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Eugene Znosko-Borovsky vs Aron Nimzowitsch
"All Nimzo Were The Borovskys" (game of the day Oct-27-2019)
Ostend-B (1907), Ostend BEL, rd 24, Jun-17
Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46)  ·  0-1



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  Hanada: Well, many called Lasker a coffee house player, yet he was champ for 20+ years, so what does the term really mean? Not much if you ask me.

It's just another method that inferior minds use to make themselves feel superior.

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  Hanada: BTW, for those interested, I think this may be one of the greates draws of all time.

Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925

Trust me, draw does not mean boring.

Feb-09-05  aw1988: Agreed. Ra6 is a mere tactical oversight. Good catch, and thank you... I got mixed up on the terminology.
Aug-16-06  thorndeux: I love 2...d6 and 3...d5.
May-13-16  kereru: Znosko-Borovski was strong enough to beat Alekhine and Capablanca on occasion, must have been embarrassing to lose so quickly against an opening which basically gives White an extra move. There is a surprising number of games with 3...d6-d5 in the database.
Oct-27-19  spingo: Today's pun is based on a line of poetry by Lewis Carroll. No one knows which one.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: This humble youngling sits in breathless awe of the Jedi pun master who devised today's game title.
Oct-27-19  CSnouckHurgronje: The Lewis Carroll poem is "Jabberwocky", from "Through the Looking-Glass". Fabulous pun!
Oct-27-19  spingo: <An Englishman: Good Evening...>

Remember that brillig occurs one hour later today.

Oct-27-19  JimNorCal: I'm another impressed by the pun.

But ...
Doesn't brillig come an hour later NEXT week?

Oct-27-19  whiteshark: Looks to me like a Barry Attack with Black being a tempo down. This white tempo plus given by ...d6-d5 returns white with the (weak) move <8.Bg5?!> for no reason.

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White to move

1) +0.36 (27 ply) <8.a3 Be7 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Qd3 O-O 11.Rad1> Nh5 12.Ng5 Nf6 13.e4 h6 14.Nf3 d4 15.b4 Ba7 16.b5 dxc3 17.bxc6 Qxd3 18.Bxd3 bxc6 19.Bd6 Re8 20.Ne5 Bb8 21.Bxb8 Rxb8 22.Nxc6 Rb2 23.Na5 Ra2 24.Nc6 Rxa3

2) +0.25 (27 ply) 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9.dxe5 Nd7 10.a4 Be7 11.Nb1 Qb6 12.Ra2 Nb8 13.c4 Nc6 14.b3 d4 15.Rb2 O-O 16.exd4 cxd4 17.Bd3 h6 18.Nd2 Bd7 19.Ne4 Kh8 20.Bg3 Nb4 21.Nd6 Bc6 22.Bb1

3) +0.20 (27 ply) 8.Na4 cxd4 9.exd4 Be7 10.Ne5 Nxe5 11.Bxe5 O-O 12.Nc5 h6 13.Bf3 b6 14.Nd3 a5 15.Re1 Ba6 16.c3 Rc8 17.g3 Nd7 18.Bf4 g5 19.Be3 Bd6 20.Bh1 Kg7 21.Bg2 Qc7 22.a3 Nf6 23.Ne5 Bxe5 24.dxe5

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

Oct-27-19  Ratt Boy: Allow me to add my vote to the shout-outs for the pun (which I did NOT understand, until I read the explanation).
Oct-27-19  whiteshark: <8.a3>

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Black to move

1) -0.08 (28 ply) <8...Be7 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Qd3 O-O> 11.e4 d4 12.b4 Be7 13.b5 Nh5 14.Bc1 axb5 15.Nxb5 e5 16.Nfxd4 Nxd4 17.Nxd4 Qxd4 18.Qxd4 exd4 19.Bxh5 Bd7 20.Bf3 Rfc8 21.Bb2 Rxc2 22.Bxd4 Rxa3 23.Rxa3 Bxa3 24.e5 Rc7 25.Be2

2) =0.00 (28 ply) 8...h6 9.Ne5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Nd7 11.Bg3 b5 12.a4 b4 13.Nxd5 exd5 14.Qxd5 Nb6 15.Qc6+ Bd7 16.Qb7 Bc8 17.Qc6+

