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Fred W Borges vs Angelo Sandrin
"The Book of Sandrin" (game of the day Nov-03-2011)
55th US Open (1954), New Orleans, LA USA, rd 5, Aug-06
Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit. Deferred Variation (B50)  ·  0-1

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Nov-03-11
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  Phony Benoni: Somebody's getting a little subtle! The pun refers to a work by Jorge Luis <Borges>, "The Book of Sand".

The game itself is pleasant rather than deep, as another knight enjoys himself by humiliating a rook (as well as most of White's army).

Nov-03-11  sevenseaman: Sandrin plays a thumping, vibrant game. Very impressed with his style! That was some aggression and a kind of contempt for White's strength that were comparable at one time.
Nov-03-11  Oceanlake: In the laboratory the gambits all test unfavorably, but the old rule wears well, that all gambits are sound over the board. - William Ewart Napier

What is the object of playing a gambit opening?... To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game. - Siegbert Tarrasch

Example for Tarrasch

Nov-03-11
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  Phony Benoni: By the way, note that Black is Angelo Sandrin, brother of the blind player and former US Open champion Albert Sandrin.

At the time Borges and Angelo Sandrin had roughly the same rating, and Borges actually wound up finishing ahead of Sandrin in the tournament. Definitely an example for <Oceanlake>.

Nov-03-11  Blunderdome: Borges is a genius and a wonderful writer, I recommend him to everyone.
Nov-03-11
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  whiteshark: This book is a MUST have.
Nov-03-11
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  FSR: Angelo Sandrin was a Life Master in Chicago and a really nice guy. He lived with and took care of his blind brother (and fellow Life Master) Albert. Angelo, ever modest, said that his brother had been the stronger player. Albert before going completely blind had won the U.S. Open ahead of a strong field. I played Angelo only once, in 1981 or so at the Chicago Chess Center. I got in trouble in a Queen's Indian/Hedgehog and lost a pawn, but got a Q+N v. Q+B ending where my knight was very active and swindled him with a knight fork.
Nov-03-11  knighterrant999: Victor, Borges? No.
Nov-03-11  jackalope: It is interesting to me how Black, beginning at about move 28, inexorably drives White back to the first rank. As a novice, I too often fall to an attack such as Borges played. Sandrin only made 2 moves pass the 5th rank, and those only to the 4th rank for captures, until move 39 to initiate the finish. It reminds me of poker - the best way to foil an overly aggressive opponent is to play conservatively until you know you hold the best cards then let him bet into you.

This is a game I really need to remember - keep my pieces on my own side until I have a real attack developed.

Nov-03-11  kellmano: <Blunderdome: Borges is a genius and a wonderful writer, I recommend him to everyone.>

Seconded. I remember the first story of his i read. The one about the guy who is getting lined up to be shot, and imagines all the possible ways he could be killed as nothing ever happens exactly the way you imagine it.

I wish I could forget it all and then read it all again for the first time.

Nov-03-11
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  Phony Benoni: Some information about Albert Sandrin's victory in the 1949 US Open:

Game Collection: US Open 1949, Omaha

I submitted a large number of games from this and other US Opens which have recently been added to the database, so the game portion will be updated soon.

Nov-03-11
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  kevin86: The brilliant queen sac-queen fork-is quite brilliant.

The pawns will decide this one...

Nov-03-11  aniceto: Borges was indeed a genius, but I wouldn't say that El libro de arena is one of his finest works.
Nov-03-11  mrsaturdaypants: "The Garden of Forking Knights" might have been a nice title, but it doesn't fit the game.
Nov-03-11  ninja warrior: the defensive technique displayed by black here is exceptional.
Nov-03-11  whithaw: Fred Borges still plays at the San Diego chess club, and he is in his late 80's or early 90's. He is an intelligent man, very educated, very nice person, and he was formerly a math professor.

-BW

Nov-03-11
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  Phony Benoni: <whithaw> Thanks for that little detail! It's heartening to learn that players active decades ago are still enjoying the game.

On Tuesday, the Game of the Day featured a simul win by Fischer over <Hunter Weaks>. Well, I just noticed another game in the database:

F Borges vs H Weaks, 1954

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