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Artyom Timofeev vs Sebastien Feller
"Fingered Feller" (game of the day May-22-2020)
Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 8, Sep-29
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense (B13)  ·  0-1

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Jan-27-11  splatty: Also the win almost looks 'too easy' with black against a higher rated 2690 player.
Mar-22-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: From ChessVibes: "Update: we received Fressinetís conclusions from analysing four games (Howell + the last three, against Timofeev, Gelashvili and Efimenko): against Gelashvili and Efimenko, always 1st choice of Firebird against Howell, same except for move repetition on move 37 against Timofeev, once 2nd choice, once 3rd choice, all the other times 1st choice until the position was -5." http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/f...
Mar-26-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Impressive combination... but listen to the (misheard) words of Katie Perry.

<Cause baby you're a Firebird
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a Firebird
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe-awe-awe>

Apr-04-11  Whitehat1963: You called it, <splatty>.
Apr-04-11
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  Domdaniel: As I think Anand has pointed out, a GM doesn't need to be spoon-fed moves for a whole game. Simply having a top engine confirm your analysis at two or three key points will make a huge difference. If Black could *know* that 14...Nb3 was essentially sound, much of the rest follows.
May-13-12  vinidivici: this game doesnt deserve a place in this web unless the title is Timofeev vs Engine...look the moves, typical engine moves.

Feller such a cheater

Jul-30-12  engineerX: Marzolo, confessing on which moves from each game were copied from the engine: "... against Timofeev practically all moves starting from 12Ö Rc8". So Feller only played the opening here.
May-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: "Fingered Feller"
May-22-20
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: "Fingerfehler" is a German chess term for accidentally touching the wrong piece and therefore having no choice but to make a bad move.

Tonight's game title works so well on so many levels. Nicely done, OCF!

May-22-20
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  al wazir: 32. Bd6 Rb2 (32...Rd4 33. Bg3) 33. Ba6 would have kept the game alive, but the outside passed ♙ gives black all the winning chances.
May-22-20
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  OhioChessFan: I was stunned nobody ever submitted it.
May-22-20  Brenin: Today's GOTD and POTD are both associated with allegations of unsporting behaviour. Coincidence? It is a shame that this beautiful game we play occasionally attracts those who seek to defile it.
May-22-20
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  MissScarlett: Pun doesn't work at all. If anything it should be <Finger Fellered> but that still bears no relation to the game. 3/10 for effort.
May-22-20  Damenlaeuferbauer: <Chessgames>
I do not understand, that CG selects a game as "game of the day", where the winner was obviously cheating. Even a game between two very beginners with blunders like dropping pieces on nearly every move etc. is much more worth than this rubbish - because they are thinking independently with their own brains! S. Feller is just a stupid poor guy.
May-22-20  acapo: Both of these players are rated over 2500 GM level why is so hard to believe on any given day a slightly lower rated player can win? after all you do not rise in rating points by beating lessor opponents It just looks like a good game to me I do not see any cheating just good moves.
May-22-20  Muttley101: <acapo: Both of these players are rated over 2500 GM level why is so hard to believe on any given day a slightly lower rated player can win? after all you do not rise in rating points by beating lessor opponents It just looks like a good game to me I do not see any cheating just good moves.>

<acapo>, the point of the pun is that someone who is "fingered" has the finger of suspicion pointed at them. Feller was suspected of cheating, and was. One of the two others involved confessed to it and how they did it.

May-22-20  Ironmanth: Calculation! One had the feeling that something would fall sometime without sufficient backup. Wish now I had not looked at the result at the outset. Y'all have a great weekend. Happy Memorial Day for those US viewers. Stay safe, Everyone!
May-22-20  jith1207: <Pun doesn't work at all. If anything it should be <Finger Fellered> >

Looks like <Miss> couldn't understand this:

<the point of the pun is that someone who is "fingered" has the finger of suspicion pointed at them. Feller was suspected of cheating, and was. One of the two others involved confessed to it and how they did it.>

If someone doesn't understand the pun here, they would usually ask others to explain. That's how I've seen it decently enquired. No one rates the pun poor just because they don't understand. Just no one has ever done that in <CG>, because most normal people don't feed on their Internet Ego.

May-22-20
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  OhioChessFan: That's the primary sense, although I also thought of a fingered feller like a one legged man. In this case, the fingered fellow was holding the wares of his deceit. I think <English> spotted that, but maybe it's too obscure to be good.
May-22-20  petemccabe: I understand the urge not to "celebrate" this kind of behavior, but as a casual player, I have to say that this game is the first time I've heard of this case. So it does have some value in spreading the word, which is an important part of deterring this kind of behavior.
May-22-20
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  MissScarlett: In light of recent diiscussion, I want to hold my hands up and admit error. 4/10.

But I must reiterate one thing - I'm not worried!

May-22-20
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  Annie K.: <MissS>, <Ohio> I know this is mostly in jest, but still... let's not establish these exchanges on the Game of the Day pages as the new tradition to replace a previous one, ok? :)
May-22-20
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  OhioChessFan: I won't pretend to understand that comment, nor why it was addressed to me...
May-22-20
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  MissScarlett: You're being told to hold Xu Tong .
May-23-20
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  al wazir: 32...Bf6 would also have won.
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