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Ernst Falkbeer vs Richard Schurig
"Ponzi Scheme" (game of the day Nov-14-2009)
Leipzig (1850)
Ponziani Opening: Ponziani Countergambit (C44)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-09  RandomVisitor: 16...b5 apparently equalizes...
Nov-14-09  MrBlueLake: It takes a lot of courage to sacrifice a Queen!
Nov-14-09  mike1: yes nice, bad game though!
eg. 11 Bxg8 and end of story.
15. Be6 for White and 15... Nh6 for black.
Nov-14-09  backrank: Why doesn't White simply win a piece by 11. Bxg8 ? Am I missing something?

<MrBlueLake> No, here it doesn't take so much courage to sac the Queen, since it leads to a forced mate.

Nov-14-09  think: <backrank> It would have been too easy to win the game if he had taken the knight. It wasn't that difficult for him anyway!
Nov-14-09  RandomVisitor: 4 minutes per move:

Ernst Falkbeer - R Schurig

Leipzig Leipzig, 1850

[Rybka 3 ]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 f5 4.d4 last book move

4...exd4 0.63/17
5.e5 0.51/17 dxc3 0.66/21
6.Nxc3 0.66/18 Bb4 0.66/19
7.Bc4 0.66/18 Bxc3+ 0.89/20
[Rybka 3 : 7...Nge7 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.bxc3 Na5 0.66/18 ]

8.bxc3 0.89/19 d6? 2.40/17
[Rybka 3 : 8...Nge7 9.Bb3 d5 10.exd6 Qxd6 11.0-0 Qxd1 12.Rxd1 Na5 13.Ba4+ Nec6 14.Re1+ Kf7 15.Bf4 a6 16.c4 h6 17.Bxc7 Be6 18.Rad1 Rhf8 19.Rd6 Bxc4 20.Bxc6 Nxc6 21.Rxc6 bxc6 22.Ne5+ Kg8 23.Nxc4 Rf7 0.89/19 ]

9.Qb3 1.05/19
[Rybka 3 : 9.exd6 Nf6 10.0-0 Ne4 11.Qd5 Rf8 12.dxc7 Qxc7 13.Ng5 Qd7 14.Re1 Qxd5 15.Bxd5 Kd8 16.Bf4 Bd7 17.Nxe4 fxe4 18.Bd6 Re8 19.Bxe4 g6 20.Rad1 Kc8 2.40/17 ]

9...Nxe5? 4.36/19
[Rybka 3 : 9...Nge7 10.Bf7+ Kf8 11.e6 a5 12.a4 h6 13.0-0 g5 14.Re1 Rh7 15.h3 Ra6 16.Bh5 Rg7 17.c4 Ne5 18.Bb2 Rb6 19.Qc2 1.05/19 ]

10.Nxe5 4.10/17 dxe5 5.34/15
[Rybka 3 : 10...Qe7 11.0-0 dxe5 12.Bxg8 Rxg8 13.Qxg8+ Qf8 14.Qxh7 Be6 15.Qh5+ Qf7 16.Qh8+ Qg8 17.Qxg8+ Bxg8 18.Re1 e4 19.f3 Bd5 20.c4 Bc6 21.Bb2 0-0-0 22.Rad1 Rg8 23.fxe4 Bxe4 24.Re2 b6 25.Red2 Bc6 4.10/17 ]

11.Bf7+? 2.99/20
[Rybka 3 : 11.Bxg8 Rxg8 5.34/15 ]

11...Ke7 3.05/19
12.Ba3+ 2.45/19 Kf6 3.25/19
13.Rd1 3.05/18 Bd7 2.96/18
14.f4 2.56/17 e4 3.17/19
15.Qd5 2.77/19 Ne7 2.78/18
16.Qc4?= -0.25/18
[Rybka 3 : 16.Qxd7 Kxf7 17.Qb5 c6 18.Qb3+ Nd5 19.Qxb7+ Kg6 20.Qxc6+ Qf6 21.Qxd5 Qxc3+ 22.Ke2 Rhe8 23.Qd6+ Kf7 24.Qb4 Qxb4 25.Bxb4 Rad8 26.Rxd8 Rxd8 27.Rc1 Rd7 28.Rc6 Rb7 29.Bc3 Rd7 30.Be5 2.78/18 ]

16...Rf8? 2.47/18
[Rybka 3 : 16...b5 17.Qb3 Qc8 18.Bh5 g6 19.Be2 Rd8 20.c4 Be6 21.Qh3 Rxd1+ 22.Bxd1 Qd7 23.Qh4+ Kg7 24.Qxe7+ Qxe7 25.Bxe7 Bxc4 26.Be2 Bxa2 27.Bxb5 Rb8 28.Be2 Rb1+ 29.Bd1 Kf7 30.Bc5 Bb3 31.Ke2 Rxd1= -0.25/18 ]

