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Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Peter Enders
"Enders' Game" (game of the day Mar-13-2010)
GDR (1985)
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44)  ·  0-1

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Aug-01-05
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  Annie K.: Enders Game... :)
Aug-01-05  Montreal1666: <Annie K.> great discovery!!
Mar-13-10  michel125: Great game by Peter!
Mar-13-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Great game-pawns be darned-it's the king we are hunting!
Mar-13-10
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  weisyschwarz: Some Ender-handed playing here.
Mar-13-10  ROO.BOOKAROO: After 18. ...Rxh2, White's King cannot take the Black rook on h2 with 19. Kxh2? because it puts White's King and Queen on the same color as Black's Knight on e5 with the royal fork response of 19. ...Ng4+, capturing White's e3 Queen. White would lose the exchange of Queen and pawn for rook and knight.
Mar-13-10  Sydro: <ROO.BOOKAROO: After 18. ...Rxh2, White's King cannot take the Black rook on h2 with 19. Kxh2? because it puts White's King and Queen on the same color as Black's Knight on e5 with the royal fork response of 19. ...Ng4+, capturing White's e3 Queen. White would lose the exchange of Queen and pawn for rook and knight.>

Master of the obvious.

Mar-13-10  goodevans: <Sydro: <ROO.BOOKAROO: ...>

Master of the obvious.>

A little less obvious is why white couldn't play 19 Qxc5+ followed by 20 Kxh2 (only a little, though).

Mar-13-10  Everett: Very good book by Orson Scott Card, for those not in the know.
Mar-14-10  patzer2: Ender's demolition with 18...Rxh2! initially wins only a pawn because the Rook is poisoned due to the threat 19. Kxh2?? Ng4+ winning the Queen with a Knight fork.

However, after 19. Rfe1 Rxg2! 20. Kxg2 Nd3 Black triggers an avalanche of his central pawns, creating too many threats (e.g. pin, double attack, discovered check, passed pawn etc.) for White to have to counter.

White could have put up more resistance with 19. Ne4, but Black still maintains some advantage after 19...Rxg2+ 20. Qxg2 Qe7 .

Mar-21-10
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  Annie K.: Hey, I totally missed this pun making GOTD! Kewl. :)
Sep-14-12  rapidcitychess: I found this game after looking at some Argentine Sicilian.

Nearly burst into tears realizing I couldn't use the "Enders' Game" pun.

Jan-11-14
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  FSR: <rapidcitychess: ... Nearly burst into tears realizing I couldn't use the "Enders' Game" pun.>

Tell me about it.

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