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Richard J Fontinha vs W Nash
"A Beautiful Mind" (game of the day Jun-07-2006)
corres USA (1988) (correspondence)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36)  ·  0-1

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Jun-07-06  babakova: My first spontaneous impression is; pretty decent game. Black plays well.
Jun-07-06  dbquintillion: ok, so that's the pop culture pun, but there's got to be a better pun here somewhere. i think it would involve "game theory" somehow.
Jun-07-06  geraldo8187: is this the same nash as portrayed in a beautiful mind?
Jun-07-06
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  WannaBe: That is John Nash.
Jun-07-06  geraldo8187: yes, but maybe his middle initial is w or something. don't see the point of the pun if its not the same guy
Jun-07-06  CapablancaFan: In the movie, Nash was a genius mathematical theorist. And I will admit Nash's combo beginning with 13...Rxc3! was near genius exploiting the g7 diagnol to the fullest.
Jun-07-06  The17thPawn: Wow!, Nash's play here is very direct and tactically strong. I just wish there were more examples by him in the database.
Jun-07-06  notsodeepthought: 12 ... N:d4, which starts the rout, is cute but should have been easy to spot. Fontinha must have been cheesed off at not seeing that one.
Jun-07-06  hitman84: <Chessgames.com> I love the pun.

Here are some great quotes from the movie..

"The best results come when everyone in the group does what's good for themselves" - Adam Smith

incomplete...

"The best results come when everyone in the group does what's good for themselves AND THE GROUP" - John Nash

This holds good for chess team events as well.

First quote by John Nash in the movie "A beautiful mind"

"That would be a mathematical explanation for how bad your tie is"

I was playing a game on FICS and my opponent after losing badly asked me for a rematch.I rejected the offer.

he said "you scared"

I replied...
Terrified. Mortified. Petrified. Stupefied... by your blunders. :)

he replied "thought so"
LOL!

the quote from the movie
Hansen: You scared?
Nash: [sarcastically] Terrified. Mortified. Petrified. Stupefied... by you.

more quotes from the movie..
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978...

Jun-07-06
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  alexmagnus: The mathematician is John Forbes Nash, so he is not this one.
Jun-07-06  hitman84: Yes I know he was John Forbes Nash Jr.
I was referring to the movie.(pun)
Jun-07-06  Insightful: When I went to see the movie there were two teenage girls seated a couple of rows back. About 7 minutes into the movie they got up and left. I nudged my date and whispered, "Apparently they didn't realize it was a math move."
Jun-07-06  dakgootje: nice game, with a very nice pun imho.

Love the movie

Jun-07-06  Gochen: why 13.Qa4?
Jun-07-06  MikeChesss: I'm with Gochen. Why not 13.Qc8?
Jun-07-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: I would have liked a pun to do with fountain (Fontinha-sounds Brazilian,by the way). A really fine attack by black-with sacs and all.
Jun-07-06  horseyattack101: 13. Qxc8 allows for 13. ... Bxc8 and there goes your queen. I thought the right move was 13. Qxd4.
Jun-07-06  CapablancaFan: <horseyattack101: 13. Qxc8 allows for 13. ... Bxc8 and there goes your queen. I thought the right move was 13. Qxd4.> 13.Qxd4?? ...Bc5! and there goes your queen. (It's a pin).
Jun-07-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Some very unbalanced positions in this game, so "Nash equilibrium" would not have made a good pun. :)
Aug-18-06
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  Phony Benoni: Too bad it wasn't a king hunt. Then they could have used "Nash Rambler".
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