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Karosz vs Charles Jaffe
New York (1936)
Benoni Defense: Snail Variation (A43)  ·  1-0



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Sep-22-05  hamworld: isn't it mate
Jan-24-06  GreenDayGuy: Yes, unless black plays Kc8 :)
Dec-16-06  hamworld: LOL. I love chess.
May-04-14  GumboGambit: Is this called the Snail Variation because of the opening novelty of 2..Na6, or the slow mental process shown in Blacks last two moves?
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  perfidious: Odd question indeed, coming from the poster who knows everything about opening nomenclature and classification.....
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  Eggman: It isn't often you see a player who once beat Capablanca getting checkmated in 8 moves, really.
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  Phony Benoni: It may not have been Charles Jaffe. Chernev's "1000 Best Short Games of Chess" gives the game as <Charosh vs. L. Jaffe>, specifying that White was the problemist Mannis Charosh. Chernev cites no sources, so I'd like to see a little more confirmation of this.
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