|Jan-19-12|| ||Phony Benoni: There ought to be a decent GOTD pun for this game, but darned if I can think of it. <Bad Bad Leroy Dubeck> just doesn't work for me, though it does describe the game quite well.|
Hans Kmoch, in the October 1958 issue of <Chess Review> (p.313), wrote: "The game deserves to be followed with speechless admiration. We feel almost obliged to apologize for having made some annotations."
|Jan-19-12|| ||Shams: White's only game in the database-- what a crush. Weinstein was the U.S. Junior Champion the year this game was played. He may not yet have been an IM but he was at least still sane, his psychotic break a few years down the road.|
Surely 8...Nxc4 is the move.
|Jan-20-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <Shams> No doubt that Black should have played ...Nxc4 on more than one occasion, but he may have already wasted too much time.|
Leroy Dubeck, despite having no other games in the database, is hardly an NN who got lucky. Only 19 at the time of this game, he later became a master and served as president of USCF from 1969-1972. Like everybody else active in US chess at that time, he is credited with getting Fischer to play at Reykjavik.
Frankly, this sounds like one of those self-written Wikiographies, but I did like one casual statement at the end:
<"At chess, he plays the Morra Gambit.">
Oh. Too bad somebody didn't tell Weinstein!
|Jan-20-12|| ||King Death: <Phony Benoni> It looks like Sam Sloan originally wrote this and I don't know how much faith I'd put in that.|
In this game he made mince meat out of Weinstein after a weak defense against the Morra.
|Apr-14-12|| ||computer chess guy: 6. .. Na5 is horrible. .. Bg7 is usual here.|
|Apr-14-12|| ||transpo: 5...g6?! 5..d6, keeping an eye on e5 which is a focal point for tactical shots in the Smith Morra Accepted when White plays e5 to initiate attacks.|
|May-25-12|| ||diceman: <Phony Benoni: There ought to be a decent GOTD pun for this game, but darned if I can think of it. <Bad Bad Leroy Dubeck> just doesn't work for me, though it does describe the game quite well.>|
1)Dubeck gives check, Weinstein says “no Morra”
2)Everybody loves Raymond, except Leroy.
3)Dubeck wants Morra Weinstein.
4)Do check, Dubeck
5)Dubeck gives check, and Morra
6)Weinstein wants no Morra from Dubeck
|Sep-18-13|| ||jerseybob: I knew Dubeck in my days at Temple U. and in the Philly chess scene, and he's a very strong master. One game that should definitely be in this database is his win against Eric Bone from one of the U.S. Opens back in the 70's. Brilliant game.|
|Sep-18-13|| ||Shams: <jerseybob> Wow, what a stunner. Found and uploaded. With a name like 'bone', it's just begging to be GOTD.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||clement41: This game woke me up today! How nice this must feel OTB!|
|Apr-19-17|| ||offramp: Dubeck Doublecheck.|