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Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander vs Ludek Pachman
"When Irish Eyes are Smiling" (game of the day Mar-17-2016)
Hilversum Zonal (1947), Hilversum NED, rd 9, Jul-25
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C97)  ·  1-0

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Feb-05-07
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  plang: Interesting example of the Nf5 sacrifice. 25..Kh7 26 Qh5+..Kg8 27 Rg7+ mates. Perhaps Pachman should have immediately kicked the knight after 19 Ng5. The attack after 25 Nh7 does not look that difficult to play.
Nov-23-10  madhatter5: someone explain 15.♔h2, please
Apr-22-11  swr: <someone explain 15.h2, please>

So as to enable Rg1 and eventually give the rook an open file to work with.

Mar-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure 'tis like a morn in spring.

In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing.

When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay, And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.

Mar-17-16  RookFile: I might have considered 18...Kf8, with the crazy idea of running the king over to the queenside.
Mar-17-16  goodevans: Two fine CHO'DA GOTD wins in three days!
Mar-17-16
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  kevin86: White sacs a rook and bishop and then brings in more pieces! Black looks like a bystander here.
Mar-17-16  morfishine: Another dumb, pointless game title
Mar-17-16  catlover: <WannaBe> Someone I know who's Irish got a rainbow colored tie as a gift. When he asked, "Why a RAINBOW tie?" The friend told him, "Because when you put it on, it will have a pot at the end of it." :-)

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