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Walter Wittmann vs Dusko Pavasovic
Vienna Open (1996), Vienna AUT, rd 1, Aug-09
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0



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Dec-21-07  MostlyAverageJoe: Finally -- got to the clue in time (Poetic Endgame).

First, Google search for words poet, poetic, or poetry on players' bio pages yielded a couple of names, but no success.

Then, I bet on the player's name to be the same as of some famous poet. Alas, none of "Homer (Computer)" or "John Homer Stapfer" games were it.

So, scan the players' list for other appropriate names. Wittman was one of the first ones I tried. After looking at the list of his games, I though that W Wittmann vs J Mickevicius, 2006 would surely be it, Mickevicius being the Lithuanian spelling of the last name of one of greatest Polish poets, Mickiewicz (see, but no luck there.

Oh well, some furious clicking through other games of Mickevicius and Wittman, and there it was. Strangely, this game does not show up in (R vs 2P)) or Endgame Explorer (R vs. B+2P).

Dec-21-07  Buddy Revell: <MostlyAverageJoe> Congratulations! =) That one was giving me a hard time. The fact that the game doesn't show up in the Endgame Explorer may have something to do with it. =P
Premium Chessgames Member Great job MAJ, you won the <Duels of the Mind (4 DVD set)> -- one of the best prizes. Don't forget to email us your mailing info.
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  al wazir: Congratulations! It's good to see a prize go to someone who's contributed so much to the site.
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  al wazir: Incidentally, this is a fascinating game. White didn't play 37. Nxd4, which apparently wins a ♙, because of 37...exd4 38. Bxd4 Rxd4! 39. Kxd4 Be5+.

But after 47...Bd4+ 48. Nxd4 exd4+, black has all the winning chances.

Dec-21-07  Shams: nice work Mostly Average Joe!

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