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  1. 23 Apr '17 09:51
    I remember seeing a amazing move move on a game at ch..ess...games....com (sorry not sure of the rules about posting other sites here). It was black and they played Queen to h4 or H5 stopping a multitude of threats creating and everything. I know the game when I see it, so how do I go about searching the databases to find this move/ game. My internet history isn't much help at this point. I might have seen it on an old computer.
    Thanks in advance
    the7tidlys.
  2. Standard member DeepThought
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    23 Apr '17 17:27
    Originally posted by the7tidlys
    I remember seeing a amazing move move on a game at ch..ess...games....com (sorry not sure of the rules about posting other sites here). It was black and they played Queen to h4 or H5 stopping a multitude of threats creating and everything. I know the game when I see it, so how do I go about searching the databases to find this move/ game. My internet his ...[text shortened]... h help at this point. I might have seen it on an old computer.
    Thanks in advance
    the7tidlys.
    That's a bit tenuous. Was this a grandmaster game and can you remember the opening?

    With regards to other sites, I doubt the admins mind you referring to a site as long as you are not blatantly advertising them.
  3. 23 Apr '17 21:03
    Yeah not much to go on.
    It was before WW2, black was an Eastern European name, maybe Russian.
    I cannot remember the opening.
    It would be great if someone knew the game off the top of their head, but I really just hoping for the best way of searching for it? or any other game for that matter.
    Thanks again
  4. Standard member DeepThought
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    24 Apr '17 02:26
    Originally posted by the7tidlys
    Yeah not much to go on.
    It was before WW2, black was an Eastern European name, maybe Russian.
    I cannot remember the opening.
    It would be great if someone knew the game off the top of their head, but I really just hoping for the best way of searching for it? or any other game for that matter.
    Thanks again
    The problem is that your search term is too non-specific. You need to remember the name of one or other of the players. That a particular move was played at some point doesn't really help since chessgames.com doesn't let you search that. What you could try doing is looking for a list of East European players from before 1939 and seeing if you can spot the players name.
  5. 24 Apr '17 09:21 / 1 edit
    If you saw it on chessgames.com you must have read some of the kibitzing.

    Try and remember a key word. You can search the Kibitzing for that word
    scrolling past any mentions of it in a game beofre WWII.

    If it was on an old computer it was probably a famous game.

    Did Black win? Was it a late middle game move?

    You search on a D.B. for a position with a BQ on h4.result =0-1 and setting
    the date to 1900-1939 restricting the move numbers to between 15-40.

    That will list about 800 games! Scroll through it see if you can recognise a name.
  6. 24 Apr '17 23:08
    Originally posted by the7tidlys
    Yeah not much to go on.
    It was before WW2, black was an Eastern European name, maybe Russian.
    I cannot remember the opening.
    It would be great if someone knew the game off the top of their head, but I really just hoping for the best way of searching for it? or any other game for that matter.
    Thanks again
    GM with an eastern European or Russian name.


    That really narrows the field.
  7. 25 Apr '17 14:03
    In Tal vs. Korchnoi match from 1968, on of them played Qh5 nd won as Black. I think it was Tal's desperate win in English opening.