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NN vs Barnie Winkelman
Philadelphia (m/7) (1945), Philadelphia, PA USA
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29)  ·  0-1



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Jul-29-02  bishop: White should have taken the bishop on the eleventh move
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  kevin86: This may be my alltime favorite game! It looks like white has black on the run-but the rook whizzes back to block the check--and discovers mate!!!
Apr-05-05  cade: I remember there is some movie where two people are playing chess and one guy moves a piece and goes "check". The other guy looks at the board, moves a piece and says "checkmate!". Its generally mocked by chess fans for being stupid.

Well heres that game!

Aug-09-05  Averageguy: I never thouht I'd see a game where one player responded to a "Check" with a "Chesckmate"!
Nov-10-05  aktajha: This is the same game as NN vs Winkelman, 1945
Mar-11-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: I don't believe what i just saw!
Apr-15-06  MorphyMatt: lol queen takes queen, CHECK!! oops, that's mate!
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  offramp: That is checkmate. But what if it wasn't? If white could play 15.Ke1 then black couldn't play 15...Rxe1 because his rook is pinned.
Jan-31-07  Sibahi: Rxe1 captures white's king before white captures black's. Therefore.. Rxe1 is possible.
Dec-05-08  WhiteRook48: weird mate...
Jan-04-09  WhiteRook48: what a checkmate!
Jan-04-09  sallom89: I agree that the ending is beautifull.
Jan-11-09  WhiteRook48: some people have problems about a pinned piece helping in a checkmate.
Jan-12-09  YoungEd: Sweet!
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  GrahamClayton: Is this the only game where a player has responded to a check with a discovered check giving checkmate?
Jun-24-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: This obviously needs to be a GOTD. Let's see if we can find a Barney Frank reference that works as a pun. Preferably it should work for people with both favorable and unfavorable views of the controversial guy.

Other than the fact that he is gay, the most famous thing about Frank's career was his involvement in banking regulation, including his namesake Dodd-Frank bill. Truth be told, he isn't particularly famous for either his support or lack of support for particular capital requirements for banks. Still, there was a nontrivial amount of that in what he did or didn't do, and so I'll go with

Barnie Frank Capitaiizes

Jun-24-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: I guess another pun idea would have revolved around the points that this is a NN game, and Congressman Frank cared a lot about the common man. But then we really would be getting close to political controversy (he's accused by right-wingers of having cared about the common folk too recklessly, specifically with respect to mortgage lending practices).
Oct-28-20  MordimerChess: That was the most unique and insane checkmate in chess history I've ever seen? Come on... CHECK!

Insane stuff... and kudos to Nomen Nestio for playing Qxd8+ instead of Qf3, we wouldn't have it so beautiful...

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