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Otto vs Tassilo von der Lasa
"Otto Try Another Opening" (game of the day Jul-25-2017)
Berlin (1839), Berlin GER
Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23)  ·  0-1



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Jul-14-04  ajile: brutal. I think 7.NF3 would be a better move for white. I'm sure a grandmaster would crush this defense with accurate and ungreedy play.
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  tpstar: White played the opening on ottopilot, meanwhile every Black piece was baron down on White's King. After clearing several Pawns, White never had time to exploit Black's baron Kingside, then his King was chased und harrassed. In-a the end-a, Black a-wonna, White a-lasa.
Oct-22-04  aw1988: <ChessTeacher: This is a good game to reflect on the difference between an ill-prepared attack vs. a solid attack. White is running around with just a queen. By move 16, over half of White's moves are with a queen. Sure, White picked up a few pawns, but wasted a lot of time! The move 3. Bxg8 is also a waste of time (2 moves to make the capture (Bc4 & Bxg8) vs. 0 moves for the knight). Contrast, Black's assault starting with 17...Qxf2+ with White's attack. You will find 6 pieces bearing down vs. White's winging around the board with a queen. The only surprise is that White lasted until move 24.> Hello Bruce Pandolfini! :D
Jun-09-05  melianis: Here's another game with the same beginning with a novelty h4. Black should have probably been able to finish this earlier.

1. e4 e5
2. Bc4 f5
3. Bxg8 Rxg8
4. exf5 d5
5. h4 Bxf5
6. h5 Nc6
7. g4 Be6
8. d3 Bc5
9. Nc3 Rf8
10. Rh2 Qf6
11. Qd2 Bxg4
12. Nxd5 Qf7
13. Nc3 Bxh5
14. Ne4 Bb6
15. Qg5 Bg6
16. Nh3 h6
17. Qg3 Nd4
18. Kf1 O-O-O
19. f4 exf4
20. Qg4+ Qf5
21. Qxf5+ Bxf5
22. c3 Nc2
23. Rxc2 Bxh3+
24. Ke1 f3
25. Nf2 Rde8+
26. Kd1 Bxf2
27. Rxf2 Bg2
28. b3 h5
29. d4 h4
30. Ba3 Rh8
31. Bc1 h3
32. Bf4 Kd7
33. Bh2 g5
34. Kd2 g4
35. Kd3 Reg8
36. Be5 g3
37. Rb2 f2
38. Rbb1 Rh7
39. Ke2 Rf7
40. c4 h2
41. Bxg3 Rxg3
42. Rf1 Bxf1+
43. Rxf1 Rh3
44. Kd2 h1=Q
45. Rxh1 Rxh1
46. Kc3 f1=Q
47. Kb4 Rf6
48. c5 Qe1+
49. Kc4 a5
50. b4 b5+
51. cxb6ep Rc6+
52. Kb5 Qxb4+
53. Ka6 Qxb6++

Mar-18-06  DeepBlade: Im gonna show this to my kids to show them the disaster (and to scare them, thus discourage them to play like this), caused by too many useless queenmoves.
Mar-22-06  McCool: This game is funny in a way, because there is a person with the shortest name, versus a person with the longest name! (Unless someone can find a long/shorter name)
Mar-23-06  Jim Bartle: Xu vs. Count Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko
Mar-23-06  McCool: <Jim Bartle: Xu vs. Count Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko> Do they play a game?
Mar-23-06  Jim Bartle: No, I didn't realize that was part of the challenge. Back to the search function...
Oct-17-07  sambo: Interesting factoid alert:

discounting the "Count" in Count Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko (because it's just a title), he has the exact same number of letters in his name (39) as Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritsky

Oct-22-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Otto 8 mistakes:
3.Bxg8 0.06 (3.d3 0.65)
5.Qh5+ -0.41 (5.d5 -0.07)
9.Qxc7 -2.22 (9.Nbc3 0.66)
11.Qa6 -3.61 (11.Qh7 -2.23)
15.Qa4+ -9.05 (15.f3 -5.47)
16.Qb3 -12.33 (16.0-0 -9.03)
17.cxd3 #15 (17.Bf4 -12.03)
23.Nxe2 #2 (23.Kc2 #5)

Von Der Lasa 1 mistake:
8...Qf6 0.66 (8...Rg7 -0.48)

Jan-23-08  jovack: Black must have felt like a big man mowing down those pawns with his big bad queen. Otto, here are some things I learned the hard way at age 4 that didn't work: take anything 'free', check the enemy king whenever possible, the queen is the strongest piece so bring it out as early as possible...

and if <ChessTeacher> is actually Bruce Pandolfini..

Aug-08-09  markofthemushroom: Most people can't defend against what White did. I try to do it even if I lose at least I don't get arrested.
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  Domdaniel: Textbook stuff, better than the Opera Game as a lesson in development. And not making 10 Queen moves out of 13, or whatever.

Arrested development isn't in it.

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  Phony Benoni: Can you imagine how intimidating it must have been for Plain Ol' Otto to face a monicker like that?
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  FSR: <Phony Benoni> But Otto, unlike his opponent, could boast that his name was a palindrome. He may be the only player featured on this site who could say that! There are no games here by plain old <Ana>, <Anna>, <Bob>, <Eve>, or <Hannah>. Nor does the late Lon Nol, former Prime Minister of Cambodia, have any games here.
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  al wazir: Playing against all those guys at once, poor Otto never had a chance.
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  FSR: <sambo: Interesting factoid alert: discounting the "Count" in Count Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko (because it's just a title), he has the exact same number of letters in his name (39) as Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritsky>

Surely Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles Bellin (34 letters) gets an honorable mention (although I greatly doubt that she really calls herself that).

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  OhioChessFan: I could only find one first name palindrome. Stumbled on a couple last names. I suspect there's many more to be found:

Nan Zhao


M Bab

Jul-25-17  The Kings Domain: Fun and quite exciting game from the good old days.

The pun's quite amusing. :-)

Jul-25-17  thegoodanarchist: "Lasa but not Least" gets honorable mention for GOTD pun.
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  kevin86: White's king and queen are chased like a chicken with its head off.
Jul-25-17  esteger: Ahh, the 19th, what a century!
Jul-25-17  Pballa:

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I get the feeling white wasn't enjoying his 2 pawn edge here.

Dec-28-18  HarryP: This game is not a big thrill.
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