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Collins vs Eliot Hearst
New York (1949)
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  0-1



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May-25-04  Papa Zhuravlik: Actually this game was between WILLIAM COLLINS, the Engish painter, and George Hearst, the 'Mining Magnate of America'; the match was to determine who could lose in twenty moves or less; the winner to be proclaimed the Anglo-American Chess Dufiss Champion.
May-25-04  gilbertv: This must be the easiest one ever. I actually got the whole thing.
May-25-04  Jatayu: no, no...this one was between Barnabas Collins (anyone remember 'Dark Shadows') and Patti Hearst.
May-25-04  panigma: Tom Collins:

Combine in Collins glass 3/4 full of cracked ice:

2 oz London dry gin
1 teaspoon bar sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon

Stir briefly, top with club soda or seltzer, garnish with lemon circle and serve with stirring rod.


2 oz London dry gin (or Plymouth gin, if you can find it) 1 oz Italian (sweet) vermouth
One dash orange bitters
One dash Angostura bitters

May-25-04  Geronimo: Patricia hearst = Patty hearst btw.
May-25-04  pawn2king4: <I hope that my quick pattern recognition will start to manifest itself in my games. I'm sure I've had at least one sort of rook sacrifice or something similar to this that I have missed in match play, hopefully the repetition will help.>

I had a tournament game in which I pondered a Rook sac for about 20 minutes before doing it. The mate was not quick like this. However, I had so many active pieces attacking versus his tied up pieces, that I had the clear advantage even after the loss of material.

May-25-04  Whitehat1963: One of the few times I can say that I saw it instantly and all the way through!
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  kevin86: I saw this one-simpler than I first thought. Good mating sacrifices spice up the day.
May-25-04  Hinchliffe: < applehead> I know what you mean. I'm hoping it is that we are getting better and therefore the puzzles seem easier.
May-25-04  alphee: As some said earlier puzzles are easier at the begining of the week: either it's true or I improve
May-25-04  ezumpf: Actually, this game was between Joan Collins and a hearst. Good play for a funeral car.
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  beenthere240: Speaking of pattern recognition, white's 14th move, Ne5, removing protection of the h pawn, strikes me as a good pattern to avoid! ;-)
May-25-04  iron maiden: Is there a name for this particular mating pattern? It's a little like a swallows'-tail.
May-25-04  notyetagm: You're not getting better, this problem was way too easy. I solved it in like 2 seconds. Killer pawns rule.
May-25-04  MoonlitKnight: Is it just me, or are nearly everyobdy here just trying to tell the world how brilliant they are and how big their **** is?!
May-25-04  Jstone: I remember barnabas collins. my mom would get p,d if I was watchin it when she came home.I can see that.If Barnabas and Patty ever found themselves in the same room, looking around , they probly would have agreed on playin a game of chess.But documented of course.
May-25-04  iron maiden: <MoonlitKnight> It's not just you.
May-25-04  Jstone: I think white didnt have a clue thru the game.And black knew it by history.Bringing your rook up and over is either desperate move in genral or amove figuring opponent wont cogitate it any how.The checkmate wud hav panned out even quicker if wbishop had not taken Bknight. White did not see checkmate even after it was 1 move away. [asuming] even I ll let someone CKmate me if its not to far off.Its kind of a Present.I dont think white saw it. Its either a present or a passive aggressive tendency I hav. "no, I wont resign, Get of ur lazy rut and check mate me you dweeb. Thus demoralizing the champion.
May-25-04  Jstone: Mating time is after the mate. Thats why they call it mate.Hint Hint, The wars over. "A message for all you Baby Boomers.
May-25-04  MoonlitKnight: <Jstone> Don't take this personal, but are you on crack?
May-25-04  Jstone: Truthfully,Na. The girls were on here.So I decided to reflect on the relationshipal aspect.
May-25-04  Jstone: I probly jus gut too much time on my hands"So take it away from me!" To much time on my hands dute do,dodo dute dodo.
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  tpstar: <MoonlitKnight> I'm sure everybody here is very well endowed - with knowledge.

<Jstone> Styx & Stones, homebro. Us older fellas are down with it, but these other hype boyz are still in the crib.

May-28-04  Geronimo: <tpstar> LOL "with knowledge". But even some of us older fellas who catch the styx & stones still think that <Jstone> should ease up on the drink.
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  fredthebear: It's a sac for a Dovetail Mate and who's who from '04.
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