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Georges Koltanowski vs Fred Crosby
"Crosby Stilled and Gnashed" (game of the day Sep-05-2014)
Simul (1968) (exhibition), El Granada, CA USA, Mar-17
Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56)  ·  1-0

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Sep-09-04  Knight13: 38...Kxc7? bad move. White takes it back with Ne8+ Because 3 Pawns = 1 Bishop or Knight.

Nice game.

Sep-05-14
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  FSR: But was Crosby young?
Sep-05-14
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  Phony Benoni: Black was sorry for not playing on, but things had gotten to the point where it was no fun anymore.
Sep-05-14  waustad: I like the way the minor pieces dominated the rook.
Sep-05-14
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  perfidious: Four and twenty years ago.....
Sep-05-14
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  An Englishman: Good Evening:

Carry on,
Love is coming. Love is coming to us all.

And it did: Koltanowski vs Love, 1949

Sep-05-14  ASchultz: I agree, waustad.

Parents, teach your children well why a rook isn't quite two minor pieces.

Black redressed the major piece imbalance, but there was so much wasted on the way.

Sep-05-14
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  piltdown man: Another great pun!
Sep-05-14
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  perfidious: Guinnevere drew pentagrams

Like yours, milady, like yours

Sep-05-14
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  HeMateMe: it was the Maracheck Express.
Sep-05-14  morfishine: Give credit to Black, who is basically a 'NN', for hanging in there with Kolt
Sep-05-14
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  kevin86: Kolty ate him alive. the three passed pawns were to much.
Sep-05-14  Jack Kerouac: If I had ever been here before
I would know just what to do.
Wouldn't you?
Sep-05-14  catlover: When I was a youth, a TV channel used to broadcast a chess instruction program with Koltanowski. This would have been in the early-to-mid 70s.
Sep-05-14  Castleinthesky: Crosby cried all the way back to Woodstock after this game.
Sep-05-14  Lighthorse: To <catlover>: YES! I also used to watch that TV show religiously on PBS in NY. It was called "Koltanowski on Chess" I even kept a notebook with his chess puzzles (long lost). I'm pretty sure it was on in the late 60's here.

Though I lost my notes, here is one puzzle that I memorized. White to move, and to mate with the c pawn without taking any of the Black pawns or allowing any of them to move.


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Solution:
1.Qd1 Kh8 2.Qa1 Kg8 3.Ng3 Kh8 4.Ng2 Kg8 5.Ne2 Kh8 6.Ne1 Kg8 7.Nc1 Kh8 8.Rf8+ Kg7 9.R6f7+ Kh6 10.Rh8+ Kg5 11.Bh4+ Kg4 12.Bf5+ Kf4 13.Ncd3+ Ke3 14.Qb2 Kd2 15.Kf2 Kd1 16.Kf3 Kd2 17.Ra7 Kd1 18.Ra6 Kd2 19.Bg4 Kd1 20.Kg2+ Kd2 21.c4+ Ke3 22.Qc1+ Ke4 23.Bf3+ Kf5 24.Qg5+ Ke6 25.Bg4+ Kf7 26.Bh5+ Ke6 27.Rh6+ Kd7 28.Qd8+ Kc6 29.c5 Kb7 30.Qa8+ Kc7 31.Bd8+ Kd7 32.c6#

Final position:


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Jan-24-22
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  GrahamClayton: Played at the El Granada Recreation Hall on March 17th, as part of a 20 board simul and two blindfold games exhibition. Koltanowski finished with a perfect score of +22, -0, =0.

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