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Chess Chats - By GEORGE KOLTAXOWSKI International Chess...
By GEORGE KOLTAXOWSKI International Chess Master "'of y&'Vfjr WWW PROBLEM NO. 171 I White to play and mate in twOjsisns- moves. Solution to Problem No. 170 is: 1.N-Q4. ited Paris, his old friend Bernstein tried to convince him that the huge C4 neon-light display at! the Eiffel tower was meant to ad vertise "his" opening rather than! ; ? ithe 4-cylinder Citreon. Here's al jtt'game he won in 1912 at Breslau, the victim being the great Dr. iH" m l 1 uj J iiurasui wuu nau jusi prunuunceu 1P-QB4 to be "the most stupid ftmove on the chess board." I.P-QB4. P-K3; 2.P-KN3, P-Q4; 3.B-NJ, P-Q5; 4.P-B4, P-QB4; 5.P-K4, N-QB3; 6.N-KB3, B-K2; 7.P-Q3, B-Q2; 8.N-R3, P-QR3; 9.B-Q2, R-Nl; 10.O-O, P-QN4; U.P-N3, P-N5; 12.N-B2, B-Q3; 13.N2 K1, N1-K2; 14.Q-K2, O-O; 15.P-K5, B-B2; 16.N-N5, P-R3; 17.N-K4, B-N3; 18 N-KB3, K-Rl; 19.N-R4, N-B4; 20.NxN, PxN; 21.N-G6, P-N3; 22.B-Q5, B-Kl; 23.P-N4, PxP; 24.P-B5. P-N4; 25.QR-K1, P B3; 26 BxN, BxB; 27QxP, PxP; 28.RxP, R-B3; 29 BxP, QxN; 30BxRch, OxB; 31.R-K6, QxR; 32 PxQ, R-Nl; 33.QxRch, KxQ; 34.P-K7, Black re- Bobby Fischer, the 15-year-old Brooklyn champion of the United States held on to his title for the second year in a row. Bobby keeps up with all the latest traps in the opening. His victim in the sixth round was no one less than the great Sammy Reshevsky. SICILIAN DEFENSE White: Fischer. Black: Reshevsky 1.P-K4, P-QB4; 2.N-KB3, N-QB3; 3.P-04, PxP; 4.NxP, P-KN3; 5.N-QB3, B-N2; 4.B-K3, N-B3; 7.B-QB4, O-O; 8.B-N3, N-QR4?; 9.P-K5, N-Kl; lO.BxPch, KxB; 11. N-K6, PxN; (If U...KxN; 12.0 Q5ch, K-B4; 13.P-N4ch, KxP; 14.R-Nlch, K-R4; 15.Q-N2 and mate follows. The kni9ht must be taken as the Queen cannot be saved. The rest is easy for White). 12.QxQ, N-QB3; 13.Q-02, BxP; 14.0-0, N-Q3; 15.B-B4, N-B5; 16.Q-K2, BxB; 17-QxN, K-N2; 18.N-K4, B-B2; 19.N-BS, R-B3; 20.P-QB3, P-K4; 21. QR-Q1, N-Ql; 22.N-07, R-B3; 23.Q-KR4, ,i i jL. R-K3; 24.N-B5, R-KB3; Z5.N-K4, K-B5; vpciia uic muiuiu vungicaa uicic, !26.QxKPch, R-B2; 27.Q-R3, N-83; 28. N- he has usuaUy been inducted making the first move: 1.P-Q4, 1 p-'qr3; 34.P-N6, b-ks; 35.R-K1, b-B3; t-i;u.. cf..t 36RxB, PxR; 37.P-N7, 0R-N1; 38.QxP, 1UC unguau ucvausc uiouuwii . .q; 39.R-NI, R-B2; 40.P-KR3, KRxNPi 41.RxR, RxR; 42.Q-R8, Black resigns. THE ENGLISH OPENING Ruy Lopez, Kieseritzky, Muzio, Algaier, Max Lange, From, Mc- Cutcheon and others owe such im-J mortality to some more or less vague connection with a chess opening or a mere variation. This may also apply to a country being honored by the French or Sicilian defense and a town basking in the glory of the Riga or Cambridge Springs variation; and whenever the Mayor of Hastings played it in 1851. It has recently become very pop ular (easily lending itself to transitions into various highly modern CHESS QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Blessed be the memory of him who gave the world this immortal lines). It was considered almost a; game. For the price of a taxicab joke by old Tarrasch and it took! or a visit to the theater you may three to four decades to climb ; possess a world of illimitable ad-from a measly half per cent to a j ventures. It is the very water of creditable tournament frequency: Lethe for sorrow or disappoint-of almost 10 per cent. ment, for there is no oblivion more Carl Carls, Bremen master, has; profound than that for which it played P-QB4 all the time in tour nament play and all his follow-ers in Bremen want the name changed from "English Opening" to the "Bremer Partie." Carls, who died recently, was offers you solace. And what satisfaction is comparable with a well-won mate? It is different from the joy any other games may offer. A perfect mate irradiates the mind with the calm of indisputable mortified in one tournament when : things. It has the absoluteness of he found the QB pawn glued to the 'mathematics and gives you the board, when he wanted to make; victory enobled by the sense of his first move. Another famous : intellectual struggle and stern jus-8tory of Carls is that when he vis-tice."-A. E. Gardiner.

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  1. The Press Democrat,
  2. 15 Mar 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 28

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