Trawling the Internet

Trawling the Internet

Hikaru Junction

Trawling the Internet

I, casting my net over the waves of the World Wide Web today, found two awesome things. One is a game online, played by GM Max Dlugy while he commentates live. The only unusual part? Dlugy loses!

Here is the video:

The game:

Dlugy-TrickyMate ICC 2015

Amazing! That’s why the video has one million views on Youtube.

What Dlugy should have played:


The second: This website:

Which is an analysis of a position in the chess game from the Doctor Who episode Nightmare in Silver.

I’ll reproduce it in an easier-to-read PGN.

The Doctor–Cyber Planner

There are some very big inaccuracies if you actually watch the episode, but I think that the time spent to reconstruct this from screenshots was well spent.


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  • Posted 1269 days 16 hours and 52 minutes ago
    Thanks for the help, Russ!
  • Posted 1269 days 19 hours and 24 minutes ago
    This blog incorrectly appeared as if I was the author. This was after an edit to fix the YouTube links. Now corrected!
  • Posted 1275 days 15 hours and 56 minutes ago
    Ah. I see what you mean. It deleted part of the pgn. Sorry, fixed.
  • Posted 1275 days 19 hours and 3 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    There is no Black queen after 2. Nxg6+.
  • Posted 1275 days 20 hours and 3 minutes ago
    I addressed your first comment.

    Unfortunately, your 'pretty finish' is unforced! 4… Qxh7 is why White must take the queen.
  • Posted 1275 days 23 hours and 22 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    And in the Doctor Who position, please add the pretty finish for White! 3. Ne7+ Kh8 4. Rxh7+ Kxh7 5. Rh1#
  • Posted 1275 days 23 hours and 27 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    Can you explain why Black is losing in the "what Dlugy should have played" line? In the final position the material is equal. Black may be losing a piece, but if so it's not obvious to me!
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