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Roger B Johnson vs Curt Brasket
"Brasket Case" (game of the day Dec-09-2020)
61st US Open (1960), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 2, Aug-09
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  0-1



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  Phony Benoni: You rarely see Horwitz Bishops on the 8th rank, but they works nicely here.
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  al wazir: Black made nine consecutive ♘ moves, from 11...Nf6 to 19...Nxe2+.
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  sackman: Good puns this week!
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  Messiah: "Just in Case"
Dec-09-20  goodevans: What a pretty finish, even if 32.Qg6 was tantamount to capitulation.

<al wazir: Black made nine consecutive ♘ moves, from 11...Nf6 to 19...Nxe2+.>

Maybe it was this game that inspired Gluckman to go even further in J M Hodgson vs D Gluckman, 1992. Unfortunately for him that didn't go so well.

Dec-09-20  morfishine: Nice Game, sure is a big plus when people put some thought into game quality, thanks!
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Dec-09-20  Axel1940: I played Curt Brasket in a simultaneous exhibition at the U of Minn. in 1961. He was Minnesota State Champion for many years.
Dec-09-20  RandomVisitor: "Roger, over and out"
Dec-09-20  RandomVisitor: White was doing well up to about move 15 when d5 would likely have been best:

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<51/68 1:36:04 +1.12 15.d5> Nd6 16.Be5 Qd8 17.Rad1 Nf7 18.Bb2 Nd6 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.e4 Bg5 21.Nxg5 Qxg5 22.b4 cxb4 23.axb4 Qf6 24.b5 fxe4 25.Nxe4 Nxe4

51/76 1:36:04 +0.38 15.dxc5 bxc5 16.e4 fxe4 17.Nxe4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 Bxe4 19.Qxe4 Rab8 20.Rab1 Rb6 21.Rfe1 Nh6 22.Bc3 Qb7 23.Qc2 Nf5 24.Red1 Nh4 25.Nxh4 Bxh4

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  Phony Benoni: I played Brasket myself in the last round of the 199 US Open. The game is probably a better example of the pun:

Curt Brasket (2209) - David Moody (1939)
US Open Reno, NV (9), 19.08.1999

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.a3 d5 5.Bb5 d4 6.Ne2 Nxe4 7.0-0 Bd6 8.Nexd4 exd4 9.Re1 0-0 10.Rxe4 Bf5 11.Bxc6 bxc6 12.Rxd4 Re8 13.d3 Qe7 14.Bd2 c5 15.Rh4 Rab8 16.Bc3 f6 17.Qd2 Qd7 18.h3 g5 19.Nxg5 fxg5 20.Qxg5+ Bg6 21.Qf6 Rbd8 22.Qh8+ Kf7 23.Qg7+ Ke6 24.Qf6+ Kd5 25.Qf3+ 1-0

And don't underestimate Johnson, who once finished fifth in the US Open:

Game Collection: US Open 1944, Boston

OK, it wasn't that much of a US Open. But defeating players 2-3-4 is no mean feat. Not even tournament winner Reshevsky could do that.

Johnson's tyle is indicated by his number of draws.

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