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NN vs Frederick Rhine
Internet correspondence (2013),, May-04
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. General (B56)  ·  0-1


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  FSR: An opening trap. The victim was a member who has understandably begged to remain anonymous. :-) 9.exd6? leaves White's kingside in a parlous state, and I couldn't find any other games where White played it. Usual is 9.Be2 Nxe5, when Black is fine. 10.h3?? was a blunder. Black wins the house after 10...Qh4+ 11.Kd2 (11.Ke2 Qf2+ 12.Kd3 Ne5#) Bf4+ 12.Kd3 Bb5+ (12...Nf2+, winning the queen, also isn't bad) 13.Nb5 0-0-0+ etc. Realizing his mistake, White resigned.
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  Dionysius1: Not to split hairs, but do you mean 12.Kd3 Ba6?
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  FSR: <Dionysius1> Indeed I did.
May-27-13  northernfox: Die wacht am Rhine
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  FSR: Thanks, <KKDEREK>. They are sort of a hobby of mine. For more, see my posts on the subject on Chicago Chess Blog. There are 97 of them thus far.
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  perfidious: <northernfox: Die wacht am Rhine>

Not to quibble, for I have forgotten most of the German I learnt in high school days, but wouldn't the name of the river be spelt thus: <Rhein>?

Jun-15-13  northernfox: <perfidious> It was intended as a pun (always a dangerous thing in a foreign language).
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  FSR: Huh. I had never heard of that song. I think there is a painting with a title something like that.
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  FSR: Hmm, there's this painting, but it's not the one I had in mind. Not to be confused with
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  andrewjsacks: <FSR> You played NN? I thought he died over 100 years ago!
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  andrewjsacks: One more thing: since that was my post number 1895, I made it from Hastings, just to be most appropriate.
Jun-16-13  northernfox: <FSR> Thanks. I did not know about the painting. If it is hanging in the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, I may have walked by it on a number of occasions without appreciating its historical significance.
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  FSR: <andrewsjacks> NN is immortal.
Jun-16-13  waustad: I played something very similar to this yesterday in the bar (at least the Kside pawns knight and queen diagonal were the same, making it the same attack). The opponent in the first of the games asked me about castling, which tells something about his level of play.
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  FSR: I think I might have somehow been thinking of the painting "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt van Rijn. Hardly the same as "Watch on the Rhine," I know.
Sep-11-13  Clunney: Gasp, white is up a pawn, why ever would he resign? ;]
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