Chess Informator No1. (and it's Hall of Doom)

Chess Informator No1. (and it's Hall of Doom)

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Chess Informator No1. (and it's Hall of Doom)

This is the first Informator
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They are currently up to Informator 128
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Before databases and the internet this was only real way to keep up with the
games latest theoretical wrinkles and what openings the top players were using.

Five of Fischer’s Informators are in the American Hall of Fame.
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Here is a picture of Fischer working with an Informator.
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One feature they started with Vol 4 was voting on the best game in the issue.
The first to win this honour was Fischer v Stein at the Sousse 1967 Interzonal.

R. Fischer - L. Stein, Sousse (Tunisia) 1967

Which is pretty funny because officially this game does not exist.
Fischer walked out of the tournament before finishing at least half
of games so all his previous results were annulled and did not count.

I’d thought I’d select my best game from Volume One...a game that does exist!

H. Hecht - R. Keene, Switzerland, 1966

This is an inspired classic by the player of the White pieces.
The final combinations revolve around this mating pattern

A good game and as 99% of you will not have a copy of Informator Vol 1,
you cannot argue with my choice for this being the best game in that issue.

Of course Informator should have a ‘Blunder of the Book’ much like we do
here with our ‘RHP Hall of Doom’. but I fear some blunders may not make
it into the publication. A lot depends on who is playing, who is blundering.

R. Keene - M. Botvinnik, Hastings (round 3), 1966

This game did not make Informator (it should have been in Vol.2)

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So without further ado a section to give us patzers hope as we visit...
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We start with a bad blunder. Black resigned the moment they played it.

I. Ney - K. Langeweg, Beverwijk 1966

C. Partos - M. Matulovic, Bucuresti 1966

If we must watch out for our unprotected pieces, then so do the good guys.

V. Antoshin - L. Schmid, Venezia 1966

Black makes an exchange dropping blunder.

The Romantics from the 1850 and 1860’s showed us how Black must always
watch the tender square f7 .They also left us hundreds of examples of what can
happens if Black carelessly grabs the QNP. Put these two together and we have:

D. Janosevic - K. Honfi, Sarajevo 1966

A well known pattern, years ago I fell for a shot like this in a league game.

I have saved the best till last. This really is alert play.

D. Minic - K. Honfi, Vrnjacka Banja 1966

We expect to be back rank mated every game but not the good guys.
When it does happen to one of them, it happens with a piece of class.

Apart from my copy of Informator One The rest of pictures used came from:

Chess Informant Website

The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 169391

Posted to The Planet Greenpawn

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Comments (6)

  • Posted 1923 days 5 hours and 12 minutes ago
    Reading 395 now...I loved the comeback to the question "what does Rc3 look like"! LOL!
  • Posted 1923 days 5 hours and 44 minutes ago
    Hi Lijo,

    Enjoyed doing that column. One that appeared to get a good response was.

    Where I make merry of live game posts. One strong player, I won't name drop but everybody will have heard of him' said it was hilarious and the funny piece of chess he had seen.

    There was also 'I laughed out aloud' from Leonard Barden (OK a name drop ) which make me glad knowing I had done one thing correct.
  • Posted 1923 days 6 hours and 50 minutes ago
    Hey Geoff, I so enjoy your blog and now I'm afraid I've made a terrible mistake! I visited your website. No question I am going to come to a bad end! I was up half the night howling in laughter over your commentary on various games!

    To any of you out there who love the game, stay away from You have been warned! It is highly addictive! Possibly worse than Pokemon.

    I don't know how you possibly find the time for all of this, but I am grateful you do.
  • Posted 1926 days 18 hours and 47 minutes ago
    LOL! That bad,huh! I have checked out a lot of games here and found some that were brilliant--and some that were...hard to explain.
  • Posted 1928 days 11 hours and 51 minutes ago
    Hi Lijo,

    This is the first of the 200+ RHP blogs I've posted that I have not used an RHP game. Suddenly I sleep nightmares.
  • Posted 1928 days 18 hours and 6 minutes ago
    Just when I thought your blog couldn't get better, it did. This may be my favorite one yet!
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