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Andre Lilienthal vs Vera Menchik
"The Centurion" (game of the day May-10-2010)
Hastings (1933/34), Hastings ENG, rd 4, Dec-30
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: 8...c5 was not good as the weak pawn on d5 caused big problems to black. 8...c6 is usual. 13...Qa5 was a mistake but after 13...Nb6 14.Nf4 the weakness of d-pawn would have been decisive too. Lilienthal's attack was quick and deadly.
Mar-16-04  Hidden Skillz: wow this is nice combination..
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Well, Lilienthal didn't quite make it to a century, but this is a nice tribute to the man. Will this week be devoted to his best games?
May-10-10  ForeverYoung: Very interesting conception he starts with 10 Bf5!
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  al wazir: 16...Bxg5 would have held out longer. After 17. Rxg5 Nf6, white has a two-♙ advantage but no mating threat.
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  whiteshark: What a powerful play.
May-10-10  Travis Bickle: Great game by Lilienthal!
May-10-10  Eisenheim: since my wife made me walk her through this forced mate - I will post the obvious. 20... kxg8, 21 Qg6+ Kf8 22 rh8#. Sometimes it is so in your face (like my wife observing me typing this) that its easy to miss.
May-10-10  Chessmensch: 13...Qa5 was an absolute Patzer move. In fact, other aspects of black's play were amateurish. Seems odd from someone with her credentials. As black, she couldn't be doing a simul (inconsistent with Lilienthat as her opponent, anyway). Did they do rapids in that day?
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  pean: A right tibute to Lilienthal: Lilienthal vs Capablanca, Hastings 1935
May-10-10  gtgloner: Was Lilienthal a member of the Vera Club? (obviously not after this game!)
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  kevin86: Black can take the rook and be mated by ♕ and ♗-or take the bishop and be mated by ♕ and ♖.
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  scormus: Hell, what a pasting. Poor Vera. Reminds me of my last contest, when I got beat by Lujan.
May-10-10  David2009: <Eisenheim: since my wife made me walk her through this forced mate - I will post the obvious. 20... Kxg8, 21 Qg6+ Kf8 22 Rh8#. Sometimes it is so in your face (like my wife observing me typing this) that it's easy to miss.> I missed it - thanks! Couldn't understand why VM resigned.
May-10-10  David2009: After 15. Bxh7+ CraftyEGT improves with 15...Kf8 and develops counter-play:

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May-10-10  ROO.BOOKAROO: A refreshing change from the hopsy-turvy razzle-dazzle of the Morphy-Schrufer game.
May-10-10  Dome: R.I.P. Andre Lilienthal
Sep-28-10  sevenseaman: Great move,20.Bg8 puts Black beyond redemption.

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