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Georges Koltanowski vs Day
Simul blind 1/56 (1960) (blindfold), San Francisco, CA USA, Dec-04
Italian Game: General (C50)  ·  1-0



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Dec-02-03  raylopez99: Nice Kolty minature. I would have just taken the queen, but Kolty goes for mate, blindfold!
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  nasmichael: These types of games show how the vision of the Master far outreaches his opponent; they play by the same rules, but they do not play the same game. :o)

--Send a team together
--Take the center
--Threaten the King
--Sacrifice for tempo
--Converge and corner

Aug-10-05  SneechLatke: 3...Nh6? Gimme a break...
Jun-27-07  ChessDude33: <SneechLatke> doesn't compare to the move after i'd say
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  hesyrett: I very much doubt that Black was the Canadian IM Lawrence Day, even though he would have been in grade school in 1960.  For one thing, his home in Ottawa was a long way from S.F.  For another, I know from losses to him in the mid 1960s, when he was in high school and I was a grad student, that he played MUCH better than this!!
Jul-05-08  whiteshark: MayDay, MayDay!
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  FSR: Having seen another game or two from Kolty's blind simuls, I get the impression that he didn't exactly seek out strong opposition for them.
Apr-02-13  nonox: I love the move 4. ... Ng4, because : If the Ng3 moves then it allows Qh4, and if white doesn't see it (white is blind isn't it?) then follows the killer Qxh2#

Very impressive ;)

Apr-02-13  Poulsen: ... also 4.-,Ng4 threatens 5.-,Nf6 - which is a nice position for that piece - and if white does not "see" the right continuation he might lose a pawn.

In other words 3.-,Nh6 was a very clever diversion intended to blind the blind ;)

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  sea7kenp: Here's something White could tell Black, around Move 10: "Good news and Bad news: The good news, is that you get to keep your Queen. The bad news..."

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