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Aleksander Sznapik vs Nona Gaprindashvili
"Oh Sznap!" (game of the day Mar-04-2018)
Sandomierz Vitrobud op (1976), Sandomierz POL, rd 8, Sep-06
Scandinavian Defense: Modern. Gipslis Variation (B01)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: 25...Qxc1+! was a surprize for white.
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  Mating Net: 25...Qxc1+! was more like a thunderbolt. White had an unstoppable mate on a8, except that Black stopped it, LOL. 26...Bxb2 secures a second Rook for the Queen because the Bishop is invulnerable due to 27...Re1#. Definitely a case of finding the most forcing move when face to face with defeat.
Aug-12-07  melianis: Personal attachment to this game:
After I found this gamescore somewhere at 8, just learned how to mark and read the moves, I remember thinking "chess may be a hard game."
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  offramp: Nowadays, unresponsive page errors on Google Chrome generate an "Aw, Snap!" message: ("Fix "Aw, Snap!" page crashes and other page loading errors").

"Aw, Snap!" is Google trying to be funny, and it is about as funny as a date with Jeffery Dahmer.

It's a great game, though. White really looked like

Mar-04-18  Ratt Boy: Beautiful game by the former Women's World Champ. I saw 25...♕xc1+ as the only way to fend off mate, but I couldn't see the brilliant follow-up, 26...♗xb2, which of course is obvious once played.

Sznapik might have gotten that familiar "Oh, phukk!" feeling that we've all experienced when our opponent unleashed a killer that we hadn't anticipated.

Mar-04-18  widjaja70: White actually had been superior up to move 13. On move 14, instead play 14. Nc3, White should play 14. Re1+ Be7 15. Bxc6+ bxc6 16. Qb4! if Black replies 16...c5 17. Qb5+ Kf8, keeping Black King in the middle of the board.
Mar-04-18  widjaja70: Black best replies after 16. Qb4! is 16....Qd6. Then White can play 17. Qe4 0-0-0 18. Nc3 Rhe8 19. Rad1 keeping the pressure.
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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Nowadays, unresponsive page errors on Google Chrome generate an "Aw, Snap!" message: ("Fix "Aw, Snap!" page crashes and other page loading errors")....>


I suspect that you had a CPU stack overflow error during a web browser auto-refresh.

These happen within microseconds, so you might not have noticed a sequencing synchronization disruption in the underlying machine language configuration protocol.

Next time, I suggest an "option+command+control+halt" input during the anti-phase excursion of your protocol host. Then initiate a <manual> dereferenced framing rejection of your asynchronous command interrupt.

(Hint: If you try to do this *automatically* instead of manually you might corrupt your SRAM reboot capability, and will then have to run a de-optimization subroutine of the hosting protocol, in order to avoid the dreaded blue screen of death. That happened to me once, and the next 30 hours of hell you DON'T want to know about...).

Anyway, immediately after that your machine should automatically reconfigure for more efficient parallel processing, especially if you are running a dual core multi-processor.

If you see a non-static reconfiguration error during this time, expect a command line prompt. Just enter the standard ctrl+alt+g+% when the alpha-refresh screen materializes. You will see the very common double ampersand querry.

You know what to do from there.

Mar-04-18  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Could you put that in Laymen's terms? You lost me at 'I'


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  sfm: <thegoodanarchist: offramp: ....>

While I much appreciate the value of your answer it will still not help offramp if he is unaware of the exception-errors that are typically caused by using procedural languages with insufficient garbage-cleaning, though I have even seen the reason being parity errors caused by the faulty memory address 0x0000:0x7C00 that BIOS uses during boot. While not easy to fix, it occasionally works to cross-compile all available sources (or even disassembled 80x86-code) and carefully rebuilt it all using a an appropriate linker.

Offramp, good luck with finally fixing those irritating answers from Google. Do worry, it is a bit easier than it seems to be.

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  offramp: <sfm> and <thegoodanarchist>. Many thanks to you both for your help. I sorted the problem by using the old C://format/format remedy. Drastic but mightily effective.
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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: <sfm> and <thegoodanarchist>. Many thanks to you both for your help. I sorted the problem by using the old C://format/format remedy. Drastic but mightily effective.>

My God! You're a genius!

I wish I'd thought of that. Such an elegant solution.

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  ChessHigherCat: Nona G. must have been underrated. She played like a real Grande Mistress or whatever the feminine form of GM is.
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