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Viktor Korchnoi vs Tamborini
"Hey Mr. Tamborini Man" (game of the day Mar-06-2008)
Legnano (1986)
French Defense: Rubinstein. Fort Knox Variation (C10)  ·  0-1



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  Brettwith2ts: wwwwaaaiiittt....Somebody beat Korchnoi by playing the French???
Mar-06-08  wanabe2000: Who is Tamborini?
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  al wazir: <wanabe2000: Who is Tamborini?> Whoever he is, he's good. Or was in 1986.
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Hey, Mr. Tamborine Man,
play a game for me,
I'm not sleepy and there is no square I'm going to.


In the jingle-jangle morning,
I'll come following you.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: It's what we all dream of doing; to say that for at least one game, we were one of the world's best--and proving that against the best. Signor Tamborini, take your well-earned seat next to Mr. MacCutcheon.
Mar-06-08  tommy boy: Nice, very nice game
Mar-06-08  0817: Is 29.Qg5 a better try?
Mar-06-08  jovack: Korchnoi underestimated his opponent and got sunk by black's B pawn.
Mar-06-08  Manic: <0817> 29.Qg5 g6 and white looks not much better than in the game. Black has many threats such as a2+, Reb8, axb2. A line may go 29.Qg5 g6 30.b3 and maybe 30...e3, with the main follow up being 31...Reb8 with the threat of 32...Rxb3. For example 30...e3 31.fxe3 Reb8 32.Ka2 Rxb3 33.Bxb3 Rxb3 34.Kxb3 Qb4+ 35.Ka2 Qc4+ 36.Ka1 Qc3+ and 37...Be5

30.Qh6 Bf8 leads nowhere and black gains a tempo and will follow up with axb2 followed by doubling rooks

Mar-06-08  arnaud1959: Through the whole game I thougt that Korchnoi had black and that white always had a better game. By looking at the score (0-1) I was expecting Korchnoi to find a way out. When finally I thought that he had won I realized that he had had white and he had lost!
Mar-06-08  drpoundsign: you say you want to be a master then get a chess set and learn how to play...

kingside queenside over and under..

a time to queen a time to sac a time to refrain from exchanging...

eight pawns up.... OK running out of puns here

Mar-06-08  karnak64: Since "Tamborini" has only one name, perhaps he's a Brazilian football star.
Mar-06-08  Ruy Lopez: He has only one game....... this one in the database.
Mar-06-08  Prugno: I am quite sure that Korchnoi did not play in any official event in Legnano 1986, so presumably this was from a simultaneous display.

The only Italian player present in my database with the surname Tamborini is a strong female correspondence chess player called Laura Tamborini, so perhaps "Mrs. Tamborini Woman" would have been a more appropriate song...

Mar-06-08  zb2cr: The exchanges setting up the final position are a thing of beauty. First, (31. ... Be5+) the Bishop is forced away from guarding the Queen. Second, (32. ... Bxb2+), the King is moved from a1 to b2, allowing both the Queening of the a-Pawn, and ensuring that the Rook capture would be a check. Third, (33. ... a1=Q+), the Rook is forced to a1, removing the guard on the White Queen. Fourth, (34. ... Rxb3+) Black gets a discovered attack with check on the now-unguarded White Queen.

Now, if I could do this in my games with any kind of consistency, I'd call myself a chessplayer. Ah, well. A man can dream.

Mar-06-08  A.G. Argent: Well, at least Mr./Ms. Tamborini wadn't no ghost as presented in Viktor K.'s last featured game a coupla days ago. But as <jovack> points out,he WAS haunted, though, by an advancing, pretty much ignored pawn. Yeah, probably a little too passive. Taking nothing away, however, from the mysterious Tamborini's very nice play. Good stuff.
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  kevin86: Tamborini was not:

A very historic volcano that erupted in 1815.

One of the Five Families mentioned in the GODFATHER.

The third baseman for the Mets.

An opera composer.


The game ended a bit anti-climatically-I was looking for a mate,not just the check and capture of the queen. At least white resigned and didn't play it out.

BTW,the song was by the BYRDS-and had nothing to do with Alfred Hitchcock.

Mar-06-08  smarterthanbobby: crisp moves by black, talk about tempo.. as well strong queen, bisop for black... isolated queen and trapped bisop for white... and the file black opened up on the file was too much, interesting how white just let this happen? kinda weak.
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  Jimfromprovidence: White probably should have played 26 axb4, below.

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Then after 26...Qxb4 then 27 g5 should be OK.

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  Sneaky: <BTW,the song was by the BYRDS> I'm pretty sure it was written by Bob Dylan, but the version by the Byrds was the sixties chart topping hit that everybody remembers.

Mar-06-08  Jim Bartle: "Tamborini was not:

The third baseman for the Mets."

One of the few the team hasn't tried...

(Though they seem set for years to come right now.)

Mar-06-08  PinnedPiece: <Sneaky: <BTW,the song was by the BYRDS> I'm pretty sure it was written by Bob Dylan> Correct, Dylan released the song on 1965's "Bringing it all Back Home" which also contained "It's alright Ma, I'm only Bleeding" Which Korchnoi might have sung after this game...
Mar-06-08  PinnedPiece: If you hear Bob Dylan sing "Mr Tamborine Man" you will marvel at the genius of the Byrd's for thinking it could be turned into a hit.
Mar-06-08  Jim Bartle: Same with "Chimes of Freedom" and "My Back Pages."
Mar-06-08  mindkontrolle: Ignorance anyone? It was written/performed/recorded by Bob Dylan. The Byrds recorded a version, their first, and it's a fact that none of the band members wanted to do it, it was their producer who made that happen. For the Byrds' second attempt they did another Dylan song! Two in a row! However, this one flopped. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
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