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Karsten Volke vs Markus Schaefer
"Where There's a Windmill, There's a Way" (game of the day Sep-20-2023)
Bundesliga (1993/94), GER
Polish Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Oct-20-05  spock jenkins: awesome! it went up! although i'm a beginner, i think this game is very cool. i enjoyed the tactics resulting from the uncommon opening (orangutan?). the windmill(term?) at the end is great, and even though white allows black to queen his pawn, he renders it superfluous. i don't know how far ahead volke saw this, but it's pretty sweet. did black blunder by continuing to push the pawn? i don't know, but i do know i like 46. Kd4.

i think this would make a nice game of the day too.

Oct-28-05  Dres1: is it just me or is 14.Na6 really terrible? I mean, didnt he just play Bf5? you must be consistant and play 14.Nd3 with a bind...
Oct-28-05  Dres1: on my previous message, i mean black moves, not white.. sorry
Oct-28-05  spock jenkins: Nd3 looks interesting to me! It seems like it cramps white's position and keeps the initiative.

An aside:

Judging by your quote, and your handle, you'll get this reference:

Lack of vision makes division product no ambition.

Nov-28-06  syracrophy: A try for a pun for this great game of attack: "Volkeswaggen" (instead of Volkswaggen, the type of car)

lol :-P

Nov-28-06  Total Blunder: Nice game, I really like windmills.
Mar-06-21  Saniyat24: Two Germans went to the Polish...! :D
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  Korora: That the windmill in Ponyville? ;รพ
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  al wazir: 52. Ne6+ Kg8 53. d7 looks like a simple win.

But no: 53...Rd6+ 54. Kc5 Rxd7 55. Rxd7 b1=Q.

Sep-20-23  goodevans: 41.Nb5 would have won the exchange. Coming one move after the time control (I assume) you can maybe find an excuse for Black overlooking it but it was a bad miss by White.

The 'windmill' netted White an extra pawn compared with 53.Nxb6. I'm not sure how crucial that was in his victory.

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  offramp: The world's tiniest violin tune about the world's smallest windmill.

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