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Rhoda Masiyazi vs Akua Kosife Esse
Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014), Tromso NOR, rd 4, Aug-05
Borg Defense: General (B00)  ·  1-0


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  alexmagnus: I wonder what happened here. I mean, the other games by Esse are bad but I wouldn't think of her as "capable" to run into Fool's Mate. Maybe somewhere in 900s. On the other hand, I myself learned about the existence of Fool's mate when I was 1200 (but never ran into it at all).
Aug-05-14  Mating Net: I don't believe this was/is a legit game. Black probably figured she was outclassed and instead of prolonging the agony, opted for deliberate chess suicide.
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  Sally Simpson: ChessBase have waded in....

" As much as the player from Togo would like to visit the city of Tromso, it seems rather disrespectful to come to the Olympiad and "play" such a game. Something very similar actually happened in the previous round."

How do they know that, what a bunch of bullies. Maybe the lass saw the g-apwn was getting attacked and defended it.

I've seen a 1400 player with quite a few OTB games under his belt walk into that as White - that was two moves!

"Something very similar actually happened in the previous round."

That will be the Nakamura - Giri game.

Both players set off arm in arm, cameras at the ready to take in the delighful sights of Tromso. (By all accounts it has one cafe, an upturned boat and a half eaten beached whale.)

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  perfidious: The shortest way home.
Aug-06-14  waustad: I've won via that theme playing in the bar, but often there are a few other meaningless pawn moves by the opponent on the queen side. In any case, I rarely play white in the bar, unless playing somebody with a clue, so that exact game would be unlikely.
Aug-18-14  asianwarrior: They must be trying to set a record in the olympiad.
Sep-13-14  machomortensen: According to the norwegian newspaper Tromsų (7. august) the player Akua Kosife Esse was very confused and had an extremely headache.

Later in the tournament she scored 5½ of 10 and were the best - or least bad - Togo-player.

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  GrahamClayton: <machomortensen>
According to the norwegian newspaper Tromsų (7. august) the player Akua Kosife Esse was very confused and had an extremely headache.

If Esse was feeling unwell, she should have told the team captain, so that the reserve player could take her place - I presume that Togo had a reserve player?

Jan-03-18  chessperson2222222: Akua's immortal game!
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