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Mikhail Chigorin vs Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
"Careful with Attacks, Eugene" (game of the day Jul-12-2006)
3rd Russian National Tournament (1903), Kiev RUE, Sep-??
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attack (C31)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: This easily ranks among the finest Game of the Day puns in Chessgames history. And my favorite Pink Floyd song is "Wish You Were Here."
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  cu8sfan: Happy birthday, <Yoozum>! Hope you don't have to work today.

<> I always thought that in the US you can't have alcohol until you're 21.

Feb-25-05  iron maiden: <yoozum> Happy eighteenth. You got really lucky with dates this year: your birthday falls on a Linares playing day AND on a Friday.
Feb-25-05  ctrayx666: im lost at 16. im not retarded... trust me. but, why not take this pawn at e3?? does it just become too much of a problem with the knight at g4?
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  cu8sfan: <why not take this pawn at e3?> 16.♕xe3 ♖e8 17.♕ moves ♗xe2 That's what I found.
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  ajile: 28. ..QxQ by Black looks like an easy win. Instead Black let's White get the cheap swindle win at the end. Sad.
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  cu8sfan: <the lack of knowledge of history by some younger people> I'm sure <iron maiden> is not one of them! (-;
Feb-25-05  notsodeepthought: Er - <> - according to Yoozum's bio, he is a resident of Massachusetts, where the drinking age is 21 (not that I care what anyone drinks at an age where they can vote, mind you).
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Feb-25-05  gabhartm: This is my first posting to It is easily my favorite website. Great job. But inspiration for me finally to write in is the unusually good pun. I am another Pink Floyd fan (from Piper at the Gates of Dawn to Animals, inclusive). It is very difficult to pick a favorite from this period but Careful with that Axe, Eugene is among my favorites.
Feb-25-05  patzer2: <cu8sfan> It's not just Massachussettes and Florida but everywhere in the USA that the legal drinking age is 21.

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  kevin86: I believe that the drinking age law is unenforcable,unless another law is being broken:D&D,Dui,etc. The law acts as a deterrance to the other crimes. It makes no legal sense or biological sense to have an age law over the normal adult age.

It is a compromise between allowing teen drinking and total prohibition.

By the way,the game is brilliant! Has anyone seen so many knight forks in one game?

Feb-25-05  yoozum: Lol, thanks guys! I must say, this is by far the BEST game of the day pun so far.
Feb-25-05  ChessVagrant: My favorites from the Syd Barrett era are See Emily Play and Remember A Day.
Feb-25-05  yoozum: I love all their stuff, as I have all of their cds (I mean EVERYTHING) excluding Atom Heart Mother and In the Flesh.

My favorites probably are

Echoes (!)
Interstellar Overdrive
A Great Day for Freedom
Sysyphus 1-4

Feb-25-05  ChessVagrant: Interstellar Overdrive is a great song. It can freak you out if you listen to it using headphones, because the end of the song changes back and forth between ears.
Feb-25-05  yoozum: Ummagumma freaks the hell out of me everytime I listen to it. I have the UK version, which is a bit different from the US one, though. Saucerful and Piper also have their freakish moments.

Yeah, I. Overdrive is great. The annoying little beep in the middle is great. If I could describe some of Floyd's earlier stuff, I'd call it "an acid overdose".

Feb-25-05  ChessVagrant: Ummagumma has to be their freakiest stuff. The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon are pop records compared to Ummagumma.
Feb-25-05  yoozum: Yeah, I love how the pretty piano piece goes all chaotic. It started out in a very nice minor key, not sure which, though.

You have to realize how difficult it must be for trained musicians to play chaos. Do you actually think that Sysyphus was actually pre-planned or that they randomly started banging on the piano? I'm not sure, but I like to think that it was a written piece.

Feb-25-05  patzer2: <1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4> the alternative 3...c6 as in M Stanford vs M Valvo, 2001 is playable, but theory gives the edge to White.

<4.♗b5+> this move has not been too kind to White, with Black as in Fischer vs C Garcia-Palermo, 1971 winning 60% to only 30% for White in the OE. The mainline with 4. d3 as in Ehlvest vs E Handoko, 1999 scores 50% for White to 30% for Black.

<4...c6 5.dxc6 ♘xc6 6.d4 ♕a5+ 7.♘c3 ♗b4 8.♗d2 ♘f6 9.a3 ♗xc3 10.♗xc6+ bxc6 11.♗xc3 ♕c7 12.♘e2 ♗a6 13.♕d2 0–0 14.♗a5 ♕d7 15.0–0–0?!> this is a mistake [White is only slightly behind after 15.0–0 ]

<15...e3!> Black now has a strong and probably winning advantage.

Feb-25-05  patzer2: <16.♕e1 ♘e4?!> [Black missed a win with 16...Ng4! 17.Nc3 Rfe8 18.Qg3 Nf2 19.Rhe1 Nxd1 20.Nxd1 e2 21.Ne3 f5 22.c4 Qe6 23.Rxe2 Bxc4–+]

<17.♘c3 ♘f2 18.♕xe3 ♘xh1 19.♖xh1 ♖fe8 20.♕f2 ♕f5 21.♗b4 ♖e6 22.♕f3 ♖ae8 23.g4 ♕f6 24.♕f2 ♖e3 25.d5 cxd5 26.♘xd5 ♕c6 27.♖d1 ♖e2 28.♕c5 ♕g6??> [this loses immediately, when 28...Bb7 would have held the position ]

<29.♘e7+! ♖8xe7> [also losing is 29...R2xe7 30.Qxe7 Qe6 31.Qxe6 fxe6 32.Rd7 ]

<30.♖d8+> [ not 30.Qxe7?? Qxc2#]

<30...♖e8 31.♕f8+> [and White has a back rank mate with 30...Rxf8 31. Rxf8#] 1–0

Feb-25-05  aw1988: Happy birthday to yoozum; best wishes for the future.
Feb-25-05  yoozum: Thank you very much, and I wish you well too.
Feb-25-05  dbulger: that is a hot hot ending. i feel bad for black though cause i really think he had the upper hand till the crusher at the end
Feb-25-05  MatrixManNe0: Black blundered. Don't feel bad... grr.....

I think at move 19 black should have regrouped via Ba6-c4-e6, Rf8-e8-e2, Ra8-e8, and kept up his material advantage. Transposing to an endgame, however, may or may not be the best option for black, because of white's two queen-pawns. Black needs to utilize the central advantage, then and hope to develop a queenside attack (in which case doubling the rooks would have been more efficient on the b-file than the e-file).

But I think that black needed to regroup his bishop. That tragedy along the e-file would never had happened.

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