|Jul-09-13|| ||sleepyirv: Picturesque final position.
Not so many pretty moves before it.
|Jul-09-13|| ||Tim Delaney: In one of his books, Fred Reinfeld described this mate as "a rainbow of Bishops and Knights"|
|Jul-09-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Actually, I think that was Irving Chernev in "1000 Best Short Games of Chess", but at any rate it was this game: Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904|
As for the pun, I think it's the simple name variety, based on a song by Dire Straits:
Which, I suppose, is where Black found himself.
|Jul-09-13|| ||Kangaroo: If Black resigned after move 10, it would have been more professional and much less entertaining at the final!|
|Jul-09-13|| ||Infohunter: <Tim Delaney: In one of his books, Fred Reinfeld described this mate as "a rainbow of Bishops and Knights">|
Do you happen to remember the game in which the mate similar to this one occurs? Is it perhaps Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904?
|Jul-09-13|| ||maxi: What I find nice about the mating configuration of this game, with those two Knights and two Bishops, is that they form a 2x2 box (in this case d7,d8,e7,e8), and the King is in mate in any of those squares.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||offramp: Smiley face! :-)
The Houghteling game is a frowny face.
|Jul-09-13|| ||morfishine: Referencing Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 this player named "Dodge" has quite a lineage. Book-ended around this game,
he had the honor of playing Louis Paulsen in 1857 & Carlson in 1969|
|Jul-09-13|| ||Domdaniel: The championship of Bashkortostan? Quite.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||mistreaver: Brilliant game and brilliant pun :)|
|Jul-09-13|| ||cunctatorg: The pun, taken from the Dire Straits' famous song is great but ... the game is of too low quality, too low...; in fact all the story today was about the pun and the chess was ... neglected!...|
|Jul-09-13|| ||newzild: Man, that was brutal! And pretty, too.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||newzild: I think the mating pattern in Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 is actually superior to this one, in that all of the opponent's minor pieces also contribute to the "rainbow". In this game, only three of the opponent's minors contribute.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||Tim Delaney: <Phony Benoni> I believe you're right about the source. I just about wore out "1000 Best Short Games of Chess" -- a very entertaining book.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||offramp: I have also read that book. I read it for about a week and could hardly believe that any game ever went over 20 moves!|
For all his faults Bill Wall has some good very short games.
|Jul-09-13|| ||celtrusco: Increíble.El segundo jugador parece una máquina...por varios motivos, el principal: su renuencia a abandonar.|
Amazing.The second player looks like a machine ... for various reasons, the main one: his reluctance to leave.
|Jul-09-13|| ||FSR: Chernev in <1000 Best Short Games of Chess> attributes the "a rainbow of Bishops and Knights" line to Bigelow.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||kevin86: The bishops and knights really dance in this one-ending in a picturesque mate.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||kevin86: check out <V Malinin-V Savinov,1988>similar theme+ a queen sac.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||fm avari viraf: Black seems to be very cooperative that made White pieces dance till the #|
|Jul-10-13|| ||Abdel Irada: I should probably withhold criticism of Black's play, given that Kamaletdinov is 12 years old.|
|Jul-10-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <fm avari viraf: Black seems to be very cooperative that made White pieces dance till the #>|
We could also express this as a Netspeak poem:
<Black seemed determined to cooper-8,
Which made the white pieces dance until the #>
|Jul-11-13|| ||FSR: <Domdaniel: The championship of Bashkortostan? Quite.>|
No, this was merely the semifinal of the championship of Bashkortostan.
|Jul-11-13|| ||FSR: <Abdel Irada: I should probably withhold criticism of Black's play, given that Kamaletdinov is 12 years old.>|
And 10 at the time of this game.
|Jun-02-14|| ||perfidious: Amusing finish.|