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Moeller Brothers vs Blankensteiner / Holm
"The Marvelous Moeller Brothers" (game of the day Apr-29-2010)
1. Correspondance match in Denmark (1836) (correspondence), Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug-29
Bishop's Opening: General (C23)  ·  1-0



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Apr-29-10  Yodaman: This is an interesting opening for a correspondence game. I doubt that these first few moves would occur among high rated players in today's era, but of course they didn't have the opening knowledge in 1836 that we have now.
Apr-29-10  CapablancaFan122: Going for the scholar's mate in correspondence? Now I have seen everything
Apr-29-10  SpiritedReposte: I could play with these guys!
Apr-29-10  sofouuk: ... decent candidate for worst game of the day ever?
Apr-29-10  MarbleSkull: It was the early 1800s, but yeah pretty terrible.
Apr-29-10  Eisenheim: i know for a fact the moeller brothers cheated at the end and used the abacus version of rybka to recover. 31 nf8! definitely computer driven
Apr-29-10  JohnBoy: The above comments are ill-informed. Adages are guidelines and not etched as truth into the stone on the mountain. Take a look at Nakamura vs Sasikiran, 2005 or Karpov vs Miles, 1980 for interesting contradictions to accepted theory.

Nimzo has informed us that speed is less important in closed games. This is an early example of this observation.

Apr-29-10  SpiritedReposte: Even so, unremarkable for game of the day. Surely theres a story or something?
Apr-29-10  Thrajin: Have you been injured in an automobile accident? Call the law offices of Moeller, Moeller, Blankensteiner & Holm and get the money YOU deserve.
Apr-29-10  martin moller: Game of today are the earliest recorded danish chessgame ! Blankensteiner & Holm were the masters in Copenhagen in these days, and The Moeller brothers came in from Jutland (vicarĀ“s as they were !) and challengede B.& H. One of the Moeller brothers ( Henrik Moeller 1814-1880 ) became the chairman of the first chess club in Denmark.
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  kevin86: Moeller Brothers-a good shark act-lol
Apr-29-10  sfm: <CapablancaFan122: Going for the scholar's mate in correspondence? Now I have seen everything> But Black does not manage to get a better position, does he? The move -,Nf6 which should punish the white queen's early tour to h5 is never playable. In fact Black gets a strange development, with the queen blocking the bishop, and a knight on h6. The position after 6.d3 is slightly better for White?

Maybe 3.Qh5 is in fact a real good move!? And maybe, for this reason, 2.-,c6 is not the best, but 2.-,Nf6 ?

Apr-29-10  Jack Kerouac: Gary Moeller was a great coach for the Michigan Wolverine Football team. But an errant Night move got him sacked.
Apr-29-10  Chessmensch: If this wasn't a correspondence match I'd say they rode the blunderbuss to the event.
Apr-29-10  Chessmensch: shoud fix the spelling of correspondence at the top.
Apr-29-10  ROO.BOOKAROO: Chessmensch: English is not a priority on this site. Anything goes.
Apr-29-10  ajile: The simple 2..Nf6 stops all this nonsense.
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  chrisowen: An yo g5 hurt! White does thrice attack little grub f7. Feeding Fruit the corner cruncher, Nh6 handle the Muller's little starry eyed plan. The comp potentially kids around g6 giving it a spoonful of just desserts back to the queen. The brothers throw up a heady mix straight and direct then holding down a two oh three pawn advantage. Blanketsteiner and Holm jack it in once there secret e2 airy promotion threat is dealt with. Final straw bury nf8 condoning black as finished.
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  patzer2: Instead of 4...d6, the alternative 4...d5! seems to give Black a comfortable game.

One possibility played out on Fritz 12 is 4... d5! 5. exd5 cxd5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7. Nc3 Bxb5 8. Nxb5 Nc6 9. O-O Nf6 10. Qh3 a6 11. Nc3 Qd7 12. Qg3 e4 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. Qxe5+ Qe6 15. Qxe6+ fxe6 16. d4 Rc8 17. a3 Bd6 18. f3 e5 (-0.66 @ 20 depth).

Jan-08-21  martin moller: According to L.Bledow C.Holm was a stronger player than Blankensteiner and would beat him 7:5 ( Deutsche schach zeitung 1848 page 313)

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