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Nez info: Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (kibitz #359)

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   May-05-16 morfishine chessforum
morfishine: <User not found> On your comment: <...I just don't know 100% but if I had to put my own life on it I'd go with Oswald as the lone gunman> Then, you'd lose your life Think for yourself *****
   May-05-16 L Christiansen vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1976 (replies)
morfishine: I thought this was an error, a re-post of a recent POTD, but its just similar, not the same game
   May-05-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
morfishine: <Sokrates> Better yet, use the "Blow the Whistle" link below. I've done it numerous times and not only for attacks against myself. If you really care about this place, and don't approve of any off-base post, just ask to have it deleted
   May-04-16 Pillsbury vs C F Bliss, 1898 (replies)
morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Your game is better
   May-04-16 A Caoili vs C Rodriguez Monteiro, 1996 (replies)
morfishine: Took some counting before I finally figured out <24...Nxg5> wins in all variations; This one is mostly being able to add up material after all possible exchanges and Black always comes out ahead: he's always capturing with tempo
   May-03-16 Stockfish (Computer)
morfishine: Go Rybka!...however you pronounce that
   May-03-16 P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 (replies)
morfishine: Peter went to the Wells too often
   May-03-16 A Gutsko vs K Rybenko, 1996 (replies)
morfishine: <29...Qxg2+> forces mate: 30.Kxg2 Rxg2 31.King any 31...Ng3#
   May-02-16 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   May-02-16 P W Power vs R Hart, 1983 (replies)
morfishine: What a cool finish! <26...Rxh3+> 27.Kxh3 Qh4# *****
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May-03-12  JoergWalter: <morfishine> thanks for that little beauty. very instructive.

<According to 'Mensa Guide to Chess' White draws with <1.Kc6!! c2 2.Re1 b2 3.Re8+ Kf7 4.Kd7> and white has a perpetual>

The solution is correct (I checked it but didn't find it myself). any effort to neutralize the pawns on b3, c3 and d4 leads to a white loss. White's only hope is a perpetual and since black needs 3 pawn moves to queen the b or c pawn white on the move has exactly the necessary time to achieve it.

May-03-12  JoergWalter: <morfishine> does the problem also demonstrate some of the limitations of chess programms?

<LMAJ>'s comment :
<1.RxP/b3, c2; " "
Fritz agrees with me, White is lost.>

What would the computer find if you execute 1.Kc6 with black to move? Does it already show 0.00 evaluation?

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  morfishine: <JoergWalter> Glad you liked that one: I saw it a couple of years ago and came across it yesterday. I wouldn't know what an engine eval would show: I only have a 2200+ computer that plays strong moves.

Earlier you had mentioned that you 'stole' puzzles from other sources or something like that. I wouldn't look at it like that, sounds too negative: its all about ingraining certain positions. We'd be nowhere without whats gone before us. In any case, I am working on a problem...trying to make it as 'real' as possible :)

May-03-12  Patriot: <morf>, I couldn't agree with you more regarding time, Kotov, and aspiring players!

Playing 2 5 games seems to have helped me speed up in tournament chess. During the recent tournament, I consciously played faster to save time for complicated positions. Plus I had a better general idea of what to play in non-critical positions.

Here's something funny. In the last 2 5 game, I had to take a break! I missed a move that probably would've caused my opponent to resign on move 32 or so. The game continued for 98 moves! I checkmated him with a rook, bishop, and knight. He had a rook and pawn.

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  MarkFinan: 8.Nf5?

May as well try something different :)

May-04-12  Limpin Kt: <morfishine> Probably i'm such a patzer that my appreciation or disagreeing with you doesn't matter to you at all- but let me appreciate the beauty of the problem you posted- white to move and draw- it was really amazing. The coordination of k and R was strong enough to fight and draw against the still- immature-new-queen :). Good puzzle sir! Thank you for posting it.
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  MarkFinan: <Morf> 9.Ng3
May-04-12  LoveThatJoker: <morf> Thanks for Mongredien vs Morphy, 1859! The game and his final combination are phenomenal, to say the least!


PS. Keeping on our discussion of Morphy games check out this cool and straight-forward win of his that I found via Guess-the-Move today: J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857

May-04-12  JoergWalter: <morfishine: BTW: My K2250L didn't find <1.Kc6> either but spit out <1.Ka4?> after 1.5 hrs. I'm going to let it run all day at max depth to see if it finds the right >

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black to move.

Fritz8 gives here:
1...c2 2.Re1 b2 3.Kd7 b1=Q 4.Re8+ Kh7 5.Re7+ Kh6 (-6.63) Too strange. Perpetual is obvious.

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  MarkFinan: You there Morf??

10. 0-0

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  morfishine: <Limpin Kt> Thanks for dropping by and I am glad you enjoyed that position! I had seen it a couple of years ago and was quite taken by it; I stumbled across it lately and couldn't resist (though SS prefers mate problems) :)
May-04-12  LoveThatJoker: <morf> Thanks for having shared Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 on my forum.

I remember this game for sure as the final combination is just exactly what you said of J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 in that something special and stunning has occured. The motifs and goal of that combination comes across as just way too ahead of its time.

Here is a game by Morphy's friend and rival, A. Anderssen that I came across on G-t-M: Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851

I look forward to your next one there at my forum, man!


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  MarkFinan: Wow, you really don't mind doing the morning shift Morf...:)

Maybe i should have stuck to theory here, and took this game a lot more serious, but I still feel ok-ish about the position.. I'm focused now..

Anyway... 11.h3

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  MarkFinan: 12.Nh1?
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  MarkFinan: <Morf> 13.f4..

Iv'e just started really paying attention now, i see trouble on the horizon lol... I weighed up 3 moves, but I'll wait till the games over for any analysis, of course..

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  MarkFinan: 14.Be3.. You've given me extra f pawn mate :)
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  MarkFinan: 15. Qf3
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  MarkFinan: 16. Rad1
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  MarkFinan: <Morf> Check out a game between someone called 'Vlassov' and Radjabov that iv'e just commented on, see my forum..

I don't know what the engines would make of it, but there's everything i like about chess in that one game!

It really is that good mate

May-06-12  Patriot: Hi <morf>! Actually the 98 move game was a 2 min. game with a 5 sec. increment, which is similar to 5 min. 0 increment. I was mostly calm and played to avoid time loss, while looking for tactics. But there was tension which is why I needed a break!
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  MarkFinan: 17.bxc3
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  MarkFinan: 18.f5..

<Morf> Ignore whats going on at my forum. I'm still seeing your moves posted, and i'm still focused (no pun intended!) on our game...

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  MarkFinan: 19.Rb1

Getting Interesting now <Morf> :)

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  MarkFinan: 20.Rfd1
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  MarkFinan: 21.Nc2
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