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Max Harmonist vs Amos Burn
5th DSB Congress, Frankfurt (1887), Frankfurt am Main GER, rd 16, Jul-29
French Defense: Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14)  ·  0-1



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Dec-17-03  youngplayer11: I saw up to move 16 but i was looking at possibilaties of Nf3 forking the Queen and king so i missed it
Dec-17-03  Hoozits: Although I haven't taken much time to think about it, 14...Qf3 looks interesting as well. Any comments?
Dec-17-03  Catfriend: Yes
14..Qf3 wins, but less effectively.
15.B:h7+ K:Bh7 16.Qg5 Kg8 17.Qg3 Q:Qg3 18.h:Qg3 Bf5 19.Ne3 and black doesn't win immediately, though of course he can hope for an easy point
Dec-17-03  kevin86: Amos Burn has been known for his defensive chess-yet every game I've seen hasn't been so. Did he ONLY play that way when he got that infernal pipe lit?
Dec-17-03  TheAussiePatzer: 13... Qf3 is better (14. gxf3? Nxf3+ 15. Kf1 Bh3#), and fritz gives:

14. Ne3 Qxf2+ (-1.8)

Dec-17-03  JungleBoy: what about 15 kg1? i know the queen is dead but i was under the impression that in all these problems it was a forced mate that followed. what is it?
Premium Chessgames Member <i was under the impression that in all these problems it was a forced mate that followed.> Not at all. Sometimes it just wins a decisive material advantage.
Dec-17-03  Andy White: they don't all lead to forced mates, but they almost always produce situations which are virtually certain wins (e.g. loss of queen, sometimes even loss of a rook).

I do prefer the forced mates though

Dec-17-03  talchess2003: exf6? white had many other stronger plans here... Even though it does open the bishop's diagonal, whit doesn't need the bishop to mate black in this opening...
Dec-17-03  kevin86: The strict definition of a "chess problem" is a definite "White to play and mate in (x number of moves)(usually two).

What we have here are "studies"

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Aug-27-04  patzer2: Black's 14....Bxg2+! is the solution to number 4909 in Laszlo Polgar's 1994 Book "Chess." Note that 13...Bh3! sets up this move.
Nov-02-04  Bobak Zahmat: Move 13. ... Bh3!! is an exellent move. I don't think white can defend this by any shot.
May-07-05  aw1988: What happens if simply gxh3?
May-07-05  azaris: Nf3+ and wins.
May-07-05  aw1988: Oops. I'm blind.
May-07-05  azaris: I guess this would be a good time to play a move in our game, then? Nah, there's no hurry.
Oct-16-11  karnak64: "Max Harmonist" sounds like the name of an a capella vocal group ...
Feb-10-12  Sem: Before WWII there was a wellknown vocal group in Germany called 'The Comedian Harmonists'...
Feb-10-12  JoergWalter: first boygroup ever.

However, Harmonist was a ballet dancer, afaik.

Feb-10-12  JoergWalter: And here is one of Harmonist's memorable games:

Gunsberg vs Harmonist, 1887

May-04-16  zanzibar: Hate to break it to you, but Harmonist could see mate-on-move, and White resigned after 17...Qh3+.

<TB ~+ G-144 p188/468>

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