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Harry Andersen vs Detlef Pluemer
"Knight Court" (game of the day Oct-28-2006)
Politiken Cup (2006), Copenhagen DEN, rd 1, Jul-22
Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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Oct-28-06  syracrophy: Amazing that a 1891 points Elo player crushed awesomely a 2237 points Elo player! A great struggle indeed!

In my point of view, I see 17...exd3 as a clear mistake. No need of giving away the queen, when Black could have just returned the piece as well.

I didn't understood the pun. Can someone explain it?

Thanks in advance

Oct-28-06  cjrubiks: <syracrophy> <I didn't understood the pun. Can someone explain it?> I think that Harry Anderson was one of the main characters on the show "Night Court", an NBC comedy in the '80s.
Oct-28-06  syracrophy: <cjrubiks> You're right! It's about the actor Harry Anderson. He once acted on "Night Court", a play or a serie (I don't know). I checked it on this links and

Now the pun is clear: "Night Court" is a play where the actor Harry Anderson participated.

Thanks <cjrubiks>

Oct-28-06  Tenderfoot: I know everyone likes to do en passant 'cause it's the coolest chess move, but I don't know if it was a good idea here. Probably because I don't know much about chess.
Oct-28-06  syracrophy: <Tenderfoot> Do you like the en passant?

Try this:

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  al wazir: Oh, I see; it foils the try. 1. g3/g4.
Oct-28-06  syracrophy: <al wazir> You'll see: there's a basic rule on chess composition that says: "there has to be only ONE key move that gives mate on all variations. Only ONE correct key move"

In this case, 1.f4! is the key move, because there's mate on every variation. But imagine that the rook isn't on f1. Then, which other key move is possible, that also has mate on every variation?

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  al wazir: Damn. I deleted the wrong message. Oh well, now someone else can solve it.
Oct-28-06  syracrophy: <al wazir> You got it! :-D That's right. If the rook wasn't on f1, 1.g3 is also a correct answer, as there's no possible defense to 2.Bf1# That's why I posted the rook on f1, my problem would have been wrong if 1.g3 was also possible as a key move

Well done :-D

Oct-28-06  syracrophy: <al wazir> Go post the answer in User: ahmadov.
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  al wazir: Back to the GOTD. I'm sure black wins with 20...Nxd3.

No, maybe not: 21. Qa6+ Kb8 22. Be3 Bb6 23. Bxb6 axb6 24. Qxb6+, with at least a perpetual. (But that's better than losing.)

Actually, after 24...Kc8 25. Qc6+ Kb8 26. Qb5+ Kc8 27. Qc4+, white picks up the ♗.

Oct-28-06  hidude:

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hello people

Oct-28-06  Assassinater: Interesting game. Worth mentioning is that while white's Queen seems in danger of being trapped, black has trouble winning it by force. For example, 14... Bg4 15. d3 Bf8? 16. Nxc6!
Oct-28-06  Buno382: The movie It is on TV and I mentioned to my wife their is Harry T Stone from nightcourt and I come here and their he is again. Stop stalking me Harry!
Oct-28-06  ValmonUni: Isn't it true that d5 is a very very weak response to e4? i think i read that somewhere.

also is this really magician/actor harry andersen?

Oct-29-06  kevin86: <Hidude> Are you playing Klingon chess?-That is,with all of the pieces cloaked.

White's bishop is a great gummer of black's attempt to mate white with the doubled rooks.

Liked KNIGHT COURT-loved Christine-lol

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