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Palau vs Nollman
? (1990)
Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. General Variation (A83)  ·  1-0



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Jun-10-08  JimmyVermeer: On Black's 10th move, he should have tried Qa5+.

Laszlo Polgar gives Black's name as Nolbman instead of Nollman. Can anyone verify which is correct?

Jun-28-08  screwdriver: The queen sacrifice to get mate with the bishop on the next move must've come as a complete shock to black in this game. And, no, I can't verify whether the name is "Nolbman" or "Nollman".
Sep-13-13  nightgaunts: @JimmyVermeer

Got this on another site: " Palau, Luis (2340) vs Nollman, 1990 Dutch Defense, Staunton Gambit, General Variation (A83)"

Can u tell me where did you find the Polgar info? thanks

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  sachistu: Clearly, this game was not played in 1990. White was Luis Palau; however, he died in 1971. Black was J.Nollman.

Oddly, this game has been listed in Argentinian and Spanish books on tactics without any venue information including the year. Chernev's 1000 Best Short Games also gives the game, but sadly again with no venue or year. I have seen dates of 1950 and 1948 with one citation of Vienna 1948 and another as Saltsjobaden 1948! However, both of those seem highly dubious as both players were from Argentina.

Lasker played Nollman in a Buenos Aires simul in 1910, so the 1948 date is plausible, but a venue of Buenos Aires (or elsewhere in South America) is much more likely than Vienna. Anyone have confirmation of the year and venue for this game?

Jun-14-20  Spagnoli:

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