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NN vs Erik Fossan
Right (1991)
Russian Game: Damiano Variation (C42)  ·  1-0



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Aug-24-10  asiduodiego: Auch. I remember when I was 12 years old and I analyzed lines such as this. 3. ..., Nxe4?, leads to trouble. Of course. 3. ..., Qe7. And game continues...
Nov-03-10  Igor Egin: If Fossan is master, I am a kamikaze!
So why Erik Fossan was trapped double (3rd and 4th moves)? Who knows? Maybe he studied theory badly?
Nov-03-10  chesschampion11: 3...Nxe4?
Dec-30-10  kevins55555: Petroff Trap. So stupid of White to fall into the Petroff Trap.
Dec-30-10  kevins55555: <WhiteRook48> I suppose you are half right. Go to the Kibitzer's Cafe and eat. =P
Apr-04-11  rich187113: why didn't black play Qe7 instead of Nf6
Nov-16-11  Dr Esenville: 3... Nxe4?
Alternative: 3... d6!
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  FSR: <Dr Esenville> 4...Nf6?? is the real howler. 4...Qe7! 5.Qxe4 d6 is the main line of this variation, and is actually not so simple. A friend of mine (about 1800 Elo) is very fond of this line for Black.
Jun-18-12  Abdel Irada: <FSR>: The line you describe has been extensively analysed, and appears to leave White a pawn ahead and with a winning ending in its soundest variations. If Black tries to avoid this, his ambition is punished forthright.

After 1. e4, e5; 2. ♘f3, ♘f6; 3. ♘xe5, ♘xe4?; 5. ♕e2, ♕e7; 6. ♕xe4, d6; 7. d4, f6; 8. f4, ♘d7; 9. ♘c3!, White's queen is defended and he threatens to save his knight, and if black captures on e5, the continuation is: 9. ...fxe5; 10. ♘d5!, ♕d8; 11. fxe5, dxe5; 12. dxe5 with White a clear pawn to the good.

Black's attempt to reinstate the attack on the e-pawn is too slow: 12. ...c6; 13. ♘c3, ♕e7?!; 14. ♗f4 . Similarly, Black can't hope to castle and use the prospective e-file pin to regain the pawn because 12. ...♗c5 is well met by 13. ♗d3 when Black can't castle because of the threat on h7.

Nov-08-14  kevin86: The Bishop cannot immediately retreat in the Petrov! Here is the penalty!
Nov-08-14  kevin86: I stand corrected, this is the quickest win by NN
Apr-08-15  Brit: I think black would still win, queen capture or not.
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  dernier loup de T: Are you a human being, DarthStapler? you make me afraid; or, other question: are the inhabitants of your planet never lying?....
Jun-22-17  r2d2bb8: I checked who Erik Fossan is and apparently, he is an International Master. This means that this game is probably a fraud. IMs just don't fall for these stuff.
Apr-04-18  ACMEKINGKRUSHER: Well There,
This game should stay as a Teaching tool at least! We Literally had a similar game at our ACME Club Meeting! It went as follows 1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.Nxe5,Nxe4 4.Nxf7,Qe7 5.Nxh8,Nc3+ White then Resigned rather than play SHORT Material! Does anyone know where I can SEE ACTUAL GAMES using these First Five Moves? Thanks!! ACME KING KRUSHER
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  alexmagnus: Anand's six-move loss to Zapata was not much better, and Anand was already a GM by that time. No fraud (in Anand case just a bad reading of Informator... Where a prearranged draw had the blunder - also between GMs!)
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  Korora: Even the Immortal Patzer knows how to spring a few traps.
Apr-18-20  Chesgambit: this game played by me before ( at 2020)
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  Korora: <IMs just don't fall for these stuff.>

Look again at just how many game collections all about GM, IM, and WC blunders there are on this site.

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  Messiah: Terrible!
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  perfidious: One wonders whether colours were actually reversed.
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  FSR: <perfidious> Very high probability. If not, Black would likely be the first IM in history to fall for this.
Dec-18-22  generror: Awww <FSR>! For once that poor old NN got a 5-move win and now they take it away from him!
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  FSR: <generror> NN is still credited with the win, and absent conclusive proof, which probably will never materialize, he's likely to keep it. Note that NN does actually win a few games, including one against me. All those centuries of practice have to do the guy <some> good.
Jan-11-23  generror: <FSR> This still is the shortest win for NN on file here, followed by a six-move win in NN vs Cornelissen, 1974.

(Also, glad to hear you don't play <2.h3> against the Dutch Defense anymore :D)

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