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Louis Paulsen vs Theodor von Scheve
"Clean Scheve" (game of the day May-05-2016)
Frankfurt (1887), Frankfurt am Main GER, rd 20, Aug-01
French Defense: Advance. Euwe Variation (C02)  ·  0-1



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Nov-30-04  george IV: Yes it should. Excellent demonstration of the superiority of the pair of Knights against a pair of Bishops in close positions. Chigorin would have envied Burn's performance.

Besides, 19.♘xd7? was a silly mistake, exchanging a well posted Knight for the French bad Bishop.

Nov-30-04  themindset: excellent point <george IV> that bishop was going nowhere, perhaps Weiss over-estimated the importance of bishops... his main problem was that he could not leave his knight in that post due to the impending exchange.

running crafty on the position brought up a cute line:

depth=14 2/43 +0.87 19. Ng4 R6f7 20. Bxh6 gxh6 21. Nxh6+ Kh8 22. Nxf7+ Rxf7

Nov-30-04  Calli: hmmm, Something odd about the result and tournament. Weiss came second at Frankfurt and lost only to Blackburne and Zukertort. He won his game over Burn, so this game must be from some other event. Anybody know?
Nov-30-04  vonKrolock: <Calli> You're right, the Frankfurt 1887 game is Mitchel Weiss vs Burn, 1887 according to my off-line source CM7kBase.tbg. Further researches in greater collections will identificate the present game, i believe
Nov-30-04  offramp: I believe this game is Paulsen - Von Scheve, DSB-05.Kongress Frankfurt (20), 1887. Presumably from the same tournament.
Nov-30-04  vonKrolock: <offramp> cert√≠ssimo, thanks! Paulsen vs Von Scheve Frankfurt 1887, off course from the DSB fifth Congress, 20th round, result 0-1 (confirming source CM7kBase.tbg)
Nov-30-04  offramp: <vonKrolock:> You spotted it so would you like to have the honour of informing <>?
Dec-01-04  kostich in time: Perhaps somebody could do a game collection on"Knights vs Bishops". Another good theme would be "Bishop lovers'..examples of Janowski, Kashdan, Flohr and Gligoric using their bishops brilliantly.
Dec-01-04  iron maiden: That collection would also have to include a few games by Rubinstein and especially Fischer, with his fabled fondness for the bishop pair.
Dec-01-04  vonKrolock: <offramp> Sure, I can suggest a correction to <> - but the honours of the discovery goes to <laskerdog>, <Calli> and Yourself ; and - a prop√≥sito - <george IV> refers to an "enviable perfomance" by Von Scheve, and a "silly mistake" by Louis Paulsen...
May-20-08  laskerdog: I humbly admit I was the first one to discover the error. Visitors by this time will wonder of what. Lots of kibitzing has been removed and the result was originally posted as 1-0.
Mar-30-16  setnwrap: What a sick bump.
Mar-30-16  The Kings Domain: Love these vintage games.
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  thegoodanarchist: Yet again, the player castling first in the French is defeated.

It's nearly an immutable law of chess that castling first in the French is the losing mistake.

Mar-30-16  King Sacrificer: What was the idea behind <21. f4>?
Mar-30-16  paavoh: What a feeble pair of clerics...
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  kevin86: Rooks dominate this game for black!
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  Phony Benoni: Yes, if it seems familiar, this was the GOTD on March 30 with the pun, "Close Scheve".
May-05-16  newzild: The maneouvre 18. Ne5 and 19. Nxd7, swapping White's good knight for Black's bad bishop, looks terrible even to a patzer like me.

Shows how far we've come with positional theory.

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  kevin86: A major upset!
May-05-16  zanzibar: RE: Scheve repeats...

You know, if you've Scheve one, you've Scheved 'em all.

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  perfidious: <tga....It's nearly an immutable law of chess that castling first in the French is the losing mistake.>

Heh, heh, heh: see Ashley vs A Shaw, 2000 for proof of this theorem.

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