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Stuart Wagman vs Ole Jakobsen
"Once a Jolly Wagman" (game of the day Nov-11-2013)
World Seniors Championship (2005), Lignano Sabbiadoro ITA, rd 2, Sep-29
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Take my queen! Please!

This is a nice game with an impressive finish. We should all play so well when we are 86.

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  Phony Benoni: Not bad for his age.

Quick pun explanation: it's based on the first line of "Waltzing Matilda", an Australian bush ballad.

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  morfishine: Wagman was 85 when this game was played
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  FSR: <morfishine> 86.
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  Richard Taylor: He was then 11 or so years my senior! Good game indeed!
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  fm avari viraf: Wagman makes his opponent Ole wag his tail with ferocious attack until he succumbs.
Nov-11-13  Moszkowski012273: 44.Qf6+ is quicker
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  ajk68: Does 40...Qf7 hold?
Nov-11-13  optimal play: My 2nd successful pun!

Although I notice it's not *exactly* what I submitted which was "Once a Jolly S.Wagman"

CG left off the "S" for some reason?

Nov-11-13  Blunderdome: <optimal play>

Funny, I was about to comment that I preferred "Once a Jolly S. Wagman." Interesting that the original author had the same idea.

Nov-12-13  optimal play: <Moszkowski012273: 44.Qf6+ is quicker> Perhaps to mate, but since black resigned immediately after 44.Nf6 anyway, it would have been no quicker to win.

<ajk68: Does 40...Qf7 hold?> Nope.

If 40...Qf7 then 41.Qf4! wins

ie 40...Qf7 41.Qf4 Rh5 42.exf6 Ne6 43.Qg4 etc

<Blunderdome> Great minds think alike :)

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  kevin86: White is eyeing mate at g8 or h7-black is helpless to stop both.

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