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Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora vs Thomas Luther
Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2003), Merida MEX, rd 6, Dec-17
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation. Symmetrical Line (D14)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-21-04  ConLaMismaMano: What is this? There must be some kind of mistake...
Jul-20-06  Dr. Funkenstein: Both sides were so unhappy with their opening, they must have decided to try something else
Jul-20-06  nikolaas: I guess they had agreed to a draw before the game and decided to have some fun.
Jul-20-06  filipecea: Whaaaat????
Jul-20-06  JohnBoy: What a waste of time and space. This game should be removed from the database. Get something interesting like Navara's recent crush of Macieja (which you won't find here today...).
Jul-20-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: I can retreat.
Oh yeah?! I can retreat too!!
Jul-20-06  LoFarkas: Now that's shameless, if they actually played it like this...
Jul-20-06  thesonicvision: funny, but immoral- especially in
tournament chess. i'm sure
a TD never got the chance to observe
this game during the competition.

<shadowmaster: Some info on this tourney from the TWIC website: "he XVI Carlos Torre Memorial takes place in Merida in the Yucatan region of Mexico 12th-20th December 2003. 6 Round Swiss followed by a knockout. The top 12 in the Swiss qualified and were joined by Alexei Dreev, Boris Gelfand, Valery Filippov and Liviu-Deter Nisipeanu. Surprisingly Yuniesky Quezada (who beat both Gelfand and Filippov) won the event. Knockout has 2 90 minute games followed if needed by 2 15 minute games followed by sudden death 5 minute games.">

this was obviously a prearranged draw
agreement from both sides.

Jul-21-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: The most bizarre game in history might be Murphy-Endon (0-1), which can be found in Samuel Beckett's novel Murphy. Methinks that Mr. Luther and Mr. Gonzalez-Zamora took that game as their inspiration.

Come to think of it, Murphy-Endon would be ideal for next year's April Fool's Game of the Day.

Jun-12-08  Xeroxx: Nice Symmetrical Line.
Jan-03-09  WhiteRook48: "the whole point of chess is to retreat"
Apr-05-09  WhiteRook48: <Opening of the day> This game is bizarre
Mar-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: If pawns could move backwards, they would have played 10.d2 d7 as well.
Sep-01-13  kingfu: The forgot to finish the game.

10. c4 untakes d5 c6 untakes d5

11. c4-c2 c6-c7

12. Nf3-f1 Nf6-f8

Unshake hands. Go back to the bar. Pitcher of mojitos to center of table. Pitcher of margaritas by pitcher of mojitos. Start over.

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