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Claude Shannon vs James E Warren
"Claude Burst" (game of the day Jan-30-2022)
MIT Faculty - Boylston CC (1957), USA
Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21)  ·  0-1



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Jan-30-22  BxChess: There is some uncertainty as to whether these are: Claude E. Shannon and Warren Weaver (1949).``The Mathematical Theory of Communication.'' Maybe a little bit?
Jan-30-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: Shannon would have done much better to save his knight at move 16, e.g. with the engine's move ... Nxc2.
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  MissScarlett: Unless there was more than one <Dr. Claude E. Shannon> at MIT in 1957, it's him.
Jan-30-22  LoveThatJoker: IMHO, it's a shame white lost this game. I found his play enterprising and interesting. Congratulations to Black for hanging in there though, and netting the W.


Jan-30-22  Brenin: White is the founder of Information Theory, and also, in his master's thesis, of the applications of Boolean algebra to electronic circuit theory. Here he had a lost position after 7 d4?, whereas 7 d3 would have given him a perfectly good position. Perhaps he should have stuck to mathematics, juggling and unicycling.

<Cheapo>'s kibitz refers to Warren, who has to win the game over again after his 16th move, and not to Shannon..

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  FSR: A pretty sorry GOTD.
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So it didn't <Warren> a GOTD selection then?

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Rather liked the sequence from 9...Ng4 through 22...Be3. That all looked pretty exciting. Bet both players felt flummoxed at multiple points.
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  master8ch: Why not 12...axb6?
Jan-30-22  Brenin: <master8ch>: Both 12 ... bxc6 and 12 ... axb6 give Black a winning advantage, but the latter certainly appears to be stronger, more or less forcing 13 Rfxd1 (otherwise 13 ... Ne3) bxc6, winning both White Ns. I can't see any good reason for Warren to have avoided it.
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  FSR: Jim Warren did an extraordinary job of converting a trivially winning ending (after 12...axb6 or 16...Nxc2) into one where he was slightly better.

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