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Adolf Pichler vs Ludwig Rellstab
"Sweet Pichler" (game of the day Apr-25-2022)
non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936), Munich GER, rd 12, Aug-24
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0



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Apr-25-22  Saniyat24: Adolf, not Hitler...!
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  piltdown man: Adolf won that war.
Apr-25-22  Brenin: 40 ... Rf8 41 Qc4+ Kh8 42 Qf1 Be5 and Black survives, 2P down but with counterplay. I don't get the pun.
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Sweet pickles, maybe. Never liked them. My own are a little tart with lots of garlic and dill.
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  Phony Benoni: Yes, "sweet picke" was the intention. What I can't remember is why I thought this game was so great that I could get away with such a mediocre pun. At least one of the two should be really good!

Perhaps somebody will jog my memory.

Apr-25-22  goodevans: Not a dreadful game. Quite exciting in parts.

<23.g4?> was a horribly weakening move. Even though White had a couple of opportunities over the next few moves to take the N it was clear that if he did, Black woud bring the Q over to that side of the board with mate to follow shortly. Evidently both players realised this so why retreat the N on move 28 when <28...Qd7 29.h3 Nf6> would have kept up the pressure?

<28...Ng7?> let White back into the game for a short while but the pawn-grab <31.Nxa7?> didn't help his cause much and Black was soon back on the offensive.

White's counterattack looked desperate to me and I'm trying to understand why Black felt the need to throw away his own N before taking White's when either <35..Rxf7> or <37...Rxf7> would have seen him winning comfortably. I can only assume that he was afraid of <Rc8+> not realising that <...Ne8> blocks just fine since his R on b8 is defended by the B.

Not a dreadful pun either.

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  Teyss: <Phony Benoni> Well at least you avoided making a pun on White's first name together with the location (although it could have fit the period).

The game is actually interesting especially after 36...Bh2+!? going for counterplay. White then played with fire 37.Kh1?! whilst Kf1 would have been safer (of course not Kxh2?? #2).

Black then missed 37...Rxf7 38.Rc8+ Ne8 as per <goodevans> because if 39.Rxb8 Bxb8 40.Rc8 Kg7, Black threatens Qxh3 and Qxf2 with mate to follow. White has to give up material although Black needs to be careful about these a and b Ps.

Apr-25-22  ajile: 5..c4 6.Be2 b5 seems to equalize for Black.

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