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Paul Limbos vs Klausner
"The African Queen" (game of the day Sep-14-2009)
Le Cygne-Maccabi (1929), Belgium, Jul-07
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0



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May-24-08  BISHOP TAL: I just watched A&E biography on Bogie he started the rat pack, he liked drinkin and his big passion was sailing. Not 1 word about chess I heard he drew reshevsky can anybody confirm that and is there a record of it.
May-24-08  Marmot PFL: <BISHOP TAL:> Judging from this game a draw with Sammy is hard to believe (unless he was a major Bogart fan).
May-26-08  BISHOP TAL: <marmot PFL:> I agree marmot, but chessgames says he did it in a simultanous exhibtion maybe he was a bogie fan lol,like to see more games by him.
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  Benzol: <BISHOP TAL> <Marmot PFL> Have you read my post of January 3rd 2008 on the Bogart thread?
May-27-08  BISHOP TAL: I have now tks Benzol. thats somthin ud think they would mention in a 45 biography. hollywood legend drew former united stated champion even if it was simulatanous.
Sep-14-09  RandomVisitor: "The fundamental things apply / As time goes by."
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  whiteshark: 13...Nf6 would have led to another game. Why do people sometimes place their pieces on the wing opposite to the 'action side'?
Sep-14-09  alayo: 14.Re7 1-0
Sep-14-09  paavoh: <al wazir> <"...It just goes to show: the stronger the player, the earlier he resigns..."> Interesting advice, I should try this in the future. What do you suggest as a proper move number to tip one's King? Let's see if my improved performance will then compensate the rating loss from those early resignations - all this jokingly, of course... ;-)
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  whiteshark: <alayo: 14.Re7 1-0> Is that a direct response to my suggested <13...Nf6>? If so, <14...Bxe7> is my answer. :D
Sep-14-09  gus inn: The concluding h4 is a nice little and effective move.

not a bad idea of Humpreys to toss in the white towel:)

And to <whiteshark> yes -13Nb6 is a big mistake and likely an indication that H.B. never would become a gift to the world of chess.

But Casablanca is pretty close to Capablanca.

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  Eisenheim: Actors - is there anything they can't do?!?
Sep-14-09  andymac: 22. ? is a good puzzle. Friday maybe (for the distraction of winning the Queen if nothing else)?
Sep-14-09  RandomVisitor: 3 minutes per move:

Paul Limbos - Humphrey Bogart [C01]
Africa Africa, 1951
[Rybka 3 ]

1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.exd5 exd5
4.Nc3 Bb4
5.Bd3 Nf6
6.Nge2 0-0
7.0-0 c6
8.Bg5 last book move

8...Nbd7 0.32/17
9.Ng3= 0.01/18
[Rybka 3 : 9.a3 Bd6 10.Bf4 Qc7 11.Bxd6 Qxd6 12.Qd2 Re8 13.h3 Nb6 14.Rfe1 h6 15.Qf4 Qxf4 16.Nxf4 Bd7 17.Re5² 0.32/17 ]

9...Qc7² 0.67/17
[Rybka 3 : 9...h6 10.Bf4 Nb6 11.a3 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Nc4 13.Re1 Re8 14.a4 Rxe1+ 15.Qxe1 Be6 16.Rb1 b6 17.h3 Qe7 18.a5= 0.01/18 ]

10.Nh5= 0.08/19
[Rybka 3 : 10.Qf3 Ne8 11.Rfe1 Ndf6 12.h3 h6 13.Bd2 Be6 14.a3 Bd6 15.Na4 b6 16.Nc3 Rd8 17.Nce2² 0.67/17 ]

10...Nxh5 0.28/18
11.Qxh5 0.09/17 g6² 0.62/17
[Rybka 3 : 11...f5 12.Qh4 Nf6 13.f3 Bd6 14.Ne2 Qb6 15.b3 Bd7 16.Bf4 Bb4 17.Kh1 Rae8 18.Be5= 0.09/17 ]

12.Qh6= 0.13/17
[Rybka 3 : 12.Qh4 Nb6 13.Rae1 Bd7 14.f4 f5 15.Be7 Bxc3 16.bxc3 Rf7 17.Bf6 Qd6 18.Be5 Qe7 19.Qh6 Qf8 20.Qg5 Nc4 21.Bxc4 dxc4 22.Rf3² 0.62/17 ]

12...f5² 0.69/17
[Rybka 3 : 12...Qb6 13.a3 Bd6 14.Ne2 Re8 15.Rfe1 Bf8 16.Qh4 Bg7 17.Rab1 a5 18.b3 Nf8 19.c4 Ne6 20.c5= 0.13/17 ]

