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Lodewijk Prins vs Ludwig Rellstab
"Prins Charming" (game of the day Nov-05-2005)
Travemuende (1951), rd 11, Aug-11
Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula Variation (C27)  ·  1-0



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Nov-05-05  aw1988: <cg>

Bug off. These are getting worse and worse...

Nov-05-05  JohnBoy: What are you buggin about <aw> - this is fascinating stuff. These Frankenstein-Dracula lines are tactical thickets - like the Max Lange.
Nov-05-05  aw1988: I meant the puns. I'm dying here.
Nov-05-05  rya: unbelievable game!

3 night sacs? I would've taken the first. Anyone have the continuation of 18...exf4?

Nov-05-05  joelsontang: did u think L prins overlooked Bb7?, attacking and trapping the white Q?
Nov-05-05  aw1988: 18. Nf4 exf4? 19. Bc3
Nov-05-05  blingice: Yeah, black may be high on crack the entire game.
Nov-05-05  lentil: 12. ...Bb7 scored the Queen cheaper
Nov-05-05  kevin86: This game is beyond any Max Lange-this is pure circus chess. It almost seems contrived. Maybe like the 1919 World Series.

My idea for the ultimate contrived game would include sextupled a-pawns.

Nov-05-05  Goato: lentil 12..h6 was needed to prevent 13.Bg5 and the exchange of queens when black is a whole rook down.
Nov-05-05  ReikiMaster: White's queen sac worked like a charm - he got to produce an amazing arsenal of fireworks against black's helpless queen who made a total of 8 moves - to no avail!
Nov-05-05  backyard pawn: Happy Guy Fawkes Day!
Good to see Frankie and the Count so close to Hallowe'n!
Nov-05-05  dakgootje: Maybe its just because im a lil sleepy but ehm...wont 13. ♘xb6 work?
Nov-05-05  morphynoman2: Thx for this incredible game!
Nov-05-05  cade: This game has alot of bad moves.
Nov-05-05  JohnBoy: <cade> - what do you have in mind. White does a great job extracting his knight and getting material compensation for his queen. Do you think black should not have tried to trap the white queen in the center? That seems to be the whole point - or at least gaining developmental time by attacking the white Q - of giving up the rook at a8.
Nov-05-05  Koster: If I was younger I might try to analyse this, but these days i just play boring positional stuff, like 3...Nc6
Nov-06-05  lentil: <goato> yeah. thanks. believe it or not i realized that hours later as i was falling asleep!
Nov-06-05  dakgootje: to answer my own question: I have given Fritz 8 a look at the position and 13. ♘xb6 WAS the best move...
Nov-06-05  patzer2: Here's some analysis with the Opening Explorer and Fritz 8:

<1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Qh5 Nd6 5. Bb3 Nc6 6. Nb5 g6 7. Qf3 f5 8. Qd5 Qe7 9. Nxc7+ Kd8 10. Nxa8 b6 11. d3> It's all book (i.e. opening theory) through this move.<11...Nd4!?> This is the only game with this move in the Opening Explorer. In BCO, 1986, Kasparov and Keene give 11. Nxb6 ab with an unclear position, as for example in Kaidanov vs Bareev, 1987. The most popular move here is 11...Bb7!, which offers Black balanced chances, as in J J Carleton vs G Timmerman, 1996. <12. Nh3!> This strange looking move, according to Fritz 8, is White's strongest reply. <12...h6 13. c3> Also giving White an advantage is 13. Nxb6 axb6 14. Qa8 Kc7 15. Qa4 Bb7 16. O-O Qh4 17. Nf4 Be7 (17... exf4?? 18. Qxd4 ) 18. Bd2 . <13... Bb7 14. Qxb7> A good alternative for White is 14. cxd4 exd4+ 15. Kd1 Bxd5 16. Bxd5 g5 17. Re1 Qh7 18. f4 . <14... Nxb7 15. cxd4 Qb4+> Black equalizes after 15... exd4+ 16. Kf1 Nc5 17. Bf4 Nxb3 18. axb3 Qc5 19. Rxa7 Bd6 20. Ra1 Ke7 =. <16. Bd2 Qxd4 17. O-O Bd6> Black could have put up more resistannce with 17... Nc5 18. Rfd1 Qxb2 19. Bc4 Kc8 . <18. Nf4 Na5> White is better after 18... exf4 19. Bc3 or 18...
Qxb2 19. Nxg6 Qxd2 20. Nxh8 . <19. Be3 Qb4> Black equalizes after 19... Qxb2! 20. Rab1 (20. Rfb1
Qc3 21. Rc1 Qxc1+ 22. Rxc1 exf4 23. Bd4 Nxb3 24. axb3 Re8 25. Bf6+ Be7 26. Bg7 d5 27. Kf1 Bd6 28. Ra1 Bb8 29. Bxh6 Kc8 30. h4 Kb7 =) 20... Qa3 21. Nxg6 (21. Bc1 Qb4 22. a3 Qc5 23. Nxg6 Rh7 24. Ba2 ) 21... Nxb3 22. Nxh8 Qxa2 23. Nf7+ Ke7 24. Nxd6 Kxd6 25. Bxh6 Kc6 26. f4 Kb7 27. Nxb6 Nd2 28. Nc4+ Nxb1 29. fxe5 Nc3 30. Nd6+ Kc6 31. Rc1 Qb2 32. Nxf5 Kd5 =. <20. Nd5 Qh4?> White has a decisive advantage after this weak move. Black holds after 20... Qb5 21. Nc3 Qa6 22. Bd5 Nc6 23. f4 exf4 24. Bf2 Kc8 25. a4 Qb7 26. Nb5 Bb8 27. Nxb6+ axb6 28. Rac1 Kd8 29. b3 Be5 30. d4 Bb8 31. Rc3 Ke7 32. Re1+ Kf6 33. Bh4+ g5 34. Bf2 =. <21. Naxb6 f4 22. Rac1 Nc6 23. Nc4! Bb8> No help for Black is 23... fxe3 24. Nxd6 e2 25. Rfe1 Rf8 26. Rxe2 Qd4 27. Rc3 a5 28. h3 Qa7 29. Nb5 Qb8 30. Rc5 Na7 31. Nxa7 Qxa7 32. Rc7 Qb8 33. Rxe5 <24. Bc5 f3 25. g3 Qh3 26. Nde3 d5 27. Bd1> Fritz 8 prefers 27. Nd2 d4 28. Nxf3 dxe3 29. fxe3 <27...dxc4 28. Bxf3 Qd7 29. Rxc4 Nd4 30. Bxd4 exd4 31. Bg4! Qb7 32. Rxd4+ Ke8 33. Re1 Rh7 34. Nf5+ Kf8 35. Rd8+! Kf7 36. Re7+! Kf6> Black loses to a skewer tactic after 36... Qxe7 37. Nxe7 Kxe7 38. Rd7+ <37. Rf8+ Kg5 38. Rxb7 Rxb7 39. Ne3> Also winning is 39. Bf3! gxf5 (Not 39... Rxb2
40. h4#) 40. Bxb7 <39... h5 40. h4+ Kh6 41. Be6 1-0>

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  sleepyirv: How people stay sane after playing the Frankenstein-Dracula (Opening of the Day!) is beyond me.
Dec-02-08  whiteshark: <sleepyirv: <... stay sane >> How do you know?
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  sleepyirv: <whiteshark> You have me there.
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  Fusilli: <cade: This game has alot of bad moves.> It does? Well, when you play it fast, it looks awesome. Nice win by the player of the day.

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