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  1. 03 Apr '09 11:03 / 1 edit
    Chessbase site is showing a game of a former professional chess player who is now a professor of economics in Harvard: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5322


    I must confess I didn't understand anything about this game. Anyone can explain why white sac the queen and why black returned it?

    EDIT: Well, maybe it's just one of theirs april's fool jokes.
  2. 03 Apr '09 11:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tatarana Crocodilo
    Chessbase site is showing a game of a former professional chess player who is now a professor of economics in Harvard: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5322


    I must confess I didn't understand anything about this game. Anyone can explain why white sac the queen and why black returned it?
    any normal person would play Bxd7, would they not? flip sake, what hope do I have, the dude develops his knight and then undevelops it to its starting square next move! something not right here!
  3. 03 Apr '09 12:08
    That's a joke game all right.Must be.....
  4. 03 Apr '09 12:19
    Haha posted on the Chessbase site on 1 April 2009 - April Fools all of you!!!
  5. 03 Apr '09 15:46
    I suppose if you had seen some of the games on RHP that I have
    then nothing would surpirse you.

    It's not a very bright 'joke' game but the article that preceeds is
    the feeder. Here is the game without the deep notes.

  6. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    03 Apr '09 18:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tatarana Crocodilo
    Chessbase site is showing a game of a former professional chess player who is now a professor of economics in Harvard: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5322


    I must confess I didn't understand anything about this game. Anyone can explain why white sac the queen and why black returned it?

    EDIT: Well, maybe it's just one of theirs april's fool jokes.
    The game was real as indicated in the link below. White offered Black a draw 1.c4 before the game, Black accepted; they were forced to replay it, so they played 1.Nf3 Nf6 2. Ng1 Ng8 3.Nf3 Nf6 4. Ng1 Ng8 but they were forced to play again...

    So white offered his pieces, so Black not wishing to win in such fashion, returned them, offered a draw which was accepted, the game was forced to be played again(!), and White decided to forfeit.

    Referenced:
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=44815&kpage=1
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5327

    This was the joke.
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5325
  7. 03 Apr '09 18:35
    Originally posted by Yuga
    The game was real as indicated in the link below. White offered Black a draw 1.c4 before the game, Black accepted; they were forced to replay it, so they played 1.Nf3 Nf6 2. Ng1 Ng8 3.Nf3 Nf6 4. Ng1 Ng8 but they were forced to play again...

    So white offered his pieces, so Black not wishing to win in such fashion, returned them, offered a draw which was acce ...[text shortened]... etail.asp?newsid=5327

    This was the joke.
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=5325
    Hilarious.