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Woodrow Wilson vs Salomon A Langleben
"Fail To The Chief" (game of the day Mar-29-2019)
Buffalo (1898), Buffalo, NY USA
Queen Pawn Game: Colle System. Anti-Colle (D04)  ·  0-1
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Jun-28-12
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  Phony Benoni: This game was published in <Chess Life>, January 5, 1953, p.6, where it was attributed to Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th President of the United States and a Princeton University professor at the time. The entry in <Chess Life> gave no information about the situation, but it may well have been a simul since Langleben was champion of Buffalo around then.

I'd give Wilson maybe a strong Class C/weak B rating: he saw most of the obvious threats (except 17...Nxd5), but did nothing really constructive.

Probably the most appropriate finish would be the spite check <46.Qh5+ gxh5>, which would leave White down 14 points in material.

There are online sources stating that Wilson played chess, but there have been so many spurious games attributed to famous political figures that I can't help but be a little skeptical about the authenticity of this one.

Jun-28-12  Shams: <17.0-0?> is not very Commander-in-Chiefy, is it.
Dec-29-14  Granny O Doul: @PB: true, but I don't know why anyone would invent so humdrum a game, unless he were very clever.
Dec-29-14  kupton: Through my teens "a woodrow wilson" meant a guy was excited.
Dec-29-14
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  perfidious: Excited, perhaps, at the prospect of a screening of <Birth of a Nation>?
Dec-29-14
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  SteinitzLives: Or excited about breaking out of the league of nations.
Jul-04-15  Bycotron: An appropriate lesson from America's first socialist President. Take heed! ;)
Jul-04-15  fisayo123: The level of the game was surprisingly decent.
Mar-29-19
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  offramp: A great achievement by <InTheBotvinnikOfTime>. It is his pun again today and he is now batting 2 and 1!
Mar-29-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: There are lots of surprises in Wilson's background. The depth of the racism is relatively newly understood, I think, at least by non-historicans like myself. But there are also little things, like that he was both a baseball and football head coach at the collegiate level, before of course being president of a university.
Mar-29-19
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  offramp: Woodrow Wilson also devised the Wilson Dam, a small dam just north of Giant Springs.
Mar-29-19
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  OhioChessFan: Nice pun.
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