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Joseph L Shipman vs Weber
"Weber Grilled" (game of the day Jul-23-2020)
New York op (1985), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Mar-30
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation Accepted (C48)  ·  1-0



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Nov-20-07  micartouse: 7 ... cxd2+ is an opening trap. The pawn is poisoned and Black comes under a furious attack and White already has a probably decisive advantage even if he plays 11 ... 0-0.

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  GrahamClayton: <micartouse>7 ... cxd2+ is an opening trap. The pawn is poisoned and Black comes under a furious attack and White already has a probably decisive advantage even if he plays 11 ... 0-0.

11..0-0 12.♖e5 ♕f6 13.♗d3 g6 14.♖h5 is winning.

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  perfidious: The variation 5.Nxd4 exd4 6.e5 was a speciality of Joseph L Shipman, though his results in other tries with the line that I witnessed in the mid 1980s were rather less successful than this spectacular attack, when his strong opponents did not incautiously snatch the pawn but opted for the safety of 7....Qxf6, strong drawing tendency though it has.

I've submitted a correction for this game, because it definitely was not Walter Shipman playing White.

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  Phony Benoni: "Ah, c'mon Dad! Try it! You'll like it!"
Dec-29-12  Strongest Force: I have
lost to Walter and Joe but I could kill Judit. :S
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  perfidious: <SF> Never got to play Judy, and only a short draw against Walter. Different story with Joe, however.
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  FSR: <micartouse: 7 ... cxd2+ is an opening trap. The pawn is poisoned and Black comes under a furious attack>

There's 9...c6!? as in J D Tisdall vs R Ervin, 1975, but even that's very dangerous for Black.

Jan-07-13  morfishine: Shipman grills Weber with a smoking attack
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  FSR: <morfishine> Good idea! I just nominated the game for GOTD as <Weber Grill>, but you can have the glory if it makes it. :-)
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  FSR: Actually, maybe <Weber Grilled> would be better. You can submit that if you like.
Jan-07-13  morfishine: <FSR> Thanks, I didn't give it too much hope; many of our foreign members might not get it; UR right though, if anything <Weber Grilled> is better
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  FSR: <morfishine> I disagree; many puns are America-specific and/or quite obscure. I think you should submit <Weber Grilled> and I predict they will use it. And if they don't, it's not as though you've lost anything, apart from a minute of your time. Give it a shot!
Jan-08-13  RookFile: This game reminds us that opening study pays off.
Jul-23-20  morfishine: <FSR> Your prediction came true, only after 7 years! Must be some kind of record! LOL
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  FSR: <morfishine> You would think, but <Short Lopez> took over nine years (Short vs A A Lopez, 2008 ); <Humpy Had a Great Fall> about eight (Zhao Xue vs Koneru, 2006 ); and <Puff the Magic Dragon> almost eight (C Zuidema vs Sosonko, 1976 ). The selection of Game of the Day is like the Baseball Hall of Fame: a pun can be passed over for years, then finally inducted into the pantheon.
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  OhioChessFan: Only took 7 years. An above average pun.
Jul-23-20  RandomVisitor: After 7...cxd2+ and an hour of 'thought' Lc0 cannot find anything that equalizes for black:

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18/42 58:00 1,785k 513 +1.40 8.Bxd2 Qxf6 9.0-0 Kd8 10.Bc3 Qg5 11.a4 d6 12.h4 Qg6 13.h5 Qg5 14.Re1 Be6 15.Bd2 Qf6 16.Ra3 c6 17.Rf3 Qh4 18.Be2 Kc7 19.b4 d5 20.g3 Qd8 21.b5 c5 22.Rd3 Qd7 23.Bf3

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  FSR: 7...exd2+?! is a very dangerous winning attempt. Much more common is 7...Qxf6 8.dxc3, which usually results in a draw, especially after 8...Qe5+. Opening Explorer
Jul-24-20  RandomVisitor: After 7...Qxf6 black has an equal game...

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<18/47 17:26:58 66,859k 1k +0.06 8.dxc3 Bc5> 9.Qe2+ Qe6 10.Qxe6+ fxe6 11.f3 Be7 12.a4 a6 13.Bd3 b6 14.h4 Bf6 15.h5 Bb7 16.Bd2 d6 17.b3 a5 18.0-0-0 e5 19.c4 0-0 20.Rde1 h6 21.Bg6 Bc6 22.Kd1

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