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Gerard Welling vs E ten Haaf
Eindhoven blitz (1981) (blitz), Eindhoven NED
Kadas Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Mar-07-04  WMD: A spooky coincidence because about ten minutes before seeing this game I had been using the opening explorer function to check out a sub-variation of the Bishop's Opening (1. e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.d3 Na5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5. Qh5+) and had discovered the game K Langeweg vs E Ten Haaf, 1983 where Black fell in similar manner.
Sep-17-04  solstys: 6...Bf6 is impossible because the bishop is pinned.
Sep-17-04  Knight13: What if 6... f6 ? That might help.
Feb-16-05  schnarre: <Knight13> 6...f6 allows 7. Qd5! & this brings in White's Bishop & Knight into play to chase Black's to-be-exposed King.
Feb-22-05  aw1988: Oh dear. I suppose we could write this one off as black having too much to drink.
Feb-23-05  schnarre: <aw1988> Sounds good to me!
Apr-13-05  InspiredByMorphy: Black needs to look at some games by Morphy. Development is the farthest thing on the mind, instead focusing on the greedy 3. ...Bxh4 . By the fourth move black has touched the bishop 3 times.
Apr-15-05  schnarre: Using any piece too many times in a row is counter-productive!
Apr-15-05  Milo: In my opinion, you guys are crazy. This is a great game, at least for blitz. Give me some alternatives for black, starting at move four. 3...Bxh4 is at very least quite dangerous (if not actually losing.)
Apr-15-05  aw1988: Sure, what about 4...Bf6.
Apr-18-05  InspiredByMorphy: <aw1988> 4. ...Bf6 was better. I like 3.Nf3 better than the text move.
Apr-19-05  schnarre: 3. Nf3 has its unique approaches & is thematic in developing a major piece agressively. The text 3. e4 seems more "orthodox" & is a strong move. As for 4... Bf6, 5. f4 followed by 6. Nf3 looks pretty good for White as well. The best shot to me looks like 4...Bxf2+ 5. Kxf2 Nf6 with a playable line for Black. <Milo> I share your sentiment regarding 3...Bxh4; 3...Nf6 looks fine, & perhaps 3...Nc6 deserves looking at!
Aug-27-05  knightfever: Why not 4...g6 ?
Jan-12-06  schnarre: <knightfever> 5. d4! looks like a good enough reason.
Aug-10-06  aazqua: This is pure garbage.
Aug-10-06  apawnandafool: <aazqua> take a look at this one: G Welling vs Kappler, 1983
Oct-25-06  rsl: That game sure improved my chess skills! Wow! That 1. h4!! really blew me away!
Jan-08-09  WhiteRook48: wow. cool game.
By the way, a potential pun would be: Black torn in Haaf.
Feb-02-09  WhiteRook48: moral, never castle on the K-side when white has a knight on d5 and queen on e5
Mar-07-09  thebribri8: I recently posted <This is absolutely the stupidest game I have ever seen. If anyone can find me a stupider game, he shall be rewarded.> on F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896. Well, I have found it myself right here.
Mar-07-09  chessman95: I'm speechless.
Mar-09-09  I Like Fish:
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  Eisenheim: Welling is fun to watch since he likes odd openings - which to me is an attempt to advance some chess theory. we should try Grob's or some other opening next World event
Dec-25-09  Whitehat1963: Monday puzzle after 7... 0-0.
Jan-21-15  sorokahdeen: I don't think it's stupid at all.

I've seen talk here of how stupid this game is, but given the nature of modern tournament practice with it's reduced time controls and computer-assisted openings analysis, Welling's approach is perfectly logical.

Like everyone else, he wants to win games and to do it, he has mined the sidelines of opening theory, exploring lines so obscure that he might be the only master-strength player on the planet who really understands them *and* forcing his opponents to run down their clocks as they try to figure out unnkown consequences across the board.

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