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Albert Whiting Fox vs H E Bauer
"Crazy Like a Fox" (game of the day Jan-19-2018)
Antwerp (1900), Antwerp BEL, Dec-11
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  1-0

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Aug-12-06  RandomVisitor: <dakgootje>just say no...
Aug-12-06  dakgootje: no

with your permission, to what did i say no?

Aug-12-06
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  patzer2: <RandomVisitor> I assume you're looking at 13...f6 14. b4 fxe5 15. dxe5 Ndc4 16. bxa4 Nxe3 17. Qxe3 with connected center pawns to compensate for for giving up the exchange. In any event, I'll enjoy seeing what you find.
Aug-12-06  RandomVisitor: 24-ply

2: FOX - Bauer, Antwerp 1901


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Analysis by Rybka 2.1c mp:

1. = (-0.24): 14...fxe5 15.dxe5 Ndc4 16.bxa5 Nxe3 17.Qxe3 c5 18.Nb3 c4 19.Nd4 Bc5 20.Be2 Qxa5 21.Bf3

2. = (-0.23): 14...Nf5 15.Re1 fxe5 16.Rxe5 Nc6 17.Rxf5 g6 18.Re5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 c5 20.bxc5 Bxc5+ 21.Kh1

(, 12.08.2006)

Aug-12-06  GoldenKnight: <Paul Albert> Hello! I have missed your posts. I always enjoy them. I don't usually post on puzzles. Like you, I just give a cursory look at them to see if I can spot the basic idea. This was one of the very few puzzles in which I actually bothered to work out all the variations (<5 min). I agree with you: this was awfully easy for a Saturday.
Aug-13-06  RandomVisitor: 26-ply

2: FOX - Bauer, Antwerp 1901


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Analysis by Rybka 2.1c mp:

1. (-0.29): 14...fxe5 15.dxe5 Ndc4 16.bxa5 Nxe3 17.Qxe3 c5 18.Nb3 c4 19.Nd4 Bc5 20.Be2 Qxa5 21.Bf3

2. = (-0.19): 14...Nf5 15.Re1 fxe5 16.Rxe5 Nc6 17.Rxf5 g6 18.Re5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 c5 20.bxc5 Bxc5+ 21.Kh1

(, 13.08.2006)

Aug-13-06
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  patzer2: <RandomVisitor> Thanks for giving the equalizing line for White after 13...f6! 14. b4!

It's a very instructive line for demonstrating full compensation when the exchange down. In this case, White's extra pawn and the strong Kinside and center connected pawns, along with excellent piece coordination and space control, seem to give him full equality. In fact, I suspect many Masters might actually prefer the white position.

Still, that being said, I think Black, with the exchange-up, can hold his own for full equality and no worse than a draw in this line-- since he can probably find a way to at least give back the exchange for a pawn and maintain full equality. So I still think 13...f6! is a strong best move in this position, utilizing the Tal-like strategy of creating complications with excellent winning chances, while keeping a draw in hand should White be able to play perfectly and find that one defense in 14. b4! to survive.

Aug-13-06
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  Richard Taylor: I saw this idea and line of play almost instantly but rejected it for some reason but I definitely saw the line as a played..hmmm..so as I had "got behind I played it over until I saw the move played.

I was going to study it last night but forgot. But it is a great one!

Szabo played a lot of brilliant games.

Very instructive.

Sep-01-07  Karpova: Edward Winter's newest Feature Article <The Fox Enigma>: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Aug-30-08  Trigonometrist: Also:
18...fxg6
19.Bxc4+ Kf8
20.Nxg6+ hxg6
21.Rh8#

Sep-09-08  Trigonometrist:

Also:
18...h6
19.Qxf7+ Kh8
20.Rxh6+ gxh6
21.Ng6#

Dec-22-08  Confuse: <Trigonometrist> The first line you show is mate on move 20. (The rook is pinning the pawn down) : )
Mar-18-09  WhiteRook48: with 21. Rh8# the rook invades like a fox
Jun-15-09  WhiteRook48: 18 Qxg6 looks eerily like Levitsky-Marshall
Oct-27-10  sevenseaman: 17. Ndc4! Some forward planning that. All the chips fell into their respective places. I too am skeptical like <ruinme>.
May-03-13  SamAtoms1980: I found this game in Hesse's book <The Joys of Chess> and thought of this exact same GOTD phrase. Now what is it that they say about great minds....
Jun-26-14  SpiritedReposte: This game just screams made up. It is a very nice composition though.

Then again maybe this Albert Fox played this weird rook lift line and finished with a combo that even a modern master might miss? In 1901??

May-18-17  Mitzka: ruinme: Yes, he was saccing queen and the knight, but with purpose. If black leaves the Q on g6, it's checkmate. If black leaves the N on g6, it's checkmate.

SpiritedResposte: I know it seems fake but a lot of moves are forced. Chess is all about seeing positions you've seen many times and recognizing those same patterns. I'm sure Fox has played the Ruy Lopez hundreds of times.

Jan-19-18  newzild: Added to my game collection "The Best Games You've Never Heard Of": Game Collection: The Best Games You've Never Heard Of
Jan-19-18  paavoh: Seems 13.-f6 kicking the Knight (as indicated earlier) or even 12.-Bf5 would have been preferable.

White was bringing forces onto the King side and Black wasted valuable time with -Na5, N-f5.

Jan-19-18
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  al wazir: What does white do after 16...f5 ? (I see <Calli> had the same idea a long time ago: A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 (kibitz #11).)
Jan-19-18  ajile: I think 7.Bf1 is such a cutesy mysterious GM move. Whoever invented it deserves some cash.
Jan-19-18  morfishine: <ajile: I think 7.Bf1 is such a cutesy mysterious GM move. Whoever invented it deserves some cash> Whoever invented it is dead, so unless you want to present a gift of cash to a corpse, you are out of luck

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Jan-19-18
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  ChessHigherCat: A couple pennies on his eyes for Charon, to cross the river Styx
Dec-29-18  HarryP: Oh, man! Beautiful!
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