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White sealed a move, and the game was adjourned?
I suspect EJH may be looking for something a little more specific (and unusual) than that my anonymous friend.Is it to do with sealing a move? Perhaps forgetting to put the move in the envelope or something like that?
I think I know this one - and perhaps JB does too.
It is Tringov-Korchnoi, Skopje Olympiad 1972. Game adjourned, White sealed, but on resumption, his scoresheet was found to be missing from the envelope and he was defaulted. A crucial win for the Soviets, which gave rise to many suspicions of foul play. Was Tringov bribed? Or did the Soviets steam open the envelope and remove the scoresheet? etc.Presumably, EJH thinks Ray Keene stole the envelope and removed the scoresheet, in return for a free slap-up lunch at Skopje's finest restaurant?
Blimey - looks like a lucky guess has paid off.
Unfortunately the answer to this one has disappeared from the envelope and it may not be found again until Friday.
Well, perhaps we will also find out then why, according to Chessgames.com, the encounter went on for another ten moves (White lost rather abruptly on the 52nd move. Second adjournment?!).
Surely the answer is obvious? Having had his free lunch, Ray Keene sneaked back, replaced the scoresheet, let them play until move 52, then stole it again at the second adjournment, thereby securing himself a free diinner as well.
I would like to point out that Friday's post was written before I saw those posts above (as there is, indeed, a a reference to the mysterious extra moves on Chessgames). No, honest.
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