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Richard Kenneth Delaune Jr vs Frederick Rhine
"Red Red Rhine" (game of the day Nov-23-2010)
Chicago op (1997), Chicago, IL USA
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. General (A11)  ·  1-0


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  FSR: This Rhine guy is a real moron. Oh, wait . . . .
Oct-28-10  Stonehenge: <3. No personal attacks against other users.> It doesn't say you cannot attack yourself :)
Nov-23-10  Elsinore: I'm guessing <FSR> is playing black here. What's the pun, that he blushed after playing 25. Rac8 which leads to the eventual fork with the knight?
Nov-23-10  Oceanlake: 'Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.'
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  Gilmoy: "It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man." (Jack Handy)
Nov-23-10  hstevens129: Isn't 25...Rac8 just a blunder? What did I miss?
Nov-23-10  shakespeare: of course its a blunder - maybe rxc8 Rxc8 and white cannot take back because of Ne7+
Nov-23-10  Matsumoto: Black was doing fine untill the last move, which was horrible. This game is a defeat not a win ... More stones over here please!
Nov-23-10  gtgloner: The pun is also a play on words to a UB40 song - "Red Red Wine"
Nov-23-10  David2009: Back to the game: after 25.Rc1 the ever-calm Crafty End Game Trainer plays 25...Kh7 seeing 26 Rc7 Rc8!. Feel free to try to beat Crafty EGT who is assisting Frederick Rhine aka <User: FSR > in the post-mortem. Link to the position just before Black's blunder:

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(Delaune vs Rhine 1997, White to play,25?). Crafty EGT link: You are white, drag and drop the move you want to make. Enjoy winning from this position - if you can!

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  Calli: "Red Red Wine" is a Neil Diamond song from 1968. UB40 made the big hit out if it in 1983,

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  johnlspouge: < <FSR> wrote: This Rhine guy is a real moron. Oh, wait . . . . >

Beat the rush :)

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  tpstar: American Top 40 fans know that "Red Red Wine" by UB40 peaked at #34 in March 1984, then the same version was rereleased four years later to hit #1 in October 1988.

<FSR> The Ruy Knight was lethal! That's why we practice. =)

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  Eisenheim: <fsr> - funny. at what point did you say to yourself, "whooooops"
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  AylerKupp: <FSR> And how long did it take white to play 26.Rxc8? Oh well, things like this have happened to me too, more often than I would like to remember. Glad that you can laugh it off.
Nov-23-10  Knight13: *Shrugs and plays 26. Rxc8.*
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  kevin86: After the exchange comes the deluge:♘e7+
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  al wazir: <FSR>: Why didn't black play 24...Qxg2+ ?
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  diceman: <al wazir:Why didn't black play 24...Qxg2+ ?>

Didnt know he would blunder next move.

Probably thought heavy pcs. could
exploit whites somewhat exposed king.

After 25...Qe6 he would be fine.

Nov-23-10  WhiteRook48: 26 Ne7+ would also work
Nov-23-10  scormus: neat pun!
Nov-23-10  Kruglov: <WhiteRook48: 26. Ne7+ would also work>

26. Ne7+ leaves White only the Exchange up, while the text move 26 Rxc8 leaves it the whole Rook up.

26. Ne7+ Qxe7+ 27. Rxc8 Rxc8 28. Rxc8+ Kh7

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  FSR: Egad - I'd never have imagined that they'd make this GOTD. I do have some actual good games - against Sprenkle, Thompson, and Boerkoel. Yes, I should have played 24...Qxg2+ with equality, and should have played 25...Kh7!, as recommended by the engines (preparing both ...g6 to kick out the knight and ...Rac8), again with approximate equality. I was starting to get into time pressure, and played 25...Rac8?? quickly. Not surprisingly, he played 26.Rxc8 with equal alacrity.
Feb-19-13  Abdel Irada: Good grief. This is on about a par with my game against Tom Stephens in 1989.

I won a pawn in the center, which was "defended" by his king; however, had he taken the intruding knight, I would have forked him with another pawn sac, drawing his king away from the defense of his rook, and then won the exchange.

Naturally, he saw this and declined the offer. Now, there was no reason to withdraw the knight, and in fact it would have allowed more counterplay, so I decided immediately not to do that. In fact, I had a number of perfectly good moves. The one thing I ruled out the sole plausible move I could *not* make was 18. cxd5, because if I did that, my forking pawn would be gone, and he could take my knight with impunity.

I had a *long* think, and went through the pros and cons of every reasonable move. None of them appeared to confer much of an additional advantage, so I finally decided to make a nice "safe" pawn exchange:

<18. cxd5>.

You can probably infer the rest.

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  The Long Diagonal: This game had always escaped my attention before but now I noticed this, thanks to GOTD "Fred Rhine fell." And the first kibitz on this site reminded me of Nigel Short's recent comment. "When I was preparing against my opponent and going through his games as black, I noticed there was one King's Gambit. Who is the idiot playing KG against him, I thought. Then I found out it was me." Now I just cannot remember who was Short's opponent in this case, but I believe it was some open tournament.
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