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Scott Pencil vs Gennady Goltsoff
"The Sharpest Pencil in the Box" (game of the day Aug-20-2020)
Dayton (1976), Dayton, OH USA
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1-0



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Aug-13-12  LIFE Master AJ: 13.QxP/h7+, and then Rh3+. (mates)
Aug-13-12  master of defence: 13.Qxh7+ Kxh7 14.Rh3+ Qh5 15.Rxh5#. 12...h6 was much better than 12...Qe8.
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  Sastre: 12...h6 loses to 13.Bxh6 d5 14.Bxg7+.
Aug-13-12  BadKnight: monday = queensac
Aug-13-12  Zatrikion: <Once> That was creative! Keep it going! ;)

Classic Monday Q sac with Rh3#. Nice one!

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  gawain: Pencil? No pencil necessary for solving this puzzle. Did it in my head.

How the heck did Black get into this position?

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  gawain: I see. It reminds me of a helpmate! What could Black have been thinking?
Aug-13-12  EXIDE: I think I have seen this exact type of ending before and recently. Cannot recall it though.
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  chrisowen: Heeding it rookh3 at pass
leading qxh7 Pencil & go tells farce
d6 one roaming d5 is guise
candy-sticks bread qe8 would bine yes.
Aug-13-12  atlee: My dog solved this one and showed it to me.
Aug-13-12  kevin86: White mates in three:1 queen sac/black must take. 2 Rook checks/black must interpose the queen 3 Rook takes queen-mate.

The winner could have written the finale in INK.

Alas,this Pencil had to win because he couldn't draw.

Aug-13-12  tbentley: How to lose as white: 13. Qg6! Nxg6 (hxg6?? 14. Rh3#)
Aug-13-12  Castleinthesky: Erased by Pencil!
Aug-13-12  dragon player: A new change this week, last week I gave up quite early.

13.Qxh7+ Kxh7
14.Rh3+ Qh5

Time to check.


Yes, right.

And a nice story by <Once>.

Aug-13-12  1stboard: Black's 3 Nd4 was the start of many error's in his play .....
Aug-13-12  mccarthpm: we have had this before!!!!!!
Aug-13-12  TheBish: "Pencil in a win."
Aug-02-19  ACMEKINGKRUSHER: Howdy,I haven't done this yet! I have a "Perfect/Obvious Name for this game... PENCIL"Erases Goltsoff's 0-0 Position" You can even use the word instead of the symbol for CASTLING! It just came to me with the Name of the WINNER and how FAST Goltsoff's position just CRUMBLED!!!! ACME KING KRUSHER!
One of our members is in The HOSPITAL! I'm Sure that RAY would be looking at This game because he only looks at games with less than 31 Moves. Hey Ray did you get a computer in the Hospital?? Gotta show this game to the rest of the ACME PAWN PUSHERS! Might make some of them not feel so bad about their games! Get Better A.S.A.P. Ray! ACME KING KRUSHER!
Aug-20-20  schnarre: Why 9...Kh8 & not ...d5?
Aug-20-20  Brenin: Both players missed 10 Bxf7, e.g. 10 ... Rxf7 11 Qh5, forking R and B. In fact, 11 Qh5 is strong after almost any Black response, such as 10 ... d5.
Aug-20-20  goodevans: This game should have stuck to being a Monday puzzle instead of having pretentions of becoming a GOTD.
Aug-20-20  Ironmanth: Crunch! Seems all players might have that fear of living in infamy being on the receiving end of such a result! Y'all stay safe out there today in chessworld.
Aug-20-20  morfishine: The sooner this is erased, the better
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  perfidious: And here I thought these Soviet emigres came out of the womb rated 2500--this brevity is astonishing indeed.

White certainly did not perform in the role, in casino parlance, of 'The Pencil', someone who could bestow free RFB (room, food and board) upon a high roller: rather, he buried his opponent in the desert as might have happened in the old days after welching out on a debt.

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