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Frederick Lokes Slous vs William Bone
"Bad to the Bone" (game of the day Jun-14-2008)
London (1835), London ENG
Latvian Gambit: Greco Variation (C40)  ·  1-0



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Oct-19-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Black's pieces looke very "peaceful" in the final picture. :)
Oct-19-06  Karpova: Slous had to pick a Bone with his opponent
Jun-14-08  the jam: 19.Qh8#
Jun-14-08  Nikita Smirnov: Some nice puns by me:
Pick a Bone
Right on the Bone
Tackle the Bone
Skin and Bone
Jun-14-08  Sularus: <the jam>

nice one =)

Jun-14-08  Xeroxx: Boneito
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  whiteshark: GEORGE THOROGOOD "Bad To The Bone" : and the Terminator 2 version:
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  whiteshark: <the jam: 19.Qh8#> a nice cross-pin
Jun-14-08  tommy boy: "Bad to the bone" is a song of Runnig wild
Jun-14-08  psmith: The losing move appears to be 11...Qxg2. Instead 11... Qe7 (idea Qg7) seems to win (if 12. Bh6 Qh4+ picks up the B).
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  kevin86: Boy,the pieces fly in this one!
Jun-14-08  jovack: this game was fairly far-fetched
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  Once: A delightfully messy Latvian gambit. White develops his queenside - black doesn't - Black gets stuffed.

A quick game analysis with Fritz 11 shows mistakes on both sides. Fritz prefers:

8. f3 instead of 8. Be2?? "releasing the pressure on the opponent"

8. ... Qd4 instead of 8. ... hxg6?? "a shame that black overlooks this excellent chance"

11. ... Qe7 instead of 11. ... Qxg2?? "gives away a clear win"

12. ... d6 instead of 12. ... Qf2+?

19. Qh8# instead of 19. Bxe7+

Great fun

Jun-14-08  ravel5184: Why not 19. Qh8# ?
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  playground player: The Latvian Gambit leads to some truly awful games. Black has to be crazy to try it, right? I mean, it's almost as bad as the Damiano Defense, right? And yet there are folks out there who are devoted to it, and some even win with it. I don't see how.
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  whiteshark: For the last time: <19.Qh8#!>
Jun-14-08  natrix75: Bone voyage?
Jun-14-08  wanabe2000: <Once> For many reasons I like your posts. Slous made his "bones" here. Obscure Godfather (for fathers day tomorrow) reference.
Jun-14-08  cydmd: A more efficient finish would be:

17.Re1+ and game over !!

17... Kd8 18.Bg5+ Qe7 19.Qxf8#
17... Kf7 18.Qh7+ Bg7 19.Qxg7#
17... Qe7 18.Qxf8#

Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: Get up, lazy bone!
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  whiteshark: Givin The Dog A Bone

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  FSR: Yet another pun anticipated. Sob.
Dec-19-13  thomastonk: The game ended with 19.♕h8#, see the "Chess Players' Chronicle", volume 7, p 369-370. Correction submitted.

PS: Where does the year came from?

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