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Lance Darling vs Richard Wood
NWC April (1983) (probably analysis)
Grob Opening: General (A00)  ·  0-1



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Feb-16-08  D.Observer: Little ChessPartner checkmated me with 1. g4 Nc6 2. f4 e5 3. fxe5 Qh4#.
Feb-20-08  D.Observer: <Wouldpusher>, <gilmoy>, sorry for the typo. I've rechecked my copy of the moves and <gilmoy> is right that 8. ... e5 is correct.
Mar-12-08  20cboy: I came to this website doing a search for the shortest game of chess to end in mate. I was at a quiz which I failed to win by 1 pt. One of the questions was that. The answer given was 3. I was a bit annoyed. I was sworn at when I kindly demonstrated the mate in 2 which I knew from the age of 6. Lance Darlings idiocy is surely no worse than the idiot who set the quiz at least Mr darling would admit his folly. Not insist he had found 3 websites that said he had played a blinder.
Mar-22-08  Wone Jone: Nice to know they take their chess seriously!
Apr-05-08  D.Observer: Can this be the game of the day on next year's April Fool's?
Apr-25-08  JimmyVermeer: I know a few people who have a winning Vermeer number of 1.
May-22-08  newzild: The lesson from this game: If one is going to play Grob's Opening, then one should at least prepare a repertoire as far as move two.
May-26-08  newzild: Hmmm. My Kasparov number is somewhat worse, in over-the-board tournament play, anyway: I beat A Krstev, who beat Peter Green, who beat Bob Smith, who beat Ortvin Sarapu, who beat Murray Chandler, who beat Kaspy twice.

FSR: If I understand the concept right, I have a Fischer number of 1: I drew Viktors Pupols, who beat Fischer with a Latvian Gambit in a U.S. Junior Championship many years ago. I have a winning Fischer number of 2. I've beaten both Greg DeFotis and Angelo Sandrin, and both beat Edmar Mednis, who beat Fischer. I have a Kasparov number of 1, since I lost to Alexander Ivanov who lost to Kasparov. As for my winning Kasparov number, I've beaten Sean Nagle, who beat Dimitri Gurevich, who beat Patrick Wolff, who beat Kasparov. That's a WKN of 4; maybe I can get to 3 somehow.

Jun-16-08  danielguo999444: IS THIS GUY HAVING A SEIZURE OR SOMETHING!?!?!??!?!?!??!This guy has a"true patzer style"brain!
Jun-19-08  wanabe2000: I actually lost a "fool's mate" when I was in Korea. 1.e4 e5 2.d3 Qh4 3.Nf3 Qf2# of course there was a fair amount of portogu (sp) involved.
Jun-26-08  skiddy: 1. e4 e5 2. d3 Qh4 3. Nf3 Qxf2 isn't mate.....regardless of how drunk one is...
Jul-01-08  ajile: lol

this has to be a joke.

Jul-05-08  Xeroxx: stop expanding teh page!!!!!!!!
Aug-15-08  ravel5184: Thank you <danielguo999444>, you have earned a spot on my ignore list.
Aug-18-08  bellh: In this opening, it's very important to play h4 before f4. Thus, 2. h4, Be7, 3.f4, Bxh4+, 4. RxB, QxR#, and white can double his pleasure and number of moves.
Oct-14-08  ThePawnOTron2: Wow...

I had heard of this mate before (obviously!) but never dreamed it had been played in an actual game :-)

It's funny how this says 'Grob Opening: General'...


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  FSR: 1...e6!!! was a psychological masterstroke. Had Black played 1...e5?? (sometimes considered the best move against Grob's), White probably wouldn't have played 2.f4, being afraid to lose a pawn, and would have played something like 2.Bg2. The wimpy-looking 1...e6!!! emboldened White to continue with his plan of king-side expansion.
Jan-12-09  WhiteRook48: terrible game by Darling.
Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: The Darling wanted to Burn the Wood but he didn't
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  kevin86: knock on wood-by amii stewart
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  Benzol: <newzild> <... I beat A Krstev, who beat Peter Green, who beat Bob Smith, who beat Ortvin Sarapu, who beat Murray Chandler...>

<newzild> I can't help but think that you have a games file somewhere here.

May-07-09  chesthinker: what is deep rybka's 20-ply eval after 2.f4
Jul-31-09  YoungEd: Oh, my, Darling!
Oct-10-09  Cercatore: no sense
Apr-27-10  rapidcitychess: Who's the <Wood>pusher here?
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