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William Pollock vs Thomas Gibbons
"Do the Funky Gibbons" (game of the day Jun-03-2022)
Casual game (1888) (unorthodox), Simpson's Divan, London ENG, Mar-??
Chess variants (000)  ·  0-1



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Jun-03-22  newzild: Some fun tactics in there.
Jun-03-22  Jamboree: 30. ... Qg6!! is an amazing move -- threatens checkmate on g1, prevents checkmate on e8, threatens to take the bishop on d3, and hangs the queen -- all at the same time!

If white tries 31. Rg3, then 31. ... Qxd3! sacs the queen yet again, forcing mate whether it's accepted or not.

Jun-03-22  goodevans: I think this opening is called EVA'S GAMBIT.

If not then it should be.

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  Sally Simpson: 'The Funky Gibbon' was performed by the The Goodies and this game is a goodie.

They would have been taking side bets at 'Simpsons Divan' (no relation) on who would win and the odds would have been going up and down on both players.

At the end all play would be stopped as both players were given a round of applause.


Jun-03-22  nalinw: Great game ..... worthy of Wild Cherry .....
Jun-03-22  nalinw: !! I didnt look at the posts above - "The Funky Gibbon" was also a thing! - makes the pun spot on .....
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  Honza Cervenka: 21...Rf6 was a mistake, which could significantly complicate matters for black after 22.Rae1. Black still can play 22...Rff8 but loss of two tempi gives white initiative after 23.Qd3 Rad8 24.Be6 Nd6 25.Re5 etc.

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