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Johan Upmark vs Robin Johansson
"A Stale Joke" (game of the day Apr-01-2007)
Ch Sweden (Juniors) (1995), Borlange SWE, rd 8
English Opening: General (A10)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Apr-01-07
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  juan31: This game could have the "grade" of chess game ?
Apr-01-07  Silverstrike: In the Edinburgh Congress 2005, a very similar game was played.

White: Joseph Redpath Black: Joseph Redpath

1.e3 a5 2.Qh5 Ra6 3.Qxa5 h5 4.h4 Rah6 5.Qxc7 f6 6.Qxd7+ Kf7 7.Qxb7 Qd3 8.Qxb8 Qh7 9.Qxc6 Kg6 10.Qe6.

Apr-01-07  Themofro: I beleive that this game was originally composed by Sam LLoyd in response to a challenge to come up with the shortest stalemate possible. It's incredible what Lloyd could accomplish when he wanted to.
Apr-01-07  waddayaplay: <acirce> I remember reading about this in some old magazine, and I also remember that both players were given an 0. I remember the discussion in the magazine. A Norwegian had sent in a reply to the magazine, saying he thought Swedes lacked a sense of humor for giving both players an 0. I agreed with the Norwegian person at the time, and I think it is typical Swedish busy-body mentality to punish players for moves made at the board. But I understand why they did it.
Apr-01-07
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  Chessmensch: Has everyone forgotten that today is April Fool's Day?
Apr-01-07
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  fm avari viraf: No comments please!
Apr-01-07
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  khense: Looked like black wanted to jump off a building & the elevator got stuck.
Apr-01-07  GrandPatzerSCL: Hahahah!! I read about this in a funny chess book. Both players were in protest, right??
Apr-01-07
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  kevin86: The fastest possible stalemate:9.5 moves. Not a bad game for gotd on April Fool's day.
Apr-01-07
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  butcher 4: ? some one had to use the bathroom.
Apr-01-07  get Reti: I composed an 11 move stalemate - the shortest stalemate with a pawn promotion!: 1. e4 a5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 h6 4. d6 Ra6 5. dxc7 Bf5 6. cxb8=Q Bh7 7. a4 Rg6 8. Qxb7 f6 9. Qh5 Qd7 10. Qxd7 Kf7 11. f5
Apr-04-07  MarvinTsai: <Kevin86> The fastest possible stalemate:9.5 moves.

Wow, someone has proved this by running a program, right?

Dec-24-07  popski: IIRC this was first composed by Sam Loyd
Jul-08-08  Discoduck76: I know these guys in person. Both are born in 1977 and are very close friends. And of course they agreed about a draw before the game. I recall they often did like this in Swedish junior tournaments.
Nov-30-08  WhiteRook48: Wikipedia has a double stalemate. I wonder what happens if they play that? It goes: 1. c4 d5 2. Qb3? Bh3?? 3. gxh3 f5 4. Qxb7 Kf7?? 5. Qxa7??? Kg6?? 6. f3 c5 7. Qxe7?? Rxa2? 8. Kf2? Rxb2? 9. Qxg7+?? Kh5?? 10. Qxg8?? Rxb1?? 11. Rxb1 Kh4 12. Qxh8 h5 13. Qh6 Bxh6 14. Rxb8 Be3+? 15. dxe3 Qxb8 16. Kg2 Qf4? 17. exf4 d4 18. Be3 dxe3 1/2-1/2
Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: on the other hand, maybe they were having fun. And I'm pretty sure everyone has heard of that before
Jan-31-09  ILikeFruits: what the...
fudge may...
this be...
Apr-20-09  WhiteRook48: too many blunders
Jun-10-11  leroquentin: This is funny! hehe
Aug-15-11  acme: Thanks for the 12-move no capture stalemate <dzechiel>
Apr-24-12  Brecker: 1...h5?!
2.h4?
2...a4?!
Nice Rook lift with 3...Ra6
4.Qxa5?? He's sacrificing his queen? On the fourth move? 4...Rah6?? Take the queen. Was this a blitz match played by hampsters? 5.Qxc7?? Just keep sacrificing your queen maybe he'll notice eventually... 5...f6?? Take the queen! Now you're going to lose the queen so you can advance your weakest pawn up one square? 6.Qxd7+?? Take your opponents queen!
6...Kf7??? Take the queen!
7.Qxb7?? White's queen can be taken by the bishop.
7...Qd3???? You're going to lose your queen now too? Take your opponents queen. It's just sitting there and you can take it unconsequencially. 8.Qxb8?? Take the opponent's queen. If he takes your queen and you take his white is still up in material! 8...Qh7? Move your queen to a spot where you can protect the bishop. 9.Qxc8
9...Kg6? You're king was well protects where it was.
Both of these hampsters were equally stupid.
Oct-16-12  rapidcitychess: I have got to get one of my friends to fix this game with me in a tournament.

(I'm kidding. Don't arrest me, chess police!)

Jul-30-17
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  Tabanus: The crosstable in Tidskrift för Schack, Nr. 7 1995, page 366, indeed has 0 points for both players. The game/incident is commented on page 370, without mention of who played it.
Apr-04-18
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  FSR: I thought that 1...h5 was prophylaxis against 2.g3, but evidently it was deeper than that.
Jun-14-18
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  Korora: You sure this wasn't from the Lasker-Alekhine-Unzicker-Greco-Horowitz Memorial Tournament?
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