Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Zeljko Ivanovic vs Stephen E Meyer
"Tumbling Damianos" (game of the day Dec-01-2010)
EM/O/032 (2000) (correspondence), ICCF Email
King Pawn Game: Damiano Defense. Damiano Gambit (C20)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 7 more games of Z Ivanovic
sac: 3.Nxe5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can make these tips go away by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Simply check the option "Don't show random tips on game pages." and click the Update Profile button at the bottom.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Dec-01-10  Chessmensch: I agree. This was truly awful. Black reminds me of how I played when I was a ten-year-old kid at camp. His only good "move" was his 19th.
Dec-01-10  daveinsatiable: I'm with jrlepage, making this game GOTD is an insult.
Premium Chessgames Member





<gars>: I was just goofing around, which seems apropos for this game of the day. Here's what it means:

What the heck? Game of the day? Oh my God. Roll on the floor laugh my a$$ off. I'm busting my gut with laughter. In my honest opinion,, complete waste of time.

but, on the other hand, it's better than nothing.

On the other hand, wouldn't it be nice if a very well played game of the day was the NORM?

To tell the truth, there oughta be a law.

Too many acronyms. Thanks for letting me share.

Time to go. CIAO.

Dec-01-10  weisyschwarz: <Check It Out>. Excellent!!

What was worse, the game or the pun?

Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: It never occurred to me until this week that it was a named opening, and now we've had TWO examples of this rubbish. Damiano Defence damned

<GOTD> Gone To The Dogs?

Dec-01-10  ricardolopez: 3...Qe7 with an equal game. (4. Qh5+ ?, g6; 5. Nxg6, Qe4+ winning).All this is very known
Dec-01-10  whiteshark: <GOTD> General Off Topic Decision?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: The Pedro Damiano page tells us that Damiano was a pharmacist who invented this opening so he could sell more Pepto-Bismol.

Actually, in his book he condemned this defense. Naming it after him was one of those ironic twists that make chess history so unpredictable.

But I tell you--boneup on the 3...Qe7 defense, and you'll win an awful lot of games from people who get over confident because they know the Damiano is a loss for Black.

By the way, why is nobody mentioning the 9...d5 blunder? An overabundance of riches? The only explantation was that Black thought en passant was forced.

Dec-01-10  WhiteRook48: oh, wow. Stephen E Meyer... a lot of sick puns could be made from that... but even I'm not lame enough to do that...
Dec-01-10  lzromeu: Take easy, kibitizers...
That´s The Damiano's week.
How to lose at black in seven lessons.
Some humor and history., We aren't wasting time, It's just for fun and I'm enjoying it.

Maybe someone could find winning way for Damiano's tragedy.

Dec-01-10  lzromeu: Everything is possible
Perry Feng vs S Sloan, 2010
Dec-01-10 possibilities:

1) Black is a raw beginner who has barely learned the moves, much less basic tactics.

2) Black thinks it's a helpmate.

3) Black is being passive-aggressive. My brother used to be that way when he was getting whipped at a game and started (intentionally) giving his pieces away. He called it "playing kind", and it would drive us crazy.

Dec-01-10  belgradegambit: Games like this make me wonder why my pun on this game wasn't accepted D Schneider vs Nakamura, 2001
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <belgradegambit> Generally, GOTDs need to last at least 10 moves. I've had a few rejected on that criteria myself.

Besides, the pun "Nakamura Haiku" should be used for a game 17 moves long, not 7.

Dec-01-10  Elsinore: God, I had hoped that this game didn't really exist, that is was just a bad nightmare from last night. Why do you forsake me?
Dec-01-10  zb2cr: Must be a competition to see which move of this game should be nominated as the single worst move of the game.

I nominate 6. ... Qg7. Black is down by the exchange and 2 Pawns and he offers to exchange Queens?

Dec-01-10  TacitRudy: This opening somehow reminds of the wild kentucky opening. Both very suicidal!
Dec-01-10  Tigranny: This game was certainly like tumbling dominos as Meyer blundered after blunder.
Dec-01-10  TheTamale: Game of the day? More like game of the century! Perhaps even the greatest game in the history of chess. Superlatives just do not suffice for a game of this caliber.
Premium Chessgames Member
  OBIT: <Zozoke>Actually, Damiano condemned 2...f6 in his analysis of 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3. The fact that the opening still received his name is an odd way to honor him, that or he owed money to the guy in charge of giving names to all the openings.

In the game P Damiano vs NN, 1512, Damiano does demonstrate a flair for crushing this opening.

Dec-02-10  gars: Thanks for the translation, <Check It Out>!
Dec-02-10  JohnZkn: This is a game where black actually wins from a similar position!

Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Belgrade,

Excellent! I would enjoy the pun on the player's names if they were not lame most of the time.

Nakamura haiku is the best name pun , ever!

Izromeu, you are exactly correct! Let us have some fun. Let us play chess!

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Black is a very successful author.
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: "Twilight" a vampire novel by Stephenie Meyer.

Her agent couldn't spell. Our ever clever <offramp> makes light of it.

She gets the last laugh: "Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages."

Vampires or not, most capitalists would call that a success.

We bears don't believe in vampires... just sayin'. But ticks are irritating blood suckers to be somewhat concerned about: And that's how FTB avoided a link to Amazon books -- he changed the subject.

BTW, 3...Qe7 is an improvement for Black, but it is NOT an equal game. White still wins 70% of the games.

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 4)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CORRESPONDENCE. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
The Damiano Trap
from Brutal Attacking Chess by JoseTigranTalFischer
e7 not f6...
from Damiano Defense by schnarre
it's blunderful!
from MorphyMatt's world of the weird by MorphyMatt
The Damiano Trap
from Brutal Attacking Chess by Timothy Glenn Forney
Fantastic game!!!
from Games that don't fit in my other collections. by Rubenus
abertura sacrificando o cavalo
from Brancas ganha by toso51
Bad Correspondence Games
by gazzawhite
I played better than this when I was nine years old
from funny games by WhiteRook48
December 1: Tumbling Damianos
from Game of the Day 2010 by Phony Benoni
What to do and what not to do in a King's Pawn Game
from DrChopper's study games by DrChopper
Damiano Gambit 4.Qh5+ g6 (C20) 1-0 Twilight Saga was a $uc-cess
from ModMinis More of 'Em FTB Gathered 82r Jimmy by fredthebear
by had2x
Short n Quick 2
by jungol
19 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IV by wwall
Damiano's Gambit 4.Qh5+ g6 variation.
from 19 and Under League C Only Excludes FTB obj by fredthebear
19 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IV by FRoeten
The Damiano Trap
from Brutal Attacking Chess by rbaglini

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC