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Descriptive Chess Notation


  • 8 months ago · Quote · #41

    Poemander

    [Comment deleted}

    Description of V2.01, now supplied with the download from:

    http://www.swissimmaculate.com/

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #42

    Poemander

    Well, I hope you like the upgraded releases on:

    http://www.swissimmaculate.com/

    All code is upgraded, updated and licenced for the duration of 2015. Each of the three programs are huge, and I am a one man band, so check the version numbers on the site once in a while.  Especially if you find a flaw of some sort.  I will likely have also found it, and if not, the HELPs have my eMail, so I can fix it and eMail you an upgrade.  The same goes for questions.  I trust you will derive some benefit from my work.  Thanking you all for your interest.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #43

    Poemander

    Hopefully quite a few of the users of "Chess Translator & PGN Manager" are finding it usefull compiling their own special collection of PGN available on the internet.  They will have at their fingertips a database for creating collections of specific players, openings and opening categories, every conceivable combination of pieces including zero (pawn endings), and combinations of combinations (e.g. B vs N or NNBB vs QR), and even selections from all of the above (e.g. Akiba Rubinstein's endings with the major pieces alone can be selected with one setting, using OUTPUT PGN FILE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS).

    A Master whose style appeals may even be chosen, and an opening repertoire generated from that master's games with White or with Black pieces, detailing the choice of moves to be made, as far as that collection can reveal, with many useful parameters.  Some of the more sophisticated parameter selections are designed to demonstrate analysis of a particular position.

    Once you have your database compiled, the option MERGE, PURGE & EDIT GAMES of the CURRENT COMPILATION becomes very useful in refining it.  You will find many duplicate games or incorrect Player Names that the program could not identify without your help.  While quite serviceable in version 2.01, the standardisation and correction of Player Names is limited.  Wholesale measures are being developed to complete this shortcoming, using an array of Editing Funtion Keys and a concordance file and the corresponding data.  I will be testing these to determine the most effective set possible in practice, to be released as V. 2.02 when complete.

    Meanwhile, compile your electronic chess libraries, and play more and more fascinating chess with what you can learn with it.  The game truly becomes more fascinating with skill acquired.  Have fun, and thanks for your interest.  You have encouraged this, and made the task worthwhile.  It was far too much work just for my own use.

    (Then too, if you find some old chess classics in a second hand book shop, and you need to learn "descriptive notation", print out both translations of some compiled PGN games, and compare them.  That's probably an easier way to learn than anything else you might try.)

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #44

    Poemander

    Past Masters’ Calabrese Counter Gambits

    Calabrese {complete variation index} 8

    [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]{+}
    6: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 f5 3.Bxg8{-24} Rxg8 4.exf5{-24} d5 (25.0-1)
    1:    "  "     "  "      "         " 4.Qh5+{-15} g6 (16.0-1)
    5:    "  "     "  " 3.d3{-34} Nf6 4.Ne2{-26} Bc5 (27.0-1)
    4:    "  "     "  "    "        " 4.Nf3{-34} c6{-34} 5.Bg5 Be7 (35.0-1)
    3:    "  "     "  "    "        "     "      d5{-45} 5.exd5 Bd6 (46.0-1)
    2:    "  "     "  " 3.exf5{+31} Nf6 4.g4{-24} d5 (25.0-1)
    8:    "  "     "  "      "        " 4.Nc3{+31} d5 (31...1-0)
    7:    "  "     "  "      "        " 4.Nf3{-21} e4 (22.0-1)

    Calabrese (algebraic) 8

    [Game "1"]
    [Event "Miscellaneous Game"]                  r n b q k b n r   r #   # k b   #
    [Site "??"]                                   p p p p #   p p   p p p   # r #
    [Date "1876.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     #   # b # p #
    [Round "73"]                                  #   #   p p #     #   # N p   #
    [White "Amateur"]                               # B # P #   #     # P # p # q #
    [Black "Gioachino Greco"]                     #   #   #   #     #   Q   #   # N
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P   P P   P n P P P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   B   # R K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. Bxg8 Rxg8 4. Qh5+ g6 5. Qxh7 Rg7 6. Qh8 Qg5 7. Qh3 fxe4
    8. Nc3 Qf5 9. Qe3 Rf7 10. Nh3 d5 11. Nxd5 Nc6 12. c3 Be6 13. c4 Nd4 14. Qc3 Qg4
    15. O-O Ne2+ 0-1

    [Game "2"]
    [Event "Rotterdam"]                           r n b q k b n r     #   #   r k #
    [Site "Rotterdam"]                            p p p p #   p p   p p #   #   p
    [Date "1861.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   b P #   P p
    [White "Amateur"]                               # B # P #   #   Q #   #   #   P
    [Black "Adolf Anderssen"]                     #   #   #   #     P   #   r   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P     P P #   q   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   B K #   # R

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. exf5 Nf6 4. g4 d5 5. Bb3 Bc5 6. d3 h5 7. g5 Ng4
    8. Nh3 Bxf5 9. f3 O-O 10. Nc3 c6 11. Qe2 Na6 12. a3 Nc7 13. Nd1 Qd6
    14. Nhf2 Nxf2 15. Nxf2 Ne6 16. h4 Nd4 17. Qd1 e4 18. dxe4 Qg3 19. Qd3 Bxe4
    20. fxe4 Qxf2+ 21. Kd1 Nxb3 22. Qxb3 Rf3 23. Qa4 Raf8 24. exd5 Re3 0-1

    [Game "3"]
    [Event "Vienna"]                              r n b q k b n r     #   #   #   #
    [Site "Vienna"]                               p p p p #   p p   #   #   #   #
    [Date "1859.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # P # k # p p
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     p   #   #   #
    [White "Lenhof"]                                # B # P #   #   P #   #   P   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     # P #   #   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P     #   # K #   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   #   #   #

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. d3 Nf6 4. Nf3 d5 5. exd5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 a6 8. a4 h6
    9. d4 e4 10. Ne5 Nbd7 11. Nxd7 Bxd7 12. f3 Qe8 13. fxe4 fxe4 14. Bf4 Qg6
    15. Bxd6 cxd6 16. Qe2 Rae8 17. Rf4 Re7 18. Re1 Rfe8 19. Qf2 Nh5 20. Rh4 Rf7
    21. Qd2 Nf6 22. h3 Qg5 23. Qf4 Nh7 24. Qxg5 Nxg5 25. Rf1 Rfe7 26. Rhf4 e3
    27. Re1 Bxh3 28. Bd3 Bd7 29. b3 Nh7 30. Nd1 Nf6 31. c4 Ng4 32. Rf3 Nf2
    33. Bg6 Nxd1 34. Bxe8 Rxe8 35. Rxd1 Bg4 36. Re1 Bxf3 37. gxf3 Kf7 38. c5 dxc5
    39. dxc5 Re5 40. c6 bxc6 41. dxc6 Ke6 42. Kf1 e2+ 43. Rxe2 Rxe2 44. Kxe2 a5
    45. f4 g6 0-1

    [Game "4"]
    [Event "London"]                              r n b q k b n r     #   #   #   #
    [Site "London"]                               p p p p #   p p   p p #   #   # p
    [Date "1864.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   #   # P #
    [White "Valentine Green"]                       # B # P #   #     #   r p # k #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     #   #   R   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P   P P   #   #   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   #   #   K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. d3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nc3 d6
    8. Bb3 Na6 9. Qe2 Qe7 10. exf5 Bxf5 11. Ne4 d5 12. Nxf6+ gxf6 13. d4 O-O
    14. O-O e4 15. Nh4 Be6 16. Qh5 Qf7 17. Qxf7+ Rxf7 18. f3 f5 19. Rae1 Nc7
    20. fxe4 fxe4 21. Rxf7 Kxf7 22. Re3 Kf6 23. Kf2 Bf7 24. c3 Bh5 25. h3 Kg5
    26. g3 Ne6 27. Kg1 Nf4 28. gxf4+ Kxh4 29. c4 dxc4 30. Bxc4 Bf3 31. Be6 Rd8
    32. Bg4 Bxg4 33. hxg4 Rxd4 34. f5 Kxg4 0-1

    [Game "5"]
    [Event "London, England"]                     r n b q k b n r     #   #   # k #
    [Site "London, England"]                      p p p p #   p p   p   p b #   p
    [Date "1866.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   # p #   # p
    [White "M Hewitt"]                              # B # P #   #     # P #   #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     # Q #   #   B K
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P   P P   N p r n P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   #   R   #

