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Weaver Adams vs George Kramer
47th US Open (1946), Pittsburgh, PA USA, rd 5, Jul-18
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  0-1



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Feb-13-06  elahevad: I do a search thinking, you know, I bet nobody has lost as white against the Caro Kann in 10 moves, this won't turn up anything...

I was wrong again!

May-04-06  Resignation Trap: The loser in this game was the author of the book "White to Play and Win".
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  Phony Benoni: <elahevad> It's worse than you think. White actually resigned after move 9!

In addition, the event and location are wrong. The game was played in the 1946 US Open in Pittsburgh, in the Premier Reserves final section. Adams was leading the section at the time, ½-point ahead of Kramer, but faded somewhat after this debacle.

Jun-04-20  sea7kenp: I think there was some Cyanide in that c5 Pawn!
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  FSR: White to Play and Lose.
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  FSR: You gotta wonder what Weaver was smoking. 9...Ng6, 9...Ng8, and 9...Nc8 work equally well, in each case winning the queen for just a bishop. Since he considered chess to be a forced win for White, perhaps he thought that his capture of the c-pawn was the first step en route to his inevitable victory.
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  Korora: <You gotta wonder what Weaver was smoking>

Maybe like in Amos Burn's Pipe Game, he was fumbling for his matches. ;þ

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  FSR: One of 20 games in the database in which White loses to the Caro-Kann in 10 or fewer moves. It is the first such game chronologically. The second came 31 years later. Adams was far ahead of his time.

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