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James Mortimer vs Simon Winawer
"Winawer Takes All" (game of the day Aug-23-2019)
London (1883), London ENG, rd 23, Jun-12
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C17)  ·  0-1



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Nov-25-02  ksadler: Was this game that christened the French Winawer?
Dec-15-02  Rookhead: Why 9. Bd2?
Dec-15-02  bishop: The only other way to protect against the threatened 9...Bxc3+ is 9.Ne2 and that runs into ...cxd4 followed by ...c5 and ...d4 winning.
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  PinkZebra: What's wrong with 29)...Bd5xa2? and black can play the rest of the game blindfolded!
Dec-16-02  ughaibu: The way he played it is simpler.
Feb-17-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <PinkZebra> If you are about to have a 2-pawns advantage (which is in the particular situation accessible one way or another) exchanging as many pieces as possible is a prime rule. A simple 29...Bxf3 achieves that goal.
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  keypusher: I have read that Mortimer's 4. e5 was condemmed as a positional blunder in the tournament book. Can anyone confirm that?
Apr-13-07  Skylark: Keypusher: Er; you want someone to confirm that someone wrote that in the tournament book, or that it is a positional blunder? Because 4. e5 is the main line; as to whether or not it was called a positional blunder in the tournament book I have no idea.
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  Honza Cervenka: <I have read that Mortimer's 4. e5 was condemmed as a positional blunder in the tournament book. Can anyone confirm that?> 4.e5 was really considered to be a bad move in that time by many chess authorities. I don't have the tournament book but I think that Tarrasch had given to it even "??" mark in commentary of Von Gottschall vs Tarrasch, 1888 in his "300 chess games" and recommended 4.exd5 instead of that. But he also gave "??" to his own 3...Bb4 and recommended to play 3...Nf6.:-)
Jul-09-16  garland: The only game that Winawer played that was a true Winawer. The other 3 times he played 3...Bb4, 4.exd5 was played.
Aug-23-19  nalinw: I suppose this was a pun waiting to happen - good one - and suprising that it took so long. Perhaps the intersection between chessgames members and ABBA fans is not very large.
Aug-23-19  Eisenheim: It's erie the way Winawer played the Winawer just like the way Tommy John had Tommy John surgery - what are the oods?
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  thegoodanarchist: Good pun for a good game!
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  thegoodanarchist: < keypusher: I have read that Mortimer's 4. e5 was condemmed as a positional blunder in the tournament book. Can anyone confirm that?>

Yes, Scott. You did read that.

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  FSR: <ksadler> (responding almost 19 years later) No, Winawer had played it in Steinitz vs Winawer, 1867.
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  FSR: <Eisenheim> Just as it was inevitable that poor Lou Gehrig would get Lou Gehrig's Disease. What were his parents thinking when they gave him that name?

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