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Igor Nikolayev vs David Hayes
"Hayes Over" (game of the day Oct-29-2016)
RCC Sat Open (1998), Rochester, NY USA, rd 3, Oct-24
Ponziani Opening: Caro Gambit (C44)  ·  1-0



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  Phony Benoni: A nice game. White's doubled d-pawns looked king of clunky, but proved their worth in the end.

26.Rxf7 was one of those sacrifices justified not by a lot of boom-checka-llecka-lecka, but by strong, forcing play. Should make interesting analysis for those prone to such things.

I thought the expression was "Glaze Over", but maybe harry Kasparov suggest the pun.

Oct-29-16  Delboy: There are not many games where both sides castle together as late as move 20. What is the record for the latest joint castling?
Oct-29-16  Retireborn: <Delboy> According to Tim Krabbe's 1985 book it was 60 for this this game:-

Yates vs Alekhine, 1930

However I see a kibitzer there links to agame which beats that.

Oct-29-16  morfishine: <Retireborn> In your example, Black castles on move 24 and white castled on move 36
Oct-29-16  Retireborn: <morfishine> 24+36=60

Perhaps your understanding of the phrase "latest joint castling" differs from mine.

Oct-29-16  morfishine: <Retireborn> I thought "joint castling" meant castling on the same move


Oct-29-16  Ironmanth: I liked this game; instructional and interesting! Thanks.
Oct-29-16  Retireborn: <morfishine> That may well be what <delboy> meant, I suppose. I don't know the answer but I think it would be quite a small number.
Oct-29-16  Dip Saha: Nice game
Oct-29-16  Abdel Irada: ∞

<morfishine: <Retireborn> I thought "joint castling" meant castling on the same move>

I thought "joint castling" was what happened when someone decided to castle and moved his king, while his opponent reached across to move the rook. :-D

Oct-29-16  morfishine: <Abdel Irade> Or perhaps both players were sharing a joint, then castled on the same move

That would explain everything :)


Oct-31-16  Abdel Irada: ∞

<morfishine: <Abdel Irade> Or perhaps both players were sharing a joint, then castled on the same move>

Or that. :-D

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  perfidious: One might well be forgiven for thinking that these gentlemen have tired of playing one another; all thirteen of Hayes' games listed by CG are with Nikolayev.
Oct-31-16  kevin86: Black gets clobbered!
Nov-01-16  Abdel Irada: ∞

<perfidious: One might well be forgiven for thinking that these gentlemen have tired of playing one another; all thirteen of Hayes' games listed by CG are with Nikolayev.>

Hayes is probably the one tired of their meetings, since he never won any of them.

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  perfidious: <Abdel Irada> More'n likely; and I speak from experience on that score.

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