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Georges Koltanowski vs NN
Simul blind 1/56 (1960) (blindfold), San Francisco, CA USA, Dec-04
Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00)  ·  1-0



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  Eggman: Hardly a resignable position.
Nov-27-03  Spitecheck: Evidently his opponent was also wearing a blindfold :).


Jul-03-04  ArturoRivera: 7.-...Bxb7 8.-Qxb7 Nd7 and black is still on the fight
Jun-19-05  schnarre: Yes indeed, Black can still fight it out.
Jun-19-05  themindset: i dont even think this game should be in the database.
Jun-19-05  fgh: NN, loses again... Not much of a surprise :-)
Jun-19-05  fgh: Enters into my favorite games collection.
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  offramp: What this game shows is that when some players play 30 or 40 games simltaneously blindfold, some of those games will not tax the brain.
Jun-20-05  schnarre: <offramp> True enough!
Jun-20-05  InspiredByMorphy: I dont like that the game is cut off suddenly. As eggman said above <Hardly a resignable position> .
Jun-21-05  schnarre: After 8...Nd7 Black still has 9...Ngf6 10...Be7 & 11...0-0 with development on his side. The White Queen can be chased for additional tempi, if need be.
Aug-10-05  SneechLatke: No, the game is certainly not lost, but white is up a pawn and black has no compensation. This is what happens when black falls for the classic 1.g4 trap.
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  fm avari viraf: "Never give up till you are dead."
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  GrahamClayton: <offramp>What this game shows is that when some players play 30 or 40 games simltaneously blindfold, some of those games will not tax the brain.

I think NN's brain must have been taxed if they resigned in this position!

Mar-20-12  PeaceRequiresAnarchy: White to play 7.? could be a great Sunday puzzle of the day! White to force mate in 92 moves! :-P
Mar-14-13  Abdel Irada: Taxing <NN>'s brain does *not* strike me as a way to pay off the national debt.
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  FSR: As people have said, it's ridiculous that Black would resign here - especially in a blindfold simul.
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  perfidious: Maybe Black had a train to catch.
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  FSR: <perfidious> Kolty clearly didn't seek out strong players, nor players who were willing to make a serious time commitment, for that exhibition. Incidentally, Hearst and Knott on page 90 of their book on blindfold chess say that these 56 games were played one at a time, <not> simultaneously. That's got to be about 1000 times easier than playing 56 games at once.
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  perfidious: <FSR> Even a fish like me can play one at a time, and have played as many as six in one go.

Cannot imagine 56 at once, though.

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  FSR: <perfidious> This fish can't even play one at a time. This has always been my secret embarrassment.

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