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Herman H Hahlbohm vs David S Polland
"Polland and the Polish" (game of the day Dec-19-2020)
ACF Congress (1937), Chicago, IL USA, rd 11, Sep-04
Polish Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Jul-30-12  DanielBryant: What, may I ask, did I just stumble upon?
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  Phony Benoni: <DanielBryant> Probably the most important fact about this game was that it was played in the final round of the tournament, and Polland had already clinched first place.

It does have some unusual goings on, doesn't it?

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  Phony Benoni: Aha! Just as I thought!

<"In the last round Polland, sure of first place, played coffeehouse chess against Hahlbohm and lost."> [Chess Review, October 1937, p.241]

So at last we know what real coffeehouse chess is. Makes you wonder what they put in the brew back in 1937.

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  Messiah: Terrible!
Dec-19-20  schnarre: ...Totally NOT how to play against 1. b4!
Dec-19-20  Dr. Capaldi: Unusual!
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  FSR: Bizarre game.
Dec-19-20  Ironmanth: Wow. Never seen this one; truly unusual. Y'all stay safe out there.
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  Breunor: Crazy!

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