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Claude Fred Tears vs Ramon Llorens Riera
"No More Tears" (game of the day Nov-24-2014)
W-ch4 sf05 corr (1958) (correspondence), ICCF
Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula Variation (C27)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-01-14  Francio: Llorar in spanish means crying so...lots of tears lol.For making it funnier the game finished in a draw.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: What a wild game. Possible pun: "Tears for fears."
Feb-02-14  Francio: "Tears for Fred"
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  Phony Benoni: Typical game for this opening. Three major pieces get captured in corners, there is only one even exchange of pieces, and White manages to castle twice. The letter carriers must have been wondering why every card had blood on it.

The pun is based on a commercial for Johnson's Baby Shampoo, which was so gentle that it caused "No More Tears". It is hardly appropriate for this game, which has more real poo than most.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Never knew that the Frank-Drac *could* end in a draw. Does the immediate 48...g2+ improve for Black? He should be able to keep more pawns on the board.

Also, after 20.Qh1, it seemed that Black had done very well indeed. Did he miss a win in the (extremely complicated) middle game?

Nov-24-14  Jamboree: Didn't black have a crushing win with 54. ... Bxd3!

What can white do? Obviously he needs to keep the bishop on the a8-h1 diagonal, otherwise g2+ and g1Q.

So white can't take the black B on d3. And checking with the R on g6 just leads to more pieces hanging after simply Kh5.

So white MUST move the bishop somewhere on the diagonal. But either 55. Bd5 or 55. Bc6 or 55. Bb7 or 55. Ba8 runs into 55. ... e4! and suddenly the bishop it cut off and there's no way for white to stop the g-pawn!, E.g. 55. Bd5 e4 56. Ra1 g2+ 57. Kh2 Bf1!! and it's queen and mate.

So, to avoid all that, White must retreat his bishop along the diagonal to either f3 or g2...but both of those moves lose multiple ways, starting with Bxa6, or if Bf3 even e4! again, etc.

So it looks like black missed an easy win. Or what am I missing?

Nov-24-14  Jamboree: Ooooh, after typing all that, I just saw the flaw in my own line! After 54. ... Bxd3, black DOES have 55. Rg6+ Kh5 56. Bxd3! g2+ 57. Rxg2 hxg2 58. Kxg2 and it's back to being a draw.


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  Check It Out: No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne

Nov-24-14  slapwa: How about 54. ...., Bf1?
Nov-24-14  pedro99: A swinging sixties game.
Nov-24-14  morfishine: Wow, the Frankenstein-Dracula Variation! I would've loved to have seen this in the WC2014

Pun wise, I would've tried to work in Ralph Lauren:

"It looks like Black is about to lose his shirt having been caught with his pants down; turns out, he has other designs..."


Nov-24-14  ColeTrane: " ... La Llorona ..."
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  kevin86: how about "Tears for Fears"? A great group... Sadly, black can save his advanced pawn and lose the bishop or save the bishop and have the rook stop the pawn.
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  AylerKupp: Another possibly relevant video from the one hit-wonder group ? and the Mysterians:

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