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Gaius Fordyce McIntosh vs Frank Arthur Crowl
"How 'Bout Them Apples?" (game of the day Aug-08-2004)
CCLA Perpetual Handicap corr (1939) (correspondence), ?
Spanish Game: General (C60)  ·  1-0



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Aug-08-04  iron maiden: I like the new Game of the Day archive, Very nice. I may have been gone for two weeks, but I didn't have to miss a single bad pun. ;-)
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  jaime gallegos: after 17.Qf3 and 19.Bxf5 the position resembles the Muzio gambit with strong attack for whites ...
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  jaime gallegos: by the way see a great Muzio gambit in Miklos Brody vs L Banya -27648 1901 · King's Gambit Accepted (C37) · 1-0
Aug-08-04  jesterco12: Why can't the queen take the bishop on g5?
Aug-08-04  notsodeepthought: Nice attack. 26 ... Qe7 does not work because of 27 Rf7.
Aug-08-04  misguidedaggression: 26...Qe7 27.e6+ Kxe6 28.Rae1+ Kd7 29.Qc7#
Aug-08-04  misguidedaggression: And for the record: Them Apples are Delicious.
Aug-08-04  misguidedaggression: <jesterco12: Why can't the queen take the bishop on g5?> 21...Qxg5 22.Qa3+ c5 23.Qxc5+ Kd7 24.Qd6+ Kc8 25.Rf8+ Qd8 26.Rxd8#
Aug-08-04  Seraphina: Jesterco12: Check out the answer Qa3+!
Aug-08-04  misguidedaggression: Almost forgot, 22...Qxg5 transposes to my last post (omitting the unimportant ...c5 Qxc5) and 23...Qxg5 24.Qxb7 Kd8 25.Qb8+ Kd7 26.Qd6+ Kc8 27.Qxc6+ Kd8 28.Qd6+ Kc7 29.Rac1+ Qxc1 30.Rxc1+ Kb7 31.Rc7+ followed by a mate in 2. These lines are all of the top of my head (honest) so if someone wants to check them with a computer, feel free to do so.
Aug-08-04  Calculoso: I don't understand a lot of the moves. For example, why not take the bishop after Bg5+? Just seems like neither side wanted to accept the really bold sacrifices (whether those decisions were sound or not, I don't know).
Aug-08-04  notsodeepthought: <misguidedaggression> good point, my bad.
Aug-08-04  kevin86: White threatens 27 ♕d6#-if black plays ...♕e7,white counters 27 ♖f7 ♕xf7 28 ♕d6# as planned or if 26...♕h6 or g6 white interferes with 27 ♖f6!!
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  Eggman: Calculoso, after 21...♕xg5 22.♕a3+ and White soon mates, e.g. 22...♔d8 23.♕d6+ with 24.♖f8+ to follow.
Aug-08-04  misguidedaggression: <notsodeepthought> When you see a good move look for a better one. Oddly enough, I didn't even see your post when I typed that, I was doing my own analysis.

<kevin86> 26.Qe7 Rf7?! 27.Ke6! And white has nothing better than winning Q for R. (It still wins, but it's no forced mate.) This is a correspondence game, so while white doesn't have to worry about time trouble, this line could drag the game out for months. :)

Also 26...Qh6/g6 is met by 27.Qc7+ Ke6 28.Qd6#

<eggman> It's actually a mate in 5, see my 3rd post. (as well as my 4th for subsequent Qxg5's)

Aug-08-04  misguidedaggression: <Calculoso> Sometimes the answers are already posted, Just dig through the Kibitz's and It's there. I had already done the work in my third (and fourth) post. Though I wouldn't be suprised if You stopped reading my posts after the bad pun in my second. :)
Aug-08-04  Nickisimo: I have to believe that these two players weren't so strong. Kind of a weird game, reminds me of something you would see in Andersen's collection. :)
Mar-22-05  CivilChess: Why not 9.exd5?
Mar-22-05  Saruman: <CivilChess> If 9.exd5 well 9.-Qb4+ 10.Qd2 Qxb5 picks up the bishop.
Mar-22-05  Saruman: This pun reminds me of Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" :-)
Mar-22-05  aw1988: That's a brilliant book.
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  Richard Taylor: 21. Bxg5+ !! (About to play Qa3+!) Nice game.

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