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Christine Blodig vs Evelin Kuenzner
"Chris Mess Eve" (game of the day Dec-24-2008)
Bayern-ch (Women) (1987), Abensberg, rd 7
Scandinavian Defense: Modern. Gipslis Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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Dec-22-08  mack: Whatever
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  Domdaniel: The game, sadly, is the precise metaphysical opposite of a bloody mess. Not a gnarl, a Suttlefish, a complexification, a Buggerzwang, or an N-dimensional mishmash in sight (these are all technical chess terms for weird games).

It's just one of those dull games where both players play safely until one of them loses.

As <mack> points out, the appropriate technical term is 'whatever'.

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  Sneaky: Cute pun though.
Dec-23-08  number 23 NBer: The pun appears to be all there is. Oh well, not every game can be a violent bloodbath.
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  whiteshark: for whatever it's worth
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  whiteshark: Chrsitine, Evelin and whatever Else
Dec-23-08  Simonkaser: Dammit !!
Dec-24-08  NewLine: 'Whatever' indeed settle it down...
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  Domdaniel: Kept their word, anyhow, about using this as GOTD. Or whatever.
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  Morten: Best part is the pun. No bloodbath here, but a rather dull game in the Scandinavian Defence - BTW in the Scandinavian languages the name of the white player here (Blodig) means bloody.

Happy holidays to all.

Dec-24-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: white... , well, simply wins
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  whiteshark: <Domdaniel> I'm glad they didn't change the space-time continuum. I can't imagine the consequences not even as 'gedanken experiment'...
Dec-24-08  WhiteRook48: White says: For Christmas I got a bishop vs bishop ending...
Dec-24-08  Alphastar: Methinks Bxf3 is unnecessary.
Dec-24-08  SatelliteDan: shoot, i wound up on the wrong page..
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  playground player: Who's afraid of the Scandinavian Defense?
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  TheDestruktor: Complain not, GM friends.

Did you notice the priceless pun?

Dec-24-08  Yodaman: 21. ...c5??? Talk about a bad move. And even worse was the follow up of 22... Nc6. 22...cxd4 would have been much better. At least the material would have remained even.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Actually, it looks like black is in very bad shape by move 21. White is threatening 22 Bb8, winning. After 22...cxd4 23 cxd4 Bxd4 24 Bxd5, black has to prevent 25 b4, winning the knight. If 24...Bc5 25 Bd2; if 24...Bc3 25 Bd6. Either way, white is going to follow up with 26 b4, and the knight is lost.

There are players who made entire careers (Petrosian and Capablanca spring to mind) out of playing "innocuous" moves that lulled their opponents into a false sense of security. At some point the victim would realize that they had actually been dead lost for some time.

Dec-25-08  Dr. J: <Gregor Samsa Mendel: Actually, it looks like black is in very bad shape by move 21. White is threatening 22 Bb8, winning. After 22...cxd4 23 cxd4 Bxd4 24 Bxd5, black has to prevent 25 b4, winning the knight...> Black can keep material equality by 24 ... b5. But with the game opened up for the two bishops, it looks like White still has a significant edge. Silicon evaluation, anyone? Crafty?

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