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Richard Clewin Griffith vs NN
Unknown (1888)
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0

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Oct-10-03  Helloween: 6...Ng6(not cxb5??) and Black is up a piece. This is the famous Mortimer Trap.
Oct-11-03  drukenknight: are you sure he's up a piece, what if 7 e5?
Oct-11-03  Cyphelium: 6.- Ng6 7. e5 cxb5 8. exf6 bxc4
Oct-11-03
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  Calli: 6.Ng6 7.e5 cxb5? 8.exf6 bxc4 then Qe2+ regains the piece. Instead 6. Ng6 7.e5 Nd4! followed by b5 will work.
Oct-11-03  Cyphelium: True.
Jan-23-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: Molinari vs Bordais, 1979 another one:
Jul-27-07  ChessDude33: whats wrong with just 6...d6? that looks better for black.
Jan-16-08  acirce: This one is hilarious.
Dec-15-08  YoungEd: Just imagine how lousy poor NN felt, and just when he thought he was up a piece...
Jan-18-09  Peterchess: indeed chessuded,

6...d6, if 7 Nxd6 then 7...Qxd6,
if 7 Ba4 then fork 7 ...b5

4 .. Ne7 remains good move.

Humble & swashbuckling.

Sep-13-09  buk2: I would say 6. ...Qc7 fixes the problem. Now 7.Ba4 b5 forks the Knight and Bishop and Black is up a piece.
Mar-26-11  Capablanca Fan: No offense, but come on, really? I'm sure even NN could see a smothered mate trap.
Jun-17-12
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  FSR: This game never happened, according to Griffith himself. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Mar-17-15  ChessNuub: Does everyone know that NN means "no name?" Lots of people say "wow, NN is so stupid" etc. Click on his name and you can see that NN is just a anonymous player.
Jul-22-15  TheTamale: <ChessNuub>, yes, my guess is that's actually common knowledge here. It's just more fun to treat NN like a low-level player who continues to take a beating over the centuries.
Jun-02-19
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  sea7kenp: Poisoned Bishop?
Dec-16-20
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  FSR: Black should respond to 6.Nc4 with either 6...Ng6! 7.e5 Nd5! or with 6...d6!, either of which wins a piece for negligible compensation. 6...cxb5?? is obviously bad, as is the natural 6...d5?, when 7.e5! enables White to keep playing.
Dec-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Here's how it's done: Jana Boehm vs Swenja Wagner, 2015.
Dec-20-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Korora: <It's just more fun to treat NN like a low-level player who continues to take a beating over the centuries.>

It's called the Rule of Funny.

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