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NN vs Hans Bruening
Berlin (1907), Berlin GER
Tarrasch Defense: General (D32)  ·  0-1



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Sep-01-04  Leviathan: 7.Bxb2 (or Rb1) then Bb4+ and black looses the queen.

White won without anything but pawn moves!

Aug-19-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: White found unique way of losing his queen in just seven moves. Congratulations.
Aug-20-05  sneaky pete: "What's made Milwaukee famous, made a loser out of me." Isn't this a (copy of a) game won by Schlechter?
Aug-20-05  Calli: Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 is just analysis of the real game Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911

This game is duplicate of R Zimmer vs H Bruning, 1907 but is that game real?

Mar-27-06  Necessary Truths: I think you got the colors backwards... perhaps you are Black/White colorblind?
Apr-12-06  soberknight: This game appears in Chernev's "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess," and I think he lists White as "Amateur" or "Unknown."
May-11-06  dutchboy13: lol yeh it is the other way around
Oct-30-06  sneaky pete: From the January 1907 issue of Lasker's Chess Magazine: The following extraordinary game, in which Black forces White's resignation in six moves, without moving any piece, is taken from an interesting collection sent to the Milwaukee Sentinel, by Prof. Hans Bruening of that city, who remarks that "they illustrate the humorous side of chess." Probably: but sometimes in such "swindles" the loser fails to see the joke.

Follows the six move version of the game, with X as white and Bruening as black.

As this was published in the January 1907 issue of the magazine, the game must date from 1906 or earlier. Maybe much earlier, before BrĂ¼ning emigrated to the USA, as the 6 move duplicate <Calli> mentions is supposed to have been played in Berlin.

Mar-24-09  WhiteRook48: 5. Bxb8??
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  sea7kenp: I believe, after 5 Qxd4, White has a Development advantage.

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