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William Lombardy vs Israel Albert Horowitz
US Championship (1972), New York, NY USA, rd 13, May-14
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Quiet Line (A28)  ·  0-1

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Dec-29-13  jerseybob: 18.Nd4!?
Apr-15-16  Howard: Trying to recall....wasn't Lombardy upset about something from the previous round when he lost to Horowitz here?
Apr-16-16  RookFile: Lombardy did have a game with Evans where Lombardy thought folks should have told him him Evans made his move and his clock was running. I don't know what was so interesting for Lombardy other than the game at hand.
Jun-16-19  Caissanist: If Lombardy had held the draw against Evans, then he would have tied for first place if he had won this game, and had a chance to qualify for the Interzonal in the resulting playoff. He was probably at his peak playing strength in 1972, and definitely had ambitions of playing for the world championship, so he must have felt terribly demoralized when he sat down to play this game.
Jun-16-19  Caissanist: 25.f3?? ouch. Even without knowing the circumstances of the game, you'd know that Lombardy must have been having a bad day to play a move like that.
Jun-16-19  RookFile: The funny thing is that 25. h3 is ok. By comparison 25. h3 means that Qxh2 in some lines is not possible.
Sep-08-20
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  Fusilli: <RookFile: The funny thing is that 25. h3 is ok. By comparison 25. h3 means that Qxh2 in some lines is not possible.> And the g1-a7 diagonal would be closed, which takes away Qe3+. A black pawn on g2 may have scared Lombardy, but as it turns out, the position is fully playable.

This is Horowitz's last game on record. Though he finished the championship with 2.5 in 13, second to last, he left us with a victory. Granted, Lombardy fell asleep at defense, but it is kind of nice to exit with a win. Horowitz died in Jan 1973, aged 65. His page shows the US 1968 championship before this one, and before that the previous games are from 1958. Did he quit for a while and came back after 60? (And at respectable strength, obviously.)

Apr-14-21  Caissanist: Horowitz wasn't really in respectable strength during this tournament. He played one good game (against Popovych), and accepted the gift of a full point against Lombardy, the rest were bad and many were awful. The most poorly played games in the tournament were all his.

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