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Gerhard Niemand vs Peter Keffler
"Nobody's Business But His Own" (game of the day Dec-16-2021)
corr (1970) (correspondence)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack Bishop sac line (C57)  ·  0-1

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Sep-07-06  weary willy: I think the player of black is Peter Keffler http://members.aol.com/clactonchess...
Sep-10-06  mack: Lovely stuff - this is surely GOTD material. 'Niemand's Land'.
Sep-11-06  Calli: Poor Keffler, losing to a nobody like that. 8->
Sep-11-06  sneaky pete: <Calli> Who won?
Sep-11-06  Calli: oops! I guess Keffler beat nobody that day. Do you get any rating points for that?
Sep-11-06  EmperorAtahualpa: "Niemand"? No one could possibly have that name. :)

Anyway, I found that his first name is Gerhard and I've found one Gerhard from Germany and one from South Africa. I guess it's more likely it's the German guy and this might very well be him: http://www.niemand-optik.de/pics/po... He's an optician from Berlin.

Sep-11-06  sneaky pete: <EmperorAtahualpa> You're close, but this Gerhard Niemand (age 75) is a retired banker from Austria. I played 4 king's gambits against him in a theme tournament, 2 draws in the preliminaries in 1995 and (with incredible luck) 2 wins in the finals in 2004/2005.

ICCF TT 95/7 F
date 2004/2005
white sneaky pete
black my name is nobody
eco C39
1.e4 e5
2.f4 exf4
3.Nf3 g5
4.h4 g4
5.Ne5 Nf6
6.Bc4 d5
7.exd5 Bg7
8.d4 Nh5
9.Nc3 0-0
10.Ne2 c5
11.c3 cxd4
12.cxd4 Re8
13.Bxf4 Nxf4
14.Nxf4 f6
15.Ne6 Qa5+
16.Qd2 Qxd2+
17.Kxd2 Bxe6
18.dxe6 fxe5
19.d5 Rc8
20.Bb3 Bf8
21.e7 Bxe7
22.d6+ Kg7
23.dxe7 Re8
24.Rhf1 Rxe7
25.Rf5 Nc6
26.Raf1 Rd8+
27.Ke3 Rd6
28.Rf7+ Kh6
29.Bc2 Rdd7
30.R7f6+ Kh5
31.g3 Nd4
32.Bb3 Nf3
33.Be6 Rc7
34.Bd5 Nxh4
35.gxh4 b6
36.R1f5+
1-0.

Sep-11-06  hellstrafer: Another funny thing: Keffer means "pothead" in German. This guy is Keffler, but still...
Jun-23-08  MEISTERBRAU: And remember captain NEMO! (=Niemand)
Jun-23-08
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  whiteshark: Nobody should have made a strategic withdrawal: <11.Nf3!>.
Feb-21-09  JonathanJ: <hellstrafer> actually the word is "kiffer"
Feb-25-11  bastiaan0740: Cute game.
Dec-16-21  Brenin: Odysseus's nom de guerre, against the Cyclops Polyphemus, was No Man.

White does a great job of opening up lines onto his K; the final position is a lesson to all pawn-grabbers.

Dec-16-21  dhotts: Great game as most Traxler games are...Keffler played another excellent correspondence game the year before, which he won in 18 moves. Surprising for such short games in correspondence chess?
Dec-16-21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Sometimes, pawns are like potato chips--you can eat more than are healthy for you.
Dec-16-21  Immortal Gambit: Sorry to bother everyone again, but does the site plan to ever re-inaugurate the holiday puzzles?
Dec-16-21
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  moronovich: <Immortal Gambit: Sorry to bother everyone again, but does the site plan to ever re-inaugurate the holiday puzzles?>

Good question !

I dont think they will.

This site has been in a decline the last couple of years and when Daniel Freeman died, things got even worse.Unfortunately ):

Dec-16-21  Immortal Gambit: Thanks for the answer. This saddens me greatly, as that was one of the highlights of our robust community. Alas, a community that is in many ways no longer.
Dec-16-21
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  ajk68: 11. Nxh7? -- getting a bit too greedy.
Dec-16-21  N0B0DY: <N0B0DY> can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Dec-16-21
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  Teyss: <An Englishman> LOL.
When correspondence games look like blitz. Good Tuesday puzzle after 13.Nd5 or Thursday (yes, Thursday) after 11.Nxh7.
After the simple retreat 11.Nf3 White would have had a solid position despite the open g column. Well played by Black from there on.
Dec-16-21  offramp: Led Zeppelin did a very good very of this song.
Dec-16-21
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  fredthebear: Oh yes, I remember it well.
Dec-16-21  Ironmanth: The Traxler requires knowledge of precise calculations and maneuvers. Been stung by it myself with White more than a few times. Y'all stay safe, play well, and enjoy your holidays.
Dec-16-21
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  fredthebear: <N0B0DY: <N0B0DY> can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.>

Absolutely.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

<An Englishman: Good Evening: Sometimes, pawns are like potato chips--you can eat more than are healthy for you.>

Indeed. Are those on the dollar menu?

That must be why the Bishop sacrifice didn't appear here. The Great <whiteshark> says the dietary 11.Nf3! would have prevented all that indigestion. Can you imagine a white shark not eating the chips?! That's like asking a bear to pass on a bowl of cherries.

<Ironmanth: The Traxler requires knowledge of precise calculations and maneuvers. Been stung by it myself... >

When ol' FTB gets stung, I ask my Mrs. to remove the stinger (no tears allowed), wash w/soap and water, and apply calamine lotion. Works for me. Then I look up the line in BCO, FCO, MCO, and NCO, (that's usually far enough at my age) and then take a ride on my scooter bike to get my mind off it. If the weather is bad, just listen to some Beatles or Led Zeppelin, or watch Finding NEMO w/the grandkids. FTB is drug free. Who can play good chess when stoned?

<Immortal Gambit: Sorry to bother everyone again, but does the site plan to ever re-inaugurate the holiday puzzles?>

Me thinks not. It's another casualty of COVID-19. We're supposed to blame that dadgum Trump for conspiring w/the Russians. Aren't I puzzling enough?

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