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Vladimir Jacko Sr vs Jana Jackova
Hlohovec (1994), Hlohovec (Slovakia)
Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56)  ·  1-0



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Mar-23-06  Whitehat1963: Talk about a great puzzle! This one's a beauty after 19...d3. Try your luck, indeed! Good game all the way around, great finish including a queen sac, and names that are just dying for a few puns. Don't miss this one!!
Mar-23-06  kansasofunitedstates: What's the finish?
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  TheAlchemist: Come on, Jacko vs Jackova?
Mar-23-06  Whitehat1963: Welcome back my dear old friend from Kansas! How am I? Very well, thank you. Where are you from in Kansas? I went to college there. Yes, college. Despite my lack of chess knowledge, I did manage to graduate from a decent college.
Mar-23-06  Jim Bartle: See, that's what happens when you go to class rather than play chess.
Mar-23-06  Whitehat1963: <Jim Bartle>, what do you think of this game?
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  Mendrys: <kansasofunitedstates> Simply 34...Rxf7 35. Re8++ or if 34..Kb8 35. Re8+ Rxe8 36. fxe8=Q+
Mar-23-06  Whitehat1963: <Mendrys>, you have to know him. He's mocking me; he's not actually interested in a reply. I often ask "What's the finish?", but I ask because I honestly don't know the answer.
Mar-23-06  Jim Bartle: whitehat: Oh, I went to class, too! But I like the deflection of the black rook off f8 with Re8+.

I wonder if Hlohovec means "Neverland" in Slovak.

Mar-23-06  Whitehat1963: <Jim Bartle> you and your clever references and word games. You got me this time. What are you referring to? By the way, have you ever read Nabokov's "Lolita"? I think it would fit your personality like a glove -- chock full of clever wordplay and references.
Mar-23-06  Whitehat1963: Never mind. Got it! Funny, as usual. I didn't think to look at the game location.
Mar-23-06  Whitehat1963: Ironic, isn't it, that I would quite accidentally bring up Lolita right after your Neverland reference?
Mar-23-06  Jim Bartle: Yes, I read Lolita, but the elegant language and obscure vocabulary describing the horrible subject matter gave me the creeps. Of course that was probably the idea.

Has anyone read Nabokov's "The Luzhin Defense"?

Mar-23-06  euripides: <Jim> I read it decades ago, under the title 'The defence'. It's very good, as far as I remember. I think 'Lolita' is in the end a very moral book though Nabokov throws one off the scent by talking about 'aesthetic bliss' being all that matters in the book's introduction.
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  tpstar: <Whitehat1963> This is a very nice game by White with instructive tactics. I don't play this line as Black, but one advantage of 8 ... Qh5 over 8 ... Qa5 is the Queen is usually more useful on the Kingside. In the game the poor Queen got mired on b6, so I like 17 ... Qd5 instead or else Black should go whole hog with 17 ... Qb6 18. Rd1 Qxb2!? and try to hold on. 20. Re8+! is sweet, winning Q for RN, but 23 ... axb6 was much better than 23 ... cxb6!?. White alertly traded down to a won R&P endgame (28. fxg4! Rxf4 29. gxf4 Rxg4) and the final sequence is very picturesque. Light a Jacko-lantern for White's win. =)
Mar-24-06  Whitehat1963: Not as picturesque is 20. Nxd3, but doesn't it also provide an adequate defense, while also protecting the b-pawn?
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  tpstar: <Whitehat1963> 20. Nxd3? Nd4! wins material = 21. Rxb6 Nxe2+ 22. Kf1 Nxg3+! 23. Ke1/Kg1 axb6 24. fxg3. Black was maybe playing for that trap, but the unique game continuation was much better for White.
Oct-30-06  Whitehat1963: Happy Halloween!
Oct-30-06  mack: I hate sodding Halloween.
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  gambitfan: A typical Anti Max Lange game...

The Max Lange attack is:

1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.♗c4 ♘f6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O ♘xe4 6.e5!?

The refutation of this enterprising 6. e5!? seems to be: 5. ... ♘xe4 instead of 5. ... ♗c5 as was usually played...

1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.♗c4 ♘f6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O ♘xe4 6.e5!?

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  gambitfan: Final threat: mat du couloir !!!
May-14-08  Whitehat1963: Wednesday/Thursday puzzle after 19...d3.
Jun-19-09  gmalino: Very funny, for those who are not familiar with eastern european languages: "ova" in the ending of the familyname means "woman married to the guy who gave the beginning of the name".

so jackova maybe is married to jacko.

who knows.

Jun-19-09  davegras: gmalino,
Well, Jackova was 12yo at the time this game took place according to the database. If they married, does the database change to reflect the married name, even for games prior to marriage?
Jun-19-09  WhiteRook48: weird
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