Brilliant combination at the end.
Mar-16-07
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  fm avari viraf: I am much delighted to see <Silverstrike> analysis 22...Rxf7 23.Rxf7 Qxc4 24.Nf6+ Kh8 25.Qxh6+ gxh6 and 26.Rxh7#. Wonderful!
Mar-16-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <silverstrike> Yes! I guess Whitaker didn't want to be the victim in that sparkling line.

This game was played in the 17th Western Chess Association championship in Chicago, August 1916. (1st - Ed Lasker 2nd - Showalter). Whitaker's opponent is George Gessner of Chicago who played in many WCA events.

Mar-16-07
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  kevin86: An unusual mate follows. Usually in this type of position,the queen is sacrificed to enable the knights to mate;today however,white gives up a mere knight to mate with queen and the other knight. Not as pretty,but just as effective.
Feb-27-08  D.Observer: Unusual checkmate, isn't it?
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  Phony Benoni: Winner of the First Brilliancy Prize.
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