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There comes a time in the lives of men where something so spectacular
happens as to change all perceptions of reality.

Such a thing happened at the National Chess Congress this past weekend
in Philadelphia in the following game. Here is the game:

[Event "National Chess Congress"]
[Site "Philadelphia PA"]
[Date "2010.11.28"]
[Round "05"]
[White "Feng,Perry"]
[Black "Sloan,Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1778"]
[BlackElo "1900"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 fxe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 5.Qxe5+ Kf7 6.Bc4+ d5 7.Bxd5+
Kg6 8.Qg3+ Qg5 9.Qxc7 Ne7 10.Qd6+ Kh5 11.h4 Qxg2 12.Qe5+ Bf5 13.exf5
Qxd5 14.Qe2+ Kh6 15.d4+ g5 16.Bxg5+ Kg7 17.Rg1 Nxf5 18.Bd8+ Kf7 19.Rg5
Bb4+ 20.Kf1 Rxd8 21.a3 Qh1+ 22.Rg1 Qh3+
23.Rg2 Ba5 24.Qh5+ Kf8 25.Qxh7 Nc6 26.b4 Bb6 27.d5 Ng3+ 28.Ke1 Qxg2
29.Qh8+ 0-1

Notes: The book line in this opening is 8. h4 h6 9. Bxb7. However, I
have played on the black side of this variation many times and I have
won every game. I am not afraid of it. Of course, this is because I do
not mind playing a chess game four pawns down. Any man who is a man is
not bothered by being four pawns behind.

The moves in the game follow my game against Grandmaster Alex
Linderman in the US Open in Cherry Hill NJ. However, in that game he
played 10. h4. I was too chicken to play 10. ... Qxg2, so the game
continued 10. .... Nxd5 11. Qxc8. Now I should have played 11. ...
Qe5, leaving me with a knight against four pawns. This does not bother
me but my rooks are stuck and cannot get out.

That game might have transposed back into this one had I played
10. ... Qxg2 instead. So, I played it this time. I cannot find a
refutation to the way that I played.

Sam Sloan
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The Immortal One Of Only Two Interesting Damiano Defences Ever Played

[Event "National Chess Congress"]
[Site "Philadelphia PA"]
[Date "2010.11.28"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Feng, Perry"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1778"]
[BlackElo "1900"]
[Annotator ",Alan"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nxe5 fxe5 4. Qh5+ Ke7 5. Qxe5+ Kf7 6. Bc4+ d5 7.
Bxd5+
Kg6 8. Qg3+ (8. h4 $142 h5 9. Bxb7 Bxb7 10. Qf5+ Kh6 11. d4+ {wins})
8... Qg5
9. Qxc7 Ne7 10. Qd6+ Kh5 11. h4 Qxg2 12. Qe5+ Bf5 13. exf5 Qxd5 14.
Qe2+ Kh6
15. d4+ (15. Qe3+ $142 Kh5 16. Qg5#) 15... g5 $8 16. Bxg5+ Kg7 $8 17.
Rg1 Nxf5
18. Bd8+ (18. Nc3 $142) 18... Kf7 19. Rg5 (19. Qh5+ Ke6 20. Qe8+ Ne7
21. Bxe7
Nc6 22. Qxa8 Nxd4 $18) 19... Bb4+ 20. Kf1 Rxd8 21. a3 Qh1+ 22. Rg1 $8
Qh3+ 23.
Rg2 $8 Ba5 24. Qh5+ Kf8 25. Qxh7 (25. b4 {is safer}) 25... Nc6 26. b4
$4 {
too late lady!} Bb6 (26... Qh1+ $1 27. Ke2 Ncxd4+ 28. Kd3 Qd1+ 29. Ke4
Qf3+ 30.
Ke5 Rd5+ 31. Kf6 Bd8+ 32. Kg6 Rd6#) 27. d5 Ng3+ $1 28. Ke1 Qxg2 (28...
Qh1+ 29.
Kd2 Rxd5+ $19) 29. Qh8+ (29. Qh8+ Ke7 30. Qg7+ Kd6 31. fxg3 Re8+ 32.
Qe7+ Rxe7+
33. Kd1 Qh1+ 34. Kd2 Qe1+ 35. Kd3 Ne5#) 0-1
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On Nov 29, 8:13*pm, samsloan wrote:
Any man who is a man is not bothered by being four pawns behind.


