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Wally Henschell vs Mona May Karff
"Mona Lisa" (game of the day Aug-03-2007)
New York (1946), New York, NY USA
Indian Game: Capablanca Variation (A47)  ·  0-1



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Aug-03-07  franksp: Similar finish in Tartakower vs Prins, 1936.
Aug-03-07  beginner64: After white's 12th move, black wins at least queen for a minor piece.

Anyone suggesting better moves for white, please suggest with moves 12 or before.

[And btw, can someone say that white is already lost after 11th move?]

Aug-03-07  RandomVisitor: <beginner64>White could possibly improve with:

9.cxd5 exd5 10.Bc2 0–0 11.Nxe4 dxe4 12.Nd2 Nf6 13.b3 h6 14.Nc4 Qd7 15.Bb2 Rfe8 –0.06

10.f3 Nxd2 11.Bxd2 c5 12.Nc2 Nf6 13.Rac1 Re8 14.dxc5 bxc5 15.b4 Qc7 16.g3 dxc4 –0.16

12.f4 Rh6 13.Nef3 Ndf6 14.Ne5 Nxd2 15.Bxd2 dxc4 16.Bxc4 Ne4 17.Be1 Qe7 18.Rc1 Rf8 –0.36

Aug-03-07  Crowaholic: 16. Qc2???

Good grace, what was (s)he thinking? "I'm just getting checkmated on g1, so let's make a useless queenside move."?

Aug-03-07  Crowaholic: <Code Red: What is the weather like in Illinois, Canada?>

The second sentence in Tronkete's post is supposed to be a quote.

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  playground player: Nh1--what a zinger! Wish I could think of moves like that.
Aug-03-07  percyblakeney: The finish reminds me of an unfortunate incident against <keypusher> a couple of years ago, when I couldn't come up with any promising moves here after his 26. ... Ng3-h1:

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  kevin86: 16...♘h1!!. This very quaint move sets up an immediate mate threat by barring the king's escape. The curtain came down rather quick on this one.
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  jessicafischerqueen: <Kackhander> well I stand <massively corrected>.

You do in fact have a <robust> sense of humor, not to mention <sarcasm>.

Well you have a new fan now.

And here I am looking for more <mortal enemies>!!


Aug-03-07  donnybrook222: soooomebody isn't observing his posting guidelines...
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  keypusher: <percyblakeney> Thanks for bringing up that uncharacteristic (for both of us) game. I didn't know about today's GOTD then, but I did know this game: Piket vs Kasparov, 1989
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  keypusher: speaking of the Mona Lisa, I am sure everyone's seen this:

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  jessicafischerqueen: Heh Hi <donnybrook> funny that your name means <a wild fight>.

Don't worry on my account, if that's what you're doing.

<kmpartin's> attack on my character is brilliant!! I am in fact extremely self-congratulatory and have dubious taste in art. I'm an <Ashlee Simpson fan>, for example. I maintain, however, that since her <400th> trip to the <plastic surgeon>, she is WAY HOTTER than <The Mona Lisa>.

BTW, to all, read <Roland Barthes> on the <mythology of bourgeois reification> for an explanation why YOU ARE A WITLESS SHEEP if you think the <Mona Lisa> is somehow "naturally" or "rightfully" iconic solely because it has been made so by the history of <bourgeois culture>.

I enjoy humor and a good scrap.

I like your <ID> name.

I like a <good donnybrook>!

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  jessicafischerqueen: <keypusher> THAT IS A BRILLIANT LINK MAN.

I feel like a <moron> for calling you an <automaton> earlier now.

Your <you tube> link amply, and better, exemplifies the point I was trying to make by referring to <Barthes'> <Mythologies>.

Well I certainly have misjudged you.


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  Eyal: Speaking of women in art:

Aug-03-07  Giearth: I can see the Mona... So, where's the Lisa part?... ;)
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  keypusher: <jessicafischerqueen>

I do not deserve your good opinion. I think the Mona Lisa is very beautiful.

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  tpstar: Recall our previous discussion about the Mona Lisa being nice but overrated = Beer

White's listless play is punished by a swift Kingside onslaught. 16 ... Nh1 is both quaint and piquant. =)

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  fm avari viraf: Indeed, a lovely combo akin to Mona Lisa.
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  keypusher: <tpstar> That's right, I had forgotten! Well, maybe my standards are lower. :-)
Aug-09-07  Ryan Razo: 16. ♔f2 ♘e5+ 17. ♔e2 ♕f2+! 18. ♖xf2 ♘g3# -- Fred Reinfeld
Aug-14-07  Silverstrike: <Ryan Razo> That's a stunning variation.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: A similar variation was already mentioned by <Bob726> as a game played by himself: <I once played a very similiar game to this in blitz and it followed something like 16.Kf2 Nh1!+ If Kg1 Qh6 mate and if Ke2 Qf2!!!+ Rxf2 Ng3 mate.> <Bob726>'s 16...Nh1+ works just as well as 16...Ne4+ of course.
Sep-28-10  sevenseaman: Brilliant! A novel way of locking up the K and going for lunch, keys in pocket. The blighter can only move vertically!
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  FSR: I'd never seen this game! I was going to ask what happens after 16.Kf2, but I see that Ray Razo (and my near-namesake Fred Reinfeld) have already answered that question.
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