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Erdos vs Lichtner
"Erdos Number 1" (game of the day Jul-13-2009)
Vienna (1922), Vienna AUT
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00)  ·  1-0



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Apr-17-04  filipecea: Brilliant game!!!
Nov-15-04  themindset: yes, brilliant game.
Nov-15-04  siggemannen: horsies horsies where are you going my horsies
Jul-22-05  Mountainman1: 17. Knf7 ch Q takes f7
18. Qh7 Mate
Jul-22-05  mymt: Its a steeplechase - featuring Equestrian Erdos. [Give $20 to win]
Dec-31-05  syracrophy: After <15.Nf6!!>:

<A)> 15...Qxf6 16.Qe8+ Qf8 17,Qxf8++

<B)> 15...hxg5 16.Qh5++

<C)> 15...gxf6 16.Qh7++

<D)> 15...Ng4 16.Qg6 Nxf6 17.Nf7+ winning the queen

<E)> 15...Nxc4 16.Qg6 with unavoidable mate

Sep-17-06  popski: This one is really nice! It's a pitty that GM's doesn't play Blackmar-Diemer Gambit more often. Where is another Bronstein to show us some new gambit fireworks!?
May-26-08  JimmyVermeer: Here is a slower alternate ending:
15 Nf6 Ng4! 16 Rf1 (better than Qg6) Nge5 17 dxe5 Nxe5 18 Bd3 Bd7 19 Qg6 Qg8 20 Nf7+ Nxf7 21 Nxg8 Ng5 22 Ne7 Rd8 23 Rf7 Nh3+ 24 gxh3 a6 25 Qxg7#
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  al wazir: Whose pun is this? "Erdös number" refers to the famous Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdös ( Anyone who collaborated with him on a research paper earned an Erdös number of 1. Anyone who collaborated with someone who collaborated with Erdös earned Erdös number 2, and so on. (Guess who was the only person with an Erdös number of 0.)
Jul-13-09  MostlyAverageJoe: <al wazir> Cool link. So, what is your Erdös number? Mine is 4.
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  whiteshark: With <3.f3?> it is just a <Blackmar-Gambit>.
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  whiteshark: <11...Ne3??> is materialism of the worst sort. A stiff punishment followed stante pede.
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  johnlspouge: Hi, <MostlyAverageJoe>. My Erdös number is 3. On the subject of Erdös numbers, my (dubious) claim to fame is that I actually met Paul Erdös about 25 years ago at a conference on random graphs. I recall him as very pleasant, although whenever I spoke to him, I was very aware that I was interrupting a train of mathematical thought.
Jul-13-09  kellmano: I've read a book on Erdos (pronounced air-dish) I believe. I think it's called the man who loves only numbers. The man was a seriously cool dude.
Jul-13-09  RandomVisitor: Black could try the suggested improvements 6...c5, 8...Nd5, 9...Nd5 or 10...f5.
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  JohnBoy: <kell> - the key word is "only". The man who loved ONLY numbers. He was not a polymath like Feynman, rather somewhat of an idiot-savant. Having met him many times and dined with him, he was certainly quite pleasant but almost incapable of anything but math. Kind of like Bobby Fischer but without the anger.

BTW, my Erdos number is probably either 3 or 4. It might be 2 but I never really paid attention to it. I wonder what the E-numbers of Thurston, Milnor and Sullivan are. Yeah - I like geometry and topology more than number theory and combinatorics.

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  Phony Benoni: <JohnBoy> I am constantly amazed by the connections we run into this site--and not just chess connections.

So, would Erods's' parents have an Erdos number of -1?

Jul-13-09  D4n: White played strong here. Very nice!
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  al wazir: <MAJ: what is your Erdös number?> Under the rather lax criteria used for Erdös numbers of the first kind I think it's no higher than 4, but I'm not sure.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <al wazir: Whose pun is this?>


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  kevin86: Cavaliers really dominate this one.
Jul-13-09  Chessmensch: <kellmano> and everyone: The book you mention "THE MAN WHO LOVED ONLY NUMBERS: THE STORY OF PAUL ERDOS AND THE SEARCH FOR MATHEMATICAL TRUTH" was written by Paul Hoffman who also wrote the following worthwhile book on chess: "King's Gambit: A Son, A Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game."
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  MrMelad: Hello all, Paul Erdos was the most prolific mathematician since Leonard Euler, he wrote hundreds of articles many of them with colleagues. He is hailed as one of the best mathematicians in the twentieth century. He was a very odd individual, once he donated his entire award except for about 723.59$ (I don't remember the exact figure) which he calculated to the cent that it is what he needed for the next month. He didn't know how to tie his own shew laces, he was addicted to Amphetamines, he didn't have his own house and moved from one colleague's house to another and he once god arrested by police for street wondering. He called little children Epsilons and god the great dictator. His biography is one of the most interesting I have ever read and I recommend it even to people who are not interested in mathematics.
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  MrMelad: <Chessmensch> Yep! That's the book I meant, you beat me by a few minutes :)
Jul-13-09  bimwi: very nice game!
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