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Philip Stuart Milner-Barry vs Dragoljub Baretic
""I see!" said the blind man" (game of the day Aug-06-2016)
Hastings-B (1962), Hastings ENG
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39)  ·  0-1



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Jan-29-03  mdorothy: Why is the title of this game: "I see!" said the blind man??? Is Baretic blind? or whats goin on?
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  Sneaky: Yes, Baretic was a famous blind player. Blind players are allowed to use braille chess sets during tournaments, but Baretic was one of the few blind players who did not do that. He essentially gave all of his opponents "blindfold odds" and did very well.

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Jan-29-03  mdorothy: Interesting, very interesting.. That would definately be hard to pull of. But, I guarantee you it gets easier each game he played.
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  FSR: This is a repeat pun? Weird.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I feel rather astonished that anyone could play The Long Whip (5...h5) vs. a gambiteer like Milner-Barry and get away with it. However, starting with this game and continuing to the present, Black has 11 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw according to the database. Probably a reflection upon the quality of the players.
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  piltdown man: "You're a liar", said the dummy.
Aug-06-16  newzild: This is an impressive effort for a 2100 player.
Aug-06-16  TheTamale: Fun. Milner-Barry senses the danger in taking the knight on h4 has passed, so he grabs it on move 25. But even with so many pieces off the board Black turns the resulting pawns to good use in a few moves.
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  playground player: I wish I had a nickel for every time my mother said, "I see, said the blind man."
Aug-06-16  RandomVisitor: After 12.axb3 Baretic did not "see"

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<-1.39/37 12...f5 13.e5 Nf7 14.exd6 Nxd6> 15.Bg5 Be7 16.Bf4 Ne4 17.Nd2 0-0 18.b4 Be6 19.Ne5 Nf6 20.Ng6 Re8 21.Nxe7+ Qxe7 22.Kf2 Qf7 23.Re1 a6 24.Qc2 c6 25.Re5 Nd7 26.Re3 b5 27.Rae1 Nb6 28.Bg5 Qd7 29.Qc1 Rac8 30.Re5 Qd6 31.Nxf3 gxf3 32.Qe3 Bd7 33.Be7 Qg6 34.Qxf3

Aug-06-16  RandomVisitor: After 9.g3

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<-0.82/38 9...Bg7 10.c3 Nd7> 11.Bb3 Nf8 12.Nf4 Ng8 13.Qd3 Qe7 14.Nd5 Qd7 15.Na3 c6 16.Nf4 b6 17.Be3 Bb7 18.0-0-0 0-0-0 19.Kb1 Kb8 20.Rhe1 Nf6 21.Nc4 Ba6 22.Qc2 Nxe4 23.Qxe4 d5 24.Nxd5 cxd5 25.Qf4+ Qc7 26.Ne5 Bxe5 27.dxe5 Bc4 28.Qf6 Ne6 29.Bc2 Rhe8 30.Rd2 Kb7 31.Ba4 Re7 32.Bc2 Rde8 33.Bf5 Kb8

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  kevin86: Look at all of the black pawns!
Aug-14-16  siggemannen: so, where did white actually go wrong? According to RV it was already before move 9?

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