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Reuben Fine vs Albert Simonson
"Oh My Darling, Clemenz Fine." (game of the day May-10-2023)
Marshall CC ch (1932), New York, NY USA, rd 13, Dec-25
Clemenz Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Jul-09-03  clocked: Great double piece sac, but it looks like black holds with 19...Nce7
Jul-09-03  crafty: 19. ... ♘ce7 20. ♗g5 ♖h8 21. ♕f3+ ♔g8 22. ♗xe7 ♘xe7 23. ♗d5+ =   (eval 0.00; depth 13 ply; 500M nodes)
Feb-18-05  schnarre: Priceless!
Mar-06-12  jackpawn: What's with this opening? Hardly a Fine choice! (okay, I know that's a horrible pun).
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  sleepyirv: <Young Fine Cannibalizes>
May-10-20  andrewjsacks: This opening for White is commonly played on Pluto.
May-10-23  Honey Blend: Semi-Slav in reverse colors shouldn't be an issue I suppose...
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  Teyss: That's why I lose my games with White: I didn't know this killer opening. It's a sure win: see another GOTD P Lalic vs A Lundback, 2021

Surprisingly 1.h3 gives White +49% -30% =21% but only on 57 games so not very relevant. Named after Hermann Clemenz who apparently only played it once.

Only game in the DB after 3.c3.

May-10-23  SChesshevsky: <...didn't know this killer opening...>

Here it looks just standard type Colle a tempo down. Probably not even a full tempo as after the tension in the center gets resolved h3 can be useful. Also might get more than enough compensation if black tries to punish h3 carelessly.

Tempo down Colle probably easily equalized but also black still needs to be careful. Here, black obviously fails miserably. White gets the e4 break and all the king side potential. Plus also gets good use out of 1. h3.

May-10-23  goodevans: The game was somewhat spoilt by how ludicrously bad <19...Ne5??> was. It's not difficult to anticipate <20.f4> after which it's pretty obvious Black will lose at least two minors for the B on h6. After <21...Rxh6>, White had a choice of at least five winning moves none of which is hard to find.

On the plus side, the double piece sac was very imaginative, as was <14.Re1!> which set it up. The main point is, I believe, that the threat to e8 prevents ...Bf5 which would otherwise stymied the attack, so now <14...Bf5?> would be met with <15.Nxd6 Qxd6 16.Bxf5 Nxf5? 17.Qxe8+>, etc. Likewise after <15...Bf5>.

Brilliant pun. Good game.

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  FSR: No doubt Ding Liren visited Fine from the future and told him how powerful a mixture of h3 and d4 was.

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