3) +0.08 (27 ply) 8...b6 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Bd3 Bd6 11.Re1 Bb7 12.Qd2 e5 13.Bg3 h6 14.Rad1 O-O 15.Nxd5 Nxd5 16.Bc4 Nce7 17.e4 f5 18.Bh4 fxe4 19.Bxe7 Bxe7 20.Rxe4 Rc8 21.Bxd5+ Bxd5 22.Qxd5+ Qxd5 23.Rxd5 Rxc2 24.Rdxe5 Bf6 25.Re6 Rc1+ 26.Re1 Rxe1+ 27.Rxe1 Bxb2

15.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

Oct-27-19  poachedeggs: ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

Lewis Carroll

Oct-27-19  PhilFeeley: Strangely, one of the few lines of poetry I managed to memorize. There's more to it, but I can't remember it. Or the full story of Alice. Weird.
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  AylerKupp: I think that we should ask <chrisowen> to submit some GOTD titles. Then we can <really> have a discussion about their meaning.
Oct-27-19  whiteshark: <8. a3 Be7 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Qd3 O-O>

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White to move

1) +0.11 (28 ply) <11.Rad1 b5 12.e4 d4 13.b4 Bb6 14.e5 Qc7> 15.exf6 Qxf4 16.Qe4 Qxe4 17.Nxe4 e5 18.Bd3 Bg4 19.Rde1 Bxf3 20.fxg7 Kxg7 21.gxf3 Ne7 22.Kh1 Ng6 23.Rg1 Rac8 24.Nd6 Rcd8 25.Nf5+ Kh8 26.Be4 Nf4

2) +0.08 (28 ply) 11.e4 Re8 12.b4 Bd6 13.Bxd6 Qxd6 14.Rfe1 Rd8 15.Bf1 Qc7 16.exd5 h6 17.b5 Ne7 18.bxa6 bxa6 19.Rab1 Rb8 20.Qc4 Qxc4 21.Bxc4 Rxb1 22.Rxb1 exd5 23.Bd3 Bf5 24.Rb6 Rc8 25.Ne2 Bxd3 26.cxd3 Rc6 27.Rxc6 Nxc6 28.g3 g5

3) =0.00 (27 ply) 11.Nd4 Bd7 12.Rad1 Rc8 13.Nb3 Bb6 14.e4 Ne7 15.e5 Ng6 16.Bg3 Rxc3 17.bxc3 Bb5 18.Qf3 Bxe2 19.Qxe2 Ne4 20.c4 Nc3 21.Qf3 Nxd1 22.Rxd1 Qc7 23.cxd5 exd5 24.Qxd5 Qxc2 25.Rc1 Qb2 26.e6 Qf6 27.exf7+ Qxf7 28.Qc4 Qxc4 29.Rxc4

15.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

Oct-27-19  thegoodanarchist: Great job on the pun, <Peanut Butter>!

For those who don't know, it comes from the Poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. The last stanza is

<'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
<<<All mimsy were the borogoves,>>>
And the mome raths outgrabe. >

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  Breunor: Great pun! Game is pretty good.
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  WannaBe: Thank goodness for the literate members here, this Illiterate would never have gotten the pun in a million billion gazillion years.
Oct-27-19  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: Thank goodness for the literate members here, this <<Illiterate>> would never have gotten the pun in a million billion gazillion years.>

I like how you capitalized <Illiterate>. Kind of belies your point ;)

Oct-28-19  spingo: < thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: Thank goodness for the literate members here, this <<Illiterate>> would never have gotten the pun in a million billion gazillion years.> I like how you capitalized <Illiterate>. Kind of belies your point ;)>

Wait a sec. "Belies" would mean that it proved his point <false>, made a lie of it. Do you mean that it <proves> his point?

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  perfidious: Yeah, <thegreatwanker>, that intellect of all time--on a par with Galileo, Newton and Hawking--mucked it up.

As a line from a 1980s show went:

<Very droll, Minister!>

Oct-29-19  thegoodanarchist: No, he used "Illiterate" as a noun.

The Germans capitalize all nouns, so he was making a sophisticated adaptation of a stylistic feature from another language.

Very savvy.

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  plang: 3..d5 is already a new move. Hard to see how White can take advantage of the extra tempo without the e4 break which is not easy to achieve. I don't understand 8 Bg5!? at all. Why not 20 Nc5? - wasn't that why 19 Nd3 was played?

Little surprised that this was a game of the day,

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