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Manuel Matto vs Anastasia Mossiaguine
Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008), Gibraltar ENG, rd 7, Jan-28
Four Knights Game: Italian Variation (C46)  ·  1-0


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Jan-30-08  IT4L1CO: This was great! Maybe something like "White move and win in maximum number of moves"! This will be the next 1 April puzzle i hope...
Apr-21-08  Kukka: Hmm, I once lost a game in where my opponent promoted 7 Knights... and had both original ones left as well. (vs. "HungDinh" who often did this if his opponent didn't resign in a lightning game. A few times it ended in stalemate.)
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  DarthStapler: Why didn't black resign?
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  Gilmoy: Anastasia Mossiaguine is just 10 years old, from SWE, rated 920. She is so adorable that GCF used her photo in their "Amateurs" page: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c..., 2nd row, right.

She played in both 5-round Amateur events (one per week), but one game was a bye win. That leaves 9 real games, yet she has 10 listed in the database.

This game is the inexplicable one. Her opponent, "Manuel Matto", isn't listed for any of the Amateur 1, Amateur 2, Challenger, or Master events (for Gibraltar 2008). I question whether this game really occurred there.

She probably kept playing just to prolong the experience.

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Manuel Matto plays for ENG, and is currently rated 1855 (after a -31.25 beating at Gib'08). He has 9 games in the database from "Gibraltar 2008", but his FIDE card lists only 5 for his rating delta. Perhaps the other 4 games (including this one) were part of the goofball non-rated events at Gib, e.g. Team Blitz?

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  Benzol: A sadist versus a masochist. This game is just pure torture.
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  Fusilli: <Benzol: A sadist versus a masochist.>

Well put!

May-08-12  King Death: < Benzol: A sadist versus a masochist...>

A match made in heaven!

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  GrahamClayton: My only disappointment is that White has doubled e-pawns, and therefore can't have 8 pawns on the 7th rank.
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  OhioChessFan: What is a sadist? Someone who is nice to a masochist.
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  OhioChessFan: After 81. a8R, was anyone else expecting White to play 82. b8N 83. c8B 84. d8Q, etc?
Dec-30-12  Maladetta: Everyone was.
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  kevin86: Technically,this game beats Mr. Shoosmith's four connectors on the 7th-but this is a contrived game-so at least to me,Mr. Shoo is safe.
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  offramp: So <THAT'S > why it's called the Four Knights!
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  FSR: A shame that White forwent the opportunity for 77.h7+ Kh8 78.g7+, with seven pawns on the seventh rank.
Jul-05-14  BareKing: The awesome hidden pun is that in italian language "Matto" means

1) Crazy
2) Checkmate

and it is the typical exclamation when someone delivers checkmate.

"Matto gets a matto playing like a matto" pretty sums it up :)

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  whiteshark: Holy Nukklu!

Belated thanks to Anastasia for playing <38...h4> and not 38...hxg4


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  FSR: <kevin86> I sent this game to Tim Krabbé with the remark that Matto had eclipsed Shoosmith's record from F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904. Krabbé took the same view as yours.
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  perfidious: First game I have seen where one player was eight pawns ahead.
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  morfishine: Once White got 5 pawns to the 7th rank, I knew Black was lost
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  OhioChessFan: After looking at this again, I have to fault Matto. This was plain wrong.
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