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Christian Hermann Meyer vs Alfred Brinckmann
National Teamchampionships (1934), ?
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation (D50)  ·  1-0

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Oct-25-04  holierthanthou: In his book "Kurzgeschichten um Schachfiguren" (I don't know what it is in English, nor has it even been translated) Kurt P O J Richter tells a funny story about this game. It went something like this:

The German teamchampionships were going on, and the players were having their breakfasts in the dining hall before the beginning of the round. They were chatting and discussing the upcoming games. At this point doctor Meyer made a very extraordinary prediction: he claimed that in his game against Herr Brinckmann he would make a winning sacrifice with a rook to g7 on the 22nd move (or maybe it was the 20th)! In the end it turned out that he had "miscalculated" by one move, but such a small error can be forgiven don't you think!

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