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Istvan Sinka vs Othmar Zenker
"Hook, Line, and Sinka" (game of the day Nov-09-2020)
WC..F.00001 (2001) (correspondence), IECG, Dec-15
Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45)  ·  1-0



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May-06-14  Mating Net: Black pays too heavy a price for capturing the e4 pawn. His King is misplaced, Rooks are disconnected, and White gets some tempo moves to boot. Not a pawn I would capture.
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  fredthebear: The last move 25.c4 is all but immune from capture. If 25...Qxc4 it's mate in two with 26.Qd7+ Kb8 27.Qxb7#. If 25...Bxc4 26.Rab1 threatens the Black queen who must defend the b7- and d7-squares.

If the Black queen flees from capture by the c4 pawn, it's drops the Black bishop. Many might try 25...Qa4 (or Qb4, Qb2, etc.), but she's overworked there. 26.RxBa2 and the rook is immune because the Black queen is tied to the defense of the d7-square.

So, the last gasp 25...Qe5 threatening mate on the e1-square simply loses to mate on the long diagonal after 26.Qd7+ Kb8 27.Qxb7#.

White has too many threats for Black to deal with here.

Nov-19-17  perfessor: I would like to see Sinka - Zenker analysed by Sosonko.
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  FSR: Hook, Line, and Sinka.
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  FSR: Dang! That must be a new personal best for me - from proposal of pun to pun being used within the hour. Also three puns in five days, but who's counting?
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  Messiah: Terrible!
Nov-09-20  Ironmanth: Interesting game! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all please stay safe out there.
Nov-09-20  goodevans: <1.e4 Notes by Stockfish 8 v270317 (minimum 7s/ply> Here we go again. It seems that just about every GOTD these days gets SF annotations. I'm not a big fan as the shallow depths of these analyses increases the chances that they're just plain wrong (see Nunn vs J A Sutton, 1984).

Another reason I'm not a fan is because they discourage us from doing our own analyses (or, at the very least, posting about them even if we switch the SF annotations off). It was quite refreshing yesterday to happen upon a GOTD without SF analysis. I did a bit of analysis of my own into an odd looking move and found that both players had overlooked or dismissed a strong reply so I posted about it. When I checked back a few hours later I found the SF annotations had since appeared and it looked as though I'd just copied them into my post!

My final gripe about the SF annotations (for today) is that remarks like <9...Nge7 was played in Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 (0-1)> often leave me a little mystified. 9...Nge7 has also been played in a whole bunch of games that white won. In fact 9...Nge7 has a somewhat lower success rate than the move played, so what's the point?

Nov-09-20  morfishine: Nice job <FSR> keeping the game quality up where it should be!

Now lets get to work on those game titles!

Remember the days of "Control, Ault, delete"?

Those were the 'salad days'

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  Check It Out: If the game is good i will forgive even a lousy pun.
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  Check It Out: And thats not to say this one is! Need to throw that in there.
Nov-09-20  morfishine: <Check It Out> I see your point, but compared to most of the junk that gets posted at the GOTD, this game's immortal
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  fredthebear: It seems that <FSR>'s dictionary is bigger than <Messiah>'s dictionary. Just an observation. I have learned to appreciate the honest, i n f o r m e d voice of dissent, because it is the sound of freedom, sweet freedom.

Don't forget to check the ALL CAPS lock <morfishine>.

Nov-13-20  morfishine: <fredthebear> On your comment: <... Don't forget to check the ALL CAPS lock> If you are referring to GOTD, I thought it was normal to capitalize that term

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