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David J Ledger vs Robert Willmoth
British Championship (2002), Torquay ENG, rd 11, Aug-09
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-16-03  PinkPanther: Surely, you must be kidding me. This is absolutely absurd.
Nov-16-03  Spitecheck: No the position is clearly drawn :). Neither player has a distinct advantage. Probably the result here is affected by tournament positions. Both players might have been getting a few pounds each aye.

Hardly worthwhile having it in the database.


Feb-18-04  Gurch: <neither player has a distinct advantage> On the contrary, White has mate in 57 from here, isn't it obvious?
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  tamar: I agree, no draw. After 1...d5, Black's position is in tatters. 2. Ng1! would neatly highlight the overextended pawn.
May-28-04  Catfriend: :) But then c5 heading to promote on a1. How could you miss something THAT simple? Or maybe you mean 2..c5 3.♘f3?
Apr-05-05  Backward Development: I think White offered the draw in light of the forcing continuation 2. d4 Nh6!! 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c5 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6.Bf4 Ng4 7. e3 Qf6! 8. Qc2 Qxf4!! 9. exf4 Bxf2+ 10. Kd1! Ne3+! 11. Kd2! Be1+!! 12. Kxe1! Nxc2+!!< >


Apr-05-05  Kingdumb: Actually legend has it that both players were so drunk from the previous night's bender that they were only able to make one move each before keeling over face first into the chess board and scattering the pieces all over the place. Because the score keepers were also plastered nobody could remember where anything was on the board and a draw was declared.

The following morning no one remembered anything.

Apr-06-05  dbquintillion: The truth is that white offered the draw after realizing that with 1. ...d5 black was preparing the shocking, unprecedented, and yet ultimately unanswerable 2. ...Ni7.

Not only would such a move have shored up the notoriously weak h5 square, but it also would have rendered conventional notions of space, time, and geometry entirely null and void. Ledger offered the draw in a magnificent gesture to save the game of chess and, perhaps, mankind itself.

Apr-06-05  aw1988: This game is hella stupid. Your theory is hella stupid. This whole website is @#$%*!& hella stupid.

Would you believe I actually like South Park!?

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  Benzol: Somebody's baking brownies.


Apr-06-05  Milo: The South Park movie is, in my opinion, the greatest film musical of all time.
Aug-07-05  Blitz Chess: This game was followed by Kramnik in his own computer, he was too excited seeing now many players are following his drawish abilities!!!
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  Richard Taylor: It is immensley dangerous for either side to move from here - so quite rightly they both resign - by drawing... an excellent game -one of my favourites.
Sep-05-06  hidude: i agree
Dec-07-07  KnightOnEverest: god what tactics and strategy ... pawn for a pawn .. square for a square .. this has to be the draw of the century ....
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  pawn to QB4: I actually played White recently. After 1.Nf3 I went wrong with 1...Nf6?? and lost in about 30. Had I only known the draw was still possible.
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: is your favorite piece the b2-pawn?
Jun-26-14  GumboGambit: The Accountants Favorite Game.

For in the end, A Balanced Ledger.

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