17.Bh5 1.26/22
[Rybka 3 : 17.Bd6 Ng6 18.g4 fxg4 19.Bxf8 Nxf8 20.Bh5 g6 21.Bxg4 Bxg4 22.Rxd8 Rxd8 23.Qxe4 Ne6 24.Qxb7 Rd1+ 25.Kf2 Rd2+ 26.Kg3 h5 27.Qb5 Re2 28.Rd1 Re3+ 29.Kf2 Re4 30.Re1 Rxf4+ 2.47/18 ]

17...g6 1.26/21
18.Be2 1.26/21 Qe8? 5.61/15
[Rybka 3 : 18...Be6 19.Rxd8 Bxc4 20.Rxa8 Rxa8 21.Bxc4 Rd8 22.Bc5 Nc6 23.a4 Na5 24.Bf2 Rd7 25.Bg8 Kg7 26.Ba2 b6 27.Bd4+ Kh6 28.Ke2 c5 29.Be5 Rd3 1.26/21 ]

19.Bc5? 0.83/20
[Rybka 3 : 19.Qd4+ Kf7 5.61/15 ]

19...Be6 0.96/21
20.Qxe6+ 0.96/23 Kxe6 0.96/22
21.Bc4+ 0.98/22 Nd5 0.98/21
22.Rxd5 0.71/19 Kf7? #3/3
[Rybka 3 : 22...Kf6 23.Bd4+ Ke7 24.Re5+ Kd6 25.Kf2 Qxe5 26.fxe5+ Kc6 27.e6 Rae8 28.Ke3 b5 29.Bb3 a5 30.a4 bxa4 31.Bxa4+ Kd6 32.Rd1 Kxe6 33.Bc5 Rd8 34.Bxf8 Rxf8 35.Rd7 Rb8 36.Rxh7 Rb2 37.g3 Kf6 0.71/19 ]

23.Rd7+ #3/3 Kf6 #2/3
24.Bd4+ #2/3 Qe5 #1/3
25.Bxe5# 0.00/0 1-0

Nov-14-09  Mate Hunter: <RandomVisitor> 17. Qd4+ Kxf7 18. Qxe7 and Black's position isn't too good.
Nov-14-09  backyard pawn: You guys are right about 11. Bxg8. Winning a piece and leading to a swift conclusion. Clearly better than what was played.
Nov-14-09  MaxxLange: I've been fooling around with this opening. A guy played 3...f5 against me last week. I don't believe in it; there's no need to open up the Kingside like that.
Nov-14-09  Samagonka: Ouch! What a lashing! Schurig wurde "rasiert ohne Schaum" - as the kibitzers in my chess hood park would say, meaning: he got a "shaving without the cream."
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  kevin86: The countergambit looks like a reverse Falkbeer-played by the master,himself. The result is obvious AND artistic.
Nov-14-09  dumbgai: Why not 11. Bxg8?
Nov-14-09  Julian713: <Ouch! What a lashing! Schurig wurde "rasiert ohne Schaum" - as the kibitzers in my chess hood park would say, meaning: he got a "shaving without the cream.">

:D I like this expression...dunno if it has the same ring in English but I like it all the same

Nov-14-09  ajile: lol

Anytime you see one of these games where one side's king is wandering around you know severe pain is coming.

Nov-14-09  MaxxLange: <Why not 11. Bxg8?>

Either he just missed it, or he wanted to show off with a flashier win. I think the second case is more likely.

Nov-14-09  ooveehoo: The Importance of Being Ernst?
Nov-14-09  RandomVisitor: After 4.d4:

1: Ernst Falkbeer - R Schurig, Leipzig 1850

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Analysis by Rybka 3 :

<[+0.19] d=26 4...fxe4> 5.Nxe5 Qf6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Qh5+ Qg6 8.Qxg6+ hxg6 9.Bf4 Rb8 10.b4 Bd6 11.Bxd6 cxd6 12.Nd2 d5 13.Be2 Nf6 14.0-0 d6 15.Rfe1 Kf7 16.a4 Bd7 17.h3 c5 18.b5 cxd4 19.cxd4 Rhc8 09:37:09 7012675kN

Nov-14-09  WhiteRook48: don't call 20 QxB a sac
Nov-14-09  HeadCrunch: Black playing 24...Qe5 - I mean he just doesn't know how to resign does he?
Nov-16-09  David2009: <Nov-14-09 RandomVisitor: [snip] 19.Bc5? 0.83/20 [Rybka 3 : 19.Qd4+ Kf7 5.61/15])

It took me ages to see the win after 19 Qd4+ Kf7

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but I think I have finally got there :-)

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