chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Arthur Feuerstein vs Gregory S DeFotis
US Championship (1972), New York, NY USA, rd 10, May-08
Dutch Defense: Manhattan Gambit. Anti-Modern (A80)  ·  1/2-1/2

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 78 more games of A Feuerstein
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the < and > buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-08-18  Caissanist: By the time this tournament was half over it was obvious that it was too strong for Feuerstein, so he apparently decided to have some fun in the last few rounds. Per the tournament book, 3.g4?! is known as the Pretzel Gambit. <It is named for Jaromir Nepomuk von Pretzel, who was born in 1937 and died friendless, unknown, and in abject poverty in 1883. Feuerstein has long been a Pretzel admirer and has threated to write the story of his life. The world's leading theoreticians have yet to say the final word on this dumbfounding variation.>
Apr-15-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Cassianist> <It is named for Jaromir Nepomuk von Pretzel, who was born in 1937 and died friendless, unknown, and in abject poverty in 1883. >

Well, no wonder. He lived backwards, like Benjamin Button.

From the main page: <he wound up getting swindled in winning positions by Popovych and Feuerstein>

Where is the swindle here?

Apr-15-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <keypusher....Where is the swindle here?>

So far as I can tell, there is no clear path to a win and I do not see evidence that De Fotis missed anything major.

As to De Fotis' opponent, the one time I met Feuerstein, I was deprived of the pleasure of facing the Pretzel, having White.

It was the last round of the USATE in Somerset, New Jersey and we wound up in an Old Indian by transposition after I opened 1.c4, I may have had some advantage, and the game wound up drawn after I made the last 20 moves to time check in under a minute.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collection[what is this?]
Round 10 (Monday, May 8)
from US Championship 1972 by Phony Benoni

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC