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Salomon Flohr vs Rudolf Pitschak
Bilin (1930)
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  0-1



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Nov-21-04  WMD: Flohr is crushed in unceremonius style.He played this game at about 1200 ELO level.
Mar-10-05  Mate Hunter: When Flohr lost a pawn he started to back his pieces and then black saw a chance to mate white. IT WORKED!
Jun-06-07  syracrophy: No kibitzing!? This is amazing! 17...♕xh4!! is incredible. 18.gxh4 ♗h2#.

A great puzzle after 17.h4

Jan-03-13  backrank: Very hard to believe that the White player in this game was really the great Salo Flohr. Maybe a different person with the same or a similar name?
Apr-13-14  thomastonk: <backrank> Hard to believe, but this game was indeed played by Salo Flohr.
May-05-17  zanzibar: This probably should more properly be labeled as having taken place in Bilina CZE.

Bilin is the German name for the town (although almost every other reference in the literature, and there's many, using Bilin as well).


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  sea7kenp: I wonder when the last place was, where White could have saved his Game? I'm thinking that White's Losing Move was answering 13 ... Rfd8 with 14 Ne1, which adds protection to the Bishop on d3, at the expense of leaving the White King more vulnerable.

Oh well. I own some Fuel. Let's see what Stockfish says about this Game.

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  fredthebear: This is Game 11 in 'Logical Chess: Move by Move: Every Move Explained' by Irving Chernev.

Game Collection: Logical Chess (Chernev)

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  FSR: Bad day at the office for Flohr.
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  FSR: Flohred.
Feb-01-21  raistlinx17: lol @ Flohred
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: It looks like <sea7kenp> did plug this game into The Computer. It did not consider 14 Ne1 to be especially bad, but that white was dead lost by this point anyway, which is perhaps why such a move, so spectacularly ugly to human eyes, would be considered as playable as any other by The Computer. White's 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 15th moves were judged to be weak, and perhaps the last chance to survive would have been to play 12 e4.
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  Yuridmi: 7. c4 should be 7. c3
10. a3 is a disaster. 10. Bb2 better
Sep-22-21  SeanAzarin: Ouch. Wonder if Flohr had something else weighing on his mind that caused him to not focus on the game? He made error after error.
Oct-13-21  estrick: Pitschak, b. 1902, scored a draw against 14 year old Bobby Fischer at the US Open in 1957

R Pitschak vs Fischer, 1957

Oct-13-21  estrick: Flohr at 21, was six years younger than his opponent, and had not yet reached peak form when this game was played.

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