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Victor Ivanovich Soultanbeieff vs Louis Ambuhl
"Call the Ambuhlance" (game of the day May-01-2016)
Brussels (1943), Brussels BEL
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11)  ·  1-0

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Jan-18-15
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  GrahamClayton: One of the lesser known zugzwang games in the database. After 41...♔a8 or 41...♔a7, White plays 42. ♖c7, and every available move for a Black piece results in capture.
May-01-16  nalinw: After a long time - a good pun for an interesting game!
May-01-16
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  Annie K.: Hmm... I submitted this one years ago as 'Ambuhlance Needed' (cuz it's zugzwang)... I think I get to claim credit despite the change. ;p
May-01-16
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  PawnSac: < GrahamClayton: One of the lesser known zugzwang games in the database. After 41...♔a8 or 41...♔a7, White plays 42. ♖c7, and every available move for a Black piece results in capture. >

Right. I was looking at that too, and even giving up the knight does not get black our of jail. White can permanently trap the Kingside pieces and produce a mate!

Ka7 42. Rc7+ Ka8 43. Kf3 Nd7 44. Rxd7 Kb8 45. Kg4 Kc8 46. Ra7 Kb8 47. Ra6 Kc7 48. Bc6 Rf7 49. Ra8 Rf5 50. Ra7+ Kb8 51. Rb7+ Kc8 52. Rxb6 Kc7 53. Rb7+ Kd8 54. b6 Kc8 55. Rd7 Kb8 56. Rd8#

May-01-16  cormier: 11...cxd5 may be better ...
May-01-16  dark.horse: strangulation.
May-02-16
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  kevin86: Ambuhl was not lanced, but choked!
May-02-16
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  Annie K.: Ahem... to anybody who thinks 'ambulance' is only the word for that big loudly wailing vehicle being chased by lawyers... ;s

The literal/etymological meaning of the word 'ambulance' is actually <ability to move> - see related forms such as 'ambulate', and 'ambulatory'.

Hence, "Ambuhlance needed" is the exact description of a zugzwang. :p

May-02-16
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  OhioChessFan: The most commonly similar usage of "ambulance" would be "ambulatory". That's why I would have strongly preferred "Ambuhlance Needed" as a nice pun on the name and the game's zugzwang position.
May-02-16
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  OhioChessFan: Maybe even "Not Ambuhlatory".
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