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Samuel Factor vs Lewis J Isaacs
"Factor Fiction" (game of the day Feb-18-2007)
Chicago Championship (1937), Chicago, IL USA, Mar-10
Budapest Defense: Alekhine. Abonyi Variation (A52)  ·  1-0



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Feb-18-07  beatles fan: crushing ending tactics! very impressive
Feb-18-07  SonicShot: brilliant game by factor
Feb-18-07  mckmac: So this must be the famous "unsound" opening that Nigel Short sprung on Karpov.
Feb-18-07  MarvinTsai: Does the pun refer to Sameul Jackson in "Pulp Fiction" or what? This may be my first time got a clue about the pun.
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  al wazir: If 28...gxf5, then 29. Qg5+. 29. g4 Qh4 30. Rh3 wins the ♕, but the move white played, 29. Bg4, was better.
Feb-18-07  Swyp: Is 26...Kh8 any good?
Feb-18-07  abstraction: < MarvinTsai: Does the pun refer to Sameul Jackson in "Pulp Fiction" or what? This may be my first time got a clue about the pun.> I think it just refers to the phrase 'fact or fiction?'
Feb-18-07  Themofro: Awesome game by white.
Feb-18-07  psmith: <Swyp> After 26...Kh8 White can draw with 27. g4 Qxg4+ 28. Rg3 Qh4 29. Rh3 Qg4+ 30. Rg3 etc. If Black deviates with 28... Qe7, then White wins with 29. f6 Qxe5 30. Rxh7+ Kxh7 31. Qh3+ leading to mate.

But for all that the move played 26... dxe5 may be better. Because it is not at all clear to me that White is winning after 27. f6. Black's 27...c3 looks like panic -- there are several other possibly better moves for Black here. How does White play against 27... Bd7, preventing 28. Bf5, for example?

Feb-18-07  ianD: I can recommned you play through more games by Mr. Factor. He has some amazing games in his shoert collection in this database.:

Reshevsky vs Factor, 1917

Factor vs Reti, 1919

Edward Lasker vs Factor, 1922

Factor vs I A Horowitz, 1928

And my favorite:

Factor vs Reshevsky, 1924

Feb-18-07  Resignation Trap: <ianD> Factor also played an important role in Reshevsky's later career. In the 1936 US Championship Tournament, Factor defeated Reshevsky's main rival in this game: A Simonson vs Factor, 1936 . For more information about this round, see my note on Albert C Simonson .
Feb-18-07  Calli: <Resignation Trap> Is AC Simonson related to Gustave Simonson ?
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  kevin86: White's winning move was neat:lure black's quuens away while preparing to zoom yours down.

Plenty of FACTOR puns possible:
prime factor/Max Factor/clotting factor/etc

Feb-19-07  Resignation Trap: <kevin86> Max Factor really was Samuel Factor's brother!

<Calli> I really don't know, as I am unfamiliar with Gustav Simonson.

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  Phony Benoni: <Resignation Trap: Max Factor really was Samuel Factor's brother!>

Wow. You can't makeup stuff like that.

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