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. d3 Nf6 4. Ne2 Bc5 5. c3 Nc6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 fxe4
    8. Bf4 d5 9. Bb5 Bxd4 10. Qxd4 O-O 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Qa4 Bd7 13. Bg5 Qe8
    14. Qb3 Ng4 15. Bh4 e3 16. O-O Qh5 17. Bg3 e2 18. Re1 Rxf2 19. Nd2 Raf8
    20. c4 Rxg2+ 21. Kxg2 Qh3+ 22. Kxh3 Ne3+ 23. Kh4 Ng2+ 24. Kg5 Rf5+ 25. Kg4 h5+
    26. Kh3 Rf2# 0-1

    [Game "6"]
    [Event "GBR tour sim"]                        r n b q k b n r   r #   #   #   #
    [Site "Great Britain"]                        p p p p #   p p   p p p   # k b K
    [Date "1872.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     #   #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   # p #   r
    [White "Fisher"]                                # B # P #   #     #   # p #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   #   #   #     #   #   # n #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P   P P P P   P   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R N B Q #   # R

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. Bxg8 Rxg8 4. exf5 d5 5. Qh5+ g6 6. fxg6 Rxg6 7. Ne2 Nc6
    8. O-O Bg4 9. Qxh7 Rh6 10. Qd3 e4 11. Qe3 Qh4 12. h3 Bxe2 13. Qxe2 Nd4
    14. Qd1 Nf3+ 15. Kh1 Qxh3+ 16. gxh3 Rxh3+ 17. Kg2 Rh2+ 18. Kg3 Bd6+
    19. Kg4 Rh4+ 20. Kf5 Rh5+ 21. Kg6 Rg5+ 22. Kh6 Bf8+ 23. Kh7 Kf7 24. Rh1 Bg7
    0-1

    [Game "7"]
    [Event "The Hague"]                           r n b q k b n r     #   #   r k #
    [Site "The Hague"]                            p p p p #   p p   #   #   #   p p
    [Date "1873.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     p   # p #   #
    [White "D Hermann"]                             # B # P #   #   P #   # b #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   #   #   #     # r P   q   # P
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P     P   #   R P #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   #   # Q K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. exf5 Nf6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Ne5 d5 6. Bb3 Bxf5 7. d3 Bd6
    8. Bf4 Qe7 9. d4 c5 10. c3 O-O 11. O-O Nc6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Bxd6 Qxd6
    14. h3 Rab8 15. dxc5 Qxc5 16. Nd2 a5 17. a4 e3 18. fxe3 Qxe3+ 19. Rf2 Ne4
    20. Nxe4 Bxe4 21. Qf1 Rxb3 0-1

    [Game "8"]
    [Event "New Orleans"]                         r n b q k b n r   R b k #   #   #
    [Site "New Orleans"]                          p p p p #   p p   # p #   #   #
    [Date "1848.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # P #   #   p
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   #   p   #
    [White "Morphy, Paul"]                          # B # P #   #     #   # B #   #
    [Black "Morphy, Alonzo"]                      #   #   #   #     # Q P P # P #
    [Result "1-0"]                                P P P P   P P P     #   #   #   P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   q   #   B K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. exf5 Nf6 4. Nc3 d5 5. Nxd5 Bc5 6. Nxf6+ Qxf6 7. d3 Bxf5
    8. Nf3 Bg4 9. Bd5 c6 10. Be4 Nd7 11. O-O h6 12. c3 O-O-O 13. b4 Bb6 14. a4 a6
    15. Qb3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 g5 17. Be3 g4 18. Bxg4 Bc7 19. Bf3 Rhg8 20. Be4 Rg4
    21. f3 Rg7 22. b5 axb5 23. axb5 Nb6 24. bxc6 Rdg8 25. Rf2 Qd8 26. Ra8+ Bb8
    27. Bxb6 Rxg2+ 28. Rxg2 Rxg2+ 29. Kxg2 Qg5+ 30. Kh1 Qc1+ 31. Bg1 1-0

    Calabrese (descriptive) 8

    [Game "1"]
    [Event "Miscellaneous Game"]                  r n b q k b n r   r #   # k b   #
    [Site "??"]                                   p p p p #   p p   p p p   # r #
    [Date "1876.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     #   # b # p #
    [Round "73"]                                  #   #   p p #     #   # N p   #
    [White "Amateur"]                               # B # P #   #     # P # p # q #
    [Black "Gioachino Greco"]                     #   #   #   #     #   Q   #   # N
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P   P P   P n P P P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   B   # R K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 BxN, RxB; 4 Q-R5 ch, P-N3; 5 QxRP, R-N2;
    6 Q-R8, Q-N4; 7 Q-R3, PxP; 8 N-QB3, Q-B4; 9 Q-K3, R-B2; 10 N-R3, P-Q4;
    11 NxQP, N-B3; 12 P-QB3, B-K3; 13 P-QB4, N-Q5; 14 Q-QB3, Q-N5;
    15 Castles, N-K7 ch; 0-1

