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Isaak Appel vs Jakob Adolf Seitz
"The Big Appel" (game of the day Mar-23-2009)
Lodz (1938), Lodz POL, rd 5, Mar-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1-0



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Mar-23-09  weary willy: Awful game - not really worth the pun... "Bad apple lowers his sights"
Mar-23-09  ToTheDeath: Yes, how about forgetting the puns and just highlighting quality, entertaining games?

For example see my comments here:

De Ronde vs G Hand, 1945

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I'm surprised CG didn't see the apple sauce in "Appel Seitz."
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  Once: I am usually not one to criticise I can understand putting up a poor game for a good pun. But a poor game for a poor pun?
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  whiteshark: <Once: <But a poor game for a poor pun?>> That's double negative, isn't it? :D
Mar-23-09  moi: Is it such a poor game?
28... Rc6 might look awfull, but is there another way to try to defend the helpless black king against the strong white bishops?
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  kevin86: Poor pun,poor game-OK,it's only Monday
Mar-23-09  Chessmensch: If you don't like this game take a look at Kavalek's column in today's Washington Post.
Mar-23-09  moi: May I insist on the helplessness of black's position after 28 0-0!! ?

an example:
28 ... Nh5
29 Bxh5 gxh5
30 Nd5

Mar-23-09  Duque Roquero: Not a good game of chess but the name of the player is a fruit. What a charming fact. CG: I think you should take this section more seriously.
Mar-23-09  bontskilpad: Good game!!!! ...showing how passive play of the Black pieces results in a very great game by White...with lots of piece play and attacking chances!!!
Mar-23-09  xrt999: Even though white castles kingside at move 28, it is not the record. Apparently, this is the latest instance of kingside castling by white:

Bobotsov vs Ivkov, 1966

Mar-23-09  WhiteRook48: I'd rather be beaten by a banana
Mar-23-09  Thanatos13: 20. ...Ng4 seems like a disturbing move and much stronger than e5 here's my line
20.... Ng4
21. Rd3 e5
then the buffet.
black becomes open and white gets cramped

if my line is bad, please tell me.

Mar-23-09  jovack: the game was fine until the mistake at the end....

everyone needs to relax and acting like they are far above this game.. there are still good ideas that were played by white that are interesting to look at.

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