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Phony Benoni
Member since Feb-10-06 · Last seen Jul-22-18
Greetings, O Seeker After Knowledge! You have arrived in Detroit, Michigan (whether you like it or not), and are reading words of wisdom from a player rated 2938--plus or minus 1000 points.

However, I've retired from serious play--not that I ever took playing chess all that seriously. You only have to look at my games to see that. These days I pursue the simple pleasures of finding games that are bizarre or just plain funny. I'd rather enjoy a game than analyze it.

For the record, my name is David Moody. This probably means nothing to you unless you're a longtime player from Michigan, though it's possible that if you attended any US Opens from 1975-1999 we might have crossed paths. Lucky you.

If you know me at all, you'll realize that most of my remarks are meant to be humorous. I do this deliberately, so that if my analysis stinks to High Heaven I can always say that I was just joking.

As you can undoubtedly tell from my sparkling wit, I'm a librarian in my spare time. Even worse, I'm a cataloger, which means I keep log books for cattle. Also, I'm not one of those extroverts who sit at the Reference Desk and help you with research. Instead, I spend all day staring at a computer screen updating and maintaining information in the library's catalog. The general public thinks Reference Librarians are dull. Reference Librarians think Catalogers are dull.

My greatest achievement in chess, other than tricking you into reading this, was probably mating with king, bishop and knight against king in a tournament game. I have to admit that this happened after an adjournment, and that I booked up like crazy before resuming. By the way, the fact I have had adjourned games shows you I've been around too long.

My funniest moment occurred when I finally got a chance to pull off a smothered mate in actual play. You know, 1.Nf7+ Kg8 2.Nh6+ Kh8 3.Qg8+ Rxg8 4.Nf7#. When I played the climactic queen check my opponent looked at the board in shocked disbelief and said, "But that's not mate! I can take the queen!"

Finally, I must confess that I once played a positional move, back around 1982. I'll try not to let that happen again.

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   Phony Benoni has kibitzed 17395 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-21-18 K A Walbrodt vs Conill / Ostolaza / López / Herrer, 1893 (replies)
Phony Benoni: I am convinced there are no true novelties in chess any more. Just games we didn't know about.
   Jul-21-18 P F Johner vs A W Fox, 1906
Phony Benoni: <21...?> [DIAGRAM] Black's last move makes an interesting puzzle.
   Jul-19-18 Phony Benoni chessforum
Phony Benoni: <Stonehenge> Thanks. I've worked on the introduction, so maybe Game Collection: Hastings 1935/36 can go for promotion now.
   Jul-18-18 G H Wolbrecht vs H Fowler Lee, 1906
Phony Benoni: This game is best annotate by a quotation from the comic strip, "Pogo": <"Double Oog With Nuts!">
   Jul-17-18 L Uedemann vs H Fowler Lee, 1906
Phony Benoni: That's not a Black Knight that ends up on d4. It's Batman.
   Jul-17-18 A Y Rotstein vs Y Gonzalez Vidal, 2005 (replies)
Phony Benoni: Bishop's got the back door covered, so just keep throwing stuff at h7.
   Jul-12-18 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack (B51) (replies)
Phony Benoni: The game Hutchings - Quinteros, Nice, 1974, began <1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7>. Writing in "Chess", August 1974, p. 339, Hutchings noted: <"Alternatives are 4...Bd7 and 4...Nc6".> Such insights are why annotators get paird the Big Bucks.
   Jul-12-18 G H Wolbrecht vs H Fowler Lee, 1906 (replies)
Phony Benoni: Everyone knows why White plays the King's Gambit. By luring Black's e-pawn out of the center, White hopes to set up an imposing pawn front behind which his own pieces can develop powerfully while Black's recoil in fear. Of course, it doesn't always work like that. Consider the ...
   Jul-12-18 Duras vs E Cohn, 1906
Phony Benoni: After <22...Ne7>: [DIAGRAM] ACB has a different move order: <23.Nd5 Ng8 24.Nxf6 Qxf6 25.Bc2 Qh6 26.Rad1 Bc6>. (American Chess Bulletin, September 1906, p. 174). The ACB line looks a bit suspicious. Black might have preferred 23...Nxd5, and there seems no reason ...
   Jul-11-18 Kaissa vs Frantz, 1974 (replies)
Phony Benoni: After <28.Rd1>: [DIAGRAM] David Levy, writing in "Chess", august 1974, p.329, stated: "28...c6 was essential, when it is not at all clear that White has sufficient attacking chances for the pawn." But I doubt he checked that with an engine.
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  MissScarlett: Something wrong with your scoring for Maroczy here: Game Collection: Ostend 1906

Results of stage 5 have Maroczy with 20 points, but the complete crosstable totals 21. But tot up the individual results therein and its only 18 points.

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  Phony Benoni: <Miss Scarlett> Maroczy's total has been changed to the correct 20 points. The two missing points were his Stage 5 wins over Janowski and Perlis. I had inadvertently entered each as a loss for both players.

Thans for your help. Let me know if you spot anything else. I'll do a final clean-up once the games get in.

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  Telemus: <Phony Benoni> There is a score-sheet of a game Larsen vs Snyder in the next semiannual auction at Klittich-Pfannkuch (Brunswick, Germany), see # 701 on this page

The game was played in round 2 on 12 August (no year given). It fits into your Game Collection: US Open 1968, Aspen.

