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Jan de Wit vs Lev Gutman
"Brevity is the Soul of Wit" (game of the day Feb-01-2016)
Master Hoogoven Tournament (1984), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 8, Jan-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: <Games I submitted> Rightly so, <nikolaas>! Thank you.
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  pilobolus: how abou 18...Ba3
and 19... 0-0

can black equlize that way?

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  Penguincw: < "Brevity is the Soul of Wit" >

Love this pun. I remember a bit while back, I was trying to search for the perfect game for this pun, but couldn't find one.

Well, this game looks good. It's most certainly a quick game (brevity), one of the players' name is "de Wit" (of wit), and it was played in Beverwijk (Brevity, Beverwijk).

As a bonus, it's being released on a Monday, and the position after 19.? is a Monday puzzle.

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  ChemMac: 18....Be7. Black still is in trouble, but the move he played not only lost instantly, but ensured that his demise was enjoyed by many others!
Feb-01-16  SimplicityRichard: <ChemMac>

Greetings Sir. Thank you for the tea and biscuits. I'm looking forward to a holiday across the pond in July, but I doubt I'll do NY this time round.

Yes. A great miniature; highly instructive on the benefits of rapid development and an equally speedy attack! This game also demonstrates the danger of development that neglects quick castling.#

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  morfishine: If this were blitz, I'd say ok; or if this was a simul and Black was NN, very nice; or a blindfold game, excellent; but black is a 2300 player, and at regular time controls he plays <18...e5>???
Feb-01-16  Cheapo by the Dozen: What about 11 ... Qc6 (instead of ... Qb6), to cancel the threats against the rook on the long diagonal?
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  kevin86: mate in the style of Reti- Tartokower.
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  thegoodanarchist: If brevity is the soul of wit, then a witty title would be "Gut Check"
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  thegoodanarchist: Conjures up memories of this game:

Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858

Feb-01-16  Nietzowitsch: Gutman is a sore loser down to the present day.
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  morfishine: Thanks <goodanarchist> for the reminder on the opera game, this should be imprinted on all chessplayer's brains


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