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Gandalf (Computer) vs XINIX (Computer)
"A Wizard is Never Late" (game of the day Oct-23-2017)
WMCCC (2001), Maastricht NED, rd 1, Aug-19
Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack (C45)  ·  1-0



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Aug-26-12  soberknight: A crazy game starting with 5...Kd8.
Mar-04-13  Abdel Irada: In which both players attack with their kings at the earliest opportunity.
Sep-04-13  ArturoRivera: I propose a pun for this game "you shall not pass"
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  offramp: 5...Kd8 has been theory for about 150 years. Very good game!
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  offramp: <Aug-26-12 soberknight: A crazy game starting with 5...Kd8.> My apologies. To my surprise 5...Kd8 appears in the <chessgames> database as a novelty! A novelty on move 5 in the venerable old Scotch! And played by a pooter. Normally black takes the e-pawn first.
Oct-23-17  Mikhail1962: Kd8?? Bc5!?
Oct-23-17  Russo: I wonder what stockfish would have to say about that.
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  louispaulsen88888888: I think 5...Bc5 looks good but it may get crazy complicated!
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  ajk68: Chessgames' server recommendation after Kd8:

1) +0.84 (34 ply) 6.N1c3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nf6 8.g3 Qg4 9.Be2 Qe6 10.O-O Re8 11.Bf3 a6 12.Nxc7 Kxc7 13.Nd5+ Nxd5 14.exd5 Qe7 15.dxc6 dxc6 16.c3 Bc5 17.Re1 Be6 18.Bf4+ Kc8 19.Qc2 g5 20.Be5 Rd8 21.Qxh7 g4 22.Be2 f6 23.Qxe7 Bxe7 24.Bd4 c5 25.Be3 Kc7 26.f3 f5 27.Kf2 Kc6 28.Bf4 b6 29.fxg4

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  ajk68: Prior to making the move 5...Kd8:

1) +0.12 (36 ply) 5...Bb4+ 6.Bd2

2) +0.28 (35 ply) 5...Qxe4+ 6.Be2 Bb4+ 7.N1c3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Kd8 9.O-O Nf6 10.Nd4 Nxd4 11.cxd4 d6 12.Bf3 Qf5 13.Re1 Re8 14.c4 Rxe1+ 15.Qxe1 Be6 16.Qe2 Rb8 17.Be3 d5 18.c5 b6 19.c6 Ke8 20.Qa6 Rc8 21.Rc1 Ng4 22.Bd2 Kf8 23.Qa3+ Kg8 24.Qxa7 h6 25.Re1 Qc2

Oct-24-17  newzild: Awesome game.

A better title might have been "The Return of the King."

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  kevin86: Underpromotion!
Oct-26-17  nalinw: <newzild> Brilliant - can you submit this game again with the new pun?
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  keypusher: <offramp: <Aug-26-12 soberknight: A crazy game starting with 5...Kd8.> My apologies. To my surprise 5...Kd8 appears in the <chessgames> database as a novelty! A novelty on move 5 in the venerable old Scotch! And played by a pooter. Normally black takes the e-pawn first.>

I'm curious -- was 4....Qh4 put in by the programmer, with the engine then deciding that taking the pawn was a bad idea? It doesn't make a lot of sense to play ....Qh4 and then not grab the pawn. "If you say A, you must say B." It's the law!

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  OrangeTulip: Riddles in the dark

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