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Erich Eliskases vs Karl Gilg
"Epic of Gilg" (game of the day Aug-28-2020)
Bad Liebwerda (1934), rd 8, Aug-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Rubinstein Attack (D64)  ·  0-1



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Aug-28-20  Steve.Patzer: Who came up with Epic of Gilg?
Aug-28-20  SeanAzarin: Rather short for an "epic". I consider an "epic" to be 70+ moves long.
Aug-28-20  Amarande: I'm still trying to figure out the end, unless it's just Black intending to play Bxc3+ (which he could not do on move 26, because 27 QxB!! RxQ 28 e8Q mate!) followed by chasing the WK around with Queen checks until it has to move to a dark square (allowing the B to check and discover attack on the WQ)?
Aug-28-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: The pun doesn't quite mesh.
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  jith1207: It's slightly misleading, as I was expecting to find <a pic of Gilg>.
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  jith1207: The reason for the final move <26...Qc5> is to avoid <<<<< for example <<<<< 26...Qc6 27. O-O>? >>>>>>> >>>>>

Not game changing, but still something not to overlook, I guess.

Aug-28-20  phantasmagorium: Well, speaking of the pun, Gilg is no Gilgamesh, I guess... at least he didn't get his win stolen in a Great Snake game...
Aug-28-20  phantasmagorium: But speaking of the game itself, Gilg did come up with a very interesting attack. I wonder about 21. f5 though. White position may not be good, but seems like he loses quickly and spectacularly because he tries desperately hard to win. After 21. a3 he hangs on for the time being. Or, does Black have a quick win even there?
Aug-28-20  Ironmanth: Excellent game! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe out there this weekend. Keep on rockin' and playin'!
Aug-28-20  Brenin: <phantasmagorium>: 21 f5 seems recklessly brave. Surely 21 a3 was needed, though after 21 ... Rd8 I think Black's two Bishops are going to create havoc around White's King. Pushing White's K-side pawns is only going to further expose his King. 25 ... Ba3 would have made a more satisfying and forceful finish, since if 26 Qxa3 then Qe3+ leads to mate.
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  vonKrolock: <21.f5> Looks like a bold rejoinder, but was, objectively, a blunder, because the threat of Bishop to b4 required 21.a3 (or alternatively 21.Kf1).
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Amarande: I'm still trying to figure out the end...> The white pawns on c3, e5, and e7 will soon fall, leaving black a bishop ahead.
Aug-28-20  newzild: I agree with the comments saying 21. f5 was a blunder.

I would have considered the plan Kf1 - Kg2 and h5.

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  PawnSac: < Steve.Patzer: Who came up with Epic of Gilg? >

yea, < the Epic of Gilg's a mess > !

Aug-28-20  W Westerlund: 9.Bf4 (?), 10. h4 (?), 13. Nd2? - +. Poor game from White.

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