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Matthias Bach vs Ralf Schubert
"Chess Fugue" (game of the day Apr-14-2018)
BL2-N 9697 (1996), Germany
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack (E76)  ·  0-1



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May-18-05  InspiredByMorphy: For anyone who is curious a fugue consists of a single melody in the beginning. It is shortly thereafter imitated by using the same pattern of notes starting somewhere else in the key. The imitation continues while the original pattern heard in the beginning drifts. Soon thereafter a third melody imitates the original pattern while the other two melodies drift. There must be at least three melodies interacting with each other to be a fugue. Suffice to say playing a fugue on the piano is intensely difficult. I believe Bach was one of the first (if not the first) to write fugues. He is the grandfather of classical music, and even used techniques in music only to be fully realized in the romantic period of music 150 years later. He was well ahead of his time. Kind of like Morphy...
May-18-05  Rocafella: <Ezzy> This site is for fun. You need to chill out man. On the more technical chess games, it is the opposite. The discussions are too serious. We just need to find an equilibrium of light hearted kibitzing and serious analysis. My advice: Enjoy the site for what it is, not what it could be :), but don't get me wrong I don't mean any disrespect
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  WannaBe: <InspiredByMorphy> You sound like my music teacher/school orchestra conductor. 8=)

My favorite is Brandenburg Concertos by Bach. Had a chance to play number 4 while in my school's orchestra. Bach wrote 6 of them for Brandenburg, (Numbered, of course, 1-6). The most amazing part, is that each instrument had 3 sub-parts written for it.

Each of the string section had 3 parts. (I am not too sure about the wind section) But Violin I would have 3 parts, Violin II would have 3 parts, and same goes for the Viola (I, me, that's my part) and Cello. The only exception was probably the Bass. This was a long time ago when I played... Now I just push pieces around on the board, and pretend I know what I am doing.

May-18-05  Kangaroo: Nice pun and very poor game played by the owners of such nice sounding names!!!
May-18-05  InspiredByMorphy: <WannaBe> The Brandenburg concertos are amazing. Impressive you played one! I was just thinking how cool it would be if once in a while had an audio clip to accompany the game. Wouldnt it be cool to pull up this game and here Tocatta/Fuge in D minor? Hold on a minute Im gonna light some candles... lol.
May-18-05  whatthefat: White really deserved to lose. He seemed to be allergic to his own bishops, then the moment they were off the board he set about opening up a glorious a2-g8 diagonal!
May-18-05  soberknight: Ezzy will curse me for saying this, but among punsters it's already well-known that Bach and Schubert were composers of T Music.
May-18-05  Ezzy: <Soberknight - Ezzy will curse me for saying this, but among punsters it's already well-known that Bach and Schubert were composers of T Music.> How can I possibly curse you, I am just getting over the shock that you haven't actually posted anything on the 'T Music' page. You are starting to lose your touch! :-)

May-19-05  soberknight: <You are starting to lose your touch!> But I still have a G Hand!
May-27-05  OverDjinn: It would be useful for combating the punny problem if <> would at least institute a qualitative ratings system similar to the USA’s Terror Alert system. Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue Green, which are for Severe, High, Elevated, Guarded, and Low, might be replaced with the chessic equivalents (RE: game quality). This game is not necessarily a poor one, but rather a technical and common one. From 10. Bg5?! we know the game is nothing special but rather an illustration of how less than exact decision making is what practical chess is all about.
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  patzer2: As <John Tal> observed, White's 24. g4?! is a "wrong note" in an otherwise well played game up to this point. It is at best a dubious move and at worst a blunder. Better is <John Tal>'s 24. Qb3! or the immediate 24. Qe2!, both of which simplify to a superior endgame for White.

However, White still had chances to save the game but blundered with 26. Rg1?, when 26. Qf3! h5 27. Qf2 Qxf2+ 28. Rxf2= would have held.

White all but surrendered the game with 28. Rf3? Bxf3 , when he had the amazing defensive resource 28. Rg2! available, which holds nicely after 28...b5 (or 28... Rbf8 29. Qb3 b5 30. Nf3 Qxh3+ 31. Kg1 =) 29. Nf3 Qxh3+ 30. Kg1 =.

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  Ladolcevita: clearly its not something like"lose one's composure"...its like a long torture.....
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  offramp: Bach wrote a big bucketload of fugues. Good luck to him.

A fugue is a foxtrot played on a Moog.

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  Robert Samuels: I hope they're following my blog:
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  Richard Taylor: A fugue is Scots for this was played by the ghosts of Bach and Schubert who were feuding over I think it was Shubert's 'Scottische...' something...

Both composers died relatively unknown.

Nice ending here.

Apr-14-18  ndg2: Many not so "musical offerings"
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  thegoodanarchist: <cu8sfan: <Marvol> O I see, he was writing in CAPS! I thought that was some acronym. UKWIM, maybe it should be YKWIM = You Know What I Mean. (-:>


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  sfm: 26.Rg1?? is just an oversight.

It is a little annoying to spend the powers of Her Majesty on 26.Qf3, but White must have some advantage with the d-pawn, the outpost on c7, the option of Nc4, or may it should go to f3 (after Qf3-f2). Blacks bishops are constrained.

Nice fighting by White. I love 52.Rf2. Here it is only for fun, but so many lost positions are saved with trickery like this.

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  catlover: I appreciate all the explanations of "fugue".

And then there is also the fugue state, which is a dissociative psychological disorder.

Apr-14-18  Strelets: Die Kunst der Fuga.
Apr-14-18  morfishine: "Bach to the Fuguer"
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  ChessHigherCat: <catlover: I appreciate all the explanations of "fugue". And then there is also the fugue state, which is a dissociative psychological disorder.>

Same meaning of fugue (flight, fleeing, like tempus fugat) because the voices repeating the theme of a fugue are kind of fleeing from one another.

The wiki definition of "fugue state" sounds the like the basis for 9 million books and movies, including "Mulholland Drive:

<Dissociative fugue, formerly fugue state or psychogenic fugue, is a dissociative disorder and a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity, including the memories, personality, and other identifying characteristics of individuality. The state can last days, months or longer.>

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  ChessHigherCat: "The Finished Symphony"
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  Richard Taylor: <morfishine: "Bach to the Fuguer"> Good pun!
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