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Klaus Junge vs Walter Loose
"Fast and Loose" (game of the day Aug-07-2015)
3rd General Government (1942), Warsaw, rd 2, Oct-12
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation (B07)  ·  1-0



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Jun-01-08  lost in space: From today's perspective Black played the Pirc in a horrible way. In 1942 I am not sure, if this opening was already named Pirc. So we should not be too hard with Black.

6...h6?! means that casteling kingside is significantly hindered

7... c6?! should be replaced by 7...e5. Otherwise White will play this move (what he did in move 8)

13... ♗xd4? was a serious blunder. Better was 13...e6 14. ♕e4 00 15. ♗xg7 ♔xg7 16. ♘e5 ♘f6 17. ♖xd8 ♘ex4 18. ♖xf8 ♔xf8 19. ♖d1 ♔g7 20. f3 ♘f6 with only slight advantage for white

White used his advantage in a very accurate way. In like 18. b4!especially.

No realy important, but 20. ♗xg6 is better (mate in a few) than 20.♗e4.

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  Penguincw: I feel like a Junge game has been used recently.

Anyway, pretty cool last move. If black flees to 20...Qa4, 21.Bd5# 1-0 is a pretty mate.

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  Phony Benoni: 18.b4 is also a nice touch, but the game is not competitive. Junge's only real probably was figuring out the best way to win.

And, I know I will be labeled a humorless bluenose for saying this, but I find the pun to be in questionable taste.

Aug-07-15  zanzibar: Didn't we just have another GotD with Junge? Why repeat?

And where's his portrait?

Aug-07-15  zanzibar: (Like the penguin said...!)
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  Phony Benoni: Just for the record, it was August 1:

K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942

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  offramp: <Phony Benoni:...And, I know I will be labeled a humorless bluenose for saying this, but I find the pun to be in questionable taste.>

In a way. I believe Walter Loose died as the Russians approached Dusseldorf. I'm not aware of HOW he died.

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  morfishine: Extremely low quality game by Black not worthy of even a passing comment, much less GOTD

In any case, its difficult finding any information on Walter Loose (the chessplayer) using straightforward Google searches, but its safe to say he was alive through at least 1947, which rules out him dying "as the Russians approached Dusseldorf" if for no other reason, the Russians did not come near Dusseldorf, which was far to the west of their assigned zone of occupation and well within the British and Canadian sectors as defined at the end of the war.


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  offramp: <morfishine> The Loose I was thinking of, a German confectioner, tried and failed to kill himself in the toilets in Loos (France) in 1915 as the British under General John French approached.

French told the French that he couldn't speak French, but Loose "the mousse"'s noose was loose in the loos at Loos.

A tragic story.

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  morfishine: <offramp> LOL That's too funny
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  kevin86: White will win the queen now, or in the next move.
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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: I believe Walter Loose died as the Russians approached Dusseldorf. >

Düsseldorf is known for its strong Dijon-like mustard served in a traditional pot called "Mostertpöttche", which was eternalised in a still life by Vincent van Gogh in 1884.

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  morfishine: <Phony Benoni> I agree entirely with this comment of yours: <And, I know I will be labeled a humorless bluenose for saying this, but I find the pun to be in questionable taste> Dear sir, you are not a "humorless bluenose", whatever that is. The "pun" is not just of questionable taste but distinctly in poor taste and completely lacking in humor.

<CG> would be well advised to delete this one, IMHO


Aug-07-15  Ultra: As defined by the Urban Dictionary:

Hang loose:

As used in the Hawaiian Islands, "Hang Loose or "Shocka" is used as a non verbal expression; or greeting. To tell the recipient, that every thing will be OK, Relax, Stop looking at me w/ that stern look on your face.


It's a surfing term, gentleman.

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  perfidious: Not even sure what the pun is supposed to refer to, other than possibly a distasteful method by which many met their end in the General Government at the hands of their conquerors (where this game was played).
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  thegoodanarchist: Hang loose = relax.

Use it in a sentence:

"Just hang loose. We will get past this rough spot."

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  thegoodanarchist: In other words,

Hang = hang out
Loose = relaxed, not tight or tense.

Life is good, folks!

Aug-08-15  zanzibar: Of course, Black did hang a pawn or two at the end of this game.
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  morfishine: We know the literal definition of 'hang loose'

<perfidious> has it right, referencing capital punishment at the end of World War II

<Ultra> Nice try


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  MissScarlett: Are you <Gottschalk> in disguise?
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  OhioChessFan: <morf> you're wrong. <tga> you're right. In ASL, hold up your thumb and pinky with the other 3 fingers tucked in and shake the hand side to side. Hang loose. Relax, it's good, chill.
Aug-09-15  TheFocus: "Shaka", not "shocka.'
Aug-09-15  TheFocus: Oh, to be young and footloose.
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  Stonehenge: Dr. Loose withdrew from this tournament after three rounds.
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