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Spirit of Adventure vs Donald Duck
Donald in Mathmagic Land Cartoon (1959)
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: General (D00)  ·  1-0


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Premium Chessgames Member See starting around 13:45.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: I don't consider myself a good enough player to comment on the general quality of this game, but black could have drawn after 46..Ka8.
Jul-03-14  Shams: From the still frame at 15:27 I believe Donald had the White pieces. Correction slip submitted.
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  OhioChessFan: <GSM> yes, 46...Kc8 was an end game blunder.
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  perfidious: 'Unimpressive' seems a good characterisation of the play in this affair.
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  WannaBe: What a Mickey Mouse of a game.
Jul-03-14  Jim Bartle: Come on. It was a bullet game. Dum-dum bullets.

(Joke lifted from "Roger Rabbit.")

Jul-03-14  zanzibar: Don't wanna be a scrooge about it, but I wouldn't mind ducking this game - by a couple of quacks. All I can really say is that it was animated while it lasted.

Somebody must have waddled a bit over the board to transcribe the moves - with nary a foul.

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  Check It Out: That's dethpicable!
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  scutigera: <Check It Out>: That's a daffy comment.
Jul-03-14  Jim Bartle: What do they say instead of checkmate?
Jul-03-14  rapidcitychess: I think we're mixing our ducks here.
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  Penguincw: Can anyone see the position at 15:14?

From what I can see, it's

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Pretty crazy position if you ask me.

Jul-03-14  Shams: White could have played 25.Rxh7, but he was after bigger game than the poultry win of a kingside pawn.
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  perfidious: <Shams> Ah'll tell yew what-Ah lahke poultry, but not poultry wins. Gimme the big stuff!
Jul-19-14  Mr. V: Shams is right. While Donald is really more of a spectator, he is standing on the white side - there is nothing at all that makes us believe he played black (or red, as shown in the video).
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  FSR: This duck is a fish.
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  Sally Simpson: Of course it's all theory up to move 18. Check out. M.Mouse v B.Bunny, Hollywood 1946.

And here:

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White has 22.Ne6+ instead of 22.Nd5+.
(why has this not been submitted for a Monday POTD - and there is no pun!)

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Weirdly enough the Rook & 2 vs. Rook endgame is not without interest, but both sides play rather poorly.
Dec-21-14  shoshonte: I just check this page! I was the one who submitted it! so happy it actually got posted. There's a tradition at my school that every year on the last day before Christmas break, we would watch Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land. One of my friends who is in the USAFA said that his calc teacher did the same thing. Such a nostalgic short film for me. What's next? Tiddlywinks?
Dec-26-14  AlbertodaCruz: 46...Ka8
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  offramp: Kids will adore this long technical rook and pawn ending.
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  Domdaniel: 22.Nd5+ is OK, but 22.Ne6+ is better.

Duck, you sucker!

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  MSteen: 60. Qh3# is quicker.
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