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Patrick Wolff vs Oladapo Oluto Adu
"Much Adu About Nothing" (game of the day Feb-04-2014)
Governor's Cup (2001), Sioux Falls USA, rd 4, Sep-22
French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Variation (C01)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-08-04  mjk: Isn't 8...♗b4, 9...♗e7 a monstrous waste of time?
Sep-08-04  azaris: Yes, Much Adu About Nothing.
Nov-30-05  Timothy Glenn Forney: Hat's off to P.Wolff! 12Bxg6?! then 13.Rxe6! stunning.Black must have been in shock.
Feb-05-07  IMDONE4: Wow... the double sacrifice was amazing. Its funny how Adu even bothered with Kh7 at the end. However, the sacrifice doesnt look entirely sound.
Feb-04-14  goldfarbdj: Not sound? It'd be nice to have some variations to back up a statement like that. If 13. ... fxe6 14 Qxg6+ Kh8 15 Ng5, the only move to stave off mate in one is Nf6, and then after 16 Qh6+ Kg8 17 Nce4 I don't see how Black defends against mate in three (the threat is 18 Nxf6+ Rxf6 19 Qh7+ Kf8 20 Qh8#).
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  al wazir: If 21...f6 (what else is there?), then 22. Re3 Na6 (22...Qh7 23. e7) 23. Qxc6 Nc7 24. Bf4 is enough to win.
Feb-04-14  actinia: <goldfarbdj> in your line black can play 15. ... Bxg5

after 13. ... fxe6, white is a rook down and black's king looks adequately defended

Feb-04-14  actinia: I think that the depth of the line is that if 13. ... fxe6 then the only knockout win from white is going to come from the a1 rook being lifted to the third rank along the e-file and then swinging over to then kingside
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  morfishine: This pun pretty much describes this pun
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  whiteshark: I have had too much <Oladapo Oluto> last night
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  Honza Cervenka: If 13...fxe6, then 14.Qxg6+ Kh8 15.Qh6+ Kg8 16.Qxe6+ Kh8 17.Qh6+ Kg8 18.Qg6+ Kh8 19.Qh5+ Kg8 20.Bh6 Bf6 (or 20...Rf7 21.Ne5 ) 21.Qg6+ Kh8 22.Ng5 and white wins.
Feb-04-14  Castleinthesky: Adu-du
Feb-04-14  The Last Straw: My third pun!
Feb-04-14  Ferro: El tonto del bote
Feb-04-14  Ferro: Partida comprada.
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  kevin86: The last move was hilarious! I guess black wanted to be mated on a rank rather than a file-lol.

I like the circus of sacs by white!

Feb-04-14  Tim Delaney: It looks as though black can defend with 20. ... Qe6, but after 21. Rd1 the game is hopeless. White is a pawn to the good, and black still cannot develop the Queen side pieces.
Feb-04-14  Mr. President: Dear Sir:

I have been requested by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has recently concluded a large number of contracts for oil exploration in the sub-Sahara region. The contracts have immediately produced moneys equaling US$40,000,000. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company is desirous of oil exploration in other parts of the world, however, because of certain regulations of the Nigerian Government, it is unable to move these funds to another region.

You assistance is requested as a non-Nigerian citizen to assist the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, and also the Central Bank of Nigeria, in moving these funds out of Nigeria. If the funds can be transferred to your name, in your United States account, then you can forward the funds as directed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company. In exchange for your accommodating services, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company would agree to allow you to retain 10%, or US$4 million of this amount.

However, to be a legitimate transferee of these moneys according to Nigerian law, you must presently be a depositor of at least US$100,000 in a Nigerian bank which is regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

If it will be possible for you to assist us, we would be most grateful. We suggest that you meet with us in person in Lagos, and that during your visit I introduce you to the representatives of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, as well as with certain officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Please call me at your earliest convenience at 18-467-4975. Time is of the essence in this matter; very quickly the Nigerian Government will realize that the Central Bank is maintaining this amount on deposit, and attempt to levy certain depository taxes on it.

Yours truly,

Prince Oladapo Oluto Adu

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  Penguincw: If 23...f5 then 24.Qg7+ Qxg7 25.Bxg7 Kxg7 26.e7 Nd7 27.e8=Q Rxe8 28.Rxe8, and white is up the exchange, unless I'm missing something better.
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  Domdaniel: Between 1960 and 1970, Nigeria switched from driving on the left to driving on the right. The change was made gradually.

Starting in 2014, changes in the rules of chess were also gradually initiated.

Feb-04-14  ajile: This opening kind of looks like a Panov Attack except for the French Defense not the Caro-Kann.
Feb-04-14  master of defence: Really, why not the simple 9...Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bxc3? If 11.Rb1 Bxa2 12.Rxb7 Bd5 and black should be fine, no?
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  morfishine: 17...b6 is insipid

After 17...Na6 planning Nc7 guarding <d5> with the option of Ne6, Black has no worries


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