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NN vs George H Derrickson
"The Good Die Young" (game of the day Jun-27-2021)
Casual game (1860), Philadelphia, PA USA
Italian Game: Classical Variation. General (C53)  ·  0-1



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  Jean Defuse: ...



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  MissScarlett: You're beginning to annoy me.
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  Jean Defuse: ...

not my intention - ChessBase don't show the source ...

thanks for your help!


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  MissScarlett: Source is <New York Clipper>, July 21st 1860, p.108.

<30..B-Kt3, and the Defence announced mate in three moves.>

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  Phony Benoni: How true. After all, NN is still with us.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: What a relentless attack, maybe the best example I've ever seen of the dictum "Arrange your pieces so that when the fire is out, it isn't out." However, would 22.Rxf2 have given White any chance of survival?
Jun-27-21  Brenin: <An Englishman>: Afer 22 Rxf2 gxf2+ 23 Kxf2 Rf8+ 24 Kg1 White has survived the attack, has 2B vs R+P, and is threatening Ng6. Black's 24 ... Rh5 can be answered with 25 Ndf3. White's position looks better to me.
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  Messiah: <Analysis server is being updated.>

For about 2 weeks now. Really long update!

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  MissScarlett: Long analysis server update, wrong analysis server update.
Jun-27-21  goodevans: A very pretty mate in the end but surely White should have won this.

<22.Kh1> just has to be wrong but I can't help feeling that for a few moves before that White let a fantastic position slide.

I can't for the life of me work out what on earth was <15...Nc8> was supposed to achieve. If White just takes the opportunity to get rid of that irksome pawn with <16.Qxg4> then where is Black's attack going?

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  scutigera: <goodevans>: That was my feeling the moment I saw the move. With Black's g4-pawn gone, the g7-pawn blockaded, and a pawn firmly anchored to e4, White will always have the option of f3-Kf2 etc., making the h-file for which Black gave up the bishop something of a booby prize.
Jun-27-21  brainzugzwang: I must be missing something, but after 9. Bg5, doesn't ...Bxf3 win at worst a piece for a pawn?
Jun-27-21  dhotts: <brainzugzwang> Black would have done well to 9...Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Qxf3 11. gxf3 and then Black's 11...f6 should give him a good game. Black allows his Queen to get stuck on h7 so early shows why he should be the NN...But the NN lived up to his name and lost an easily won game.
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  Breunor: I thought 13 h4 looked good for white to shut down the h file attack. 13 hxg4 looks like asking for trouble.
Jun-27-21  Andrew Chapman: How about 18.g3 to protect the knight, prevent g3, and allow Kg2 and Rh1.
Jun-27-21  brainzugzwang: dhotts, I was looking at 9...Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Qxg5 11. Qxg7+ Kd8 with a piece for a pawn and I don't see a way for White to continue the attack (if Be6 Qe7). Any other White response after 9... Bxf3 seems to lose the piece cleanly.
Jun-27-21  Andrew Chapman: <9...Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Qxg5 11. Qxg7+ Kd8> 11.Qxf7+ followed by Qf8+ and Qxa8? Possibly Black then has an attack on the King side, but I suspect White would survive it.
Jun-27-21  brainzugzwang: See, I said I was missing something. Although Black could shut out the Q at least temporarily after Qxa8 with Nd8.
Jun-28-21  Ironmanth: Awesome finish! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all have an amazing and safe summer. Play hard, play well, play often! :))

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