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Chandler Cornered

More games with my new thingy toy

I love the new toy that Bill gave me.
I can give games that nobody would play over.
Now all you need do is sit back and enjoy...

Keith Ruxton dropped this into my lap a
few weeks ago. White to play and mate in 8
It's by W. Shinkman 1887.

A couple of days ago I was surfing around looking for Chess
ideas and I happened upon this. Someone has invented a game to
prove that the position is legal. You will see the position
arrive after Black's 34th move. You then see the solution.

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1.g4 e5 2.Nh3 Ba3 3.bxa3 h5 4.Bb2 hxg4 5.Bc3 Rh4 6.Bd4 exd4 7.Nc3 dxc3 8.dxc3 g3 9.Qd3 Rb4 10.Nf4 g5 11.h4 f5 12.h5 d5 13.h6 Bd7 14.h7 g2 15.h8B g1R 16.Bd4 Ba4 17.Rh4 Rg3 18.Bg2 gxf4 19.Be3 fxe3 20.Be4 fxe4 21.fxe3 exd3 22.exd3 c5 23.Rc4 dxc4 24.dxc4 b5 25.cxb4 Qa5 26.cxb5 Na6 27.bxa5 0-0-0 28.bxa6 Rd4 29.exd4 Rb3 30.cxb3 Ne7 31.bxa4 Nd5 32.dxc5 Nb6 33.cxb6 Kb8 34.bxa7+ Ka8 35.0-0-0 Kxa7 36.Rd8 Kxa6 37.Rd7 Kxa5 38.Rd6 Kxa4 39.Rd5 Kxa3 40.Rd4 Kxa2 41.Rd3 Ka1 42.Ra3 1-0

I keep saying I never get sent games. Well I do get sent games.
Infact I get sent quite a few things. This site is a magnet for nutcases.
Nice nutcases. But nutcases never the less.

I was sent this in 2002. It is the worst game of Chess I ever seen.

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Stuart vs. ????

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Ne5 4.Nf3 Nxc4 5.d3 Nd6 6.Ne5 h5 7.Qf3 Rh6 8.Bg5 Rh7 9.Nd5 h4 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nxf6+ exf6 12.Ng4 a5 13.Nxf6+ Ke7 14.Qf4 Rh6 15.Qe5 1-0

This next game was played on the net against a fellow kindred spirit.
In games with me as White they kept going 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4
and I kept losing. So I sacced on f7. He sacced on f2!
Then funny bit is 14...Bd4 to stop me playing d4+ winning his Bishop.
Also after I played 17 Nxc7 he took a while to play 17...Rb8.
Most likely thinking about 17...Ne5. This gave me time to spot and
work out the mate starting with 18 Bxg5+. It was 5 minute game.

My notebook does record his 'handle'. I'll call him 'Kindred.'

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G. Chandler vs. Kindred

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4 4.Nxf7 Qf6 5.Qe2 Qxf2+ 6.Qxf2 Nxf2 7.Kxf2 Bc5+ 8.Kg3 Kxf7 9.Bc4+ Kg6 10.Rf1 Bd4 11.Bf7+ Kh6 12.Nc3 Be5+ 13.Kh3 d6+ 14.g4 Bd4 15.Nd5 Nd7 16.d3+ g5 17.Nxc7 Rb8 18.Bxg5+ Kxg5 19.Ne6+ Kh6 20.g5 1-0

The next I found in one of my old notebooks from when I was caretaker at the
Edinburgh Club. Everytime I play a game that has an interesting point
or is funny I score it in a notebook. I have dozens of these books laying about.

I once put all these skittles games and 5 minute games in a book
and left it in the Edinburgh Chess Club Library.
People actually took it home to play over the games!

E.T. is almost certainly Ewan Taylor. The Queen sac is fairly standard but
the follow up is cute. There is quicker win with 15 Ne6. I went for 15 Rb8+
thinking 15...Kxb8 16 Nd6+ mate. It has an amusing finish.

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G. Chandler vs. E.T.

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Ne4 6.Bd3 Nxc3 7.bxc3 Bg4 8.0-0 Qxc3 9.Rb1 Nc6 10.Rxb7 Nxd4 11.Nxd4 Bxd1 12.Bb5+ Kd8 13.Rxd1 Kc8 14.Ba6 Qa5 15.Rb8+ Kd7 16.Bc8+ Ke8 17.Bb7+ Rxb8 18.Bc6+ Kd8 19.Ne6+ Kc8 20.Rd8 1-0

Just to prove I don't always put in my wins. Here is a horror of a game
from the 2004 Edinburgh Allegro. My 16 Nd6+ is a ??? not losing a piece,
simply giving it away. Kevin then lets me win it back and then he gives
me another piece. Kevin won so he can claim they were deep deep sacs.

My last move is proof that games are decided by the Gods before they
are played. If you are not the chosen one then no matter what you or
your opponent does, you will lose.

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G. Chandler vs. Kevin Mayo

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.c3 Bg7 5.d4 cxd4 6.cxd4 Qa5+ 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.0-0 a6 9.e5 axb5 10.exf6 Bxf6 11.Bh6 Qb4 12.Ne4 Bxd4 13.Nxd4 Qxd4 14.Qe2 Qe5 15.Rfd1 Ra4 16.Nd6+ exd6 17.Qf3 Nd4 18.Qh3 Qf5 19.Re1+ Ne6 20.Qc3 Kd8 21.Qxh8+ Kc7 22.Rac1+ Rc4 23.b3 Rxc1 24.Rxc1+ Nc5 25.b4 b6 26.bxc5 bxc5 27.Be3 Bb7 28.Qxh7 Qe4 29.Qh3 Qa4 30.Qg3 Kb6 31.Qxd6+ Bc6 32.Bxc5+ Kb7 33.Be3 Qxa2 34.Bd4 Qd2 35.Ra1 Kc8 36.Bb6 Qxd6 0-1

(Actually I'm just testing my new toy to
see how many times I can put it on one page.)

This was played in the Edinburgh club Minor 1978.
It does appear as if I'm intent on hanging every piece I have.
If you look at it carefully you will see all the cheapo's I am
setting up on f2 and the a1-h8 diagonal.

I leave my Bishop hanging on c5 for 6 moves. On the surface the
whole thing looks quite brilliant with tricks and traps all the place.
However it does not stand up to cold analysis. Few of my wins do.

Gordon spent ages on his 16th move. He was working out if he could
play h3 & 0-0 without succumbing to sacrificial King side attack.
He finally shrugged his shoulders and without giving it a moments
thought (how many times have we all done that), played 16 0-0-0.

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Gordon Morrison vs. G. Chandler

1.b3 e5 2.e4 d5 3.exd5 Bc5 4.Qe2 Nf6 5.Qxe5+ Be6 6.d4 Nc6 7.Bb5 0-0 8.Bxc6 Ng4 9.Qe4 Qf6 10.Be3 Bf5 11.Qf3 bxc6 12.c3 Bd6 13.dxc6 Rfe8 14.Ne2 Re7 15.Nd2 Rae8 16.0-0-0 Ba3 0-1

OK people send me your nonsense games.
If you don't... Then I'll give you more of the above.

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