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John Coffey vs Eric Schiller
"Weak Coffey" (game of the day Mar-18-2006)
Tournament (1986), Peoria, IL USA
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  0-1



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Mar-18-06  Confuse: i love games like this where someones winning gets overconfident and loses sight of danger. that happens to me all the time! cockiness is something we should all be careful of. well done mr. schiller
Mar-18-06  itz2000: Eric Shiller, well played ;)

35. Kf1, Qxf2#

Mar-18-06  Jim Bartle: Not only weak Coffey, weak pun.

Let's see more imagination!

Mar-18-06  EmperorAtahualpa: If this is a King's Indian attack, why is it still classified as ECO A00?

My compliments to Mr. Schiller for this excellent game!

Mar-18-06  EmperorAtahualpa: It's kind of funny that with Qxh6, White was digging his own grave. :)
Mar-18-06  backyard pawn: <Jim Bartle>< Not only weak Coffey, weak pun.> Anyone who puns simply appreciates any recognition of his/her efforts. Even groans, or, as I sometimes get, complaints, are reward enough for punners.

Lovely how perfectly the two knights support each other after 28...., Nfg4. Unnecessary for knight protection were the f5 pawn (moved two moves previously) and the Black queen.

Mar-18-06  Jim Bartle: I just didn't think "weak Coffey" was up to cg standards.

On the plus side, they seems to be withholding West vs. Desperado until they can come up with the perfect pun.

Mar-18-06  AlexanderMorphy: yeah the pun have been going downhill lately! but good game nonetheless!
Mar-18-06  notsodeepthought: <Jim Bartle: Not only weak Coffey, weak pun. Let's see more imagination!> How about a win by Tea Bosboom-Lanchava with the pun "Strong Tea"? (yeah, I know, not much of an improvement...)
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  kevin86: White must have felt he could be knocked over by a feather at this conclusion.
Mar-18-06  Jim Bartle: Puns always seem obvious afterward, but they aren't so easy to invent. If Coffey wins one, would you say he was percolating?
Mar-18-06  McCool: What should be a pun that's up to cg standards for this game? <Jim Bartle>
Mar-18-06  dakgootje: <It's kind of funny that with Qxh6, White was digging his own grave. :) > Yes but the move itself seemed little wrong with, at least i think most of us here wouldnt see any danger in it.

I though that white was stronger until move ~20, though didnt see the danger of black rooks and the half open h-file where the bacl rook was nicely played. Last i think exd5 was just too greedy to be a good move... As <Eatman> already pointed out, i think the white would have been better if it had played h3 instead of exd5...

Mar-18-06  WaxTadpole: As far as today's pun goes, Iced Coffey, maybe?
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  Sneaky: One might say that Coffey got creamed.
Mar-18-06  Jim Bartle: There you go, Sneaky. Why can't I think of those?
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  PhilFeeley: Who was Coffey anyway?
Mar-18-06  Jim Bartle: I only knew MR. Coffee (Joe DiMaggio).
Mar-18-06  Ezzy: Coffey - Eric Schiller [A07]
Tournament Peoria, 1986
1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d3 h6 5.00 Bf5 6.Nbd2 e6 7.c4 Nbd7 8.a3 b5 <This seems to be a new move. The most popular response over the years has been 8..a5> 9.cxb5 cxb5 10.Nd4 a6 11.Nxf5 exf5 12.b4 Bd6 13.Qb3 Be5 14.Bb2 Bxb2 15.Qxb2 00 16.Rac1 Qe7< Developement is complete and the rooks are connected. Now both players should be formulating a middle game plan.> 17.Nb3 Rfe8 18.e3 Ne5 19.Qd4 Rac8 20.Nc5 Ra8 <Seems to be too passive. 20..Rc6 would prevent 21 Qf4 because of 21..Rxc5 followed by 22..Nxd3> 21.Qf4 g6 22.Qxh6 a5 23.Qf4 Kg7 24.Rfd1 Rh8 25.e4 axb4 26.axb4 fxe4 27.dxe4 Ra2 28.exd5 Nfg4 29.d6 Qd8 30.Rd2 Rxd2 31.Qxd2 Rxh2 32.Re1 Qh8 33.Qd5?? <Eric, when your opponent picked up his queen, you must of thought he had seen your trap and was ready to cover f2 by 33 Qd4. You must have been so relieved when he played 33 Qd5??> 33...Rh1+ <This must of broke your opponents heart>. 34.Bxh1 Qh2+ <The man of many great quotes Tartakower says - "the blunders are all on the board waiting to be made." He is of course correct>. 01

Mar-18-06  ILoveThisSite: The pun is better if you click on Eric Schiller and see that in his picture he has what appears to be a cup of coffee in front of him.
Mar-18-06  Jim Bartle: Interesting. I'd never made it past Schiller's "death stare" before.
Mar-18-06  backyard pawn: So, in this game, Eric Schiller is the java player!
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  kevin86: At one time the LA sports scene had coffee and cream:Coffee-was Paul Coffey of the Kings/Cream-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Strange but Coffey is white while Kareem is black. lol

Jul-02-10  LarsenBentYou: "What's your name?"
"John Coffey Boss. Like the drink, but not spelled the same."

Immortal words from an immortal movie, and the first movie to make me cry.

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  tamar: "Coffey Mate"
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