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Rodolfo Argentino Redolfi vs Erich Eliskases
San Nicolas (1957), San Nicolas ARG, rd 1, May-22
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C18)  ·  0-1



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Feb-24-05  aw1988: Strange game.
Sep-30-07  sambo: Very cool. Probably not sound play from either player, but who cares.
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  GrahamClayton: This is the first time I have seen the "Double-Rook" sacrifice performed by both players in the same game 17...♕a1+ & 19...♕h1; 20.♕a8+ & 21.♕h8.
May-01-14  Rookiepawn: Just a small correction, it is "San Nicolas", with a "c". Spanish is not much of a K language :)

Nice game btw, I love those Winawer strange pawn structures.

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  Fusilli: <sambo: Very cool. Probably not sound play from either player, but who cares.>

Actually, black's play is flawless. I just ran the game by Stockfish and was impressed... Eliskases played the top choice from move 10 on. This site: (in Spanish) presents this game as one of the best of Eliskases' career.

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  yiotta: Two wild and crazy guys...
Nov-27-14  Poulsen: <yiotta><Two wild and crazy guys...>

In this game perhaps - but I would not call Eliskases crazy in general. He was one of those players, that had a promising chesscareer disrupted by WW2.

He might even have been world champion, since he was scheduled to play Alekhine in 1941. He was in fact THAT strong.

However even if he had won, he would properly not have been recognized everywhere, since the match would have been seen as a Nazi propaganda scam.

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  yiotta: <Poulsen> Yes, I have played some of Eliskases' games, especially vs. Fischer, and I meant no disrespect to either of the players in this hair raising battle.

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