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Garry Kasparov vs Patrick Wolff
"Dances with Wolves" (game of the day Sep-07-2016)
Kasparov Clock simul, 6b New York (1988) (exhibition), New York, NY USA, Feb-24
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  0-1



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  FSR: Hungry Like the Wolff.
Jul-23-13  Albanius: Why doesn't this game have a title like Big Bad Wolff or Wolff at the Door?
Sep-26-13  Neptun11: So where wère Garry`s decisive mistakes? Only 14. h4?
Mar-06-14  JohnBoy: The above video links (Feb-18-10 & Feb-22-10) are all dead.
Sep-13-15  Albanius: 23 Qe4!? Bh4?
24 Qg4+ Bg5[]
25 Rf8+ Kf8
26 Qc8+ Kg7
27 Qc3+ and wins
23 ... Qe1+!
24 Qe1 fe1/Q+
25 Ke1 Bh4+
26 Ke2 Rc8 and Black wins.
Sep-07-16  RookFile: The position after 6....cxd5 was brave play because Wolff cheerfully accepted the isolated d pawn. Maybe it was because he knew he could kick the queen with tempo.
Sep-07-16  catlover: According to the post by <hstevens129>, GM Wolff quit chess and opted for "the financial industry." I guess that makes him the Wolff of Wall Street.
Sep-07-16  catlover: <Rookfile> Good point. The way the game went, Wolff lost the isolated pawn but got an attack.

I wonder if 16. Nf3 would have been better than 16. Rc1. The Knight's absence on f3 seems to cause problems for Kasparov later.

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  kevin86: Since a wolf is wild dog, Kasparov was really hounded by this Wolff.
Sep-07-16  Keyser Soze: The documentary about this simul event is great. A must watch. Garry taking the US junior top players.
Sep-07-16  swclark25: I didn't understand 23 Nf6. Black Q threatens with 22...Qd2, but White is up a N. Seems White playing 23)f4 would protect the N with the B, and would allow for 24)Qc2 to threaten Black Q. Thoughts?
Sep-07-16  catlover: <swclark25> I'm not sure why Kasparov played 23. Nf6 either. Maybe he was hoping for 23... Bxf6 24. Qg4+ Bg5 25. Rxf8+ Kxf8 26. Qc8+ Bd8 27. Qc5+ Kg8 28. Qxf2. If so, Wolff sidestepped that trap.

In the position you mention, black is threatening mate on the move (23...Qe1++). Unfortunately, 23. f4 would not have avoided that.

Sep-07-16  morfishine: And another great game gets a load of play-on-word manure dumped on it

Nice job


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  eternaloptimist: Patrick's attack was direct & got the job done! I'm sure he was excited to beat the reigning World Chess Champ so quickly in a simul! He wasn't afraid to take some chances vs Kasparov. It would've been easy to play more solidly w/ 1...♙c5 but he got aggressive w/ 1...♙e5. I had the privilege of meeting Patrick at a chess tournament in New Orleans back in '92 when he was the reigning US Chess Champ. I talked w/ him for 15 minutes or so. He played ~20 games in a simul the day before the tournament; he won all of the games but 1. He got a draw in that game.
Sep-07-16  JimNorCal: Back when Morf wasn't so picky. Those were the days...

Premium Chessgames Member morfishine: No way White Mieses this tactic

"Mieses this tactic" ("misses" this tactic, get it?)

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  eternaloptimist: <Jim> 😃 Lol that's funny! He's definitely a very picky fellow b/c he wants a great game & a great pun for every GOTD. He's 1 of the most interesting & funny kibitzers that we have on CG!
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  eternaloptimist: <Keyser Soze> Thanks for telling me about that documentary; I wasn't aware of it until you mentioned it! It's called "American Gambit". I did a search on YouTube for it & it's in 3 parts. Here's the link.:

u are da most INSANE PUN POLIS of all time!

What on EARTH do u want da CHUSHUMS people to do! They have provided you with over THREE THOSAND games of da day and yet u comtono to HARASS them for making decent pons.


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  MissScarlett: Shelby Lyman's syndicated column of March 20th 1988 (e.g., the <Courier-Post> (Cherry Hill, N.J.), p.6D) has a different move-order (in descriptive notation), viz.:

<6. Nf3 Be7
7. cxd5 cxd5
8. O-O Nc6
9. Qa4 O-O>

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  HeMateMe: Gaza got Wolffed down.

Wasn't' there a strong junior player 30 years ago named Patrick Wolfe? played in the USA championship? Whatever became of him?

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  perfidious: <HMM>, the winner of this game is the player in question; we met at the board numerous times before he won two US championships. Wolff is now in the financial world and lived in San Francisco, last I knew.
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  ChessHigherCat: <Wolff is now in the financial world and lived in San Francisco, last I knew.>

Perfect, the Wolff of Market Street!

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  HeMateMe: The Mechanics Institute is still a brick and mortar chess club? The oldest chess club in the country? What a strange name for a chess club. Origin of the name?
Apr-03-19  Iuser:
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