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Robert Fontaine vs NN
"Fontaine Blue" (game of the day Dec-11-2010)
ICC (2001), ?, Apr-24
Uncommon King's Pawn Opening (B00)  ·  0-1
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Dec-11-10
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  al wazir: I'm sure this was a composed game.
Dec-11-10
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  Infohunter: <al wazir: I'm sure this was a composed game.>

I am inclined to agree that this must be some kind of joke.

Dec-11-10
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  al wazir: White should have continued 8. Qd6+!! Bxd6 9. exd6+ Kb6 10. Na4+ Ka5 11. Bd2+ Kxa4 12. a3 Qb6 13. b3+ Qxb3 14. cxb3+ Kxb3 15. Nf3 c5 (15...Kb2 16. Bd3 Kxa1 17. Bc3+ Ka2 18. Bc4+ Ka4 19. Kd2 any 20. Ra1#) 16. Bd3 Nc6 17. Kf2 Nd4 (17...Nb4 18. Rhb1+ Ka5 19. axb4#) 18. Rhb1+ Ka4 19. Nxd4 any 20. Bc2# .
Dec-11-10  scormus: Uncommon innovation by NN, opening with 4 p moves and 4 K moves. Really thinking out of the box. Unlike his opponent, perhaps his style of play wasnt restricted by any 2400+ rating ;-)
Dec-11-10  PieterPriems: NN was Fischer I think
Dec-11-10  erimiro1: After 5 moves mate seemes to come soon; After move 10 white just stands better; After 16.-Ne5 I prefer black. If we conclude from the opening that "NN" is one hell of a patzer or drunk, we realize later that the man is actually a strong player. Such openings - unlike the Steinitz gambit of the Viena that also include a long royal trip, but has a logical explanations - look as a pure provocation, and have a psychological affect on the other side.
Dec-11-10  celessar: Tim Krabbe writes about this game and others by the mysterious NN at http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/... saying that he thinks NN is Fischer
Dec-11-10  Pantagruel: NN's ICC session includes a string of astounding games similar to this one. http://www.chessbase.com/games/iccf...
Dec-11-10
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  Phony Benoni: Having looked at the links from <celessar> and <Pantagruel>, it's clear my earlier criticism was unfounded. Glad to see there's a valid reason for this game to be in the database.
Dec-11-10  scormus: <Fischer?> that could be. At one time he'd turn up at chess cafes and take on all comers at blitz. It would be 5 min for the game for his opponent, 30 s for him. The same ..... fischerprint?
Dec-11-10
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  Domdaniel: I think NN is a computer. I sometimes set Fritz to move its King in the opening - exactly like this - just to see if I can mate it in 10 or 15 moves. With the right parameters - or a switch back to max strength after the opening - you get something like this. I've been there.
Dec-11-10  shakespeare: A name for this opening: "King march unpunished" ?!?
Dec-11-10  BobbyDigital80: This is most likely the infamous "Fischer" guest that played a lot on ICC in 2001. He actually even played me a few games. I might have them saved somewhere. I'm positive this is the same person that Short played on ICC and thought it was Fischer. When asked about this in an interview, Fischer denied it. So it was probably a strong player using a computer.
Dec-11-10
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  kevin86: This game looks as composed as Adams-Torre or Alekhine's queen game.

A very funny masterpiece a la Beethoven's Eighth Symphony

Dec-11-10  Naugh: Strange game. And it's even stranger that Black's play remain unpunished.
Dec-11-10  CapablancaFan122: I tried this opening and lost in 14 moves. Thank you Fischer :(
Dec-11-10
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  Chessmensch: Fontaine is a young man who is alive and kicking. Why doesn't someone just ask him?
Dec-11-10
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  Breunor: If I remember correctly, Fischer said he doesn't do stuff like this. I believe that, Fischer took the sanctity of chess so seriously that I doubt he would play like this (and said as much).

Again, if I remember correctly, Fischer looked at the games and speculated it was Anand.

Dec-11-10  petrie911: As noted, 8.Qd6+ forces mate. Perhaps would have made for a good puzzle.
Dec-11-10  dannymay: Still waiting for NN's immortal...
Dec-11-10  mrkangaroo: There's a player here in L.A (initials are DZ for those that know him) who frequently plays this king march opening with great success against IMs. I believe he beat a GM with it too. (He's a 2300-ish player.) It's not as dumb as it looks in the hands of someone who's played it for years. It invites an all out attack and often, like in this game, your opponent over stretches himself. It's alike an Alekhine on steroids. It has the advantage that your opponent may never have faced it before (what other openings could you say that about?) It has the disadvantage that if the opponent develops normally and takes advantage of the multiple lost tempos by getting his pieces to where they're most needed the guy playing this opening risks an embarrassing crush.
Feb-05-12  BlackSheep: NN has a career spanning 219 yrs beating some of the best players in the world you'd have thought he would be a GM by now .
Feb-05-12  sleepyirv: Maybe Paul Morphy's ghost entered a computer.
Jan-26-13  justin2seo: He is guest71, short considered him as a fischer
Aug-17-14  Ke2: Nigel Short thought this player was Fischer I think.
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