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  1. 25 Feb '17 03:19

    A piece about Hou Yifan and her protest game at Gibraltar which was all the
    fault of a machine. This .links onto Gunsberg who was trapped in a machine.

    (a very nice game by Gunsberg inside the machine, super finish.)

    Minimal two movers (see post for what that is) with a problem/puzzle
    dating from the year 1845 that RHP players have recently fallen into

    That of course links onto The Hall of Doom.

    Blog Post 352
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    25 Feb '17 23:55
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]

    A piece about Hou Yifan and her protest game at Gibraltar which was all the
    fault of a machine. This .links onto Gunsberg who was trapped in a machine.

    (a very nice game by Gunsberg inside the machine, super finish.)

    Minimal two movers (see post for what that is) with a problem/puzzle
    dating from the year 1845 that RHP players h ...[text shortened]... nto

    That of course links onto The Hall of Doom.

    Blog Post 352
    [/b]
    If she was going to throw a game, she should have done the Fool's Mate! Just think of all the sarcastic blogs about how she was bringing the opening back into GM practice.
  3. 26 Feb '17 13:36
    Her opponent Babu Lalith did not have a clue what was going on.
    He thought 1.g4 was home prep. If he had played 1...e5 one
    wonders if Yifan really would have played 2.f3.

    Protest games are good fun.

    Karpov vs Leko, Round 11, Groningen ;1995).

    1.d4 draw agreed.


    The players did not like being forced to play chess at 9:00 in
    the morning for this round so they agreed to this one move draw.
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    26 Feb '17 21:06
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Her opponent Babu Lalith did not have a clue what was going on.
    He thought 1.g4 was home prep. If he had played 1...e5 one
    wonders if Yifan really would have played 2.f3.

    Protest games are good fun.

    Karpov vs Leko, Round 11, Groningen ;1995).

    1.d4 draw agreed.

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/3P4/8/PPP1PPPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq - 0 1[/fen]
    The playe ...[text shortened]... orced to play chess at 9:00 in
    the morning for this round so they agreed to this one move draw.
    There was also Fischer-Panno: 1.c4, 1-0.

    There are some longer examples but I'm not having good luck with my googling...I want to say one was Kasparov v. Short which was a flashy-looking 25 move "book" line ending with a draw, but I can't find it.
  5. 27 Feb '17 14:00
    Hi Bigdog.

    That was Panno protesting. because the games usually started at 4pm but
    both Fischer and Reshevsky's games were put back on a Saturday due to
    religious reasons to 7pm.

    Panno thought this was unfair and although the schedule was known weeks
    in advance he chose that time to protest.

    Fischer went off to find Panno to get him to play. Panno returned the board and resigned.

    Fischer's protest game was the non-game. Game 2 of the '72 match.

    I cannot think of a Kasparov - Short 'protest' game. Maybe someone can find it.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    28 Feb '17 22:37 / 1 edit
    Kasparov-Short was not a protest game. It was a prearranged draw.