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Louis Karpinski vs Emil Kemeny
"The enemy of Kemeny is no fish" (game of the day Jul-22-2021)
Casual game (1897), Franklin CC, Philadelphia, PA USA, Dec-??
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Variation (C67)  ·  1-0



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  Enrico Leon: 24)... Kxh7 25)Qh5+ Kg7 26)Bh6+ Kh7 27)Bf8#
Jul-22-21  Brenin: 22 ... Qc8 would have spiked Karpinski's guns, e.g. 28 Bh6 Rg8, or 28 Re4 Qxg4 29 Rxg4 Be2, winning the exchange.
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  beatgiant: The enemy of Kemeny is no fish, but maybe a sea anemone?
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  al wazir: <Brenin: 22 ... Qc8 would have spiked Karpinski's guns, e.g. 28 Bh6 Rg8, or 28 Re4 Qxg4 29 Rxg4 Be2, winning the exchange.>

I think that should be 23. Bh6 Rg8, or 23. Re4 Qxg4 24. Rxg4 Be2.

Jul-22-21  Brenin: Thanks, <al wazir>, the moves were right (I think) but not their numbers. I've no idea why I kept adding 5, except that it was past 1 am and that part of my brain was already closing down.
Jul-22-21  Nosnibor: I think the enemy of Kemeny is more of a tiddler bearing in mind his poor results at the Buffalo tournament in August 1901.
Jul-22-21  Brenin: <Nosnibor>: Yes, given White's poor record in CG my initial reaction was to wonder whether this game was real or invented. However, the N sac is refuted by 22 ... Qc8, though not by the tempting 22 ... Bc8 23 Bh6 Rg8 24 Qxg8+ Kxg8 25 Rd8 (or e8)#. This wins the exchange for Black, and leads to a probable draw, so the game looks imperfect enough to be genuine.
Jul-22-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: The name of the opening reads like a travelogue.
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  perfidious: Dang if it doesn't.

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