Here the PGN:
[Event "69th US Open"]
[Site "Aspen, CO USA"]
[Date "1968.08.12"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Larsen, Bent"]
[Black "Snyder, Ron"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E90"]
[PlyCount "47"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. h3 e5 7. d5 Nbd7 8. Bg5 h6 9. Be3 Qe7 10. g4 Nc5 11. Qc2 Ne8 12. Rg1 Kh7 13. O-O-O f5 14. exf5 gxf5 15. g5 h5 16. Nh4 e4 17. Qe2 Bxc3 18. Qxh5+ Kg8 19. bxc3 Qh7 20. Qxh7+ Kxh7 21. Ng2 Ng7 22. Nf4 Bd7 23. h4 Ba4 24. Re1 1-0

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  Phony Benoni: <Telemus> thanks for the game, and in particular or transcribing the score. That saved me much grief.
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  MissScarlett: I see you have collections for <ACB> 1904 and 1905. Have any of these games been submitted?
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  Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> Not as yet. With several hundred games int he queue right now, I'm not really motivated to do so at this time.
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  Tabanus: <PB> Abraham Tabash for US Open 1968.
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  Phony Benoni: <Tabanus> Updated. Thanks.
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  Tabanus: <PB> Let me know if you are unhappy with my changes to Agency International (1997). You can also edit it yourself.
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  Phony Benoni: <tabanus> It looks fine. Thank you.

Looks like the Ostend 1906 games are in.

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  offramp: Ostend 1906. The Holy Grail.
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  WannaBe: Interesting starting game time today, do you know why OAK v DET is starting at mid-afternoon on a Monday?
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  Phony Benoni: Annual fireworks display in Downtown Detroit tonight, celebrating the Independence Days of US and Canada.. Normally draws about a half-million people.

It's a big one. I live maybe ten miles agaw and can still catch glimpses of it. Without a television.

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  Travis Bickle: Hey Mr Benoni, It must be a year of Sunday's since we last chatted.. My Cubs are ok.. Lack of quality pitching especially in the bullpen & the hitting is off & on.. How's them Tigers doing?
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  Phony Benoni: Tigers aren't going anywhere but down, Travis. They're in a rebuilding mode with a bunch of kids. And now Miguel Cabrera's year -- and possibly career --- is over due to a ruptured bicep muscle. They mde it interesting for a while, but reality is setting in.

Anxiously awaiting the start of football season. That's hwo bad it's gotten.

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  Stonehenge: <PB>

This game is not from the US Open but from the World Open:

G Zaichik vs Shabalov, 1993

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  Phony Benoni: <Stonehenge> Thanks for checking, but this appears to be from the US Open. The game is printed in the round 4 bulletin from the US Open.

In addition, here is the USCF crosstable from the World Open. #4 Shabalob and #16 Zaitchik did not meet.

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  Stonehenge: OK, you are the boss :)

I've changed it back to 94th US Open.

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  Phony Benoni: <Stonehenge> Thanks. By the way, I haven't done detailed checking on most years since 1977, so if you find any other suspicious games please let me know.
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  Stonehenge: Oh, I don't think you saw

Phony Benoni chessforum (kibitz #22484)

PGN can be found here:

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  Phony Benoni: <Stonehenge> Yes, I did miss that note. My apologies.

That collection was assembled long ago, and I have no idea where I got the dates They clearly wrong, however.

The appears to be an anomaly in the round dates, December 27 - January 4 is only nine days for a nine-round tournament, so if there was a rest day there must also have been a day with two rounds. Brit Base has rounds 3 $ 4 on Monday, December 30, which appears to be original schedule.

However, I found this report in the "London Guardian", December 31, 1935:

<"According to the programme, two rounds had been arranged for to-day...">

(Meaning Monday, Dec3ebmer 30, the date appearing in the by-line.)

<"...but the players in the premier tournament decided to play their fourth round games in advance yesterday.. ".>

which would indicate te fourth round was actually played on December 29, efore the third round on December 30.

There are other newspaper reports which also indicate games were played on the rest day. I can investigate further if it seems necessary.

I have no idea why they played the fourth round early instead of the third, unless they wanted to make life difficult for historians.

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  Stonehenge: The Britbase PGN in the Golombek-Tartakower fourth round game has this:

the third and fourth rounds were both played on 30 December in order to complete the schedule by the following Saturday, though the Times tells us that some games were played in advance to avoid having two games on one day (but doesn't mention which ones).

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  Phony Benoni: <Stonehenge> While it would be better to have direct evidence from a British newspaper, I have located an Associated Press report dated <December 29> and printed in various newspapers. This version is from the "Boston Glob", Monday, December 30, 1935, page 6:


<"C. H. Alexander of London, defeated W. Winter, British champion, in the third [sic] round of the international chess masters' tournament here today. Reuben Fine of New York led the field with a score of 2-0.

"Dr. S. Tartakower of Poland played to a draw with H. Golombek, London. Three games were adjourned.">

The report then list a summary of the games which matches those played in what we know as Round 4.

This seems good evidence confirming the statement in the "Guardian" that all the games in round 4 were played a day early on Sunday, December 29. Even saying the games were from "round 3" indicates the report assumed that because it was the third round played.

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  Stonehenge: Agreed then, I have changed the dates.

Third round on the 30th, fourth round on the 29th :)

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  Phony Benoni: <Stonehenge> Thanks. I've worked on the introduction, so maybe Game Collection: Hastings 1935/36 can go for promotion now.
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