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Albert Sandrin vs Phil Le Cornu
"Sibling Rivalry" (game of the day Jul-02-2018)
50th US Open (1949), Omaha, NE USA, rd 10, Jul-21
English Opening: Golombek Defense (A16)  ·  1-0



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Mar-11-06  sleepkid: Much thanks to <> for finally getting this game into the database.

Nice finish by Sandrin.

Mar-11-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Yes, the final touch is classy.
Mar-12-06  sleepkid: ...a perfect addition for anyone who has a collection of underpromotions, such as this one by Sneaky: Game Collection: Underpromotions
Apr-01-08  ice lemon tea: the game is in 1949 and yet both player already has a rating??
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  Phony Benoni: I've just submitted the following game played by Albert Sandrin's brother, Angelo:

Angelo Sandrin - John C Barnes
US Open New Orleans, LA (3), 1954

<1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 e6 6.Bxc4 Bb4 7.Qe2 Nbd7 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.bxc3 h6 10.Ba3 b6 11.d5 Nc5 12.Rfd1 0-0 13.dxe6 Qc7 14.exf7+ Kh8 15.Nh4 Ng4>

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<16.Ng6+ Kh7 17.Nxf8+ Kh8 18.Ng6+ Kh7 19.f8N#> 1-0

Sibling rivalry!

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  perfidious: <Sibling rivalry>.


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Given that the Sandrin brothers both mated with f8/N, and given that <Phony Benoni> has already given us the title for the pair of games, I wonder if Chessgames can post both games as Games of the Day on the same day. How about it, CG? Can this happen?
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  Phony Benoni: Angelo's version is A Sandrin vs J C Barnes, 1954
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  FSR: Good job by Angelo. It took him five years longer to pull off f8=N# at a U.S. Open, but he did it nine moves faster!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Does anyone know of any games between Angelo and Albert? The database doesn't include any as of today (7/2/18).
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  offramp: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Given that the Sandrin brothers both mated with f8/N, and given that <Phony Benoni> has already given us the title for the pair of games, I wonder if Chessgames can post both games as Games of the Day on the same day. How about it, CG? Can this happen?>

I think the Great Sargon missed a trick today. The other game, A Sandrin vs J C Barnes, 1954, could have been Position of the Day today. Or vice versa.

Jul-02-18  goodevans: This game was quite interesting to play through. The other was a one-sided massacre.
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  catlover: Maybe this unusual mating pattern should be called the "Sandrin mate".
Jul-02-18  Ironmanth: Beautiful finish!
Jul-02-18  cormier: Stockfish 8 (minimum 30s/ply) 8. O-O? <8.Nd4> Bxd4 9.Bxb7 Bxf2+ 10.Kxf2 Nd7 11.Bxa8 Qxa8 + / = +0.93 (32 ply)
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