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Andreas Dueckstein vs Mikhail Botvinnik
"Murder most fowl" (game of the day Oct-15-2021)
Munich Olympiad qual-1 (1958), Munich FRG, rd 2, Oct-02
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62)  ·  1-0

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Feb-13-06
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  OlimpBase: Not by that time. Still, they made up part of a lost ground in 1994 fielding a record number of four Russian teams in a competition!
Jun-22-06
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  Benzol: If I remember rightly the Soviet performance at Nice in 1974 was good too. In fact I don't think they lost a single game.
Apr-28-08  Calli: After this loss, Botvinnik skipped the next two rounds. He finally returned with a special lamp installed at his board. Apparently when he said he could not see what Dueckstein was doing, he meant literally!
Apr-29-08  Calli: Reshevsky wrote that other players made jokes about it:

"Then he played against France. A big lamp was placed at his table at his request. Other players comment at this: 'Is he going to see better now?' One says: 'What excuse will Botvinnik have if he should lose now?' The reply: 'Bad lamp.' " - Sports Illus., November 1958

Actually, the lamp looks huge:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Caissa1...

Aug-02-17  offramp: <Calli: After this loss, Botvinnik skipped the next two rounds.>

Botvinnik was always the joker. Fit, though!

Aug-02-17  PhilFeeley: Too bad we can't call this the "Dueck Dynasty"
Jan-27-21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: "San Andreas' Fault." My oh my. On one day, for one game, Deuckstein becomes the greatest player in the world. Never could say the same myself.
Jan-27-21  carpovius: Impressive Soviet team and its results! Fantastic Tal's performance 13.5/15!
Oct-15-21  areknames: A most enjoyable pun! I wasn't aware of this game or, for that matter, of Mr. Dueckstein who apparently is still with us. Great stuff and a great selection for GOTD.
Oct-15-21
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  OhioChessFan: Nice pun, although I don't care for the apparently newly instituted policy of not using standard title capitalization.
Oct-15-21
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  OhioChessFan: Hmmm, after reviewing some GOTD archives, maybe it's just coincidence that lower case puns are more prevalent lately.
Oct-15-21
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  HeMateMe: Cold Duck
Oct-15-21  Brenin: A fine win, to go along with victories over Euwe and Spassky.
Oct-15-21
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  WannaBe: Dang, from even pawns 6-6 to 6-3 (even if with double-up pawns)... Ouch.

Nothing like watching your "Souls of Chess" getting wiped out on the board.

Oct-15-21
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  FSR: <Benzol: If I remember rightly the Soviet performance at Nice in 1974 was good too.>

Indeed, the Soviets had a Nice performance, as you might expect, winning the A Final by 8 1/2 points. Karpov, Spassky, Petrosian, and Tal won individual gold medals on Boards 1, 3, 4, and First Reserve. But the gold medal on Board 2 was won by . . . Dueckstein! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_...

Oct-15-21
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  WannaBe: And the player on board #2 for USSR/Soviets/Russians was given a life time vacation in Eastern part of the country, close to the North Pole.

Okay, okay, I am merely joking, don't flame me.

Oct-15-21
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  MissScarlett: I used Google to confirm that ducks are indeed fowl. That's the depths to which my level of research ascends.
Oct-15-21  fabelhaft: <the gold medal on Board 2 was won by . . . Dueckstein>

So the gold medal winner beat some guy who couldn't even see the board, no big deal.

Oct-15-21  fabelhaft: Ducky was in his early 30s when playing this game 63 years ago, and still seems to be going strong:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/austr...

Oct-15-21
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  Dionysius1: Ah hey :-) <MissScarlett>. You're a harsher analyst of the pun base than I am! I thought there was no-one more.
Oct-15-21
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  MissScarlett: Some might say the use of fowl language here is really, really unprofessional, but that would be daffy.
Oct-15-21  nalinw: Who was Board 2 for the Soviet team in 1974 - Korchnoi I suppose?

<FSR>: <Benzol: If I remember rightly the Soviet performance at Nice in 1974 was good too.> Indeed, the Soviets had a Nice performance, as you might expect, winning the A Final by 8 1/2 points. Karpov, Spassky, Petrosian, and Tal won individual gold medals on Boards 1, 3, 4, and First Reserve. But the gold medal on Board 2 was won by . . . Dueckstein! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_...

Oct-15-21  nalinw: Yes - it was Korchnoi

See https://www.olimpbase.org/1974/1974...

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre...

Oct-15-21  fabelhaft: The Olympiad after this one the Soviets won all their 20 matches and had +53-0=26 before Tal spoiled it all in the last round against Penrose. Then 1962 was a real disaster with no less than two lost games (Botvinnik again, and Geller). Still 18 won matches and 1 drawn of 19 in that one was decent.
Oct-15-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: The USSR vs. Rest of the World match in 1970 was extremely close. The sequel in 1984 was fairly close as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSR_...

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