    [Game "2"]
    [Event "Rotterdam"]                           r n b q k b n r     #   #   r k #
    [Site "Rotterdam"]                            p p p p #   p p   p p #   #   p
    [Date "1861.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   b P #   P p
    [White "Amateur"]                               # B # P #   #   Q #   #   #   P
    [Black "Adolf Anderssen"]                     #   #   #   #     P   #   r   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P     P P #   q   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   B K #   # R

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 PxP, N-KB3; 4 P-KN4, P-Q4; 5 B-N3, B-B4;
    6 P-Q3, P-KR4; 7 P-N5, N-N5; 8 N-KR3, BxP; 9 P-KB3, Castles; 10 N-B3, P-B3;
    11 Q-K2, N-QR3; 12 P-R3, N-B2; 13 N-Q1, Q-Q3; 14 KN-B2, NxN; 15 NxN, N-K3;
    16 P-KR4, N-Q5; 17 Q-Q1, P-K5; 18 QPxP, Q-N6; 19 Q-Q3, BxKP; 20 PxB, QxN ch;
    21 K-Q1, NxB; 22 QxN, R-B6; 23 Q-R4, QR-KB1; 24 PxP, R-K6; 0-1

    [Game "3"]
    [Event "Vienna"]                              r n b q k b n r     #   #   #   #
    [Site "Vienna"]                               p p p p #   p p   #   #   #   #
    [Date "1859.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # P # k # p p
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     p   #   #   #
    [White "Lenhof"]                                # B # P #   #   P #   #   P   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     # P #   #   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P     #   # K #   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   #   #   #

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 P-Q3, N-KB3; 4 N-KB3, P-Q4; 5 PxQP, B-Q3;
    6 Castles, Castles; 7 N-B3, P-QR3; 8 P-QR4, P-R3; 9 P-Q4, P-K5; 10 N-K5, QN-Q2;
    11 NxN, BxN; 12 P-B3, Q-K1; 13 PxP, PxP; 14 B-B4, Q-N3; 15 BxB, PxB;
    16 Q-K2, QR-K1; 17 R-B4, R-K2; 18 R-K1, KR-K1; 19 Q-B2, N-R4; 20 R-R4, R-B2;
    21 Q-Q2, N-B3; 22 P-R3, Q-N4; 23 Q-B4, N-R2; 24 QxQ, NxQ; 25 R-KB1, QR-K2;
    26 KR-B4, P-K6; 27 R-K1, BxKRP; 28 B-Q3, B-Q2; 29 P-QN3, N-R2; 30 N-Q1, N-B3;
    31 P-B4, N-N5; 32 R-B3, N-B7; 33 B-N6, NxN; 34 BxR, RxB; 35 RxN, B-N5;
    36 R-K1, BxR; 37 PxB, K-B2; 38 P-B5, PxP; 39 PxP, R-K4; 40 P-B6, PxP;
    41 PxP, K-K3; 42 K-B1, P-K7 ch; 43 RxP, RxR; 44 KxR, P-QR4; 45 P-B4, P-N3; 0-1

    [Game "4"]
    [Event "London"]                              r n b q k b n r     #   #   #   #
    [Site "London"]                               p p p p #   p p   p p #   #   # p
    [Date "1864.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   #   # P #
    [White "Valentine Green"]                       # B # P #   #     #   r p # k #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     #   #   R   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P   P P   #   #   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   #   #   K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 P-Q3, N-KB3; 4 N-KB3, P-B3; 5 B-KN5, B-K2;
    6 BxN, BxB; 7 N-B3, P-Q3; 8 B-N3, N-R3; 9 Q-K2, Q-K2; 10 PxP, BxP;
    11 N-K4, P-Q4; 12 NxB ch, PxN; 13 P-Q4, Castles KR; 14 Castles KR, P-K5;
    15 N-R4, B-K3; 16 Q-R5, Q-KB2; 17 QxQ ch, RxQ; 18 P-KB3, P-KB4; 19 QR-K1, N-B2;
    20 PxP, BPxP; 21 RxR, KxR; 22 R-K3, K-B3; 23 K-B2, B-B2; 24 P-B3, B-R4;
    25 P-KR3, K-N4; 26 P-N3, N-K3; 27 K-N1, N-B5; 28 PxN ch, KxN; 29 P-B4, PxP;
    30 BxP, B-B6; 31 B-K6, R-Q1; 32 B-N4, BxB; 33 PxB, RxP; 34 P-B5, KxP; 0-1

