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Bill Wall vs Romeo Samo
Sunnyvale (1988), Sunnyvale, CA USA
Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Variation (B10)  ·  1-0



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Oct-20-03  Spitecheck: Could someone explain this strong game from A Karpov well of late it's strong for him. Simultaneous or players erroneously juxtaposed perhaps?


Oct-20-03  drukenknight: can he just continue w/ ...QxR+?
Oct-21-03  Spitecheck: Yes I suppose he could DK, it's not a huge material deficit.


Apr-22-04  Timetraveller: It's pretty convincing after 12...Qxe1; 13. Qxe1, hg6; 14. Nxd5, Nxd5; 15. Qe5, Nf6; 16. Qb5+, Kd8; 17. Qxb7, Rc8; 18. Qxa7. White has Q + 3 P's against the R + N, and Black's king is out in the open. I'd say that's resignable.
Apr-22-04  Jim Bartle: Yes, something seems off here. Sunnyvale is a town in California, and this is his (its?) only game on the site. Looks like a game from a simul, and since it seems likely the opponent is wrong, it's also quite possible the colors are wrong as well.
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  offramp: If it was a simultaneous display of some sort the Karpov would have been white.
Oct-24-04  chesed: Is this a confirmed Karpov game?
Oct-24-04  Saint: Was Karpov even in Sunnyvale in 88? I'm from Sunnyvale, and I don't remember this.
Aug-06-06  mack: Maybe Karpov was put off by the hellmouth.
Aug-06-06  dehanne: <Maybe Karpov was put off by the hellmouth.> Nah, that was Sunnydale... ;-)

Buffy must've played under an inconspicuous pseudonym.

Oct-15-06  Bufon: <Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Variation>

Accelerated blunder

Jan-15-08  MorphyMatt: Karpov's shortest defeat. 11... Qe6?? is just ridiculous. Besides, it blocks the e-pawn anyway. No point to it
Jan-15-08  MorphyMatt: Spoke too soon. see Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993
Feb-23-09  WhiteRook48: yeah, reminds me of 11...Bd6?? in the LPDO game
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  GrahamClayton: <Jim Bartle>,

Yes, something seems off here. Sunnyvale is a town in California, and this is his (its?) only game on the site.

<Jim Bartle>,
I think you are correct. This game is in “500 Caro-Kann Miniatures” by Bill Wall, (Chess Enterprises, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1991), with Wall playing White against Romeo Samo, in Sunnyvale in 1988. I wonder how Karpov's name got attached to the game?

Mar-26-11  Jim Bartle: Thanks for the prompt reply, GrahamClayton!
Mar-23-13  Caissanist: Thanks to <GrahamClayton> for catching the problem. Now all we have to do is get everyone to take it out of their collections with names like "World Champions lose miniatures", "Karpv", etc.
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  perfidious: <mack: Maybe Karpov was put off by the hellmouth.>

Phil Hellmuth lives in Palo Alto, not Sunnyvale.

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