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Alexander Fritz vs Adolf Hensel
"Deep Fritz" (game of the day Oct-26-2012)
4-board blindfold exhibition (1877), Darmstadt GER, Sep-??
Sicilian Defense: Venice Attack (B56)  ·  1-0


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  Phony Benoni: I think we can safely predict that somebody will bring up Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 today.
Oct-26-12  C4gambit: Why does black never take either of the bishops with the a or h pawns??
Oct-26-12  C4gambit: ok.. 11. ... h (or a)xB 12.Nc7 and the black queen falls.
Oct-26-12  PaulLovric: 4 board blindfolded, what does that mean: did he remember all positions on all boards
Oct-26-12  Mendrys: You were right to question. After 11..hxg5 12. Nc7+ Qxc7 13. Qxc7 axb5 we have:

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with 3 pieces for the queen black can hold on here a bit better than the text move. I thought protecting c7 against the knight was automatic but it didn't turn out well for him. I then cheated and used an engine after not being able to find a slam dunk for white and there isn't one apparently.

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  Phony Benoni: <PaulLovric> "4 board blindfold" means Fritz was playing four games simultaneously without looking at the boards.
Oct-26-12  Abdel Irada: Good grief. Fritz played this as though Hensel, and not he, wore the blindfold.

<Mendrys>: I haven't spent much time looking at the position in your diagram, but so far, I'm not sure I wouldn't rather have Black. It's hard to find an active continuation for White, and all of Black's pieces seem adequately defended, while the latter has some threats of his own.

But then, I'm known to be fond of positions with such material imbalances, and I tend to like the practical chances of three minor pieces against a queen in most cases, so I may be a bit biased.

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  Travis Bickle: What a great game played by white blindfolded! Way before studying opening theory 25-30 moves deep with computers was ever dreamed of.
Oct-26-12  newzild: I once played three games simultaneously, blindfolded. It was the most difficult thing I've ever done with my brain.
Oct-26-12  KingV93: White was blindfolded? astounding. Seems rather Black was blindfolded...with a cigarette.
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  kevin86: A good 3 move puzzle.
Oct-26-12  The HeavenSmile: <newzild> that would be more impressive if you'd managed to win any of them!
Oct-26-12  bischopper: the clue was 12.Bxf6... and then all was easy for white.
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  Infohunter: <Phony Benoni: I think we can safely predict that somebody will bring up Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 today.>

An apt comment with which to open the kibitzing for this game, even though no one else has done so, until now.

Oct-26-12  newzild: <The Heaven Smile> I won all three, but the quality of my opponents was not so great.
Jan-09-15  NikMuhdHaziq: Another lesson from great chess player
Jul-04-16  Marcelo Bruno: A nice debut in Fritz's career.
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