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Josef Dobias vs Jiri Podgorny
"The Dobias Honor" (game of the day Apr-10-2013)
Prague (1952), Prague CSR
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: This is a game of Josef Dobias
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  Honza Cervenka: 19.Re6 is a nice shot.
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  Gypsy: Wasn't Dobias already in his 90's? Or was that a different Dobias?
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  Gypsy: Mea culpa. Even if it were the same Dobias, my chronology is wrong. Master Dobias was in his 90's in the 1980s. (And he was active then.)
Feb-12-05  Mating Net: A great combination by Dobias.

I can't resist giving the sensational continuation if Black plays ...19 fxe6.

20Qxg6+ Kh8

21Qh6+ Kg8

22Bh7+ Kh8

23Bf5+ Kg8

24Bxe6+ Rf7


Maybe someday. One can dream, right?

Feb-13-07  Octavia: Chernev in LOGICAL CHESS, paraphrases Philidor for move 2: "This Pawn is played two Moves for two very important Reafons; The first is, to hinder your Adverfary's King's Bifhop to play upon your King's Bifhop's Pawn; and the fecond, to put the Strength of your Pawns in the middle of the Exchequer, which is of great Confequence to attain the making of a Queen." We may ftill follow the advice if not the fpelling, he added.

Well, Philidor was French, so he wouldn't have used this language, which means that Chernev saw Philidor's advice in some German book And the Script or fractur alphabet was used. In Germany its just called the German alphabet as opposed to the latin which is used nowadays.

This alphabet has 2 forms for the small s, one looks very much like an f! The latin small s is only used at the end of words.

Feb-02-09  Mibelz: <Honza Cervenka> Josef Dobiaš was born 24 December 1886 and died 31 January 1981. Do you know his birthplace and deathplace ?
Apr-10-13  think: Dobias Industries - Dobias some coffee.
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  maxi: <Mating Net> You must like mating nets. Anyway, this is a great mating line you are giving from this interesting game. The White Bishop retreats giving a discovered check, but instead of doing it to g6 as is often the case, it does it to f5 and checks on the other diagonal instead. Cool!
Apr-10-13  morfishine: Czech check Czech...Check Please
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  PawnSac: <Octavia:

This alphabet has 2 forms for the small s, one looks very much like an f! The latin small s is only used at the end of words. >

Yes, as used in the Declaration of Independence, in which is stated.. ".. life, liberty, and the purfuit of happineff ! lol

Apr-10-13  Abdel Irada: As <Mating Net> has shown above, the sac 19. Re6! cannot be accepted. This leaves Black to think of a way to stop 20. Rxf6, with the threat 21. Qh7#.

To create a flight square on f8, Black must (as he did), clear the square with 19. ...Re8. This holds in the event of 20. Rxf6?, Qxf6 21. Qh7†, Kf8 . Unfortunately, it fails against 20. Bxg6!, as Dobias actually played.

The threat is 21. Bxf7#, and if Black defends against this with, e.g., 20. ...Qd7?!, he must watch for 21. Bh7†, Nxh7 (21. ...Kh8? 22. Qxf6#) 22. Qh7†, Kf8 23. Qh8#.

Nor can Black improve by 20. ...fxg6 21. Qxg6† with mate to follow after the king goes somewhere, and something or other goes to f7 to bid him goodnight.

Perhaps the pun is a little misapplied, for there is nothing dubious about what Dobias' final combination.

Apr-10-13  Travis Bickle: Brilliant miniature!
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  kevin86: Like a recent headline on Leno:No Czechs cashed!
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  ajk68: Thanks <MatingNet>. I didn't see Bf5+.
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  Messiah: Nice game, horrendous pun.

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