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Rajko Rakovic vs Rene Gralla
Serbian Chess Club Hamburg - Blitz Casual (2010) (blitz), Hamburg, Germany, Feb-07
French Defense: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00)  ·  0-1

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Aug-11-11
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  Nightsurfer: Black has been a great fan of the ultra-romantic sacrifice of two Rooks in Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 , the so-called "Unsterbliche Partie".

Therefore Black could hardly believe his eyes when there has been the chance to sacrifice the two rooks here in <R Rakovic vs R Gralla, Hamburg 2010)> , thus realizing a kind of replay of the famous chain of sacrifices in Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851

Aug-11-11
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  Nightsurfer: Instead of committing SEPPUKU with 19.Ke1 ... , White should have tried 19.Kc2! ... .

After that move, White could have lived a little bit longer: 19. ... Bd3+ 20.Kd1 Bxb1+ 21.Ke2! ... (if 21.Ke1? ... , then 21. ... Qd2+ 22.Kf1 Qf2#) 21. ... Qd2+ 22.Kf3 Qf2+ 23.Kg4 Qxf4+ 24.Kh3 ... (if 24.Kh5? ..., then: 25. ... Qg5#) 24. ... Bf5+ 25.Kg2+ Qf2# 0-1

Aug-11-11
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  Nightsurfer: Oops! There have been some mistakes in the foregoing annotation, I am SO SORRY! Herewith the CORRECT VERSION!

Instead of instantly committing SEPPUKU with 19.Ke1 ... , White should have tried 19.Kc2! ... . After that move, White could have lived a little bit longer: 19. ... Bd3+


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20.Kd1 Bxb1+ 21.Ke2! ... (if 21.Ke1? ... , then 21. ... Qd2+ 22.Kf1 Qf2#) 21. ... Qd2+ 22.Kf3 Qf2+ 23.Kg4 Qxf4+ 24.Kh3 ... (if 24.Kh5? ..., then: 24. ... Qg5#) 24. ... Bf5+ 25.Kg2 Qf2# 0-1


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Apr-29-13  fetasail: @Nigthsurfer: instead of 21. ... ♕d2+, black can quickly win with 21. ... ♗d3+; 22. ♔f3 (♔d1 or ♔e1 is followed by ♕xa1#) ♕xf4+; 23. ♔g2 ♕f5#.
Jun-24-13
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  Nightsurfer: @<fetasail> Thanx for posting that clarification!
Jul-06-13
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  Nightsurfer: Strange moments of <deja vu>: It is not only Serbia-born Rajko Rakovic who, in this game here <Rajko Rakovic vs Rene Gralla (2010)>, follows in the steps of the hapless Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritsky (who had eaten two rooks too many with the result of getting punished at the end of the unforgettable encounter Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851) by copying (with colours reversed) the nonchalant, but fatal attitude of Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritsky ... and thus getting beaten up as well, but Rajko Rakovic has a spiritual akin sister, the German lady player Christa Hartog who - 127 years after Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 and 32 years before this game here <Rajko Rakovic vs Rene Gralla (2010)> - has greedily snatched two rooks against Barbara Hund as well, thus losing the duel B Hund vs C Hartog, 1978 and unwillingly (for sure!) creating the inducement for the game B Hund vs C Hartog, 1978 to be elected to become <THE GAME OF THE DAY OF JULY 6TH, 2013> in order to celebrate the 195th birthday of Adolf Anderssen on that very day of today's July 6th, 2013 ;-) !

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