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Miriam F Olsen vs Baktygul Tilenbaev
Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 3, Oct-17
Spanish Game: General (C60)  ·  0-1



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Oct-24-04  sneaky pete: Interesting novelty on move 4. The Olsen attack, or maybe the 0-1 attack?
Oct-24-04  Swindler: OK... a little impractical way to get out of book theory.
Oct-24-04  azaris: It could be called the Spanish Inquisition, as in "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!".
Oct-24-04  Swindler: Maybe she tried to adjust the a6 pawn but forgot to say "j'adoube"?
Oct-24-04  percyblakeney: Apparently she had planned to take on c6 and didn't realise what she had done until it was too late... It is mentioned here, in Danish:
Oct-24-04  Pawsome: Good on Miriam for soldiering on after what was obviously a nerve induced gaffe at move 4. Could black have improved with 4...bxa6?
Aug-17-07  laskereshevsky: maybe she was trying to imitate Alekhine?!.....

i mean:....i heard a story ABOUT Alekhine and a patzer like many others...

. they were tripping in the same boat, or something else, and the patzer was introduced to Alekander by a friend, who said something like :"<Alexander, here is a chess appasionate like U!...>.(we can suppose the patzer was joked by his friend...).

At same point they started to play chess. Alekhine played White.... the game started with 1.♙e4 ♙e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.♗c4..

and still the Alekhine"s hand was on the ♗, the other player said. <HA!....THE ITALIAN OPENING...> (dont losing the chance to show his theorical knowledge..)

After a glance to his opponent, Alekhine suddendly followed to move the ♗ to b5...: <WELL!...THE SPANISH> said the second... Alekhine with the most natural brazem-face, with his hand still on the ♗, again followed to move the piece...but now in a6!!!!......

after same moments of frozen-silence, the astonished "theorical" made his move. 3...♙xa6.... after the game ended with the (natural) Alekhine's victory, the poor man tryed to arguing about the 3.♗a6 move...saying something like: <what a strange move.....I never see it before...what is it?!...>

Alekhine started with an incredible explanation.... about this is the last ""creation" of the hipermodern chess....The sac of the ♗ is compensed by, the doubled A pawns, (!).... the B pawn moved away from the center (!!)... and the absence of the ♗ in c4 or b5, the wich one position is the strongest black's chance of counter-attack (!!!)...all this will lead UNAVOIDABLY to a better white's end-game....

<UNBELIEVABLE!....PLEASE, LETS TRY AGAIN!!>... <OK...>, was the ALEKHINE's answer....

After several games played (and losed) by black against the new "opening"... the patzer was persuaded about the soundness of this line...<WELL!...U ARE RIGHT....I WILL STUDY IT!>...coulded be his last words...

i dont know if somebody ever said to the man that his opponent was the world champion.....(if yes,...that coulded be dangerous for the Alekhine' safety!...) and if OLSEN ever heard this story!....(if yes,....that could explain a lot of thinks!!...) ...........:)

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  Domdaniel: Notice that Ms Olsen's rating at the time was 1998 - meaning that a draw/win against almost anyone would nudge her over the psychologically significant 2000 barrier.

It does weird things to the nerves when you're near a threshold, whether it's 1199 or a GM norm. I committed a similar atrocity with a rating of 1999, quickly shedding 20 points.

As for the 'Fingerslip' theory: didn't Petrosian, as black, play 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Ke7??! ... and resigned when he saw he'd moved his King rather than his Queen.

Jan-10-11  msmith5: It wasn't Petrosian who slipped his finger, but this was a game in the Bogo-Indian defence.

L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927

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  Penguincw: The sac didn't work.
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  Infohunter: I'll say one thing for White's fourth move: It's not likely to be repeated any time soon.
Jul-01-12  King Death: None of us fish understand, 4.Ba6 is ground breaking stuff and introduced a form of the Exchange Variation Deferred.
Jul-01-12  Shams: As the old joke runs: Bc4 Italian, Bb5 Spanish, Ba6 American.
Jul-01-12  Melonhead: I'm going to try it in blitz.
Mar-28-16  machomortensen: Poor Miriam was very young and very nervous before the game. After the Olympics in Dresden she took a long break from chess. She played again in Tromsų 2014.
Mar-29-16  machomortensen: SORRY...

After the Olympics in 2004...

Jul-15-16  garland: great story <laskereshevsky>

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