Any man who is a real stupid man is not bothered by being four pawns
behind.
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On Nov 29, 9:44*pm, Offramp wrote:
The Immortal One Of Only Two Interesting Damiano Defences Ever Played

[Event "National Chess Congress"]
[Site "Philadelphia PA"]
[Date "2010.11.28"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Feng, Perry"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1778"]
[BlackElo "1900"]
[Annotator ",Alan"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nxe5 fxe5 4. Qh5+ Ke7 5. Qxe5+ Kf7 6. Bc4+ d5 7.
Bxd5+
Kg6 8. Qg3+ (8. h4 $142 h5 9. Bxb7 Bxb7 10. Qf5+ Kh6 11. d4+ {wins})


All the books give 8. h4 h5. Even a recent column by Lev Alburt in
Chess Life gives 8. ... h5. They overlook 8. .... h6 that I found
myself and is a much stronger move than 8. ... h5.

Of course, after 9. Bxb7 Black does not capture the bishop as that
leads to instant mate. Instead, Black plays 9. .... Bd6 chasing the
queen.

Sam Sloan
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On Nov 29, 11:50*pm, samsloan wrote:

All the books give 8. h4 h5. Even a recent column by Lev Alburt in
Chess Life gives 8. ... h5. They overlook 8. .... h6 that I found
myself and is a much stronger move than 8. ... h5.

Of course, after 9. Bxb7 Black does not capture the bishop as that
leads to instant mate. Instead, Black plays 9. .... Bd6 chasing the
queen.



Some lame-brain named Sam Sloan posted this in the top post:

'The book line in this opening is 8. h4 h6 9. Bxb7.'

Obviously you are much smarter than that idiot, for you are aware
that, as you wrote, 'all the books give 8.h4 h5.'

Oh, wait -- you ARE Sam Sloan! Sorry-- nevermind. It must be
one of those Jeckyl/Hyde personality disorders in which you take
opposing viewpoints on issues, depending on your mood. While
some considered him/them to be insane, it is obvious that he/they
was/were no more crazy than say, you/other-you are.












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Perhaps 15. Qe3+ would have caused you a few problems.

On Nov 30, 2:13*am, samsloan wrote:

That game might have transposed back into this one had I played
10. ... Qxg2 instead. So, I played it this time. I cannot find a
refutation to the way that I played.

Sam Sloan


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On Nov 30, 9:28*am, "Jon D'Souza-Eva" wrote:
Perhaps 15. Qe3+ would have caused you a few problems.

On Nov 30, 2:13*am, samsloan wrote:



That game might have transposed back into this one had I played
10. ... Qxg2 instead. So, I played it this time. I cannot find a
refutation to the way that I played.


Sam Sloan


So, OK, it's mate, as somebody else also pointed out.

But any man who is a real man is not bothered by getting mated in two.
There are other variations to try, next time.

Sam Sloan
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On Nov 30, 9:28*am, "Jon D'Souza-Eva" wrote:
Perhaps 15. Qe3+ would have caused you a few problems.


Thank you for pointing this out and you are correct. My opponent
missed a mate in two and I missed it also.

Fortunately , James E. Bennett on the USCF Forums has found an
improvement for me. If I play 13. ... Nxd5 instead of 13. ... Qxd5 I
hold the extra piece and there is no mate as the knight and queen
guard all the key squares. If White tries to mate me he gets mated
instead. For example: 13... Nxd5 14. Qe2+ Kh6 15. d4+ g5 16. hxg5+ Kg7
17. f6+ Kf7 18. Qh5+ Ke6 19. Qe8+ Kd6 20. Qd8+ Kc6 21. Qe8+ Kb6 22.
Qd8+ Ka6

Now, the white queen is trapped and lost and the rook falls too so
White is checkmated.

So, the Damiano "Defense" lives!!!

Sam Sloan
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On Nov 29, 11:50*pm, samsloan wrote:

All the books give 8. h4 h5. Even a recent column by Lev Alburt in
Chess Life gives 8. ... h5. They overlook 8. .... h6 that I found
myself and is a much stronger move than 8. ... h5.


Actually there is hardly any difference between 8...h5 and 8...h6 in
reply to 8.h4!. Both lose in essentially the same way, to 9.Bxb7!.

Of course, after 9. Bxb7 Black does not capture the bishop as that
leads to instant mate. Instead, Black plays 9. .... Bd6 chasing the
queen.


So what? After 8.h4 h5 (or h6) 9.Bxb7! Bd6 10.Qa5 Black is totally
busted, with a choice of giving up the QR to 11.Bxa8, or the QN to
10...Nc6 11.Bxc6. Rybka rates the position after 8...h5 9.Bxb7 Bd6
10.Qa5 at about +3.67, and after 8...h6 9.Bxb7 Bd6 10.Qa5 at about
+3.88. Black has no compensation for the 4-pawn deficit.
The only benefit to the 8...h6 line is that after 9.Bxb7 Bd6 10.Qa5
Nc6 11.Bxc6 Rb8, White is not able to force an immediate exchange of
queens with 12.Qg5+. However, Black is so busted that it hardly
matters.
A few other comments:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 fxe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 5.Qxe5+ Kf7 6.Bc4+ d5 7.Bxd5+
Kg6 8.Qg3+ Qg5 9.Qxc7 Ne7 10.Qd6+?

