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Georges Koltanowski vs Mary Hofferbert
"Lights out" (game of the day Nov-30-2015)
Simul (1947) (exhibition), Knoxville, TN USA
Italian Game: General (C50)  ·  1-0



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Sep-19-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Smothered! Lovely!
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  GrahamClayton: 13.♕a8 ♖e5 14.f4 ♖e8 15.fg5 ♕g5 would allow Black to continue, but 13.♘f7 is more direct, forcing the smothered mate.
Nov-30-15  Honey Blend: <GrahamClayton> The mate isn't forced, but White will win decisive material after 13. ... ♕e7 14. ♘xg5+ ♔h8 15. ♘f7+ ♔g8 16. ♘d6+ ♔h8 17. ♘xe8

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  offramp: The pun refers to the blindfoldosity of white.

When he won this game Kolty was offered a high-5 by Ryan Seacrest.

Nov-30-15  mathlover: what a fantastic game
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  kevin86: Smothered mate in sixteen moves, blindfold! Wow!
Nov-30-15  Pballa: To be fair, black played like he was blindfolded too.
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  offramp: <Pballa: To be fair, black played like he was blindfolded too.>

Look harder, Pballa. Mary was a lady.

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  thegoodanarchist: This is quite similar to my simul game against GM Mednis, except in that game Black first lost a piece before getting smothered.
Nov-30-15  grasser: From my FaceBook page:

George Grasser

November 28 at 3:23am

Gentlemen: On the 23rd of last month I played the following Training Game against a new Student about age 29. He paid me $10 for the two hour lesson. After this game I never saw him again. I must say that had I been Checkmated in this fashion on one of my first lessons I would have shouted that "I have just been Checkmated by God Himself!" I simply would follow a Man like this the rest of my life proud that he was my Coach.

Now you see why I think of most of you as just Pieces of @#$%, unworthy of even being my FaceBook friend? $10 feeds me for NINE DAYS!

[Event "Starbucks Coral Springs"]
[Date "2015.10.23"]
[White "Aldo"]
[Black "Grasser, George"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "UNR"]
[BlackElo "2047"]

1. g3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6
5. O-O cxd4 6. Nxd4 e5 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Nd2 Bc5 9. e3 Ba6 10. Re1 O-O 11. f3 Rb8 12. b3 d4 13. Nf1 Qb6 14. Kh1 Bxf1 15. Bxf1 dxe3 16. Qe2 Nd5 17. Bb2 Bd4 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Qc4 Rfd8 20. Rac1 Nc3 21. a4 Rd6 22. f4 Ne4 23. Kg1 e2 24. Bg2 d3+ 25. Kh1 Nf2+ 26. Kg1 Nh3+ 27. Kh1 Qg1+ 28. Rxg1 Nf2# 0-1

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