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Sochor vs Liban van Damme
corr (1974) (correspondence), ?
Polish Opening: General (A00)  ·  0-1

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Sep-04-06  Confuse: 1973? wow : )
Sep-04-06
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  Dim Weasel: I noticed double pin and possibility of Nxe3 but was not sure at all that it was the best continuation.
Sep-04-06  bakuazer: patzer2: <kinghunt72> After 9...Nxe3! 10. Qb3 Nxg2+ 11. Bxg2 Rxg2+ 12. Qe3 Rxh2 , White's position is hopelessly lost and beyond repair.

Or if 11.Kd1 then 11..Qf2 12.Qc3 Nf4 and (remember the g8 rook) white is loosing more materially.

Sep-04-06  MaxxLange: 9...Nxe3! 10. Qb3 and now 10...Nd4
Sep-04-06  vibes43: 9...Nxe3 would have been my move and whichever way white Q went I would go the other with tne N, wreaking as much havoc as possible. Even so, I had to confirm my choice. Especially after blunder in sunday puzzle knocked the wind out of my sails.
Sep-04-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Such poor play by White! And to imagine that this even was a correspondence game...

Anyway, I spotted this move within 5 seconds, then kept on looking for something stronger, but came back to this answer when I didn't find anything.

Sep-04-06  uuft: Clearly some people was already making fun of the Belgian actor back in the seventies. Must be him!
Sep-04-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <Clearly some people was already making fun of the Belgian actor back in the seventies. Must be him!>

<uuft> Well he did knock out his opponent, that's for sure.

Sep-04-06  dehanne: There's no reason to believe 'Van Damme' refers to the actor (if he can be called that). It is actually a common Flemish name.
Sep-04-06  KOCCMOHAYT: this was an easy puzzle
Sep-04-06  percyblakeney: Nxe3 was the first move I considered, but I got suspicious when I couldn't find an even more deadly continuation after Qb3 than the Nxg2 thing so I ended up looking at the position much longer than is usual for a Monday.
Sep-04-06  YouRang: I had the same reaction as <dzechiel> and <percyblakeny> -- This puzzle is unusual for a Monday in that the solution isn't THAT forceful (i.e. unstoppable mate or hopeless loss of material).

However, I suppose it is psychologically crushing to be smacked in the face like this so early in a correspondence game.

Sep-04-06  who: I'm not sure what you mean it's not forcing. The pawns on g2 and either f2 or h2 fall also. 9...Nxe3 10.Qb3 Nxg2+ 11.Bxg2 Rxg2 12... Rxh2 or 11.Kd1 Qxf2 or 11.Ke2 Qe4+. That's three pawns and an open king. Seems pretty forcing to me.
Sep-04-06  MrMelad: This one was so easy that even I got it after a few seconds!
Sep-04-06  dzanone: I wonder how this game got in the database. It is the only game by both players.
Sep-04-06  Larsker: That was sochor damme game.
Sep-04-06  scorpius: Easiest Monday puzzle in the last few weeks. ;)
Sep-04-06  Marmot PFL: At least white didn't waste much on postage (and if he cheated with a computer, in 1974 they weren't too formidable).
Sep-04-06
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  gawain: Cute Monday puzzle. Is the twin pin going to be the week's theme?

<it is psychologically crushing to be smacked in the face like this so early in a correspondence game.>

Perfectly said, <YouRang>. A "smack in the face" is exactly what this must have felt like!

Sep-04-06  MaxxLange: never mind my ...Nd4 idea....the Bb2 covers that square
Sep-04-06  DanielBryant: I found Nxe3, but for some reason I thought it was Sunday, and I kept trying to analyze further. I couldn't find anything checkmating, so I just said, screw it. And it turns out I had solved it anyway.
Sep-04-06
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  kevin86: A usually easy Monday puzzle. The double pin is elegant as it is lethal. White's game quickly goes down hard.
Sep-04-06  TheoreticalNovelty: Jean Claude Van Damme is quite possibly the worst actor ever! Well either him, or Steven Seagal. Neither of them can act, but I 'spose it doesnt really matter since they can both kick the crap out of the badguys.
Sep-04-06  asip87: huhaua... i never thought gm could play polish opening...
Sep-05-06
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  kevin86: How about Chuck Norris! another kicker-lol
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