Better here was 10.h4! when any move by the balck queen loses
quickly, e.g. 10...Qh5 11.Qd6+ Be6 12.Qxe6#. Thus forced is 10...Nxd5
11.Qxc8 Qe5 12.h5+ Kf7 13.Qc4 Nc6 14.Qxd5+ when White has won back the
piece and will be up at least three pawns. After the text White no
longer has a clear quick win.

10...Kh5 11.h4?

Really letting the win slip. Best was 11.Bf7+ Ng6 12.Qg3, and with
four pawns for the knight, White should still ultimately win.

11...Qxg2 12.Qe5+ Bf5 13.exf5?

Better to maintain the tension with 13.Rf1.

13...Qxd5???

A horrible blunder allowing a forced mate. Correct was 13...Nxd5.

14.Qe2+ Kh6 15.d4+?!

Missing 15.Qe3+ Kh5 16.Qg5#. Other than that, the move is not bad,
and should still allow White to win. Also good were 15.d3+ and 15.Rg1.

15... g5 16.Bxg5+?!

Again not bad, but not best. Stronger was 16.Rg1, a likely line then
being 16...Kg7 17.Rxg5+ Kf6 18.Nc3 Qh1+ 19.Kd2 Qc6 20.Qe5+ Kf7
21.Qxh8+.

15...Kg7 17.Rg1 Nxf5 18.Bd8+?!

Again missing the strongest line: 18.Nc3! Nxd4 (if 18...Qc6 19.Qe5+
is lethal) 19.Nxd5 Nxe2 20.Kxe2 Kf7 21.Nc7+.

18...Kf7 19.Rg5??

After several 2nd-best moves, a really bad one. White could yet have
won with 19.Qh5+ Ke6 20.Qe8+ Ne7 (if 20...Kd6?? 21.Nc3 Qc6 22.Ne4+ Kd5
23.Qe5+ Kc4 24.b3+ Kb4 25.Qa5#) 21.Bxe7, regaining the piece with
still a winning advantage in pawns. After the text White is lost, and
goes from bad to worse.

19...Bb4+ 20.Kf1 Rxd8 21.a3 Qh1+ 22.Rg1 Qh3+ 23.Rg2 Ba5 24.Qh5+ Kf8
25.Qxh7 Nc6

Better 25...Qh1+, when if 26.Rg1 Ng3+! 27.fxg3 Qf3#.

26.b4 Bb6 27.d5 Ng3+ 28.Ke1 Qxg2 29.Qh8+ 0-1

So, rather than "Greatest Chess Game Ever Played in the History of
the World," this is a travesty, a blunderfest by both sides. Too bad
only one of the players could lose.
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On Nov 30, 1:07*pm, Taylor Kingston
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On Nov 29, 11:50*pm, samsloan wrote:



All the books give 8. h4 h5. Even a recent column by Lev Alburt in
Chess Life gives 8. ... h5. They overlook 8. .... h6 that I found
myself and is a much stronger move than 8. ... h5.


* Actually there is hardly any difference between 8...h5 and 8...h6 in
reply to 8.h4!. Both lose in essentially the same way, to 9.Bxb7!.

Of course, after 9. Bxb7 Black does not capture the bishop as that
leads to instant mate. Instead, Black plays 9. .... Bd6 chasing the
queen.


* So what? After 8.h4 h5 (or h6) 9.Bxb7! Bd6 10.Qa5 Black is totally
busted, with a choice of giving up the QR to 11.Bxa8, or the QN to
10...Nc6 11.Bxc6. Rybka rates the position after 8...h5 9.Bxb7 Bd6
10.Qa5 at about +3.67, and after 8...h6 9.Bxb7 Bd6 10.Qa5 at about
+3.88. Black has no compensation for the 4-pawn deficit.
* The only benefit to the 8...h6 line is that after 9.Bxb7 Bd6 10.Qa5
Nc6 11.Bxc6 Rb8, White is not able to force an immediate exchange of
queens with 12.Qg5+. However, Black is so busted that it hardly
matters.
* A few other comments:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 fxe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 5.Qxe5+ Kf7 6.Bc4+ d5 7.Bxd5+
Kg6 8.Qg3+ Qg5 9.Qxc7 Ne7 10.Qd6+?

* Better here was 10.h4! when any move by the balck queen loses
quickly, e.g. 10...Qh5 11.Qd6+ Be6 12.Qxe6#. Thus forced is 10...Nxd5
11.Qxc8 Qe5 12.h5+ Kf7 13.Qc4 Nc6 14.Qxd5+ when White has won back the
piece and will be up at least three pawns. After the text White no
longer has a clear quick win.

