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Boris Belopolsky vs Boris Markovich Kogan
"The Six Wives" (game of the day Aug-15-2005)
Cardinal Open (1984), Columbus OH, rd 1
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: <PaulLovric> A KNIGHT'S TALE

Once upon a time, there was a pleasant chess paradise on the Internet. The happy local yokels lived together in peace and harmony, save the occasional duel or cockfight. Then one fateful day in Summer 2004, a young Knight arrived on the scene, wreaking havoc everywhere he went. First, he littered the site with dozens of useless entries like "good game" and "White wins" etc. ad infinitum. Second, he maintained this annoying talent for asking a question, then talking back to whomever answered his question ("I do what I want"). Third, he kept posting blatantly plagiarized analysis under his Knighthood, then later he kept posting blatantly plagiarized text under his Knighthood, even after being warned several times over. Fourth, he dominated a live event (200 posts out of 800 total) mostly with silly contradictions like "Nakamura wins!" followed by "Nakamura loses!" etc. ad infinitum. This Knight quickly got on everyone's nerves and even more quickly got on everyone's ignore lists, except for our more sensible users who keep him on manual ignore. At one point, with nobody in sight answering him, the Knight created multiple alternate identities just to interact with himself on various pages. (I am not making this up.) In due time, after months of hints, pressure, and lecturing, he is finally maturing, yet his old bad habits persist (like computer analysis falsely given as "brain power"). Worst of all, since these posts are permanent, this Knight's trail of devastation remains, which shall be his everlasting legacy.

Afer this many months, and despite allegedly being a teacher and/or an adult, you must be trying to annoy people. We could use less of that around here, not more. Please stop. Thank you.

Aug-15-05  ughaibu: In Kentucky it's illegal to remarry the same man four times.
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  kevin86: <ughaibu>yes,and they should enforce that law---even if the couple in question are brother and sister.
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  offramp: Trivia: if a man has three wives he is a trigamist.
Aug-15-05  bridgepro: Trivia: if a mn marries 4 or more wives, he's a pigamist.
Aug-15-05  kvcs: <EVERYONE>

For some rerason when you try to display the VIEW of this game, the game score goes all the way to the right margin and is, therefore "unprintable".

I have done this and posted it here. I had to take a copy to Ancr---he loves multiple-Queen games.


[Event "Cardinal Open"]
[Site "Columbus OH"]
[Date "1984.01.??"]
[EventDate "1984.01"]
[Round "1"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Boris Belopolsky"]
[Black "Boris M Kogan"]
[ECO "B30"]
[WhiteElo "2320"]
[BlackElo "2430"]
[PlyCount "114"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Qc7 4.O-O e6
5.c3 Nf6 6.Re1 d5 7.e5 Nd7 8.d4 a6
9.Bf1 Be7 10.Bg5 Qd8 11.Bxe7 Qxe7
12.a3 c4 13.Nbd2 b5 14.g3 Nb6 15.Rc1 Bd7
16.Nh4 g5 17.Ng2 O-O-O 18.f4 h6 19.Nf3 Rdg8
20.Rc2 Kb7 21.Rf2 g4 22.Nfh4 h5 23.Ne3 a5
24.Bg2 b4 25.axb4 axb4 26.f5 Qg5 27.b3 cxb3
28.c4 dxc4 29.d5 exd5 30.Nxd5 Rd8 31.Qe2 Na5
32.Nxb4+ Bc6 33.Nxc6 Nxc6 34.Qe4 Rd5
35.e6 Re8 36.Re3 Qf6 37.Rd2 fxe6 38.Rxd5 exd5
39.Qxe8 b2 40.Re1 Qd4+ 41.Kh1 Qd3 42.Bf1 Qc2 43.f6 b1=Q 44.f7 Qbb2 45.Ng2 h4 46.gxh4 Qa3
47.f8=Q Qxf8 48.Qxf8 d4 49.h5 d3 50.Qg7+ Ka6
51.h6 d2 52.Ra1+ Kb5 53.h7 d1=Q
54. h8=Q Qdd2 55.Qh5+ Nd5 56.Qgxg4 Kc5 57.Rd1 1-0

Aug-15-05  ajile: 21..g4 by Black followed by h4 gives up any chance for Black to open up White's K-side and take advantage of his rooks and other pieces aimed at White's king. Instead Black then pushes the pawns in front of his own king after this with a5 and b4. This strategy makes no sense.