    [Game "5"]
    [Event "London, England"]                     r n b q k b n r     #   #   # k #
    [Site "London, England"]                      p p p p #   p p   p   p b #   p
    [Date "1866.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   # p #   # p
    [White "M Hewitt"]                              # B # P #   #     # P #   #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     # Q #   #   B K
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P   P P   N p r n P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   #   R   #

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 P-Q3, N-KB3; 4 N-K2, B-B4; 5 P-QB3, N-B3;
    6 P-Q4, PxQP; 7 NxP, PxP; 8 B-B4, P-Q4; 9 B-QN5, BxN; 10 QxB, Castles;
    11 BxN, PxB; 12 Q-R4, B-Q2; 13 B-N5, Q-K1; 14 Q-N3, N-N5; 15 B-R4, P-K6;
    16 Castles, Q-R4; 17 B-N3, P-K7; 18 R-K1, RxP; 19 N-Q2, QR-KB1;
    20 P-B4, RxP ch; 21 KxR, Q-R6 ch; 22 KxQ, N-K6 ch; 23 K-R4, N-N7 ch;
    24 K-N5, R-B4 ch; 25 K-N4, P-R4 ch; 26 K-R3, R-B7 ch & mate; 0-1

    [Game "6"]
    [Event "GBR tour sim"]                        r n b q k b n r   r #   #   #   #
    [Site "Great Britain"]                        p p p p #   p p   p p p   # k b K
    [Date "1872.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     #   #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   # p #   r
    [White "Fisher"]                                # B # P #   #     #   # p #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   #   #   #     #   #   # n #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P   P P P P   P   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R N B Q #   # R

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 BxN, RxB; 4 PxP, P-Q4; 5 Q-R5 ch, P-N3;
    6 PxP, RxP; 7 N-K2, N-B3; 8 Castles, B-KN5; 9 QxP, R-R3; 10 Q-Q3, P-K5;
    11 Q-K3, Q-R5; 12 P-KR3, BxN; 13 QxB, N-Q5; 14 Q-Q1, N-B6 ch; 15 K-R1, QxP ch;
    16 PxQ, RxP ch; 17 K-N2, R-R7 ch; 18 K-N3, B-Q3 ch; 19 K-N4, R-R5 ch;
    20 K-B5, R-R4 ch; 21 K-N6, R-N4 ch; 22 K-R6, B-B1 ch; 23 K-R7, K-B2;
    24 R-R1, B-N2; 0-1

    [Game "7"]
    [Event "The Hague"]                           r n b q k b n r     #   #   r k #
    [Site "The Hague"]                            p p p p #   p p   #   #   #   p p
    [Date "1873.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     p   # p #   #
    [White "D Hermann"]                             # B # P #   #   P #   # b #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   #   #   #     # r P   q   # P
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P     P   #   R P #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   #   # Q K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 PxP, N-KB3; 4 N-KB3, P-K5; 5 N-K5, P-Q4;
    6 B-N3, BxP; 7 P-Q3, B-Q3; 8 B-KB4, Q-K2; 9 P-Q4, P-B4; 10 P-QB3, Castles;
    11 Castles, N-B3; 12 NxN, PxN; 13 BxB, QxB; 14 P-KR3, QR-N1; 15 PxP, QxP;
    16 N-Q2, P-QR4; 17 P-QR4, P-K6; 18 PxP, QxP ch; 19 R-B2, N-K5; 20 NxN, BxN;
    21 Q-KB1, RxB; 0-1