10...Kh5 11.h4?

* Really letting the win slip. Best was 11.Bf7+ Ng6 12.Qg3, and with
four pawns for the knight, White should still ultimately win.

11...Qxg2 12.Qe5+ Bf5 13.exf5?

* Better to maintain the tension with 13.Rf1.

13...Qxd5???

* A horrible blunder allowing a forced mate. Correct was 13...Nxd5.

14.Qe2+ Kh6 15.d4+?!

* Missing 15.Qe3+ Kh5 16.Qg5#. Other than that, the move is not bad,
and should still allow White to win. Also good were 15.d3+ and 15.Rg1.

15... g5 16.Bxg5+?!

* Again not bad, but not best. Stronger was 16.Rg1, a likely line then
being 16...Kg7 17.Rxg5+ Kf6 18.Nc3 Qh1+ 19.Kd2 Qc6 20.Qe5+ Kf7
21.Qxh8+.

15...Kg7 17.Rg1 Nxf5 18.Bd8+?!

* Again missing the strongest line: 18.Nc3! Nxd4 (if 18...Qc6 19.Qe5+
is lethal) 19.Nxd5 Nxe2 20.Kxe2 Kf7 21.Nc7+.

18...Kf7 19.Rg5??

* After several 2nd-best moves, a really bad one. White could yet have
won with 19.Qh5+ Ke6 20.Qe8+ Ne7 (if 20...Kd6?? 21.Nc3 Qc6 22.Ne4+ Kd5
23.Qe5+ Kc4 24.b3+ Kb4 25.Qa5#) 21.Bxe7, regaining the piece with
still a winning advantage in pawns. After the text White is lost, and
goes from bad to worse.

19...Bb4+ 20.Kf1 Rxd8 21.a3 Qh1+ 22.Rg1 Qh3+ 23.Rg2 Ba5 24.Qh5+ Kf8
25.Qxh7 Nc6

* Better 25...Qh1+, when if 26.Rg1 Ng3+! 27.fxg3 Qf3#.

26.b4 Bb6 27.d5 Ng3+ 28.Ke1 Qxg2 29.Qh8+ 0-1

* So, rather than "Greatest Chess Game Ever Played in the History of
the World," this is a travesty, a blunderfest by both sides. Too bad
only one of the players could lose.


Just for gits and shiggles, I ran a position search on my database
for games that began 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 fxe5. There were 23,
dating back as far as a game by Greco in 1620, to one from 2004. White
scored 22-1, 96%. This included games as short as 15, 11, 10, 9, 8,
and even 6 moves.
Here's the golden oldie:

[Event "Europe"]
[Site "Europe"]
[Date "1620.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Greco, Gioacchino"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C40"]
[PlyCount "21"]
[EventDate "1620.??.??"]
[EventType "match"]
[EventRounds "76"]
[EventCountry "ITA"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2000.11.22"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nxe5 fxe5 4. Qh5+ Ke7 5. Qxe5+ Kf7 6. Bc4+ Kg6
7. Qf5+ Kh6 8. d4+ g5 9. h4 Kg7 10. Qf7+ Kh6 11. hxg5# 1-0

The one win by Black is a blunderfest almost as bad as Sloan's game.
Makes me wonder if the players were really rated what is claimed for
them:

[Event "Budapest FS11 Elo"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "1999.??.??"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Boros, Daniel"]
[Black "Bordas, Gyula"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "2080"]
[BlackElo "2110"]
[PlyCount "86"]
[EventDate "1999.11.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "HUN"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2001.11.25"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nxe5 fxe5 4. Qh5+ Ke7 5. Qxe5+ Kf7 6. Bc4+ d5 7.
Bxd5+ Kg6 8. f4 h6 9. f5+ Kh7 10. O-O Nf6 11. Bf7 Rg8 12. d3 Bd6 13.
Qc3 Nc6 14. Bf4 Rf8 15. Bg6+ Kh8 16. Nd2 Bb4 17. Qc4 Bxd2 18. Bxd2 Ne5
19. Qb3 Qd4+ 20. Kh1 Neg4 21. h3 Nf2+ 22. Kh2 Qd6+ 23. g3 Qd4 24. Qb4
N6g4+ 25. hxg4 Nxg4+ 26. Kh3 Qf6 27. Kg2 Bd7 28. Rae1 Bc6 29. Bc3 Qg5
30. Qd4 Rg8 31. Re2 Rad8 32. Qc5 Rd6 33. Bd2 Qe7 34. Bf4 Rd7 35. Qxa7
Rgd8 36. a3 Nf6 37. Rfe1 b6 38. Qa6 Rd4 39. Be3 Ra4 40. Bc5 Qxc5 41.
b4 Qd4 42. Qc4 Qxc4 43. dxc4 Rd4 0-1
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