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Garry Kasparov vs Oxford United Football
"Goooooal!" (game of the day Dec-06-2010)
London Simpson's Simultaneous (1993) (exhibition), London, England
Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C26)  ·  1-0



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Dec-06-10  rakesh9490: what is united oxford football??? any chess software?? after the queen has gone, black should have resigned, or atleast on move 25....
Dec-06-10  Elsinore: It's a soccer, I mean football, team from England.
Dec-06-10  Elsinore: You can tell he was playing a football team lol. I think 18. G6 was the move that killed black, especially after 19. Rg1.
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  Dr. Funkenstein: 0-0 didn't really seem like a great idea either...
Dec-06-10  Elsinore: <Dr. Funkenstein> Yeah, you're right. Right after 0-0, you had g-5. I guess 0-0-0 was better.
Dec-06-10  Oceanlake: "Little Sisters of the Poor" (No insult to them intended.)
Dec-06-10  JG27Pyth: One wonders about 25.Ra4, what strange hope did this move contain? What sort of straw exactly was it that was being clutched at? An effort to distract Garry's attention to the other side of the board perhaps. "Look out, behind you!"
Dec-06-10  lentil: <Elsinore> At that point, OOO was illegal.
Dec-06-10  ounos: <lentll> well... there is a famous Kasparov game where the illegal castling *did* take place, so I guess black could always try and see what happens...
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  Morten: Wasn't 24. f6 one move quicker? After all, Garry was playing an opponent who went on to the very end.
Dec-06-10  futonchild: "Little Sisters of the Poor"...was that a US college football joke?
Dec-06-10  SafeNorSound: It looks like a player in a simul was joking around and listed this name on the scoresheet.

Wasn't there an example where a simul player actually beat a leading grandmaster with a fake name?

Dec-06-10  kevins55555: What an easy to spot mate! Why sacrifice your ♕ for the ♖????
Dec-06-10  kevins55555: Why swop a ♕ueen for a ♖ook?
Dec-06-10  bengalcat47: This reminds me of the Geico TV ad with the loud soccer announcer presiding over a championship chess match.
Dec-06-10  BobCrisp: <It looks like a player in a simul was joking around and listed this name on the scoresheet.>

No, this game was from a consulting team simul (held, I think, for charity). Other games from the event include Kasparov vs Mercury Asset Management, 1993 and Kasparov vs Royal Automobile Club, 1993. Another game featured <Bankers Trust>, which had Maxim Dlugy on board.

<Wasn't there an example where a simul player actually beat a leading grandmaster with a fake name?>

Which leading GM has a fake name?

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  jrlepage: Black played OK for the first 9 moves. The rest of the game should be rated PG.
Dec-06-10  I play the Fred: <Which leading GM has a fake name?>

Well, I don't know how far we want to stretch the "leading" qualifier, but there are many: Utut Adianto, Pal Benko, Ernesto Inarkiev, Siegbert Tarrasch, Baadur's almost endless. Not one "Mike Smith" or "Pablo Garcia" or "Hans Gerhardt" in the bunch.

For every plausible name like "Anatoly Karpov" or "Hikaru Nakamura" or "Joel Benjamin", there's 20,000 obviously phony names out there. Tal Shaked? Ljubomir Ljubojevic? Krum Georgiev? Come on! "Garry" Kasparov? The only "Gary"s I've ever known were middle-aged white Baptists who had thin mustaches, sold cars for a living, and smoked either Marlboro reds or Winstons. No way the greatest chessplayer of all time is <really> named Garry.

Dec-06-10  BobCrisp: It's <Harry Weinstein>, of course.

The rise and fall of <Gary>:

<The usage of Gary as a male given name in America is interestingly intertwined with the success of the actor Gary Cooper.

According to the Social Security Administration[2], Gary was relatively rare as a given name in the 1900-1920s period (e.g., in the 1910s it was the 677th most frequent name, given to less than 0.01% of the babies born in that decade). However, when the actor's Gary, Indiana–born agent Nan Collins told him to change his name (then Frank Cooper) to Gary, this name's popularity soared. In the 1930s, 0.38% of the male babies in America were named Gary, and in the 1950s as many as 1.54% of the male babies were given this name, making it the 12th most popular given name of that decade.>

Dec-06-10  ossipossi: Too easy... Kasparov should have played a <real Bishop's opening>, without the solid <3.d3>.
Dec-06-10  Dimitrije Mandic: Hey, Ljubomir Ljubojević IS his real name, and Krum Georgiev doesn't sound any fake to me either. Those names might seem odd to strangers, but they're not fake, perhaps they're just a bit uncommon, but just a bit. In fact, any surname in Serbia that doesn't end with the suffix -ić is almost indisputably considered somewhat uncommon! And you can trust someone who lives there (and is from there) when he tells you. ;)
Dec-06-10  TheTamale: All right Garry! Way to go all Weaver Adams on those frat boys.
Dec-06-10  dito: Dr. Funkenstein: 0-0 didn't really seem like a great idea either...

Yes, 0-0 leads to 1-0 :)

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  scormus: <JG27Pyth: One wonders about 25.Ra4 ...> probably just an instinctive reaction, defender rushes out to try and catch the opposition offside. Doesnt always work though ....
Dec-06-10  patzerboy: Subtitled "When footballers play chess."
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