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Emil Joseph Diemer vs Cerff
"Hold Your Horses" (game of the day Dec-18-2013)
? (1983)
Modern Defense: Queen Pawn Fianchetto (A40)  ·  1-0



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Apr-14-07  Thrajin: Diemer plays the oddest chess ever. that h-pawn push is too cool.
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  Phony Benoni: If the pun stumps you, look at White's knights. I'm checking right now ... yes, it looks like a record.
Dec-18-13  ThumbTack: White just gets more and more space behind the pawns, slowly smothering Black to death. After move 13, every single White piece but one is on the original square!
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  offramp: Another triumph for massive under-development.
Dec-18-13  King Sacrificer: <3. h4!?> What's the correct response for black?
Dec-18-13  paavoh: A very good pun.

Black was also seriously under-developed by move 17, Bishops did not have any real scope, Knights could not move to better squares. So, it was also another defeat for under-development.

Dec-18-13  widjaja70: It seems that White player does not know how to move the Knight!
Dec-18-13  ossipossi: <3.h4> exploits Black has kept KN in g8. Maybe <3...h5>, more quiet, or <3...c5> for a wild Ben Oni?
Dec-18-13  morfishine: Thought I'd seen everything. When Carlsen didn't move his Queen or WSB in Game 9 vs Anand in the WC Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 I figured nothing could top that


Dec-18-13  TheTamale: <King Sacrificer>: I don't know if it's the correct response, but a response I would consider to avoid complications would be 3)... h5.
Dec-18-13  King Sacrificer: Yeah, i checked Opening Explorer. Both <3...h5> and <3...d5> score fine.
Dec-18-13  solskytz: Explanations to my chess coach:

I didn't manage to develop my pieces; the opponent resigned too early.

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  Domdaniel: Amazing Grazing.
Dec-18-13  King Sacrificer: Diemer would have won this game with double knight odds as the knights don't even protect or threaten anything till the end.
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  kevin86: I can win this one with my horses behind my back. lol
Dec-18-13  viceman: Diemer v.s. Claude Bloodgood would make for some crazy games.
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  FSR: Funny game! Congrats to whoever thought of the pun.
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  Shams: <King Sacrificer> Tiger Persson gives: <3.h4?! d5 4.e5> (4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Be3 Nf6 "and the meaning of h2-h4 is lost on me") <4...h5 5.Ne2>

("[B]oth 5.Bd3 and 5.Be3 are better, but Black gets an excellent game in both cases by playing ...c5, Nc6, Nh6, waiting for the right moment to develop (and hopefully exchange) the c8-bishop.")

<5...c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.a3!?> "White has to be ambitious or Black will just have a wonderful Advanced Caro-Kann structure. It is well worth playing through the rest of [this] game:"

Granda Zuniga vs A Kakageldyev, 1996

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  Domdaniel: Simon Williams has recently played h4 in similar positions.
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  FSR: Spassky was also known to play a very early h4 against the Modern: see Spassky vs Ufimtsev, 1958 and Spassky vs J Gonzalez, 1986.
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  Phony Benoni: And Emanuel Lasker: Lasker vs Yeaton, 1892.

However, like many of the really aggressive ideas, it dates back to John Cochrane:

Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1856

Dec-19-13  ChessYouGood: This game must be rigged - everyone knows nazis always lose.
Dec-20-13  Moszkowski012273: Engines like black for damn near all of this game...
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  FSR: <ChessYouGood: This game must be rigged - everyone knows nazis always lose.>

Not Nazi Paikidze.

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