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George Marshall Norman vs Edgar Colle
"The Norman Conquest" (game of the day Dec-08-2009)
Hastings (1927/28), Hastings ENG, rd 3, Dec-30
Queen's Indian Defense: Capablanca Variation (E16)  ·  1-0

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Dec-08-09  Smothered Mate: 35... Nc8?
Dec-08-09  Endrainbow: Seems like white was dicking around, waiting for black to screw up here. Such a lame way to play.
Dec-08-09  ChessApplet: Busy day for his knight:). And I can't find a better defense for black after 29...f6. I'm not sure but isn't 29...Rf8 better? Or black has completely lost here.
Dec-08-09
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  Once: A crisply played finish, but black did rather walk into it by opening the h file against his own king. Not a great game, so presumably chosen mainly for the pun?
Dec-08-09  licuan: 36. h4 changes the face of the game for white.
Dec-08-09  Smileshire: "Seems like white was dicking around, waiting for black to screw up here. Such a lame way to play."

Exactly how William beat Harold in 1066

Dec-08-09  eaglewing: Against the played attack pattern 37. Qg4 h3+ would have helped. But maybe White has still enough advantage.
Dec-08-09  Eisenheim: i find it a nice positional game for the 20s with a well thought ending - hard to say that white was just putzing around
Dec-08-09  newzild: I enjoyed the game. White played flawlessly from move 36 onwards, with some good little nuances.
Dec-08-09  chillowack: Not a particularly thrilling game, but an instructive one: by patient maneuvering, White found a way to break through.
Dec-08-09
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  kevin86: White threatens queen and country-black must resign.

Colle was dogged during this one and was unable to bite back.

BTW,can a faulty computer have an overBYTE?

Dec-08-09  YetAnotherAmateur: <kevin86> Umm, no, white threatens king with Qh8#, and the white king has nowhere to run. fxe4 doesn't help, because of the f1 rook.
Dec-08-09  David2009: Nicely played attack, but Black defended poorly. 36...gxh4? opened lines unnecessarily: much better is 36...Nd6 e.g. 37 hxg4 hxg4 38 Qg4 Nxf5 39 exf5 Rd6 and Black has counter-threats, notably ...Qxa4. Even in the game line, Black could sow confusion with 37 h3+


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gaining a tempo for ...Nd6 if the Queen takes.

Dec-08-09
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  WannaBe: Did not know, the great golfer also played chess!! Learn something new everyday.
Dec-08-09  WhiteRook48: how abut 37...g6
Dec-08-09
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  fm avari viraf: Colle:"Come and get me Norman"
Dec-09-09
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  kevin86: YAA,you are right,the queen attack is not an issue-as mate is inescapable.

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