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Valeriy Sultanov vs Shamil Kamaletdinov
"Sultanov Swing" (game of the day Jul-09-2013)
Bashkortostan-ch sf (2011), Maloyaz, rd 6, Apr-14
Queen Pawn Game: Chigorin Variation (D02)  ·  1-0


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  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"
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  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!
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  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?

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  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.
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  offramp: Smiley face! :-)

The Houghteling game is a frowny face.

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  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
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  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.
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  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.

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  FSR: Chernev in <1000 Best Short Games of Chess> attributes the "a rainbow of Bishops and Knights" line to Bigelow.
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  kevin86: The bishops and knights really dance in this one-ending in a picturesque mate.
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  kevin86: check out <V Malinin-V Savinov,1988>similar theme+ a queen sac.
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  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 #>

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  FSR: <Domdaniel: The championship of Bashkortostan? Quite.>

No, this was merely the semifinal of the championship of Bashkortostan.

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  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.

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  perfidious: Amusing finish.
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