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NN vs Frederick Rhine
Chicago (1977), Chicago, IL USA
Alekhine Defense: Maroczy Variation (B02)  ·  0-1



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  FSR: Strangers on a Train. I played this against a guy on a CTA train who saw me analyzing on my Drueke magnetic set and offered to play. The finish is reminiscent of NN vs Leonhardt, 1903: White will lose his queen to one of two knight forks, by different knights. If 17.Qc3 Na2+; if 17.Qc5 Nb3+.
Dec-17-12  JonathanJ: Did you write down the moves or did you recall the game from your memory?
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  FSR: <JonathanJ> From memory. My moves were very logical and forcing, making the game easy to remember (although 12...Re8+!, which occurred to me immediately after I moved, was stronger).
Dec-17-12  waustad: My queen goodnight my queen, my queen goodnight,
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  FSR: <waustad> One can lose one's queen a lot faster than that, e.g. 1.e3 e5 2.Qf3 d5 3.c4 e4 4.Qf4 Bd6 0-1 Nek-Bill Wall, Internet 1999. In other versions of the same game, the moves are identical except that White played d4 or Nc3 instead of c4.
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  Korora: I note that White's king-side pieces remained undeveloped through the end of the game.
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  FSR: Good Tuesday puzzle after 16.a3.
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  fredthebear: This devilish miniature looks like Paul Morphy/David Bronstein played the Black pieces; it is certainly worthy of being compared to Leonhardt's classic. The zwischenzugs by knight would make fine puzzles -- temporarily ignoring a threat to make an equal or greater threat. 14...Nd4 is terrifically taunting - take your choice, or stay put. The White queen is haunted throughout.

A most memorable game for <FSR> that any serious chess player would be pleased to have created. There are more famous games that don't have the pizzazz that this one has.

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  FSR: <waustad> In NN vs F Rhine, 2019 I managed to recreate "Spiel-K├╝nzel, a most amusing game, won by Black in four moves," from J. du Mont, in 200 Miniature Games of Chess (p. 279). "My illustrious predecessor" went 1.e3 e5 2.Qf3 d5 3.Nc3 e4 4.Qf4 Bd6 5.Resigns. Similarly, there is Serov - Gorbunov, Em-Ozero, USSR, 1988: 1.e4 e6 2.f4 Qh4+ 3.g3 Qf6 4.e5 Qf5 5.Bd3 1-0.

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