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Adolf Willem Hamming vs Karl Gilg
"Hamming in Up" (game of the day Oct-19-2010)
non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936), Munich GER, rd 19, Aug-30
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E34)  ·  0-1

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Oct-19-10  Abdooss: Nice Fork!
Oct-19-10  rilkefan: "in up"?

I guess 12.c4 is already bad?

Oct-19-10  acme: 16. Bd3 seems dubious
Oct-19-10
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  Once: 17. Rfe1 seems to be the point where white's game falls apart. It is just criminal to allow Bxf3. Instead 17. Ne5 seems to be a pleasant position for white.

The rest is car-crash chess. Not pretty. White thrashes around in a losing position trying to create something but really just going further and further behind.

Another game chosen for the pun rather than its inherent quality?

Oct-19-10
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  whiteshark: That's all that can be said.
Oct-19-10
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  johnlspouge: Just in case anyone else is both ignorant but curious, Richard Hamming (not A.W.) is the inventor of the Hamming distance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammin.... Although a chessboard provides a natural setting for a Hamming distance, it is beyond my abilities (and perhaps beyond anybody's) to leverage this fact into a good pun for today's game of the day.
Oct-19-10
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  chrisowen: Nimble on stage like Iggy pop goes the weasel. Moving up his old tricks Karl et dial in combination yellow bishop takes Nc4 black position all rhubarb and custard. Wham bam thank-you mam it re1 accpet her grace buck rook takes queen stops here.
Oct-19-10
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  kevin86: A wild,wild one that ends in a fork...
Oct-19-10  apiana: 13 rook d1 looks promising for white!!
Oct-19-10  lorenzo88: Why doesn't black move 19...Ne3 ?
Oct-19-10  Naugh: White seems to play more like a guy with rabies than a chessplayer. He just keeps attacking at all costs. Looks sort of romantic.
Oct-19-10  lost in space: <<whiteshark>: That's all that can be said.>

No, read this:
<<chrisowen:> Nimble on stage like Iggy pop goes the weasel. Moving up his old tricks Karl et dial in combination yellow bishop takes Nc4 black position all rhubarb and custard. Wham bam thank-you mam it re1 accpet her grace buck rook takes queen stops here.>

Even tough I have no clue what it means (and maybe <chrisowen> too) there is something in addition to be said.

But I agree: There is nothing to be said that makes sense.

Oct-20-10  kevins55555: The queen sacrifice lost 14 for 9. Losing 5 in exchange!
Oct-20-10  David2009: <Once: [snip] Instead> (of Re1?) <17. Ne5 seems to be a pleasant position for white.>.

I set the position before move 17 up on Crafty End Game Trainer http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t... and Black replies 17...Nc6. Now what?


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The EGT is more than capable of grabbing my d4 Pawn showing me none of the respect a human opponent might - so my first response is to try 18 Nxc6. The EGT replies 18...Rxc6, doubles Rooks and follows up with ...Ba6 and I eventually lose the c4 Pawn. Back to the drawing board.

My second try is the bold 18 g3?!. I intend to follow up with19 f4 and an attack - I calculate that Black has no way of moving his Q safely to attack f3. This is perfectly true, but unfortunately Black has instead the spectacular 18..Nxe5! 19 gxf4 Nf3+ winning back his Q with positional and material interest. Back to the drawing board.

My final attempt is the prudent/timid 18 Nf3. The EDT replies 18...Ne7 hitting my Nf3 and the game ends 19 Ne5 Nc6 20 Nf3 Ne7 21 Ne5 Nc6 22 Nf3 draw by repetition.

Have any readers any ideas for improving on my play?

It is now late Tuesday evening. I am catching up with yesterday after doing other things - I greatly enjoyed <Once's post> about yesterday's POTD N Vlassov vs A Iljushin, 2003 and spent a long time trying to do better for both sides in the pre-puzzle build-up.

Oct-21-12
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  FSR: Dang - someone thought of this pun before I did.
Jan-16-14
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  FSR: Shouldn't it have been "Hamming it Up" instead of "Hamming in Up"?

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