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Oldrich Duras vs Alfred Ehrhardt Post
"Going Post Al" (game of the day Nov-08-2019)
DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier A (1904), Coburg, Jul-18
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-07-19
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  Honza Cervenka: It was better to insert 17...cxb2+.
Nov-08-19  SeanAzarin: There's no good way to stop 24 QxBP followed by 25 Q-N7 mate. Nice finish.
Nov-08-19
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After playing the weak 5...d6 (5...b5), Post was clever when he should have been cautious. Moves like 11...d5, 12...c5 and 17...Qb8 proved too fancy.
Nov-08-19  goodevans: <SeanAzarin: There's no good way to stop 24 QxBP followed by 25 Q-N7 mate. Nice finish.>

Actually it's the combined threat of <24.Qxf6> and <24.Qg4> that wins. Black can survive either but not both.

<An Englishman: Good Evening: After playing the weak 5...d6 (5...b5), Post was clever when he should have been cautious. Moves like 11...d5, 12...c5 and 17...Qb8 proved too fancy.>

I can't see anything particularly wrong with <11...d5> or <12...c5> nor any reason to be cautious at that stage. <17...Qb8?> is, however, a different kettle of fish.

<Honza Cervenka: It was better to insert 17...cxb2+.>

You are right, of course, and that would have given black a perfectly good game. But leaving the pawn on c3 was integral to black's 'winning' plan of <17...Qb8?>, <18...Qb6?>, <19...Qa5?> and <21...Qa3?>. I wonder at what point black realised his mate threat could be so easily thwarted.

Nov-08-19  Ricosoave: If 23...Qe5 24. Rd5! wins.
"Worrall Attack," not "Wormald Attack."
Nov-08-19
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  piltdown man: Does "going postal" mean shooting your workmates, as disgruntled postal workers in the USA are prone to doing?
Nov-08-19  goodevans: <Ricosoave: If 23...Qe5 24. Rd5! wins.>

True, but if 23...Qe5 white has any number of winning moves. 24.Rd5 isn't even the best of them (the simple 24.Qg4+ is better) so I don't think the exclamation mark is justified.

Nov-08-19
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  thegoodanarchist: <piltdown man: Does "going postal" mean shooting your workmates, as disgruntled postal workers in the USA are prone to doing?>

That was a thing in the 1990s. Not so much anymore.

Nov-08-19
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  thegoodanarchist: < Honza Cervenka: It was better to insert 17...cxb2+.>

Hey, you're right! That is better.

Nov-08-19  JohnBoy: Also, <piltdown>, several postal workers lost their @#$%. Hardly “prone to do”.
Nov-08-19  cunctatorg: 17 ... Qb8?, 18 ... Qb6?? and this game isn't worth a Post...
Nov-08-19
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  offramp: <goodevans: ....<Honza Cervenka: It was better to insert 17...cxb2+.> You are right, of course, and that would have given black a perfectly good game. But leaving the pawn on c3 was integral to black's 'winning' plan of <17...Qb8?>, <18...Qb6?>, <19...Qa5?> and <21...Qa3?>. I wonder at what point black realised his mate threat could be so easily thwarted.>

Superb comment. We all have this: a plan that we KNOW will work no matter what our twit of an opponent chooses to play.

We then find that NOTHING works! Flaming Nora!

Nov-09-19
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  Honza Cervenka: <piltdown man: Does "going postal" mean shooting your workmates, as disgruntled postal workers in the USA are prone to doing?>

Going postal is an American slang phrase used for people becoming extremely and uncontrollably angry or even violent, usually in their workplace. But it is also a book written by Terry Pratchett.

Nov-10-19
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  thegoodanarchist: Does anyone ever go "Aeropostale"?
Nov-14-19
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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: Does anyone ever go "Aeropostale"?>

This YouTube link leads to one load of prank soundboard phone calls based on an original call to an Aeropostale shop. The calls are very funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS-...

Nov-14-19
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  MissScarlett: Where you been!? Seen <zanzibore> on your travels?
Nov-14-19
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  moronovich: Hi <offramp>

Good to see you again !

Nov-15-19
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  keypusher: Hi offramp!!
Nov-20-19
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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp>

I will surely click on the link next chance I get to do so.

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