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Jesus Amillano vs Arturo Loeffler
Mar del Plata (1972), Mar del Plata ARG
King Pawn Game: Parham Attack (C20)  ·  1-0



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Mar-17-04  RonB52734: It seems to me there are different uses for the database, and without more complete ratings data and more sensitive search capabilities, we can't accomplish all at once. First, I like to look through the database to see how top players have played from a position where I feel I went wrong in one of my games. If I could limit my search to players above a certain rating, I wouldn't care who put games in the database -- the more the merrier. But second, I think any reasonably-soundly-played game that is annotated has value. But that certainly would include games where white blundered on move 4 and then recovered well, and having that game in this database would detract from my first goal. Maybe, without greater search functionality here, what we need is two databases.
Mar-18-04  Lawrence: Anybody who doesn't like these short blunder-games just has to put "Number of moves is", choose <=at least, and enter a number, 12 or 15 or 22 or whatever you like.

<RonB>, have you got a copy of Junior or Fritz or Shredder etc.? They'll analyze 99% of your positions for you better than 99% of the players on this database.

Mar-18-04  AdrianP: <Benzol> <My game against GM Drazen Sermek in a similtaneous exhibition is one I'm quiet proud of (the result was a draw) but so far I have resisted the temptation to post it. However, if others wished to see it that might be a different matter.>

I'd like to see it! Maybe post the moves on Sermek's page, to avoid 'contaminating the statistics!'.

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  Benzol: <AdrianP> Adrian I've posted the game on Sermek's page for you to have a look at.
Mar-19-04  RonB52734: <Lawrence> Number of moves is a good suggestion. And no, I don't have any of the modern programs, although what I've been reading here has me very interested. I do have a copy of Microsoft Chess that came free with one of my computers, and its ok, but lacks some functionality. Anybody familiar with it? Thanks for the suggestions, Lawrence! They are both good ones.
Mar-19-04  RonB52734: <Benzol> could you put a link here? I'd like to see it too.
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  Benzol: <RonB> Drazen Sermek
Jun-20-05  Heavy Metal Thunder: Top! Absolutely classic!
Oct-12-05  Averageguy: Could this have been inspired by the Fischer-Spassky match?
Nov-07-05  DeepBlade: Whatta?? This is just an Fool's Mate!!
Just look at Black,I estimate its playing strength to be that of a turnip.
Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: This isn't Fool's Mate, it's Scholar's Mate!
Oct-16-10  kevins55555: This isn't Scholar's mate it's none of the following! a five move #.
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  FSR: 4...Nd4 was inaccurate.
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  GrahamClayton: 4...f5 5. exf5 ♘d4 6. ♕d5 ♕e7 is the correct move order. White's Queen is starting to run out of safe squares.
Oct-09-11  whiteshark: <Sorry, there are no games similar to this one in the database.> We really appreciate that! :D
Apr-11-12  kontoleon: napoleodio! pff
Oct-09-12  Abdel Irada: Of course this game belongs in the database. It is a very instructive example of the Scholar's Mate Deferred.
Oct-20-13  celtrusco: The first player is clearly of attack, very impulsive, the second a classic orthodox. The clash of two conflicting ideologies, two irreconcilable styles, the scorpion against the spider, and ... won the scorpion, as the spider's eight eyes were not enough to see the dangers that loomed on f7, and its unfortunate King .
Oct-20-13  celtrusco: At the Open tournament of Mar del Plata,in the first round can play a child of ten years against Karpov, ... or against another child of ten years old, I think it's probably something like happened. The second one. Almost certainly.
May-01-14  GumboGambit: According to Rybka, 4..Nd4 is Loef-able.
Jul-17-20  Tonymec: <GrahamClayton> Not only that, but Black menaces …Nxc2+ winning at least an exchange (or a Rook if the Knight can get back into play from the corner), so the next White move should IIUC defend that pawn (there is no time to move the King _and_ give breathing space to the QR): Kd1 losing the right to castle, Bb3 losing the pair of Bishops, Bd3 losing the lineup on f7…
Jul-17-20  Tonymec: P.S. Na3 putting the Knight out of play…
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  perfidious: <FSR: 4...Nd4 was inaccurate.>

With retribution swift and sure.

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  Korora: <4...Nd4 was inaccurate.>

In other news, it's a bit nippy in the Kuiper belt.

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  fredthebear: Transferred from another Parham Attack game:

<tpstar: Susan Polgar covers this attempt at Scholar's Mate, explaining how White could have played better by following established opening principles, then her reference game ends a little differently:>

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