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Henri Weenink vs Louis Gans
"The Long and Winding Road" (game of the day May-25-2016)
Casual game (1923), Amsterdam NED
Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25)  ·  1-0

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Mar-06-06  sneaky pete: 26... Rfe8 27.Kh6 Kf8 28.Qh8+ Ke7 29.Rxe6+ Kxe6 (29... fxe6 30.Qg7#) 30.Nc5+ Ke7 (30... Kf5 31.g4#) 31.Re4+ .. winning.
Mar-06-06  Castle In The Sky: This game demonstrates the common error of overaggression. One player becomes so comfortable in attacking that they forget about defense and harass their opponents with pointless checks. This is an extreme example where the checks are actually counterproductive.
Mar-06-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: At first,white's king is forced to travel---then he enjoys it so much that he drives a hearse to black's king's door.

A rare pun that fits both the player's name-though a bit of a stretch- and the game.

Mar-06-06  dakgootje: <A rare pun that fits both the player's name-though a BIT of a stretch- and the game.> I would leave the bit, more though an aweful lot of stretch =)
Mar-06-06  alexandrovm: terrible for black, how could he let white's king "walk" so freely, instead of developing the other pieces!?
Mar-06-06
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  perfidious: This one gets a spot in one of my game collections-just amazing.
Mar-06-06  backyard pawn: Very amusing. At first, I thought the White king was going to use the h-file as a new, sideways "back rank" for protection. What a surprise to see it help deliver mate!
Mar-06-06  schnarre: A game Steinitz would have been proud of!
Mar-06-06  khense: It's like white's king said "If you want anything done right, you gotta do it yourself!"
Mar-06-06  Chess Classics: Check out these two games with the same king-walk theme-Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 and Short vs Timman, 1991.

Regards,
CC

Mar-13-06  whatthefat: <itz2000: 26..Re8
27 Kh6?, Kf8>

Wouldn't white then have:
28.Qg7+ Ke7
29.Rxe6+ Kxe6
30.Bg4+ Ke7
31.Rd7+ winning

or 30...f5 31.Nc5#

Mar-21-06  schnarre: <khense> You got that right!!
Jan-26-07  crwynn: "whatthefat: <itz2000: 26..Re8 27 Kh6?, Kf8>

Wouldn't white then have:
28.Qg7+ Ke7
29.Rxe6+ Kxe6
30.Bg4+ Ke7
31.Rd7+ winning

or 30...f5 31.Nc5#"

What about 26...Re8 27.Kh6 Kf8 28.Rg4, with (I think) a much simpler win? I don't see a real defense to 29.Rg8+ Kxg8 30.Qg7#; e.g. 28...Bxg4 29.Qg7#

Jan-31-07  whatthefat: <CRWynn>

Yes, that's probably a more elegant way to do things!

Nov-06-07  Samagonka: Like I said before, mind over matter once you are in check. It really takes bravery to turn weakness into strength. My motto is: don't panic! Think simple. Move convinced! Both on the board and in real life circumstances!
Jun-16-08  addiction to chess: "The King is a fighting piece!" - Wilhelm Steinitz This was really proven in this game.
Jul-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  JonathanJ: <whatthefat>

31. Re4+ wins even easier:

31. ... Kd8
32. Qf6+ Qe7
33. Rxe7 Rxe7
34. Qd4+ Kc7
35. Qxc4

31. ... Kd6
32. Qd4#

31. ... Kd8
32. Qf6+ Re7
33. Qh8+ Re8
34. Qxe8#

Dec-13-08  WhiteRook48: Why 26...Bd5??? Totally ignores the threat of Kh6 and Qg7#.
Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: favorite King walk game
Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: he beat the goose
May-15-09  Kinghunt: Whiterook, he doesn't have any better option. The only move that even delays the mate is 26... Qe7, but that is still no defense.
May-17-09  WhiteRook48: well, 26...Qe7... is a forced queen win
Oct-25-10  sevenseaman: Fantastic! Its like the K and the Q decided their army wasn't good enough and two of them together went to conquer a distant land on their own, leading by example.

Ironically Black Q checks only helped the White king in the right direction.

May-25-16  waustad: Considering the puns possible between the name Weenink and an opening named after Wien, I'm happy that they just came up with something else. I suspect that they merely hadn't a clue how the city is pronounced by those who live there.
May-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp:


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White's pieces have been playing a Sicilian.

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