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David Gedult vs Bernhard Houzet
"The Lion King" (game of the day Feb-13-2018)
Blitz game (1980) (blitz), Paris FRA
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Von Popiel Gambit (D00)  ·  1-0



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Apr-22-09  YoungEd: Houzet possible? He lasts for 45 moves against the invincible Gedult!!
Jun-25-09  David2009: An amazing escape to victory by Gedult. But 24 ...Rxd6+ 25 Kxd6 Rd8+ leaves Black a clear Rook ahead.
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  PawnSac: <David2009> even after that, blacks endgame play was horrible.
Feb-13-18  jith1207: So, the title should be "The Lion King: Escapes" ?
Feb-13-18  morfishine: ???<24...Ke7>???

As pointed out, the elementary 24...Rxd6 wins on the spot. Black's inability to see such a simple tactic means we can relegate this dreadful assemblage of moves to the landfill of irrelevant games


Feb-13-18  whiteshark: Gedult's coffehouse blitz games suck. Period!
Feb-13-18  whiteshark: game of the day

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  JCigan: This is not only not an impressive game, it's simply not good. How many players of, say, 2000 elo strength or so would fail to win as black at move 20, especially when 24 ...Rxd6+ was available?
Feb-13-18  Cheapo by the Dozen: Apparently this game was played when Geduld was 82 or 83 years old.
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  HeMateMe: can someone explain the pun?
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  FSR: A horrid game. As others have pointed out, 24...Rxd6+ was obvious and winning. Even after missing that, Black was still winning, for example with 26...Rxd6! (that move again!) 27.Rxd6 Rc8+ reaching a won pawn ending.

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