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Ken Million vs Jurie Marx
IECC CL7 (2000) (correspondence), IECC email
King Pawn Game: Damiano Defense (C40)  ·  1-0



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May-04-05  EinZweiDrei: This game is asking for a "Marx a Million" Game of the Day pun. I mean, I just shot down that possibility by commenting...
Jun-20-05  Runemaster: Million beat Marx - an allegory of the defeat of communism by globalised capitalism?

Marx's structure was brought down on move 2 by the f7 pawn - clearly a class traitor working in the interests of the white forces. His reckless advance to f6 weakened the proletariat's revolutionary vigour, allowing an immediate incursion of counter-revolutionary forces.

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  WannaBe: Cute miniature, "Million Dollar Baby"?
Jun-20-05  mymt: spot the difference -Greco vs NN, 1620
Jun-20-05  VerySensitivePerson: Marx's play in this game makes more sense than marxism, but still not very impressive.
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  TheAlchemist: <Million beat Marx - an allegory of the defeat of communism by globalised capitalism?>

Brilliantly put!

Nov-02-05  RandyM450: Maybe I'm not seeing something, but shouldn't it be 11. Qf7#
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  alexmagnus: Well, this is the worst you can play in chess with black against these white moves. 2...f6? OK, some people say Damiano can hold. 3...fxe5? OK, even after it counter-attck is possible (I won once from this position with black). 6...Kg6?? decissive mistake, the right move is d5....
Mar-22-06  McCool: 2..f6 loses 75% of the time.
Mar-22-06  TheSlid: <McCool> On one of Bobby Fischer's tours in the 1960's he played against a quite decent player who played the Damiano Defence (yes, this rubbish has a name!). It was a ruse, to persuade Bobby that the opponent was a "weaky". Black escaped with a draw, but I don't remember his name.
Mar-22-06  McCool: Would it be in here? <TheSlid>
Mar-22-06  MoonlitKnight: I've played this game a lot of times against beginners in blitz.
Mar-22-06  Resignation Trap: For the superior 3...Qe7, see Fischer vs R F Mcgregor, 1964 .
Mar-23-06  TheSlid: <McCool> Yes, <Resignation Trap> posts the link above (thanks!). 3...Qe7 is essential, as he points out.
Jan-30-07  soberknight: For a pun, I was thinking of "Million Man Marx."
Feb-23-07  Rubenus: In M Thaler vs S Sloan, 2003 black wins with 3. fxe5.
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  laskereshevsky: MUMBLE...MUMBLE....


Im wondering where this match was played...and who was the referee???...

OK!..After a loooong web-research i got it!!

Here a rare film show the main sponsor and referee announcing the challenge, to a sincerly enthusiastic crowd:

Rather, same sources suggesting the match was played somewhere else, in a secret locality:

and the main sponsor and referee in true was this man:

Even, as same others sources said, is possible that this gruelling game was played in TWO sessions, with TWO "godfathers"....


Aug-29-07  weisyschwarz: Personally I like "Hung Jurie".
Aug-30-07  technical draw: I wouldn't play for less than Ken Million Marx. How much is that in Euros?
Jan-06-09  WhiteRook48: how much is a Marx? I'm just a kid...
Aug-28-09  WhiteRook48: 3....Qe7, not 3....fxe5
Oct-16-12  Abdel Irada: "A Million Marxists Can't All Be Wrong"?
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