Aug-15-05  ajile: Also 24..a4 by Black (instead of b4) totally locks up the Q-side. Then Black can take his time building up his forces for a K-Side breakthrough.
Aug-15-05  BishopofBlunder: The definition of Bigamy is "having one wife too many". The definition of monogamy is the same.
Aug-15-05  soberknight: <PaulLovric> You're still defiling our beautiful website? Will you never go away and leave us all alone???
Aug-15-05  soberknight: <maxundmoritz> Yes, it's obviously the same Jorg Hickl. I've submitted more than a hundred duplicate player entries to, but they say it's just a drop in the bathtub.
Aug-15-05  PaulLovric: <tpstar> WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH
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  tpstar: <PaulLovric> I'm glad I got your attention. And here it is, right before midnight. You were going to do it again, weren't you?!

If you have something to say about a game, then say it. Bragging about posting "First" on any page is stupid and senseless. If that's how you want to be known, then that's how you want to be known.

Aug-16-05  PaulLovric: some people have a sense of humour i guess. Odd lie pages:

TheSlid: <PaulLovric: first> Lol! Proof that timing is everything: )

TheAlchemist: <PaulLovric> Hilarious! No one could have said it better ;-)

OneBadDog: "Everything is relative."

chancho: It's like a finger pointing to the moon,(Smacks student in the head) Stop looking at my finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.

meloncio: "I don't deserve this award, but the whole team ...".

aw1988: <PaulLovric: first> LOL

Phoenix: "People? I love my people."


jamesmaskell: "I cant tell a lie"

chancho: I wish they all could be California Girls.

Ken MacGillivray: hey maybe this has more to do with golf when you find your ball in a strange place; aren't there any edward debono's out there?

farrooj: I am Death. You will all die in next week. Is he joking? MOUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

farrooj: <paul> LOL

BishopofBlunder: "I didn't expect a sort of Spanish Inquisition!"

PaulLovric: first

Aug-17-05  weary willy: <some people have a sense of humour i guess.> And some people have a sense of sarcasm
Aug-17-05  Catfriend: Also, some mice like rice.
Aug-18-05  prinsallan: If a man married more than 5 wives hes a male chauvinist pig ^^
Aug-18-05  Resignation Trap: <Catfriend> If you like games with many queens, you may like this as well: Sliwa vs O'Kelly, 1954 .
Oct-22-05  avidfan: Final position after 57.Ra1-d1

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Nov-18-06  lvlaple: Heh, if you have a queen on h1 and another on h7 and an enemy piece on e5...


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  whiteshark: <29.Nxc4! Nxc4 30.Qxb3 > looks like a stronger continuation to me.

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Black is going to lose his last pawn on the queenside. Thereafter white's ♕b3+♖e1+♖f2+♗g2 should conclude the proceedings easily.

Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: who would have expected 6 different queens? It doesn't happen every day.
Aug-05-09  WhiteRook48: these guys don't promote much
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  GrahamClayton: <kevin86>I really enjoy multi-queen games;their only problems seem to be that the board gets CROWDED very soon with that much heavy artillary out there. Also,there of course is the necessity for pushing pawns at the expense of piece movement.

I enjoy playing through multi-queen games - not sure if I would actually enjoy playing the game!

Along with the "crowding" of the board, if I was playing I would tend to concentrate on the two queens at the expense of the other pieces on the board.

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  Garech: There is no doubt that this is a remarkable game and also no surprise there were many blunders, given the fact that it was so complicated. Fritz didn't like the double pawn sac to open lines, and while it looked fancy it wasn't especially effective, IMHO. Instead of 30.Nxd5, Bxd5 was much stronger for white. 34.Qe4 was an outright blunder, far stronger was the unnatural looking Rf4! (threatening Rxc4) and white has a big advantage, e.g. ...Qe7 35.Rxc4 Nxc4 36.Qxc4 and it's all over. 36.Re3 was also bad and lost white the edge in the position. Again according to Fritz Qb1! was the correct move. 37.Rd2 was yet another bad move, much better was Rf1 although black is still stronger. However, black blundered at move 37 too! If he had played Rxd2 (although it looks very scary) instead of fxe6?? then he was better, e.g. Qxc6+ Ka6 38. Qb7+ Ka5 and white's attack runs out of steam whilst black is the exchange and a pawn up with a stronger position to boot. 42. Bf1! deserves an exclamation mark because it was the only move to save the position, despite black having two queens on the board. 47.Qbb2 was inaccurate but incredibly white is better in any case, even with best play which Fritz says was Qxe1. After that both sides played without blundering but there were some further inaccuracies. Instead of 55.Qh5+ white had Qb7! Although by that point he has a completely winning position and then of course there are several paths to victoy. Very deep and interesting game anyway!
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