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Esteban Canal vs NN
"A Man, a Plan, a Canal" (game of the day Apr-20-2008)
Simul (1934) (exhibition), Budapest HUN
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines (B01)  ·  1-0



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  Penguincw: Wow.Esteban Canal had to sac all his major pieces to win.In Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 , Adolf Anderssen had to sac all 3 of his heavy pieces and a bishop to win.Just wonderful games.
May-24-11  Llawdogg: Wow! Beautiful! Brilliant!
May-24-11  sevenseaman: "A Man, a Plan, a Canal", of tears!
Aug-22-11  bengalcat47: Napoleon's lament: "Able was I ere I saw Elba."
Aug-22-11  sevenseaman: Beauty sometimes comes in a surprise little package that leaves you stunned, glued to the spot in an everlasting reverie.
Jan-21-12  Infohunter: Chernev writes, "A man might play a million game of chess and not duplicate Canal's feat." But I think this one qualifies: NN vs E J Diemer, 1978.
May-11-12  vinidivici: wow, i dont know if canal planned this or not.after white 11.axb4 there is no place for queen at the a file, so he took the rook and BANG, discovered attack from another rook. theres no way to stop white mate progress.

and if after axb4, black queen takes the b4 pawn, white next move 12. Rxa7 will make everything worse for black

May-14-12  Llawdogg: Both rooks, the queen, and crisscrossing bishops!
Jun-11-12  YoungEd: Something's Boden ill for Black.
Jul-19-12  e4 resigns: <This is a weird game. Not to mention the sacrifices. 1. e4 d5!? 2. exd5 [] xd5 3. c3! a5 4. d4!? c6!? 5. f3 g4 6. f4 e6? 7. h3! xf3!? 8 .xf3 b4 9. e2 d7 10. a3! 0-0-0???? 11. axb4!!!!!!!! xa1+???????????? 12. d2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xh1 13. xc6+!!!!!!!!!!!!! bxc6 14. a6# 1-0>

2.exd5 is not forced, (2.e5 and 2.Nc3)

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  Phony Benoni: A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal-Panama!
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  offramp: PEverything about this game is superb. <White rook 48>'s annotations are perfect. Phoney Benoni's comment is brilliant, the pun is very clever... What more can one want?

Thanks to <fairy queen> for directing me here.

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  mjmorri: After 10...0-0-0??, Canal's mouth must have been watering.
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  perfidious: <e4 resigns: 2.exd5 is not forced, (2.e5 and 2.Nc3)>

Of course not, though it is the most testing and stronger than the alternatives proposed by yourself.

Mr Boden came calling this day against the immortal NN, who thus bequeathed the world another miniature.

Jun-26-14  Bruce Graham: Is this the record for the most sacrificed in the shortest game? I can't find anything shorter.
Feb-17-16  Allanur: I think this is the real immortal game, it took Canal to win less moves to move than it took Adolf Anderssen, it took less moves ti sacrifice. but in the game which is called immortal game, Adolf's opponent did not lose any piece, just pawns he lost.
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  fearlessone: The whole a line is not safe for the black queen and if Qxb2 still same result Qxc6 bxc6 Ba6 Checkmate
Apr-28-19  N0B0DY: Классный канал!
May-15-20  MordimerChess: This is ultimate version of Boden's Mate pattern. So if you want to master it, check out my analysis here:

...and other two, where Alekhine mate in move #11 using the same pattern and original Boden's Mate... all of them on my channel. Enjoy!

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  catlover: Until going over this game, I did not know that pattern was called Boden's Mate.

If anyone is interested, here is the game on which the name is based: R Schulder vs Samuel Standidge Boden.

Good palindrome, <Phony>! I'm glad you worked a cat into it.

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  Phony Benoni: <catlover> In addition to R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853. I might point out D Urusov vs Shumov, 1853, played in the same year. White, a player of master strength, misses the mate twice in a row and goes on to lose!
Jul-06-22  Calydon: A real gem. Black is dead lost after castling, but it really looks innocuous. My guess is that Black saw the loose pawn on d4 and thought castling long would put it in the sights of the rook.

Also incredible, after 12. Kd2 Black's most stubborn defence is to avoid the second rook, and instead offer up the queen with 12... Qa2.

Dec-26-22  Frits Fritschy: Black could have tried 12... Ne5, freeing d7 for his king, but after 13 Rxa1 Nxf3+ 14 Bxf3 Rxd4+ 15 Ke3 Rd8 (not 15... Rxb4? 16 Rxa7 and Ra8, nailing down black's king side pieces) 16 Rxa7 Ne7 white is of course better, although there is still work to be done. The same counts for 13 Bxe5 Qxh1 14 Bxg7 Ne7 15 Bxh8 Rxh8 16 Qxf7 Ng6 17 Qxf7 Ng6 18 Qxe6+ Kb8. However, 13 Qe4 does the trick: 13... Qxh1 14 Qxe5 Kd7 15 Nb5! f6 (15... cxb5 16 Qd6+) 16 Qc7+ Ke8 17 Nd6+ (clearest) Rxd6 18 Bxd6 with the threat 19 Bh5+ g6 20 Qc8+ Kf7 21 Qf8#.
May-17-23  Mathematicar: Easy tactics, but not so easy to spot or, rather, search for it in a game, especially in simul.
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