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Efim Bogoljubov vs NN
? (1952)
French Defense: Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann Variation (C13)  ·  1-0



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Jun-07-04  rosinante: Is black any better off playing 10...Kh8?
Jun-07-04  lnlver: No, white plays Qh5, threatening Bg6 and mate to follow.
Jun-07-04  sacanimal: If ever a position cried out for the "Greek Gift," this is it! <rosinante>, if 10...Kh8, 11. Qh5 with Bg6+ to follow is unanswerable.
Jun-07-04  rosinante: BTW, who or what is NN?
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  cu8sfan: <rosinante> NN = Nomen Nescio = Latin for 'I don't know the name'. Stands for 'unknown'. If only my chess was as good as my knowledge for things like that... (-;
Jun-07-04  PinkPanther: It means "no name". NN is used whenever the identity of a given player is not known. It's like saying "John Doe" when talking about a person suspected of committing a crime.
Jun-07-04  weirdoid: AFAIK Bogo passed away in 1952. I wonder if it was another guy - or simply incorrect date.
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  Sneaky: <Nomen Nescio> Is that a fact? Our longstanding mystery has been solved. I always thought it just meant "no name."
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  Gypsy: <Nomen Nescio>, one always learns. Another thing to note is how much the knight at h3, instead of the usual f3, streamlines the execution of Greco's invention.
Jun-07-04  weary willy: <weirdoid: AFAIK Bogo passed away in 1952.> "Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952) - suffered a heart attack after a simultaneous display" - Bill Wall ... others confirm these dates ... must be a date error ... (er .. don't suppose we have dates for NN?)
Premium Chessgames Member The date must be wrong. It certainly looks like a Bogoljubow game, as he did play this line, including 8.Nh3, as in Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1922. Chessbase doesn't have this game, neither does, so we have no second opinion. We will change the date to 1952 with a note at the beginning that the year of the game is uncertain.
Jun-07-04  ruylopez900: Very nice play to sweep black off the board. Simple little Sacrifice and all Black's pieces are offside. Nice avatar by the way to
Jun-07-04  MoonlitKnight: Nice logo, :)
Jun-07-04  Whitehat1963: For once, a puzzle I can honestly say I saw all the way through immediately. Must be Monday, obviously!
Jun-07-04  Chesspatch: sigh, why didn't black play 6 ... Bxg5 7. hxg5 Qxg5 and win a pawn?! It's not like the position is a lost one or something...
Jun-07-04  azaris: Another variation of the same theme is:

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.♘c3 ♘c6 4.♘f3 ♗b4 5.e5 ♘ge7 6.♗d3 ♗xc3+ 7.bxc3 O-O 8.♗xh7+ ♔xh7 9.♘g5+ and White wins.

Jun-07-04  kevin86: An easy problem-with a good lesson:beware of the sac at h7.

Mate is inescapable-black can forstall it by a move of two with a queen sac-or moving the f8 rook-then it would be delivered one square further north.

Jun-07-04  acirce: <Chesspatch> Yes, it is probably the best thing to do for Black. White must play accurately to get enough compensation. In Pedersen's book about the 3. Nc3 French, now 8. Qd3!? is given as the main line.
Jun-07-04  Nomen Nescio: It seems that I am always losing.
Jun-07-04  Swindler: <Nomen Nescio> Don't worry, maybe it was Notetur Nomen who lost this game... ;-)
Jun-07-04  erikcu: TGIM.. the only thing I have to look forward to on a Monday, a doable puzzle.
Jun-07-04  Jatayu: if the puzzle had started with move 9 it would have been slightly more difficult. Not much, but a little. A good Monday game. (Hmm....Monday Night Chess...replaces Monday Night Football...)
Oct-04-04  morphy234: sooo... what's so special aboot this game? just a regular kingside attack, nothing new...

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