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Alexander Koblents vs Paul Keres
Tallinn-Riga club team match (1945), Tallinn EST, Aug-29
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  0-1

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Feb-23-04  Benjamin Lau: Hehe, nice final position.
Feb-24-04  TrueFiendish: The white king would be justified in having his subjects shot...
Mar-28-04  iron maiden: The Sign of the Cross...
Jul-31-05  farrooj: really neat final position
Dec-09-07  neurome: thanks for the holy spirit =)
Dec-09-07  Sibahi: Damn, I was looking for Garlic related material.
Dec-09-07
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  Willem Wallekers: I was browsing through the Krankenstein Dracula variation declined.
Dec-09-07
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  Willem Wallekers: eh ... Frankenstein
Dec-09-07
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  whiteshark: <Willem Wallekers> ... but unfortunately E32 ≠ C27 :(
Dec-09-07  kellmano: <cg.com The final position resembles a cross>

Hmmm..... Vaguely

Dec-09-07  chessmoron: <kellmano>


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Dec-09-07
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  cu8sfan: <neurome: thanks for the holy spirit =)> How on earth did you find this game so fast? Did you remember it? Congratulations!
Dec-09-07  evenua: <Benjamin Lau: Hehe, nice final position.> Yeah, nice final position. And congrats to the winner! Well, at first, I thought the clue would mean the game contains a lot of checks, because + (check) looks like a cross. So I tried everything out there.

1. I got to know that there was a game in which 141(!!) checks were delivered. However, this game was not in the CG's database. I tried others too, such as a game with the longest series of checks (74), longest *mutual* series of checks (6), etc, only to find that these are not on CG.

2. Then, I came to think that a *bishop* might have something to do with warding off vampires. For example, I tried to find an endgame with 4 bishops, etc. Well, that was not an easy job.

3. I also thought of players who were (or are) priest. I was aware that Ruy Lopez the famous was a priest, so tried to find his own games, only to fail again. Here my patience came to an end, and I gave up searching.

Anyway, very nice work by <neurome> and congratulations. Keep up the good work!

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