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Vereslav S Eingorn vs Viktor Kupreichik
"Gorn with the Wind" (game of the day Jun-12-2017)
USSR Championship (1987), Minsk URS, rd 2, Mar-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  1-0

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Apr-24-04  acirce: Look at this game from move 63 and forward. Quite amazing.
Sep-12-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <Chessgames.com>: "The Soviet Championships" by Cafferty and Taimanov give Black's 63rd move as ...a5, not ...a6 as here.

By the way, although there is a fair bit of boring maneuvering here, surely the last twenty moves of this game are suffiently astonishing to make it the game of the day? Look at the position after move 70!

Jun-05-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: A wondeful piece sacrifice in the ending enables the White King to penetrate into Black's position. As <acirce> notes "quite amazing".
Jan-06-08  Poisonpawns: One of the greatest endings here that you will ever see.This game is annotated in M.Shrevesky Mastering the endgame 2 under the section "light-square strategy". One of the gems of this game occurs after move 56..Ke6 "Black is ready to meet the advance of the enemy knight to c6.After 57.nc6!?bxc6 58.bxc6 a6 59.kb4 Nc8 The piece sacrifice 60.bb5 axb5 61.kxb5 does not promise white any real gains,in view of 61..Ke7 62.ka6 kd8 63.kb7 b5.therefore Eingorn continues manoeuvering,with the aim of achieving the position after 56.Ke6 but with the opponent to move".Note by move 62.kc3 the position is exactly the same as it was on 56.Ke6 but now it is blacks move.Just awsome stuff here i could write for a while on this game,but i hope to spark interest in it again because this is a jewel.One more thing 68.Bxc6!! is an awsome killer move.great game classic!!!
Oct-09-09  WhiteRook48: who needs a queen anyway? Three pawns and a bishop are better
Jan-26-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Amazing endgame.
May-24-11  offramp: Hmmm. I think we need to look a bit more closely at a crucial line, especially thee, <acirce>!

After the brilliant move 63.Nc6 we have this position:


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In Informator Eingorn gives this variation: 63... Bxc6 64. bxc6 a6 65. c7 b5 66. Bxb5 axb5 67. Kb4 Ke6 68. Kxb5 Kd7 69. Kb6 which looks more or less forced and which he gives as . It does look fairly bleak for black,


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as white is free to play a3-a4/5/6/7 and queen. But black has a knight to give up for the a8(Q) eventuality and thereupon the black king takes the c7 pawn. For example:

69...Nc8+
<(69... Kc8 seems to lead to the same position: 70. a4 g4 71. fxg4 fxg4 72. a5 h5 73. a6 Kd7 74. a7 Nc8+ 75.Kb7 Nxa7 76. Kxa7 Kxc7)> 70. Kb7 g4 71. fxg4 fxg4 72.a4 h5 73. a5 Ne7 74. a6 Nc8 75. Kb8 Ne7 76. a7 Nc6+ 77. Kb7 Nxa7 78. Kxa7 Kxc7 and that leads us to this position:


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which I think is a draw!
Eingorn was still definitely playing the best moves, though.

Oct-05-12  vinidivici: Good endgame.

GOTD please!!

Jun-02-17  offramp: <vinidivici: Good endgame. GOTD please!!>

I have submitted a pun for this great endgame so that takes it one step nearer.

Jun-12-17  offramp: <offramp: <vinidivici: Good endgame. GOTD please!!> I have submitted a pun for this great endgame so that takes it one step nearer.>

...But "Gorn with the Wind" is not my suggestion.

My suggestion was, <"Why Is It That No One Remembers Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern Schplenden Schiltter Crasscrenbon Frieddigger Dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle Burstein von Knackerthrasher Apple-banger Horowitz T Ticolensic Grander Knotty Spelltinkle Grandlich Grumblemeyer Spelterwasser Kurstlich Himbleeisen-Bahnwagen Gutenabend Bitte ein Nürnburger Bratwustle Gerspurten Mitz Weimache Luber Hundsfut Gumeraber Shönendanker Kalbsfleisch Mittler Aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?">

Jun-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Gorn was an alien that fought Capt. Kirk on Star Trek Original Series.

Hence, Best pun ever. In my opinion.

Jun-12-17  ChessHigherCat: <offramp> Which proves the spoonerism: Brevity's the soul of wit,
longwindedness the whole of shyt
Jun-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <offramp: ... My suggestion was, <"Why Is It That No One Remembers Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern Schplenden Schiltter Crasscrenbon Frieddigger Dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle Burstein von Knackerthrasher Apple-banger Horowitz T Ticolensic Grander Knotty Spelltinkle Grandlich Grumblemeyer Spelterwasser Kurstlich Himbleeisen-Bahnwagen Gutenabend Bitte ein Nürnburger Bratwustle Gerspurten Mitz Weimache Luber Hundsfut Gumeraber Shönendanker Kalbsfleisch Mittler Aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?">>

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a Dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle. =)))

Jun-12-17  john barleycorn: <offramp: ...

My suggestion was, <"Why Is It That No One Remembers Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern Schplenden Schiltter Crasscrenbon Frieddigger Dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle Burstein von Knackerthrasher Apple-banger Horowitz T Ticolensic Grander Knotty Spelltinkle Grandlich Grumblemeyer Spelterwasser Kurstlich Himbleeisen-Bahnwagen Gutenabend Bitte ein Nürnburger Bratwustle Gerspurten Mitz Weimache Luber Hundsfut Gumeraber Shönendanker Kalbsfleisch Mittler Aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?">>

I am impressed. Just do not use it in public on your next visit to Germany. Beermugs can be deadly weapons.

Jun-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: <offramp: <vinidivici: Good endgame. GOTD please!!> I have submitted a pun for this great endgame so that takes it one step nearer.>

...But "Gorn with the Wind" is not my suggestion.

My suggestion was, <"Why Is It That No One Remembers Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern Schplenden Schiltter Crasscrenbon Frieddigger Dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle Burstein von Knackerthrasher Apple-banger ...>>

See, once I saw "Apple-banger" I started to suspect that this is a fake name.

Jun-12-17  ChessHigherCat: <offramp> That's just his pet name, are you really in such an ungodly hurry that you can't even bother to write out his name in full?
Jun-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Great comeback for white, who down a queen to a bishop!
Jun-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <thegoodanarchist> You mean that Dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle did not tip you off earlier?
Jun-12-17  Strelets: <WannaBe> I can't shake the suspicion that the Metrons were somehow involved in this game.
Jun-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <AylerKupp: <thegoodanarchist> You mean that Dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle did not tip you off earlier?>

I just assumed that was regional dialect.

Jun-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Glad to see this one make it. Nothing much seems to happen for the sixty move until an endgame study breaks out of nowhere.

And kudos for Kupreichik's ingenious resistance after all he had suffered throughout the game.

Jun-12-17  yonezo: Hi, I'm a beginner. Can someone suggest a site or program that features positional training. Thanks !

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