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Jan Timman vs Garry Kasparov
"Timman Waits for No One" (game of the day Sep-14-2015)
KRO Match (1985), Hilversum NED, rd 3, Dec-17
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Smyslov-Breyer-Zaitsev Hybrid (C93)  ·  1-0



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  beatgiant: <Holzfaller>
The game score here has a mistake: <31. Qd2> instead of 31. Qc2. With the queen on d2, 33...Nxe1 34. Ne8+ wins for White. I'm submitting a correction.
Dec-16-12  quantum.conscious: <ruylopez900: The black is checked by the white which is attacked by the black which is pinned to its by the white which is pinned to its by the black >


what an amusing and interesting/fascinating position!

Dec-16-12  quantum.conscious: <beatgiant: <Holzfaller> The game score here has a mistake: <31. Qd2> instead of 31. Qc2. With the queen on d2, 33...Nxe1 34. Ne8+ wins for White. I'm submitting a correction.>

31. Qd2 makes sense, ofcourse

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  Benzol: Brutal moves from both sides from 33...Kxf6 onwards. It took blows like these to put Kasparov on the canvas.
Sep-14-15  morfishine: Arguably, one of Timman's greatest wins. He had a knack for winning and losing brilliantly
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  HeMateMe: it too early to start voting for Drollest Pun of the Year?
Sep-14-15  TVCHESS3JAQUES: La clavada. binomio DT
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  kevin86: A brilliant pin,counter pin, and lethal fork...
Sep-14-15  maxi: Does the pun refer to "Time waits for no one? I believe the Dutch pronunciation for Timman is TEA-MAN..., not TIME-MAN.
Sep-14-15  fisayo123: Kasparov playing the Ruy Lopez. A rarity.
Sep-14-15  The Kings Domain: Fine game by the Dutch master, he outpointed the champ the way the latter usually does his foes.
Sep-14-15  maxi: Short i. Right <blunderclap>, thanks.
Mar-16-17  Saniyat24: WOW....what a magical ending!
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  WorstPlayerEver: 31... Qe7 0-1
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  WorstPlayerEver: A very funny continuation could be:

32. Re3 Nc1 33. Qc1 Qe5 34. Qd2 Ra1 35. Bd1 Rea8 36. Nc3 Qf4 37. g3 Qb4 38. Kg2 R8a2 39. Qe1 Re2

And although Black moves a piece to a square where it is under attack 4 times, White still loses.

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May-19-19  LoveThatJoker: 40.? (White to play and win) would make for a clever Wednesday/Thursday puzzle. LTJ
May-19-19  Granny O Doul: <Does the pun refer to "Time waits for no one? I believe the Dutch pronunciation for Timman is TEA-MAN..., not TIME-MAN.>

That's what Timman said.

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  Marcelo Bruno: A remarkable tribute to the well known game conclusion by Chatard in the beginning of the 20th century.
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  HeMateMe: the dreaded double pin here!
Dec-27-20  fisayo123: 32. Nf6!! a bolt from the blue that bamboozled even the Great Gazza. This was a very exciting mini match
Jan-10-21  ZoneChess: One of the most exciting matches played on Dutch soil. However Stockfish gives 32. Rxc6 as the better and best move, I can see why Timman wants to keep his attack complicated and retain the pin. Nf6 is not bad but technically a drawn position even though with one deviation from the draw line white is essentially a piece up.

Btw Timman is simply pronounced as Tim-Man. Could be short for timmerman meaning carpenter.

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  Stonehenge: <Btw Timman is simply pronounced as Tim-Man. Could be short for timmerman meaning carpenter.>

Certainly not pronounced as the English word man. Timman is likely a patronymic.

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  offramp: Tim-Man from Timmer-Man orig. Timber-Man or Timber-Land (fr. Timber-Lake).
[See Ry Cooder.]
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I just put Jan Timman in the Dutch-English google translator and clicked the sound icon, and it sounds like

Yahn Tea Mahn

But typed letters and words do a poor job of approximating sound, particularly when you can hear for yourself.

If you are on google chrome here is the app:

Jun-22-21  ismet: all prog. gives this moe is the best move 31... Qe7 0-1
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