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Georges Koltanowski vs M Stobbe
Simul CalChess (1994) (exhibition), Santa Rosa, CA USA, Apr-16
Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55)  ·  1-0



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Sep-17-06  blackjacki2: Does anyone know what black was thinking on his 7th move?
Sep-17-06  luzhin: He was thinking: "When I played the ludicrous 5...Nxe4 Kolty didn't seem to want to win a piece with 6.dxc5, so maybe I'll get away with this blunder as well -- after all, the old boy is 90 years old."
Apr-28-07  endocore: I don't think any of the 12 of us high schoolers playing that promotional event day had any illusions of defeating Kolty. ;) My apparent mistakes in the mid-opening were due to that I was experimenting with piece-tossing to eliminate a central pawn structure and that I just got focused on something else so completely that I forgot I had a piece under attack. Nonetheless, it was a real pleasure to play Mr. Koltanowski. Although age gets us all in the end (rest in peace, Kolty) and that he wasn't blindfolded that day, he still destroyed all of us simultaneously at 91 years old. I'd love to have my mind stay that sharp at that age.
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  cu8sfan: Stupid me! I was searching for the Qd4# pattern when instead the last move is Qdd4#.
Premium Chessgames Member This clue <91 year old checkmate> was solvable purely by deduction.

Look at the position, you can see it wasn't a grandmaster game, since no self-respecting GM would play on in such a hopeless position. Therefore it must be a simul. Now who was giving simuls at the age of 91? Koltanowski's the only one that comes to mind. Go straight to the end of Kolty's games, and there you go.

Dec-05-07  ToTheKings: < Go straight to...>


Fixed that for you. ;-)

Nov-05-08  endocore: Just FYI: This chess game took place in Santa Rosa, CA (55 north of San Francisco) on April 16, 1994. The Squires (which sells chessboards) shop at the local mall at the time was hosting a promo event and invited Kolty to play 4 kids each from 3 high schools simultaneously.
Sep-25-10  hedgeh0g: <luzhin> hahaha! :D
Feb-02-17  zanzibar: Two queen can mate the king in the middle of an open board in two ways.

The first is the finish of this game:

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This is similar to a Q+B mate, but there the queen has to be supported somehow. Here, the one queen supports the other up against the king.

Obviously, as in this game, such a mate is reachable in a real game. It's similar to a Dovetail mate.

The second Q-Q open-board mate is similar to a Swallowtail mate:

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The third Q-Q open-board mate is this one:

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It's a real mate, but it could never be reached in a real game.

Another unrealistic Q-Q mate is this one:

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Again, since the king is being simultaneously checked by two pieces, it's not possible to reach this in a game.

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