13.Rfe1= 0.00/16
[Rybka 3 : 13.Qh4 Nb6 14.Rfe1 Qf7 15.Be7 Bxc3 16.bxc3 Re8 17.a4 Be6 18.Bd6 Nc4 19.Bxc4 dxc4 20.f3 Qd7 21.Be5 Qe7 22.Qh6² 0.69/17 ]

13...Nb6± 0.74/15
[Rybka 3 : 13...Nf6 14.Qh4 Ne4 15.Bf4= 0.00/16 ]

14.Re2² 0.40/17
[Rybka 3 : 14.Bf4 Qf7 15.h4 Re8 16.h5 Bf8 17.Rxe8 Qxe8 18.Qg5 Be7 19.Qg3 Bd7 20.Re1 Qf7 21.Bd6 Bf6 22.Bc5 Re8± 0.74/15 ]

14...Bd7± 0.78/16
[Rybka 3 : 14...Qf7 15.Rae1 Bd7 16.a3 Bd6 17.Bf4 Bxf4 18.Qxf4 Rae8 19.a4 Rxe2 20.Rxe2 Nc4 21.Bxc4 dxc4 22.h3 Be6 23.Qe3 Bd7 24.Qe7 Re8² 0.40/17 ]

15.Be7 0.77/18 Bxe7? 3.12/20
[Rybka 3 : 15...Bd6 16.Bxf8 Bxf8 17.Qh4 Bg7 18.Ree1 f4 19.Ne2 Rf8 20.c3 Na4 21.Rab1 f3 22.Qg3 Qxg3 23.Nxg3 fxg2 24.Re7 Nb6 25.Kxg2 Bf6 26.Re2 Bh4 27.Rbe1 Kg7± 0.77/18 ]

16.Rxe7 3.12/20 Rf7 3.12/20
17.Rxf7 3.12/19 Kxf7 3.20/17
18.Qxh7+ 2.86/17 Kf6? 5.04/16
[Rybka 3 : 18...Kf8 19.Qxg6 Re8 20.Bxf5 Bxf5 21.Qxf5+ Qf7 22.Qxf7+ Kxf7 23.b3 Nc8 24.Kf1 Rh8 25.h3 2.86/17 ]

19.Re1 5.04/16 Qd6 5.04/16
20.g4 5.12/15 Rd8? #8/9
[Rybka 3 : 20...Re8 21.g5+ 5.12/15 ]

21.f4 #8/9 g5 #12/8
22.h4 #12/8 1-0

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  kevin86: Not an Oscar-winning performance by the loser. A result that would make me roll my steel balls-lol
Sep-14-09  kingfu: If Bogart is in the credits, see it. Bogart would hustle chess for 25 cents a game in New York during the depression. For all scifi geeks (which seems to correlate with chess) , you should see The Return of Doctor X which stars Humphrey. Who is the Bogart of today? Answer: Nobody. Who could be named Humphrey in 2009 and NOT get beat up?
Sep-14-09  Anatoly21: Immediately looked over the game and thought to myself: "Man, this game is of terribly quality for a game of the day."

Took me a second to realize these were just amateurs, and remarkably good ones considering their careers.

Sep-14-09  desiobu: Found an interesting detour to this opening with ...c6 in I Solonar vs A Madan, 2001.

I think black traded queens too quickly there.

Sep-14-09  tivrfoa: hey folks, help me!
I can't find escape for black after 22. gxf5
Sep-14-09  hellopolgar:
Sep-14-09  Hoglet: Medad(w) v me(b)sept13/09
d4 d5
c4 c6
Nc3 Nf6
Nf3 dc
e4 Be6
g3 Nbd7
e5 Nd5
bc Bf7
BN Qd5
RB e6
Qf5 ef
Re3 0-0
d5 Nd5
BN cd
e7 Rf7
Q+ Rf8
Qg8 RQ
He's a bighead.
Sep-14-09  WhiteRook48: this is crazy
Oct-04-12  Abdel Irada: <al wazir>: <It just goes to show: the stronger the player, the earlier he resigns.>

Thank you for that useful advice. From now on, I will resign before my opponent finishes setting up his pieces.

I should be world champion in no time.

Feb-11-14  Karpova: Several important corrections (will be submitted) from Edward Winter's C.N. 8536, where Luc Winants, who had access to the actual score, writes: <In fact, it is the game Limbos v Klausner, played on board five in a match between the chess clubs of Le Cygne (Brussels) and Maccabi (Antwerp) on 7 July 1929. This is proven by the original score-sheet, as well as by Limbos’ personal notebook, in which he rewrote his games. The final move was 22 Qh6+, and not 22 h4 as given in the book.>

The actual game score is reproduced there:

Black: Klausner
Site: Belgium
Date: 1929.07.07
Last move: 22.Qh6+

Oct-12-17  morfishine: I nominate this for most inane comment of the century: <al wazir...It just goes to show: the stronger the player, the earlier he resigns>


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