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Georges Koltanowski vs W Nolan
Simul blind 1/56 (1960) (blindfold), San Francisco, CA USA, Dec-04
King Pawn Game: McConnell Defense (C40)  ·  1-0



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Mar-15-04  Egghead: Black's play here is terrible. I wonder what the typical strength is in these blind simuls.
Jul-03-04  ArturoRivera: I agree with you egghead, black headin into a reversal Napoleon's opening was not very promisory, clearly violating the principle of not getting the queen out until move 9 unless you are going to have a material win or a best position, in most games is not good to do it. these blinfold exhibitions must bring very novice players.
Jul-17-04  Giancarlo: I'm intrested in knowing how a player of any class doesn't see his queen has absolutly no escape path. It should always be made sure your piece has an escape route.
Jul-20-06  PaulKeres: 4. Nd5 is even better than 4. Bc4 here, I often play this. The Greco defence is just bad.
Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: 2...Qf6?? Nolan should've stayed as NN here.
Mar-26-09  WhiteRook48: 5...Ne7 is just terrible
Jul-27-10  sleepyirv: This wasn't the only McConnell Defense played at this blind simuli: Koltanowski vs D Carter, 1960

I assume this was a little gamesmanship with one or both of the Black Players, playing the same uncommon open in hopes that Koltanowski would lose track of one of the games.

Instead, it gave the master two quick knockouts.

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