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Wilfried Paulsen vs Isidor Gunsberg
"Punch and Counterpunch" (game of the day Aug-29-2018)
3rd DSB Congress, Nuremberg (1883), Nuremberg GER, rd 7, Jul-20
Center Game: Paulsen Attack Variation (C22)  ·  0-1



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Aug-30-08  apexin: what i like about this game:
Coordination of black pieces
Aug-30-08  xenophon: always thought Gunsberg's first name sounded like something straight out of Tolkein
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  kevin86: After a series of exchanges and sub-exchanges,black ends up with rook,knight,and bishop against a sole queen. Add a few extra pawns to the mix and the queen becomes busier than a one-armed house painter trying to work around a hornet's nest.
Aug-30-08  whiteshark: <Isidor Open?> P Orr Isidor de Winter Klose ?
Aug-30-08  A.G. Argent: <kevin86> Heeey, take it easy, mister, some of my best friends are one-armed house painters. But you're imagery is perfect. Seems as though once Paulsen lost any and all support for his battered Queen and the contest being pretty much decided, he soldiered on, dodging and swatting at Gunsberg's hornets with his Queen only because it was a Queen. Bit stubborn, that.
Aug-30-08  apexin: Actually Isidor used to be a very popular name in scandinavian countries and germany even still in the 60s and 70s.
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  Once: Tolkien based much of his Lord of the Rings on Anglo Saxon and old Norse poetry, so it's not too surprising that there are links to Scandinavian names.

But if you've seen the films, just trying saying "Mordor" without rolling your r's like an Old Vic thesp - Morrrdorrr.

Aug-30-08  capybara: This was a really interesting game. As already noted, white had problems from the start because of his choice of opening. But it was a really good game from Gunsberg, especially his endgame.
Aug-30-08  A.G. Argent: <Once> < Old Vic thesp - Morrdorr.> Yes, so true, in particular, Sir Ian Gandalf.
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  Once: <A.G. Argent> Or the actor who also played Agent Smith in the Matrix. His entire character acting repertoire seems to be to speak very slowly and carefully enunciate every single syllable - whether he is playing an elf or a computer generated agent.
Aug-30-08  jovack: Black had an easy job making a nice game because white was happy to keep letting himself get pinned.
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  Penguincw: I would always be the side with the rooks & minor pieces against the lone queen.
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  HeMateMe: How about "Paul Bearer"?
Aug-29-18  morfishine: W Paulsen was a farmer by profession and a renowned potato breeder. Personally, I'd rather not see potatoes breeding
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  thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: W Paulsen was a farmer by profession and a renowned potato breeder. Personally, I'd rather not see potatoes breeding>

And especially not "couch" potatos.

Aug-29-18  catlover: <Personally, I'd rather not see potatoes breeding>.

In Middle Earth all sorts of strange and wonderful things can happen.

Aug-29-18  WorstPlayerEver: After 0-0-0 Black is in deep trouble.

17. O-O-O Ne8 18. Qg3 Kh7 19. Bxf7 Qg5 20. Bxg6+ Kg8 21. Qxg5 Bxg5 22. Nfd5 Bxd2+ 23. Rxd2 Nxe5 24. Bxh5 Rd8 25. Re1 Nc6 26. Red1 Ng7 27. Bf3 Be8 28. Nxc7 Rxd2 29. Rxd2 Nf5

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17. O-O-O Nh7 18. Qg3 Qg5 19. Qf2 h4 20. Rhf1 Bf5 21. Nxg6 Qxg6 22. Qxf5 Bxd2+ 23. Rxd2 Qxf5 24. Rxf5 Rae8 25. Rd7 Re7 26. Rxe7 Nxe7 27. Rh5 Ng6 28. Nb5 Kg7 29. a4 Re8 30. Bxf7

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17. O-O-O Bxf4 18. Qxf4

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Aug-29-18  morfishine: <thegoodanarchist...especially not "couch" potatoes> LMAO I needed that chuckle
Aug-29-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4 d22 dpa done

1. = (-0.24): 19.0-0 Rxe4 20.Qf2 Bxf4 21.Bxf4 Qxf6 22.Bd5 Re7 23.c3 Bd3 24.Bg3 Qxf2+ 25.Rxf2 g5 26.Rd1 Bg6 27.Rfd2 Rae8 28.h4 g4 29.Kh2 a5 30.Bf4 Kg7 31.b3 Rd8 32.g3 Rde8 33.Bg2 f6 34.Rd7

2. - / + (-0.78): 19.Bxf7+ Kxf7 20.Qb3+ Be6 21.Qxb7 Bd5 22.Nxd5 Bxd2+ 23.Kf1 Qxd5 24.Nxd2 Kxf6 25.Qa6 Rad8 26.Nb3 Kg7 27.Qd3 Qe5 28.Qc3 Qxc3 29.bxc3 Re3 30.Nc5 Rd2 31.Re1 Rxe1+ 32.Kxe1 Rxc2 33.Rf1 Nd8 34.Rf2 Rxc3 35.Rd2 Rxc5 36.Rxd8 Kf6 37.a4 Rc2 38.Kf1 Ra2 39.Rd7 Rxa4 40.Rxc7 a5 41.Kf2 Ra2+ 42.Kf3 a4 43.Ra7 a3 44.Ra6+ Kg5 45.Ra5+ Kh6 46.Ra4 g5 47.Ra6+ Kg7 48.Ke3

