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  1. 05 Jun '15 21:00
    I saw another game on Max Euwe Square.
    By-the-way, since the last time i gave 5 stars to this attraction of Amsterdam attraction on Tripadvisor (* * * * * 5 stars on Tripadvisor, and attraction is in Amsterdam, ok), I noticed one change – Euwe’s sculpture disappeared. I hope it wasn’t because of vandalism.
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188590-d3729028-r168343152-Max_Euwe_Centrum-Amsterdam_North_Holland_Province.html#REVIEWS

    Amsterdam was charming as always.
    http://s6.postimg.org/ckff5ua7l/amst_2_Copy.jpg
    See Japanese tourists:
    http://s6.postimg.org/cjmh99n3l/Haag_Japanci.jpg


    Since Mario Biondi cancelled his gig, and I decided to use non-reffundable hotel and flight-tickets, I went to see poppunk band Beatsteaks on Wednesday. Never heard of them and they sounded pretty boring on youtube videos but what a pastrinak.

    When I went out for the late lunch and early dinner before the gig, the first set of match Djokovic vs. Nadal was in progress (5-4).

    I had nice brunch at some Italian restaurant and then I saw another street chess game.

    Big black guy had White pieces against his opponent.

    http://s6.postimg.org/9poucb86p/skak_2.jpg

    Observe Bd6 in front of d7-Pawn. White opened the game better.
    http://s6.postimg.org/5vve35qup/skak_3_beli_osvaja_pesaka.jpg
    Observe also kibitzers, typical for Amsterdam.
    http://s6.postimg.org/v36a3etyp/skak_1.jpg
    http://s6.postimg.org/3mbv657ap/skak_4.jpg
    White the overlooked a Bishop on g5, I diidn’t see how.
    http://s6.postimg.org/okdfqhhrl/skak_5.jpg
    http://s6.postimg.org/itruqhz5d/skak_6.jpg
    http://s6.postimg.org/bvj56tbn5/skak_7_beli_previdja_figuru.jpg

    In the meantime, On the two following pics – look at the pigeon!
    http://s6.postimg.org/9ojhwmvqp/skak_8_pidgeon.jpg
    http://s6.postimg.org/id21qbm0h/skak_9_pidgeon.jpg

    Black was playing well and now he gave check with his Queen on field c1.
    http://s6.postimg.org/a2ktw8fu9/skak_10_crni_daje_sah_na_c1.jpg

    Black is not aware of danger:
    http://s6.postimg.org/g8ma2z9rl/skak_14_Black_was_careless.jpg

    He is wasting time on Queen flang:
    http://s6.postimg.org/ycpanm7g1/skak_15_Black_is_not_aware_of_danger.jpg


    When you play street chess, you kick!
    http://s6.postimg.org/4xf10vdip/skak_11_kicking_pieces.jpg
    As I said, White went on with desperate attack:
    http://s6.postimg.org/613qqknjl/skak_12_White_goes_all_or_nothing.jpg
    http://s6.postimg.org/h9mis3qr5/skak_13_white_has_only_one_chance_attack_on_the.jpg

    Black is not aware of danger:
    http://s6.postimg.org/g8ma2z9rl/skak_14_Black_was_careless.jpg

    He is wasting time on Queen flang:
    http://s6.postimg.org/ycpanm7g1/skak_15_Black_is_not_aware_of_danger.jpg

    Black had comfortable advantage. He was smiling and was obviously confident he was gong to win.

    But White is attacking:
    http://s6.postimg.org/67hftnwoh/skak_16_Pawns_h5_and_f5.jpg
    http://s6.postimg.org/pdumwud69/skak_19_Black_king_is_in_jeopardized.jpg




    White had only one chance – to attack Black’s King. He moved Pawns forward and Black was hesitating too much.

    Here White took hxg6 and Black gave a piece back with Nxg6.
    Black thought he had easy win in their hands so he played without caution. He receieved a check on field d8 and he didn’t realize he is lost, still smiling at big black guy.

    http://s6.postimg.org/ismiatmpd/skak_20_Whte_gave_check_wth_Queen_on_d8.jpg



    Black must go wth King on field g7, but there is check-mated by Knight on f5.
    http://s6.postimg.org/wnkstah4h/skak_22_Blak_man_is_going_to_check_mate.jpg
    http://s6.postimg.org/kzqqyqrzl/skak_23_check_mate.jpg

    And after the game – shaking hands:::
    http://s6.postimg.org/7y528w3ld/skak_24_shaking_hands.jpg


    After this game, I entered the café bar MAX next to the street chess field for a coke and whilst I was standing at the counter, waiter from next-door restaurant - Wagamama – see the picture:::
    http://s6.postimg.org/ws1l695ip/konobar_za_Nadala.jpg
    came in to ask waitresses to turn flat TV on::: he was anxious to know about Rolland Garros match Djokovic vs Nadal. When they finally found the right channel, there were Murray and some other tennis player on. The Wagamama waiter yelled:
    - Oh no, no, don’t tell me that Nadal lost, I am broken…!
    A middle-aged couple who was having a dinner told him:
    - Djokovic won… I pictured them:::
    http://s6.postimg.org/p99ppigc1/IMGP1318.jpg
    - Oh, noooo” – cried the waiter – Djokovic is an animal!