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Jon J Hastings vs Andrew Philip Law
"I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)" (game of the day Jan-22-2007)
18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994), London ENG, rd 7, Aug-26
Vienna Game: Stanley Variation. Bronstein Gambit (C23)  ·  0-1



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Jan-22-07  The Backward Pawn: Nice finish 16.Kh1 Ng3+ 17.hxg3 hxg4#
Jan-22-07  chempion: nice finish!
Jan-22-07  backyard pawn: Nifty forced finish!
Hello, The Backward Pawn!
Jan-22-07  Hidden Skillz: in my mind 12.Nd3 was a passive and decisive mistake
Jan-22-07  khense: Does white survive with 15 Qa4?
Jan-22-07  coastalferg: a less efficient yet cooler mate would be, 16.Kh1 Qg1+ 17.Rxg1 Ng3+ 18.hxg3 hxg4#
Jan-22-07  Tactic101: White played passively here. But still, nice finish. However, I don't get why this is game of the day. It didn't seem very special or anything. Was it just playing on words?
Jan-22-07  Sularus: is this the longest pun ever?
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  Richard Taylor: great finish!
Jan-22-07  schnarre: It'd be hilarious if Law was actually a cop....
Jan-22-07  Rubenus: <Tactic101> I have seen games of the day which are much more boring. Didn't you find it a nice finish?
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  kevin86: A nice way to start out the week. Black comes up with a brilliant mate in three. Just go back a few moves and even try to imagine a mate delivered from pieces at b6 and h8-even without them moving a muscle!
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  keypusher: <However, I don't get why this is game of the day. It didn't seem very special or anything.>

Oh, c'mon, if Morphy had played this, it would be in every anthology. What a wonderful combination!

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  WannaBe: <keypusher> That's an interesting thing to try, randomly pick a miniature, and put Morphy's name in place of the actual winning player, and see the reaction from's members. =)
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  kevin86: How about the master of sacrifices: Tal? For a long time,he appeared about twice a week on the gotd.
Jan-22-07  AAAAron: great game! From this game I'd assume Hastings was "special", and started drooling on himself before he resigned. Dee da Dee
Jan-22-07  Themofro: Great game.
Jan-22-07  GeauxCool: This Jonathan Hastings has a miserable looking database, no apparent improvement in 20 years of play. Just paltry draws on a Vienna variation after trading queens on the 5th move. <1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Qxe5+ Qe7 6.Qxe7+ Bxe7> That's a good variation to remember. If he can draw it, so can I. But he definitely needs some wins uploaded, if there are any available, poor guy!

In this game, 7.Ng5 was the best chance to draw, based on <CGOE>.

Jan-22-07  greatdane: Great Monday game, great pun. Out of 15 moves, 11 involves Knights. Never seen such massive Knight activity deciding a game never really begun. Amazing. Thanks to <The Backward Pawn> for giving the finish - didn't see it right away (only saw the game late night in my country!).
Jan-22-07  BishopofBlunder: <keypusher: <However, I don't get why this is game of the day. It didn't seem very special or anything.>

Oh, c'mon, if Morphy had played this, it would be in every anthology. What a wonderful combination!>

Morphy would have been proud. (although Law didn't sacrifice enough pieces before mate).

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  kevin86: fifteen moves-fourteen combined knight moves---such horseplay!! lol
Jan-02-09  WhiteRook48: got it. Law might try a sacrifice. It's in the law to do queen sacs: 16. Kh1 Qg1+!! 17. Rxg1 Ng3+!! 18. hxg3 hxg4# 0-1
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  GrahamClayton: Hastings didn't put up much of a "battle". My first CG pun!
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  Penguincw: Nice mate.
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