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Paul List vs Walther von Holzhausen
25. DSB Kongress (1927), Magdeburg GER, rd 2, Jul-18
Reti Opening: General (A09)  ·  0-1

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Jan-06-07
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  Phony Benoni: Opening classification can be tricky. After 10.Bd2, this game has reached the same position as Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916, which is classified as a QGD Slav (D15). Von Holzhausen even follows Capablanca's famous manuever of playing 10...Bd7 and 11...e6, apparently locking the bishop in.

But the most interesting feature of the game is the activity of Black's king during the endgame. After castling kingside, by move 48 it stands on h5. At move 59 it's on a5. After move 93 it has progressed one square forward to a4--but it got there by a circumnavigation of the board via g6 and d1.

Sep-27-12
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  Shams: Per the db, this is the historical debut of 3.e3, and I think White's game deserved a better fate. Position after 8...cxd5:


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Maybe White went astray here with 9.d4, blocking a natural square for his knight. Beyond that I'm not sure. How might Fischer have tortured Black's doubled pawns, I ask myself. Can Black's slight lead in development (the Ra8 has developed without moving, always a neat trick) really compensate for his queenside?

Sep-27-12
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  perfidious: <Shams> It looks natural to play 9.Nd4-b5 instead, but who knows, really? White's development is slow and those open lines, along with Black's freer game, could tell against him if he doesn't get his pieces out of the box soon.
Apr-01-13
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  GrahamClayton: <Phony Benoni>But the most interesting feature of the game is the activity of Black's king during the endgame. After castling kingside, by move 48 it stands on h5. At move 59 it's on a5. After move 93 it has progressed one square forward to a4--but it got there by a circumnavigation of the board via g6 and d1.

<Phony Benoni>,
There is the knight tour - is this a "king wheel"?

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