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Odd Lie vs Helge Theting
"An Inconvenient Lie" (game of the day Dec-28-2007)
NOR-ch corr (1985) (correspondence)
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System Parma Defense (B08)  ·  1-0



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Aug-05-07  Whitehat1963: Good game by one of my favorite players, Odd Lie.
Dec-23-07  whiteshark: A most excellent Odd Lie.
Dec-28-07  apexin: 29.. Qe5 does not look like a particularly good move. A highly entertaing game by Odd Lie.
Dec-28-07  Manic: <apexin> What else do you suggest? White threatens 30.Be6+ and 31.Bg7#
Dec-28-07  CapablancaFan: <apexin: 29.. Qe5 does not look like a particularly good move. A highly entertaing game by Odd Lie.> Actually, 29...Qe5 is basically forced due to the threat of 30.Be6+. Black cannot play 29...Nf8 to cover the e6 square b/c it is pinned to the queen.
Dec-28-07  ounos: 25. ...Nc5 should be better. I think Black has a significant advantage here. It should have been difficult to anticipate the queen sacrifice, though.
Dec-28-07  nuwanda: <<CapablancaFan> Actually, 29...Qe5 is basically forced>

What about 29...Qd6 ? After 30.Be6 back gets out with "just" an exchange down, lost, of course, anyway...

Dec-28-07  kevin86: (An Inconvienient Lie)-Excuse this political comment-but it looks like the title to Rush Limbaugh's next book-a comment on global waeming.

A funny game-white gives up the queen only to have black forced into doing likewise.

Dec-28-07  ChessNe1: odd lie enough!!
Dec-28-07  Chessmensch: I think these posts are a commentary on golf that got placed erroneously on a chess blog.
Dec-28-07  patzer2: <kevin86> I don't know if the pun is a commentary on Al Gore's book and film, which helped win him an Oscar and a Nobel Prize. However when Al Gore says "the debate over global warming is over," I know some of his "inconvenient truth" has turned into an "inconvenient lie."

In truth, there are a significant number of scientists who disagree with Gore's premise and who remain unconvinced that human activity is the major cause of global warming. If it is the case that human activity is not the primary cause of global warming (some scientists believe the sun heats up and cools down over time causing periods of global warming and cooling), the drastic change being called for by Gore is likely to be counterproductive and harmful.

See the ABC presentation by John Stossel at for a side of the Global Warming story you may not have been told. Also read the essay by Environmental Sicentist S. Fred Singer, Ph. D. University of Virginia at

P.S.: Personally I'm unsure whether global warming is primarily caused by man-made activities. However, when Al Gore tries to shove that premise down our throat as an uncontested scientific finding -- when in reality the experts are in disagreement on the causes of global warming -- I reserve the right to remain skeptical and proceed with caution in making my own judgment on this issue.

Dec-28-07  patzer2: In this game, the "inconvenient lie" is probably White's sneaky trap set by 26. Rf4! -- leading Black to think 26...Bd4+? will win an exchange after the double attack 27...Be3.

However, Odd Lie quickly corrects that misperception with a surprise Queen sham sacrfice offer following 28. Rxe4!!, with a winning double attack after 28...Bxe2 29. Re7! .

After 29. Re7!, Black must surrender his own Queen and go a piece down, quickly realizing the truth of the "odd lie" he believed in thinking he had a winning double attack with 26...Bd4+?

Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: Odd Lies pay off for this guy!
Dec-24-08  WhiteRook48: so lying works in this game.
Odd Lie: Here's a free Queen.... wait a minute, you give back YOUR queen... I WIN!!!

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