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Lewis Cohen vs John Cornford Meyer
"Three Knights" (game of the day Apr-30-2004)
73rd US Open (1972), Atlantic City, NJ USA, rd 5, Aug-17
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Apr-30-04  cVeggyman: This game was awful. Both players made many mistakes.
Apr-30-04  Cerebrate2006: that was pretty poor, though no one can deny the humor of having 3 knights-though he uses them pretty badly, hense the result
Apr-30-04  panigma: Cerebrate, do you live in Europe?
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  kevin86: While it was funny for black to have three knights,he really needed about three more to win.

I like games or problems when promoting to a knight is superior to promoting to a queen.

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  Honza Cervenka: <Both players made many mistakes.> Really? I don't think so. Black made a huge mistake in his 33rd move where he simply overlooked 34.Nd6. Lew Cohen (By the way, he was then only 12 years old according to Tim Krabbe who published this game on his site) played all the game quite reasonably without visible flaws and after 33...Bh6 he controlled the game perfectly.
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  perfidious: Unusual example of three knights remaining on the board for several moves, though it availed Black naught.
Nov-19-17  Kukka: It may be noted in the position after 43... Nhxg5, an unique freak situation for chess notation got quite close: after 44.Rxe5 Nxe5, a position would arise where for a move of the knight g5 to f3, neither "Ngf3" nor "N5f3" would suffice. It would have to be "Ng5f3". Probably it has never occurred in a game, but quite bizarrely Graham Burgess, in the notation section of a book on chess basics, took a "note" about such "exceptionally rare circumstances".

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