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Jan Hein Donner vs Octavio Troianescu
Wageningen Zonal (1957), Wageningen NED, rd 3, Oct-30
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Gligoric System Bernstein Defense (E56)  ·  1-0



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Jan-19-07  revelator: Donner thought this to be one of his best games, tied with a game against his friend Larsen.
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  whiteshark: When asked to mention his best game, Donner said: <"... very little remains of the hundreds of games I played. Maybe one. A short one, but one that shows some of the perfection I always sought for, but almost never found ..."> The game he refers to is this one.
Jul-26-08  sneaky pete: <... en wanneer men mij vraagt naar mijn beste partij dan blijft zeer, zeer weinig over van de honderden toernooipartijen, die ik in mijn leven speelde. Misschien een. Een zeer korte partij weliswaar, maar toch een, die iets van de perfectie vertoont, die ik altijd heb nagejaagd maar helaas vrijwel nooit wist te bereiken.>

Black was certainly <nagejaagd> by the bishops.

Dec-31-10  ozmikey: Truly a lovely game, the tactics at the end are a treat. Black had a much tougher defence in 25...Qxb2, when White has to find one more killer move: 26. Rxf7! Nxh6 27. Rxf8++ Kxf8 28. Rxc8+ and White will win the knight, with too much for the queen.
Jul-06-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

J H Donner vs O Troianescu, 1957.
Your score: 44 (par = 16)


PS. Whoa! I boosted the par up to 23 as I'm only the 4th person to complete a full G-T-M on this game. I'm glad to have scored so well, as doing this G-T-M was my first time going through this game!

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  FSR: The Donner Partie.
Feb-04-20  Scuvy: According to Donner's book The King, Black resigned on the 26th move.
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