Aug-29-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4
17.0-0-0 Nh7 18.Qg3 Qg5 19.Qxg5 Bxg5 20.Nxg6 Rfd8 21.Rhf1 Be6 22.Bxe6 Bxd2+ 23.Rxd2 fxe6 24.Rdf2 Rd7 25.Nf4 Re7 26.Nxh5 Nxe5 27.b3 Rd8 28.Kb2 a6 29.Ne4 b6 30.Rf4 Rf7 31.g4 Rff8 32.a4 a5 33.g5 Ng6 34.Nhf6+ Nxf6 35.Rxf6 Rxf6 36.Rxf6 + - (2.75) Depth: 22
Aug-29-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4
15...Nh7 16.e6 fxe6 17.Bxe6 Be5 18.Bd5 Qe7 19.0-0-0 0-0-0 20.Nb5 Bf5 21.Bxc6 bxc6 22.Nbd4 c5 23.Nxf5 gxf5 24.Bc3 Rhe8 25.Rxd8+ Kxd8 26.Nf4 Bd6 27.Qd3 Qe4 28.Qxe4 Rxe4 29.Nxh5 Re2 30.g3 Kd7 31.h4 Rf2 32.Rd1 Ke7 33.Rd5 Ke6 34.Rd3 Kf7 35.Rd2 Rf1+ 36.Rd1 Rf2 + / - (1.34) Depth: 22
Aug-29-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4
12...0-0 13.f4 Nc6 14.0-0 Qe7 15.Rae1 a5 16.e5 dxe5 17.fxe5 Qxe5 18.Qxe5 Nxe5 19.Nf4 Nfd7 20.Nfd5 Nc5 21.Nxc7 Nxb3 22.axb3 Rb8 23.N3d5 Nc6 24.Nf6+ Bxf6 25.Rxf6 Rd8 26.Bf4 Nd4 27.Re7 Nxc2 28.Rexf7 Rd1+ 29.Kh2 + / = (0.40) Depth: 22
Aug-29-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4
11.Bg5 Ne5 12.Qe3 0-0 13.0-0 Be6 14.Nd4 Bxb3 15.axb3 Nfg4 16.Qd2 Bf6 17.Bxf6 Nxf6 18.f4 Ned7 19.Nf3 Nc5 20.Ng5 Qe7 21.Qd4 Ne6 22.Nxe6 Qxe6 23.Qb4 Ng4 24.Qxb7 Ne3 25.Rf2 + / = (0.62) Depth: 22)
Aug-29-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4
10...0-0 11.0-0 Ne5 12.Qg3 Nh5 13.Qg5 Bf6 14.Qe3 Ng4 15.Qd3 Ne5 16.Qe3 Ng4 = (0.00) Depth: 22

After watching MAGNUS & Hikaru's 97 Mover, This game is Amateurish at BEST! WHITE may have had a QUEEN, but was Totally "OUTGUNNED" by BLACK and should have QUIT way before he did!

Tuning in Mr. Peabody's WAY BACK MACHINE...

I personally have WON a REAL TOURNAMENT Game with a QUEEN in a similar situation against a Player rated 299 points more than I. I did have some advantages though! 1.My opponent had WHITE, so as BLACK, I had choice of EQUIPMENT! D♖UE♔E ♙ieces, (Just ♗efore ULTIMATES), JE♖GE♖ Clock (♗efore Digitals were worth a S%*T & ♙opular), and an A♗SOLUTELY ♙LAI♘ VI♘YL ♗OA♖D 2. Did I mention that this was during the time that The US was going ALGEBRAIC? 3. My Opponent,(who actually WAS a Friend & fellow Organizer) was evidently going ALGEBRAIC! During the game, I saw him doing his ABC's across the board Quite a Few Times! 4. He became even Deeper DEMORALIZED when Early in the game I knew I could WIN, but instead I figured I'd make my Move and OFFER Him a DRAW. "D" became TOTALLY P@**%D OFF! We Played on and it was getting Obvious that I was Going To W I N! If memory serves me correctly his use of TIME was also a problem as I had used about 23 minutes of so and he had used well over three times that. In fact HE SHOULD HAVE RESIGNED, but DRAGGED it out to MATE 69 Moves as he was looking for anything at this point not to lose, even one or more STALEMATES that I saw and avoided! Did I mention that he walked into the same TRAP TWICE! When done he barely, (if he even did), shook my hand and left the room as fast as his two legs could fly without actually running! HE WAS TOTALLY KRUSHED! Lucky for me it was written down and It is still surviving in Multiple places now. I guess "D" made a Few Mistakes!! 1A. He TOTALLY UNDERESTIMATED His Opponent! 2B. Should have Taken The DRAW OFFER 40 or so moves earlier. His "ATTITUDE" after the DRAW OFFER was so Horrible that I decided then to CONCENTRATE & W I N! 3C. Probably should have switched back to descriptive OR Learned ALGEBRAIC a Wee Bit Better before the Tournament! Unfortunately we did not discuss the game afterwards, so I will never know the answers to WHY he did what he did that day in KANSAS!

Back to The Current Day! or actually 1883! Ole WILFRIED Dragged his game to 51 Moves. At least he did NOT drag it out to MATE!

Nakamura would have Totally DESTROYED Both of these guys with No trouble at all! The ACME KING KRUSHER!


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