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Amos Burn vs Nicholas MacLeod
"Amos Burns MacLeod" (game of the day Aug-08-2008)
6th American Chess Congress, New York (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Mar-28
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Variation (C65)  ·  1-0



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Given 21 times; par: 61 [what's this?]

Annotations by Wilhelm Steinitz.      [129 more games annotated by Steinitz]

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Nov-15-06  who: 32 white to play makes a nice puzzle.
Nov-15-06  TrueFiendish: black could have resigned a little earlier, but I guess this was the old days.
Aug-08-08  cyruslaihy: i always do 5 c3 than Nc3, coz i can then prove black wrong by 6 d4 chasing the bishop
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  Once: A nicely played game by Burn, against poor play by black. The Russians used to call moves like a6 and h6 "little ears" - all too often they can be avenues for an attack against you rather than the defensive moves you want them to be.
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  Honza Cervenka: <"little ears"> In Czech the term for such a move is "oslí ouško" i.e. donkey little ear.
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  Once: <Honza Cervenka> Thanks, that's a beautiful expression.
Aug-08-08  ravel5184: Love the game, hate the pun.
Aug-08-08  Magic Castle: For an ordinary mortal like me I will just go for a simple win with 29. Rfd1. The mate threat is Ndc7 discovered check, followed by Ned6 or Nef6 depending on where black king wants to go. So 29... Nbd2 is forced and I simply capture the bishop and easy win follows. Did I miss anything?
Aug-08-08  RoyalFlush: Such bad pun for such a great game
Aug-08-08  whiteshark: Tip: Don’t lose your head, MacLeod.
Aug-08-08  kevin86: This is a change of pace from Mr.Burns' usual defensive bill of fare. He proves,at least in this case,that he can attack as well.

This is sort of like CC Sabathia having home run power in addition to his expert pitching.

Aug-08-08  FizzyY: Brewers fan?

anyways, I love how one-sided the annotations are.

Aug-08-08  leow: re the puns: Petty that an otherwise great site seems to have to come up with a daily desperate try at being funny, often by scrambling peoples names. This is in many places regarded inpolite, even rude. Maybe in the US it's normal?
Aug-08-08  DarthStapler: I think Steinitz was a little too harsh on black's opening play
Aug-08-08  drpoundsign: You BLEW it, is that clear Macleod??

Clearer than a Cayoot with hem'roids on a full moon Taos night, Chief Clifford!

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  Once: <leow> Compared with some of the kibitzing on the site, CG's puns are harmless fun. Often groan-worthy, but then puns usually are.

But I have never seen one that I would consider to be impolite and/or rude. It's a part of the personality of the site.

Jan-22-09  WhiteRook48: Ouch! Powerful attack by Burn.
Jul-14-09  WhiteRook48: h6 and a6 were stupid
Jun-02-14  ljfyffe: Nicholas became the champion of Minnesota, U.S.A.
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  Messiah: Terrible pun.

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