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Solomon M Globus vs R Gross
Riga (1884), Riga RUE, May-??
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



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Apr-11-14  john barleycorn: <LITE Master AJ: And my average here - most weeks - is 7-out-of-7.>

And I believe you.

Apr-11-14  LIFE Master AJ:

A video on this game.

I mainly did it for myself. I had the Question, "Was the sacrifice sound?" (Yes!) I also wanted to - at least - a cursory analysis of this game. (Tremendous combination!)

Apr-11-14  yureesystem: This game is in the style of Paul Morphy, what a beautiful ending.
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  Penguincw: Wow! This is the closest I've ever gotten to a Friday puzzle, has I got 16.Nxc6 Qxc3 17.Rxe7+. I was thinking of following up with 17...Kf8 18.Re3+ Kg8 19.Rxc3 Bxc6, but white is only "up" a bishop for 2 pawns. :|
Apr-11-14  morfishine: <LucB> NP

<kevin86> Yes, I too noticed the similar attacking angles: S Globus vs Gross, 1884


Apr-11-14  IMRKs: plain simple, i got this one very easy
Apr-11-14  john barleycorn: shouldn't he that tough problem if you have seen this classic before

De Riviere vs P Journoud, 1860

Apr-11-14  BOSTER: <S.Simpson
Then here>

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Most players play 18...Kq8 , and only <agb2002> and Fritz12 gave another line with 18...Ke8. But why not here?

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and no Bb2.

Apr-11-14  PJs Studio: 20.Bb2!! "Is it cold in here? I'm feeling a bit chilly."
Apr-11-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: I'm stumped.

16 Nxc6+ Qxc3
17 Rxe7+

lines are failing for me because of White's hanging bishops. Winning Black's queen with a discovered check is just leaving him a bit ahead in material, while punching through with double checks is letting Black's king escape to h7.

And lines that start 16 Re7+ are failing to early Be6 interpositions.

Apr-11-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: Ack! Ne7+ didn't even occur to me!!
Apr-11-14  Conrad93: Wow, I actually got this puzzle...
Apr-12-14  standardwisdom: Swooooosh! Waaaaay over my head. I just saw that 16. Nxc6 would drop my queen so I didn't even pursue it further.
Apr-12-14  morfishine: <john barleycorn> I like that game showing a different angle to break down this piece arrangement
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  Sally Simpson: Hi AJ.

"I am going to disagree with that statement. "

and then you say....

"I DO think that their is a big difference between playing chess and ONLY doing puzzles ... (IMO) "puzzle only guys" usually have problems formulating strategy."

You are agreeing with me!

You have to keep the tactical brain topped up but the skill is setting them up and spotting them.

Before you look for the moves of a combination - first you must see it.

Apr-13-14  LIFE Master AJ: I disagreed with the concept that solving puzzles won't make you a better player ... empirical evidence proves otherwise.

You can play word games, if you like, but that was the gist of my statement.

Apr-16-14  LIFE Master AJ: S Globus vs Gross, 1884. This was the game for the POTD today. (Friday; April 11th, 2014.)

See my video - I already gave the link, see above.
[ During my video, I mention the following contest, see Kasparov vs Anand, 1995, for a related game. ALSO - during the course of my video - I mention the the following entertaining little game: Fischer vs Fine, 1963. ]

Apr-20-14  hemy: Does anyone know where this game was published?
Any information about tournament Riga, 1884?
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  wwall: I believe it was first published in British Chess Magazine in 1885. I overlooked it in my collection of Italian Chess Miniatures.
Aug-02-17  Eagle41257: Solomon M. Globus
Aug-02-17  hemy: This brilliant game was published in "Nordische Rundschau", 1884, volume 2, page 223 before it was published in "The British Chess Magazine", 1885, volume 5, pages 93-94.

In his article about chess games for time period from the 1858 to 1892 Friedrich Amelung published this game in "Baltische schachbletter" 1893, pages 261-262 with references to "Nordische Rundschau":

(Nach „Nordische Rundschau 1884, Bd. 2, p. 223“, mit den dortigen Anmerkungen 1 bis 4.)
1) Bis hierhin hatte Schwarz correct gespielt, nun versäumt er aber den von der Theorie angegebenen stärksten Zug Laö—b6 zu machen. — 2) Es gab kaum etwas Besseres, denn auf 12. 0—0—0 wäre 13. Tbl mit sehr starkem Angriff gefolgt. —
3) Etwas besser war Dd8—f6, doch es folgte alsdann 14. dö!!‚ Sc6—e7, 16. Tbl mit Gewinnstellung für Weiss. —
4) Dieses Damenopfer ist eine auf fünf Züge vorausberechnete wunderschöne Combination, welche der Partie einen glanzvollen Schluss verleiht. Namentlich brillant ist der Zug 20. Lb2 vorausberechnet, worauf dann Lc4—d3-l- das Mat erzwingt. —
5) Auch bei Ke8! lässt sich der Gewinn für Weiss erzwingen. — 6) Obgleich diese Partie in dem Verlauf der Züge 1 bis 16 durch Nichts sich auszeichnet, stempelt sie hingegen die herrliche Schlusscom bination 16. Sd4—c6: wohl zu der schönsten bisher in Liv-Est-Curland gespielten. Ueber den jungen Wilhelm Tell, der diesen MeisterschussÜ gethan hat, Stud. pol. Globus machten wir schon eine Erwähnung. Es lohnte sich der Mühe, eine Analyse des Zuges 16. Sd4—c6: auszuarbeiten und wir geben das Resultat im Cap. 9 unter den Endspieldiagrammen wieder, um zu zeigen, dass 16. Sd4—c6: nicht nur „schön“, sondern zu gleich auch „correct“ gespielt war. —— Erwähnt möge noch sein, dass Herr Salomo Globus aus Vilna stammt und in der Chemiker-Abtheilung des Riga’schen Polytechnikum’s bis zum Jahre 1884 studiert hat. — F. A"

It was also included in the book of Ellis J. H., "CHESS SPARKS, short and bright games of chess", London, Longmans, Green and CO, 1995, page 102.

Dec-18-18  GumboGambit: Black displayed Gross Negligence
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<In his article about chess games for time period from the 1858 to 1892 Friedrich Amelung published this game in "Baltische schachbletter" 1893, pages 261-262>

There is a <Dr. Gross> given in a game against <S.> in the Baltische Shachblatter No.8 (Heft 8), pp.587-588.

Probably the same "Gross" I suspect. I wonder who "S." is though...

Oct-24-20  hemy: <JFQ> <Probably the same "Gross" I suspect> Most likely it is.
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  fredthebear: AJ's video link still works. He offers up good analysis of alternative moves in this sharp game.
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