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Jose Garcia Gutierrez vs Thomas Mueller
WT/M/GT/280 (1990) (correspondence), ICCF, Oct-31
Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21)  ·  1-0



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Jun-01-05  chesswonders: An incomplete game?
Nov-08-05  biglo: Seems strange - I put it through Postmodernist chess engine and all it saw was a slight advantage for White
Nov-08-05  euripides: but it isn't really in Postmodernist's style to give a decisive verdict, is it ?
Nov-10-05  biglo: Well when humans fail to understand then one can use the next best tool.
May-29-06  McCool: This is odd.
Dec-23-06  Rubenus: Perhaps he forfeited on time.
Dec-23-06  Slayer772002: Looks a bit like the Halasz Gambit, pretty tricky ... Think white has really good chances.
Mar-23-07  AAAAron: Is this one of Kramnik's games?!?
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  FSR: It's a correspondence game. Probably Black withdrew, forfeited, or even died. Various opponents did all of those things against me in my brief correspondence career.
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  FSR: It's a correspondence game. Correspondence games that are 1-0 or 0-1 for no apparent reason are typically decided because the loser withdrew, forfeited, or even died. Various opponents did all of those things against me in my brief correspondence career. This guy's career continued well after 1990, so he obviously didn't die. Thomas Mueller But if you look at his games from this tournament, you'll see that he lost all but one of them, and in short order, no more than 15 moves. Somehow he did play one 28-move draw. T Mueller vs T Schmidt, 1990 He probably resigned "on the merits" in T Mueller vs A Viaud, 1990, and lost the others by withdrawal or forfeiture.
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  perfidious: <FSR> Wish Mueller had withdrawn from EM/MN/005 in 1998; instead, the dirty bugger destroyed my Leningrad Dutch.

Walter Gabriel Muir died soon after our CC game concluded in the late 1990s, as did Grigory Klompus. Vyron Bellas died during the aforementioned EM/MN/005, and our game was adjudicated a draw, in an ending where I had an extra pawn but no chance of winning.

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