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Mike Papa Jr. vs Jules LeBon
"Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (game of the day May-01-2012)
LA State Championship (1987), New Orleans, LA
Modern Defense: Bishop Attack (B06)  ·  1-0


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Apr-22-09  skytzo985: White to play after 21...Kc8 would make a good monday puzzle
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  FSR: Papa Was a Rolling Stone.
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  HeMateMe: LeBon got dunked on!
May-01-12  sevenseaman: With a passive Q sac, Papa produces a work of art! Loved the witchcraft.
May-01-12  Oceanlake: Right down to the last detail.
May-01-12  BraveUlysses: 18...Nh5 works better for black
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  rilkefan: Per stockfish the cool 8...Nf6 was equal: 9.c7 Qxc7 10.Qxa8 O-O 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Qh3 Qa5 and a mess.

11.c7+ was mate in 4. Instead 11.Rd1 was losing - though the line is a bit terrifying for black: 13...Nxc6 14.Qxg7 Nf6 15.Qxh8+ Kd7 and the activity is winning.

19...Bb5 held a piece advantage.

Seems to me both players did a good job (excluding white's 11th) given the complexity of the game - 13...Nxc6 was hard to see or anyway play and by move 19 black was probably a bit short on time.

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  LoveThatJoker: Good one, <FSR>!


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  FSR: Thanks, <LTJ>!
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  FSR: <rilkefan ... 11.c7+ was mate in 4.>

Yes, that should have been trivial for a 2300 to see.

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  piltdown man: What a masterpiece! How many more of these hidden gems are there?
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  YoungEd: I think I found <rilkefan's> mate in 4, though I wouldn't have without prodding: 11. c7+ ♔d7 12. ♕e6+ ♔e8 13.♕xc8+ ♕d8 14. cxd8=♖++ All forced and very nice.
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  kevin86: Black promotes in 12 moves-and captures white's queen at move 22,but he loses.
May-01-12  scormus: Wonderfully entertaining game, though surprising Papa didnt play 11 c7+. Staring down the barrel of bxa1=Q or b1=Q I'd have played it even without seeing the #, simply out of self preservation. I guess Papa really was a Rolling Stone
May-01-12  Llawdogg: Wow! Nice find Rilke fan.
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  Chessmensch: More like Varipapa--he bowled him over. Don't miss this--a must see:
May-01-12  TheTamale: Ah, thanks <Young Ed>. For some reason I couldn't find it.
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  Papagambit: First of all, thanks for all the interest in one of my more colorful games.This was not a LA St CHamp game, but rather THe 3rd Slidell Swiss 3/21/87 Rd. 3 Bd. 2.Now In Dzindzi- Gurgenidze, Tbilis 1965 Dzindzi played 8.c7 and after 8. ...Qc7 9.Qf3 Nf6! 10.Qa8, Rilkefan mentioned above(good job Rilke). Now,by way of explanation, after playing a decent TN of 10. Bf4 and glancing briefly at the mate in four on move 11,between looking at life master Alfred Blake Carlin's game next to us on board one(I played him next rd. on bd. 1) and feeling the breath of the b2 pawn, I had a momentary lapse of reason and memory,lol- what else after getting this quick bust right outta da opening!? However, if I'l not blundered the obvious mistake of Rd1?? I'ld never have played this gem allowing me to show some magic. During the game LeBon kept pacing around the room like he already had won, and I could hear him bragging to anyone who'ld listen about how much material he was ahead(and then they'ld run up to our board and stare at it and me, lol). UKp to when he didn't see the mate on 23rd move, which I'ld visualized very clearly many moves ahead starting with 18.Nf3!! PS on move 10.Be3 is +3.70 for White! I always great to be able to sac a piece in a game, but how about offering BOTH rooks and then your Queen! as an offer you can't refuse!?
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  rilkefan: Congrats on the cool-headed play and nice win.
May-02-12  computer chess guy: 19. .. Bb5 appears to save things for Black. There is no mate then and as far as I can see, Black gets to keep the material.
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  Papagambit: 19. ...Bb5 does hold, but has to be found OTB w/out engine;) If 19. ...Qe6 20.Bd5 dbl + Kc8 21.Be6+ Nfd7 22.cb8(Q)+ Rb8 23.Rb8++ is a pretty picture! When's the last time you saw a pawn and Bishop "battery" like this one on the h2-b8 diagonal?
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  Papagambit: Just recently at one of my scholastic championships one of my 6 year old students(female!) played the following original and beautiful ruthless mates vs. a boy twice her age and size. Viz the following position with W to move; W; Pawns@b2,c6,d6,f2,g3,h2;Kh4;Ra1;Be6;Knights@f7,g- 6 B; Pawns@b3, f4, g4,h6;Ke8

She passed on the obvious Ra8++ to play the beautiful d7++!! What a work of art!! Viz th BKe8, Wpc6,Wpd7,WBe6,WNf7,WNg6 with ALL the main players on white squares forming a symmetrical(isosceles)triangle, and all6 of these pieces touching!!!!!!

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  Papagambit: I'ld love to see other unique works of checkmate art, ...
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