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Dan E Mayers vs Daniel John King
"The King of King's" (game of the day Jun-11-2005)
2nd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1978), London ENG, rd 9, Aug-30
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Smyslov System (A22)  ·  0-1

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Jun-11-05
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  khense: Nice surprise 35...KF3. So many draws were not draws - if we had only looked!
Jun-11-05
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  jahhaj: Here's another way for White to lose this game 36. ♔xh1 ♔e3 37. b4. Seems like a reasonable try but 37... ♔d2 38. ♗a4 cxb4 39. cxb4 axb4 40. c5 ♔c3 41. c6 bxc6 42. ♗xc6 b3 43. ♗d5 b2 44. ♗a2 ♔c2 45. ♔b2 b1♕ 46. ♗xb1 ♔xb1 and the pawn ending is lost because White can't save the ♙e4.
Jun-11-05  halcyonteam: Hard, i can't see the point of interest in this game. What's happening?
Jun-11-05
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  kevin86: White's bishop is so hemmed in by his own pawns,that it is useless-and even a piece ahead,he is lost!!!
Jun-11-05  farrooj: yes such an instructive endgame the bishop isnt doing anything! White shouldnt have accepted the sacrifice and not let black in
Jun-11-05
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  OhioChessFan: White made some pointless moves. 0-0 was too early. He had to stop Nc5 before the d pawn moved. And then Qd1 instead of c2 made that permanent. And again on the 23rd move, the d pawn had to move before the night got to c5. White allowed both moves to that square and got crushed in the end game because of it.
Jun-11-05  mack: White loses the plot very early on; his sixth and seventh moves are both utterly wrong. God knows if it's theory but it shouldn't be.
Jun-12-05  coucoucou: to kevin86; the point of interest in this game???? This is just an endgame masterpiece! I think some people here should try and understand the depth of high level games so as to really appreciate it and respect GrandMasters. D. King is a great and inventive player. Replaying the games from a scoresheet gives a false impression of easyness. But how many people have the occasion of demonstrating such a conception as in this game? And this is not the only one. That's grand master play.
Jun-13-05
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  patzer2: Black's play exploits the active King and slight space advantage for an instructive endgame win.

White's mistake appears to be 29. d4?
White would have done better with 29. Bg2! b5 30. cxb5 cxb5 31. Kc2 b4 32. h3 Bd7 33. h4 bxc3 34. Kxc3 g5 35. Bf3 g4 36. Bd1 Be6 37. b4 axb4+ 38. Kxb4 =.

After 29...Bf3!, Black has the initiative and may well have a forced win.

Jun-14-05  PaulLovric: i agree with <kevin86> and the ending is quite good, i wonder when it was obvious? perhaps ....25Nxb3
Oct-31-06  oao2102: Ok...but why the apostrophe?
Nov-24-08  aazqua: This is just horribly played by white.
Jan-15-09  WhiteRook48: The King's King overpowers some bishop and king stuck in the corner.
Aug-06-11  hedgeh0g: <Ok...but why the apostrophe?>

In English, an apostrophe accompanied by an "s" after a noun indicates possession.

e.g. "Robert's chair" = the chair which belongs to Robert.

In the case of this game, "The King of King's" = the king which belongs to (Daniel) King.

Hope that helped.

Aug-29-12
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  Richard Taylor: Nicely played by King!
Aug-29-12
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  Richard Taylor: Yes, the normal "Biblical" or Shellyean expression would be some such as

"I am Ozymandias
King of Kings,
Look on my works
Ye mighty
And despair."

'Ozymandias' by P B Shelley.

But of course it is only relevant here as a kind of clever joke....

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