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Roman Dzindzichashvili vs John Pope
"Papal Bull" (game of the day May-30-2012)
Las Vegas (1992)
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62)  ·  1-0

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Feb-06-03  refutor: wait a minute...yer telling me the pope played a chess game v. dzindzichashvili in las vegas of all places? lol. the pope played quite a good game, but i have a feeling that dzindzichashvili was going easy on him...wasn't it written in the bible that you go to hell if you checkmate the pope?
Feb-06-03  ughaibu: The pope was known for his chess problems (compositional not psychological).
Feb-06-03
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  Sneaky: <Religious leaders who have played chess include Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Cantebury), Charles Borromeo (Bishop of Milan), Pope Gregory VI, Pope Innocent III, Pope John Paul I, Pope John Paul II, Pope Leo X, Pope Leo XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and Billy Graham.>

"Religion and Chess"
http://www.geocities.com/siliconval...

That being said, I'm still not convinced this was the Pope. Maybe it's just some guy named "John Pope" ??

Feb-07-03
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  chessgames.com: This is John Pope, a USA national master from California.
Feb-07-03  refutor: :( that doesn't make nearly as good a story as the pope coming all the way to las vegas to play a game v. dzindzichashvili ;)
Apr-03-05  WMD: As Stalin famously put it (in Russian): 'How many divisions does the Pope have?'
May-30-12
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  FSR: Another Pope loses in just 13 moves: R Oortwijn vs A Pope, 1997 I once beat a Ray Pope in about 20 moves.
May-30-12  Shams: Pope was really on a rope in this game.
May-30-12  YoungEd: Black is down a pawn by move 20; the mistake must have happened before then. My suspicion (not real analysis) is that 14...♘c4 was the error; if it had been Black's goal to simplify by exchanges, maybe 14...♗g4 with a possible ♘d4 later would have worked better. Roman took a Pope!
May-30-12  beonlychampion: can any body tell y black gives-up?
May-30-12  LoveThatJoker: GG

LTJ

May-30-12  sofouuk: <YoungEd>13 ... Bf6?! (better f6; 14 Qd5+ is not dangerous) 14 ... Nc4?! (Bg4) 15 ... Qxd1?! (Be7) and 16 ... Re8?! (Nxb2) combine to change an equal game into a lost one. the faulty combination 26 ... Nc5? (Rad8) and 27 ... Nxe4 also made the ending a lot easier for white

<beonlychampion>the resignation was a bit premature but after rybka's 32 ... Rxa2 33 Rhxh7 Rb2 34 Rcg7+ Kf8 35 h4!


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black's b-pawn is not dangerous, and white's advancing h-pawn wins the game

May-30-12
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  Honza Cervenka: Alas, that they played only once. "Roman" and "Pope" in one game is a material for more than one pun.
May-30-12
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  whiteshark: http://cheezburger.com/6279091456
May-30-12
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  kevin86: The aggressive rooks and the pawn...will win quickly for white.
May-30-12  bischopper: I hate to say "I did say you!" two rooks on 7 (2) is letal beware allways...
May-30-12  JG27Pyth: <<beonlychampion>the resignation was a bit premature but after rybka's 32 ... Rxa2 33 Rhxh7 Rb2 34 Rcg7+ Kf8 35 h4!> Holy smokes, I can't believe I nailed Rybka's line in my own analysisa and without even trying hard... proving the old adage: even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then... but anyway, for additional clarification, the h pawn wins not by promoting but with a mating net... when it gets to h6, Rh8# will quickly follow. Indeed after 35.h4! the position is basically a mate in three but for the hurling of furniture with meaningless checks and piece sacrifices.
Dec-20-12  Xeroxx: The black pope went down.
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