Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Oscar Chajes vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Karlsbad (1923), Karlsbad CSR, rd 3, May-01
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 4 times; par: 220 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 642 more games of Gruenfeld
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-08-05  WMD: A sort of chess purgatory. A 15 1/2 hour game, with 57 moves before the first capture.

The position after White's 101st move is quite nice though.

Apr-06-06  Runemaster: A very sudden end to such a tedious game. One wonders what the players were doing penance for.
Apr-06-06  Granite: This game needed more manuvering and less captures.
Jul-14-13  goldfarbdj: Who on earth suggested this snoozefest for "Guess the Move"??
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <goldfarbdj>: Wouldn't have dreamt of suggesting this classic if you paid me to do so.

That contributor's Premium Membership should be revoked-'purgatory', 'tedious' and 'snoozefest' are all apt descriptors indeed. <Sitzfleisch> won the day.

The notability of at least one player is a criterion for submission, as I discovered to my surprise recently when submitting a fine combination played in a game between 2250 players for GTM.

Jul-14-13  whiteshark: <goldfarbdj: Who on earth suggested this snoozefest for "Guess the Move"??>

red herring <°)))o>< alert

Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: It is painful to watch how Chajes after getting an excellent and clearly superior position became unable to find any plan to finish his opponent, even if that opponent was trying to help him with this task by greedy move like 59...Nxh6? Here 60.Nf5! looks like an obvious choice, and it is quite overwhelming too, for example 60...Nxf5+ 61.exf5 Rg7 62.Bxg5! fxg5 63.f6 and the game is over (63...Rf7 64.Rxh7+ Rxh7 65.Rxh7+ Kg8 66.f7#).
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: I´ll never play through this game again :)

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
KKW's 'The World's longest chess games'
by KKW
My favorites
by radu stancu
Spanish Trench Warfare
from chess strategems viii - under construction by gauer
Karlsbad 1923
by suenteus po 147
101 years of longest winning games
by ughaibu
#261 - Only one pawn is captured
from "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess" - Pt 1 by GrahamClayton
just very long game
from vovan47's favorite games by vovan47
Trench warfare in ultra-closed position
from Beginning of the 20th century by Calar
Game 114
from Wonders and Curiosities of Chess (Chernev) by Qindarka

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC