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  1. 14 Feb '15 16:18 / 2 edits
    I was looking for something else and like finding an old single...
    (...google it) you have not heard for years I found this.

    I dived onto my chessboard to get reacquainted with it.

    Anybody else got an old pal they have not met for years.

    Spielmann vs Walter, Trencianske Teplice , 1928

  2. 14 Feb '15 16:34
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Anybody else got an old pal they have not met for years.

    Spielmann vs Walter, Trencianske Teplice , 1928
    Have you written that blog entry on Spielmann yet? You should, he's right up your street.

    Euwe used him as his main resource for the part of his Openings series that dealt with the King's Gambit. That should say it all.
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    14 Feb '15 22:10
    Rotlwei vs Rubinstein, Lodz 1907


  4. 15 Feb '15 11:07
    Hi Shallow Blue.

    I've not done a piece on Spielmann - his sacs were sound!

    Another old friend the Rubinstein game.
  5. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    15 Feb '15 11:57
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I was looking for something else and like finding an old single...
    (...google it) you have not heard for years I found this.

    I dived onto my chessboard to get reacquainted with it.

    Anybody else got an old pal they have not met for years.

    Spielmann vs Walter, Trencianske Teplice , 1928

    [pgn]
    1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e5 Ne4 5. Qe2 Nx ...[text shortened]... {And now White wraps it's up with a delightful finish.} 19. Qxc6+ Bxc6 20. Nxe6# {Mate.} [/pgn]
    "game" in German is "spiel"
  6. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    15 Feb '15 15:33
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    "game" in German is "spiel"
    So Spielmann is Mr. Game-man! What a terrific player--had a lifetime even score against Capablanca. Below, Spielmann (White) defeates Capa in a R + P endgame--no mean feat.

  7. 15 Feb '15 16:31
    Originally posted by moonbus
    So Spielmann is Mr. Game-man! What a terrific player--had a lifetime even score against Capablanca. Below, Spielmann (White) defeates Capa in a R + P endgame--no mean feat.

    [pgn]1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bd3
    Bd6 8.Nge2 Nf8 9.Qc2 h6 10.Bh4 Qe7 11.a3 Bd7 12.e4 g5 13.Bg3
    dxe4 14.Nxe4 Nxe4 15.Bxe4 Bxg3 16.hxg3 Qd6 17.O-O-O B ...[text shortened]... 8
    54.Rd4 Ne6 55.Bb7+ Kb8 56.Rc4 { 1-0 Black cannot long prevent mate on the back rank }
    [/pgn]
    Nice Game

    I started with that game and ended up on a nice article on Spielmann by Jeremy Silman.

    http://www.chess.com/article/view/rudolf-spielmann-the-lethal-gentleman

    There are many nice tactics on that page, although I am taking a break after the first two! (And remember, click the light bulb if you need help or lose patience.)
  8. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    15 Feb '15 17:32
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I was looking for something else and like finding an old single...
    (...google it) you have not heard for years I found this.

    I dived onto my chessboard to get reacquainted with it.

    Anybody else got an old pal they have not met for years.

    Spielmann vs Walter, Trencianske Teplice , 1928

    [pgn]
    1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e5 Ne4 5. Qe2 Nx ...[text shortened]... {And now White wraps it's up with a delightful finish.} 19. Qxc6+ Bxc6 20. Nxe6# {Mate.} [/pgn]
    The game that impressed me a long time ago was in a book called "the chess players bedside book".I know I still have the book somewhere but I can't find the bloody thing!!
    Anyway,The book had an all white dustcover and the game in question involved a queen sac and a king walk all the way across the board being checked by a pair of bishops until it finished up in mate on the h file( I think a rook was involved in the mate).
    I'm going to clear out the garage when the weather warms up so if I find the book and you don't know of it I'll put it on here.
  9. 15 Feb '15 19:06
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    "game" in German is "spiel"
    In context, though, it's play. Spielmann's ancestor was a musician.
  10. 16 Feb '15 00:35
    Amazing games..
  11. 16 Feb '15 00:53
    Hi Venda,

    Tell me about it....I have chess books all over the place and I can never
    find the one I want. However during the search I often find buried treasure.
    (a book I was looking for weeks ago but gave up.)

    That "chess players bedside book", have you tried looking under the bed.
  12. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    16 Feb '15 09:29
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Venda,

    Tell me about it....I have chess books all over the place and I can never
    find the one I want. However during the search I often find buried treasure.
    (a book I was looking for weeks ago but gave up.)

    That "chess players bedside book", have you tried looking under the bed.
    Thanks Geoff but no.
    I know it's in the garage somewhere but there's that much stuff in there I haven't the enthusiasm to start getting all the boxes down until I can get them outside and look through them.
    Maybe when I get the mower out for the first cut of the year....
  13. 16 Feb '15 13:21
    Here's a game that someone in London showed me about 25 years ago without mentioning who the players were. When I rediscovered it on chessgames.com about ten years ago, I realised that the winner of the game, Wilf Pratten, was a founding member of my old chess club (Fareham in Hampshire). My dad used to give Mr Pratten a lift to the club (with me in the back seat) until shortly before he died (Mr Pratten, not my dad).

  14. 16 Feb '15 14:06
    A wonderful game. Wilf Pratten's golden moment.

    It is game No.871 in Chernev's 1000 Miniatures. He writes that the
    British Chess Magazine called it 'The English Immortal.'

    Maczynski - Wilfred Henry Pratten, Portsmouth 1948

    Part of the charm is the picturesque alternative checkmate.