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NN vs Paul Saladin Leonhardt
Leipzig (1903)
Center Game: Berger Variation (C22)  ·  0-1

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Jul-19-03  Yuri54: My question is who is NN? some computer or what
Jul-19-03  ughaibu: Yuri54: NN
Dec-31-03
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  akiba82: In 1903 the only chess playing computers were faux mechanical devices with chessmasters concealed inside. Gunsberg and Pillsbury among others, were said to have operated such devices.
Nov-26-05  DeepBlade: Such nice play by Black!

If White takes with the King, Ne4 forks
If White takes with the Queen, Nd3 fork

This is what I call a ''sound'' sacrifice!

Nov-27-05  dakgootje: lol nice game...but a lil too long, maybe white would have done a better if he/she resigned like after 1. ...e5...;-)
Mar-25-06  CitricAcid13: 1. ...e5 is not sound.
Jun-05-06  JonONeill: Nice forks.
Jun-05-06  Alex S.: <<CitricAcid13: 1. ...e5 is not sound.>>

Whilst this is a common perception throughout many members of the chess community, I have to disagree. 1...e5 is fine, if followed up correctly. I think the problem people have with 1...e5 is they've entered very sharp tactical games, which they've lost, and so have condemned the opening.

Jun-06-06  borisbadenoff: <Alex S.: <<CitricAcid13: 1. ...e5 is not sound.>>

Whilst this is a common perception throughout many members of the chess community, I have to disagree. 1...e5 is fine, if followed up correctly. I think the problem people have with 1...e5 is they've entered very sharp tactical games, which they've lost, and so have condemned the opening.>

lol you can't be serious are you. Arguing about that is the same as saying. "Hey maybe you should resign with white before you try to play 1. e4 or something else

Nov-13-06  black knight c6: Some people just don't get it.
Nov-13-06
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  Peligroso Patzer: <Yuri54: My question is who is NN? ... some computer or what?>

Here is NN's official CG.com biography. By the way, as a perusal of NN's Notable Games will reveal, he holds the distinction of being the only player to my knowledge who can claim wins over Philidor, De Riviere and Alekhine!

<The abbreviation "NN" is used to signify an unknown player, usually an amateur. Although NN is sometimes said to stand for "no name", in fact it is an abbreviation of the Latin 'nomen nescio' which means 'I don't know the name.'>

Dec-20-06
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  FSR: I tried to recreate this game when I was playing on chessgames.com tonight. (My game started 1.d4 e5?! 2.e4?!) Alas, my opponent played 8.Qxc5?? Nd3+.
Jun-16-09
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  GrahamClayton: Here is another game where another knight fork was avoided due to resignation:

Tal vs K Klaman, 1957

Nov-10-09  Cercatore: Why resign?

Simply play...

9. Qxf2

???

Nov-11-09  Manic: <circatore> 9...Nd3+. Whichever piece takes a knight wins the queen
Dec-31-09
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  fm avari viraf: Black's Knights are ready to cavort & fork the White King & Queen spelling disaster!
Jul-26-12
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  FSR: Note this game's twin: Petterson vs E Larsson, 1963. A strikingly similar denouement from a different opening.
Jul-26-12
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  FSR: Poor NN knew whenever he sat down to play Leonhardt that the latter would be sacrificing a piece on NN's KB2 square: Leonhardt vs NN, 1912
Aug-12-12  rodantero: In chessbase database white appears as "Muller".
Sep-01-12  Tired Tim: Monday or Tuesday problem 8....?
Nov-22-12  Abdel Irada: This is a famous old miniature that I recall seeing published in _Chess Life_ many years ago.

I've played the Black side of this line myself against a local 2250 named Gjon Feinstein. Unfortunately, he knows better than to meet 6. ...Bb4 with 7. c3? and instead plays the much sounder 7. Bd2.

An interesting alternative is therefore 6. ...b6!?, with the idea of 7. ...Bc5, gaining a tempo on the queen. This is, however, somewhat double-edged.

Nov-22-12
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  FSR: I submitted this game to CG.com about 3.5 months ago. Like Leonhardt, I was Black against the great NN: 1. e4 Nf6 2. d3 e5 3. Nc3 d5 4. Qf3 Bg4 5. Qg3 dxe4 6. Qxe5+ Be7 7. Nxe4 O-O 8. f3 Nc6 9. Qg3 Nxe4 10. Qxg4 Bb4+ 11. c3 Nxc3 12. Bd2 Nd5 13. Bxb4 Ndxb4 14. Qc4 Nd4 15. O-O-O a5 16.a3 b5 0-1. In the final position, as in this game, White will lose his queen to either of two knight forks, each executed by a different knight:


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Nov-22-12
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  whiteshark: NN, aroooh!!
Dec-17-12
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  kevin86: Hobson's choice:three knight forks in nine moves! Amazing!
May-28-18
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  Phony Benoni: In "The Fireside Book of Chess", p. 203, Chernev & Reinfeld gives Rudolf Swiderski as playing Black. However, Chernev's "!000 Best Short Games of Chess" (Game #22, p. 9), published several years later, has Leonhardt, as here.

Is there more definite information about Black's identity?

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