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Karel Opocensky vs Alfred Teller
"Showin' Teller" (game of the day Dec-13-2006)
Brno (1928), Brno CSR, rd 7, Sep-??
Polish Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0

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Dec-13-06  Defiler: I would suggest 8...d4 if white captures then ...exd4 followed by ...Bd6

24... exd4 seems weak to me. But I cant find a better move here for black. Maybe Rfd8. ?

Dec-13-06  Defiler: I think that White gained his strong iniatiative mostly due to the chronic weakness of blacks dark squared bishop for most of the game. By the time it was unleashed; white had already gained a vicious attack. Maintaining control of the c4 square prevented a black Q-side invasion/ expansion and limited play in the center.

Some very nice end game tactics and technique too.

Dec-13-06  ajile: 2..f6 is horrible. Black should just develop normally. In order to not lose the b pawn White will have to waste a tempo at some point with a3 or c3.
Dec-13-06  ChessDude33: <ajile> what of f6 is horrible? how else would you expect to save the e pawn? 2. d6 and Qe7 both block in the f8 bishop pawn and Nc6 loses the pawn to b5.

Atleast say an improvement if your gonna call something horrible.

Dec-13-06  xenophon: Against Nimzowitch Winter employed f6 and won-granted that was against b3 not b4 but the themes are the same
Dec-13-06
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  Honza Cervenka: 19...Nd6!? forcing exchange of Knights could have spared black of many troubles later. Also 27...Qxh4 was preferable as 28.Nxb6 Rxd1+ 29.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 30.Qxd1 Qxe4 doesn't look like a terrific outcome for black and it is definitely better than text continuation. 33...Bh2+ was a miscalculation and 33...Rf8 would have been still somewhat better though white's advantage is hardly disputable.
Dec-13-06  Total Blunder: If this opening has a name, why is there no ECO code for it?
Dec-13-06  eaglewing: Instead of 32. ...Kg8 the move 32. ...Be5 would have provided protection to f6 and even g7 (with f6-f5), while it may lose the h7. Nevertheless, does anybody see a very powerful line against 32. ...Be5?
Dec-13-06  geraldo8187: <total blunder> almost all of the openings under A00 have names, but the openings are just rarely seen. for example, the grob (1. g4), the hammerschlag (1. f3), etc.
Dec-13-06  ronpaz1: <ajile> <ChessDude33> I don't think that f6 is horrible but I don't think black must protect the e5 pawn. 2 .. B:b4 is my taste.
Dec-13-06  Silverstrike: After 25...cxd4 26 Qxc7 Rxc7 27 Rxc7 doesn't 27...Bd6 or 27...Bd8 win the knight on e3?
Dec-13-06
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  kevin86: A wild opening-seems more like an X-File than a chess game. Maybe Teller should get the "pen" for his play,lol.

The end was oddly routine-black finds to his horror that NOTHING can be done to stop the fast-moving b-pawn.

Dec-13-06
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  technical draw: Teller is not a good player. You can bank on that.
Dec-13-06  DanRoss53: <technical draw: Teller is not a good player. You can bank on that.>

He once beat Richard Reti and had draws against Edgar Colle, George Alan Thomas and Frank James Marshall... that's a lot more impressive than my chess resume will ever look.

Dec-13-06
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  technical draw: <DanRoss53> You're right. This is a sample game:

A Teller vs Reti, 1926

Dec-13-06  Wade Keller: Curious why white did not 43. Rxg6+ before taking the R. Could have gained the N. Maybe satisfied with the win.
Dec-13-06  AniamL: Don't worry, <technical draw>, I always notice (and even usually appreciate!) your puns :p
Dec-13-06
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  WannaBe: <technical draw>'s motto, "When in doubt, pun!"
Dec-13-06  Stellar King: Je vais manger apres Je regarder ceci jeu. Et toi?...

(I speak fluent French, English, and Tamil
One of my life goals: to learn to speak Russian and another language )

Dec-13-06  ajile: <ChessDude33: <ajile> what of f6 is horrible? how else would you expect to save the e pawn? 2. d6 and Qe7 both block in the f8 bishop pawn and Nc6 loses the pawn to b5. Atleast say an improvement if your gonna call something horrible.>

It's horrible because f6 block's Black's development (f6 best spot for K-Knight). Also f6 weakens the diagonal a2-f7 in case Black wants to 0-0 Kingside.

Black doesn't have to play e5. Just play d5 or f5 and develop normally.

lol

Dec-26-06  ChessDude33: <ajile>huh? it looks like your giving 1...e5 a ? if your suggesting black play something else. There are countless times where the move f6 (or f3 for white) is used to give support to e5 or e4.

If you really think f6 is bad then why is it played with some frequency? Your words sound stereotypical when you say f6 is THE best square for the knight btw.

Aside the point the move f6 would not effect the game drastically, blacks game looks solid enough in the beggining and i think your not giving white enough credit for the win.

Sep-03-08  TheaN: <ajile: It's horrible because f6 block's Black's development (f6 best spot for K-Knight). Also f6 weakens the diagonal a2-f7 in case Black wants to 0-0 Kingside.>

f6 is not at all the best square for the Black King's Knight. Usually this is the case, but the only drawback d7 and e7 have for the Knights is that they usually need one more move for real activation: they still have tabs on one central square from these positions and can prove optimal defensive pieces.

0-0 after f3 or f6 for either color is not a problem at all: in that scenario, any check on the weakened diagonal could be met by the secure Kh1/Kh8. If that has happened the player should watch out for h-file tactics and f2 forks, though.

1....f6?! is counterintuitive, and it might not be as good as 1....Bxb4 which just works (even with all the tactics), but it's perfectly playable. In such a way that it makes White first two moves completely useless, whilst Black control the center with a pawn: it might be a blow for an unprepared White player.

<Black doesn't have to play e5. Just play d5 or f5 and develop normally.>

<ChessDude33> summarizes anything I could say about this. 1....e5 might not be the best move (I usually have problems with it against the Polish), but as early as this it can't be '1....e5?'. 2....Bxb4 almost immediately gives an even game, so 1....e5 can't be bad at all.

<lol>

Don't know what's so funny about bashing the first move of a completely normal opening reply.

Sep-03-08  TheaN: The Opening Explorer just to clarify: 2....f6 might not be the best but is not immediately losing, 2....Bxb4 wins a lot more for Black than White, so 1....e5 is good for Black.

You are not completely incorrect however, d5 seems to be a better move: Opening Explorer

Feb-07-19  sls: 52. Re6+!!
Feb-08-19  Granny O Doul: While 52. Re6+ may not be sufficiently well-hidden to justify two exclamation points, it is hard to argue against its strength.
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