    [Game "8"]
    [Event "New Orleans"]                         r n b q k b n r   R b k #   #   #
    [Site "New Orleans"]                          p p p p #   p p   # p #   #   #
    [Date "1848.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # P #   #   p
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   #   p   #
    [White "Morphy, Paul"]                          # B # P #   #     #   # B #   #
    [Black "Morphy, Alonzo"]                      #   #   #   #     # Q P P # P #
    [Result "1-0"]                                P P P P   P P P     #   #   #   P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   q   #   B K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 PxP, N-KB3; 4 N-QB3, P-Q4; 5 NxP, B-B4;
    6 NxN ch, QxN; 7 P-Q3, BxP; 8 N-B3, B-N5; 9 B-Q5, P-B3; 10 B-K4, N-Q2;
    11 Castles, P-KR3; 12 P-B3, Castles QR; 13 P-N4, B-N3; 14 P-QR4, P-R3;
    15 Q-N3, BxN; 16 BxB, P-N4; 17 B-K3, P-N5; 18 BxNP, B-B2; 19 B-B3, KR-N1;
    20 B-K4, R-N5; 21 P-B3, R-N2; 22 P-N5, RPxP; 23 PxP, N-N3; 24 PxP, QR-N1;
    25 R-B2, Q-Q1; 26 R-R8 ch, B-N1; 27 BxN, RxP ch; 28 RxR, RxR ch;
    29 KxR, Q-N4 ch; 30 K-R1, Q-B8 ch; 31 B-N1, 1-0

    Calabrese (descriptive) 8

    [Game "1"]
    [Event "Miscellaneous Game"]                  r n b q k b n r   r #   # k b   #
    [Site "??"]                                   p p p p #   p p   p p p   # r #
    [Date "1876.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     #   # b # p #
    [Round "73"]                                  #   #   p p #     #   # N p   #
    [White "Amateur"]                               # B # P #   #     # P # p # q #
    [Black "Gioachino Greco"]                     #   #   #   #     #   Q   #   # N
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P   P P   P n P P P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   B   # R K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 BxN, RxB; 4 Q-R5 ch, P-N3; 5 QxRP, R-N2;
    6 Q-R8, Q-N4; 7 Q-R3, PxP; 8 N-QB3, Q-B4; 9 Q-K3, R-B2; 10 N-R3, P-Q4;
    11 NxQP, N-B3; 12 P-QB3, B-K3; 13 P-QB4, N-Q5; 14 Q-QB3, Q-N5;
    15 Castles, N-K7 ch; 0-1

    [Game "2"]
    [Event "Rotterdam"]                           r n b q k b n r     #   #   r k #
    [Site "Rotterdam"]                            p p p p #   p p   p p #   #   p
    [Date "1861.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   b P #   P p
    [White "Amateur"]                               # B # P #   #   Q #   #   #   P
    [Black "Adolf Anderssen"]                     #   #   #   #     P   #   r   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P     P P #   q   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   B K #   # R

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 PxP, N-KB3; 4 P-KN4, P-Q4; 5 B-N3, B-B4;
    6 P-Q3, P-KR4; 7 P-N5, N-N5; 8 N-KR3, BxP; 9 P-KB3, Castles; 10 N-B3, P-B3;
    11 Q-K2, N-QR3; 12 P-R3, N-B2; 13 N-Q1, Q-Q3; 14 KN-B2, NxN; 15 NxN, N-K3;
    16 P-KR4, N-Q5; 17 Q-Q1, P-K5; 18 QPxP, Q-N6; 19 Q-Q3, BxKP; 20 PxB, QxN ch;
    21 K-Q1, NxB; 22 QxN, R-B6; 23 Q-R4, QR-KB1; 24 PxP, R-K6; 0-1

    [Game "3"]
    [Event "Vienna"]                              r n b q k b n r     #   #   #   #
    [Site "Vienna"]                               p p p p #   p p   #   #   #   #
    [Date "1859.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # P # k # p p
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     p   #   #   #
    [White "Lenhof"]                                # B # P #   #   P #   #   P   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     # P #   #   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P     #   # K #   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   #   #   #

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 P-Q3, N-KB3; 4 N-KB3, P-Q4; 5 PxQP, B-Q3;
    6 Castles, Castles; 7 N-B3, P-QR3; 8 P-QR4, P-R3; 9 P-Q4, P-K5; 10 N-K5, QN-Q2;
    11 NxN, BxN; 12 P-B3, Q-K1; 13 PxP, PxP; 14 B-B4, Q-N3; 15 BxB, PxB;
    16 Q-K2, QR-K1; 17 R-B4, R-K2; 18 R-K1, KR-K1; 19 Q-B2, N-R4; 20 R-R4, R-B2;
    21 Q-Q2, N-B3; 22 P-R3, Q-N4; 23 Q-B4, N-R2; 24 QxQ, NxQ; 25 R-KB1, QR-K2;
    26 KR-B4, P-K6; 27 R-K1, BxKRP; 28 B-Q3, B-Q2; 29 P-QN3, N-R2; 30 N-Q1, N-B3;
    31 P-B4, N-N5; 32 R-B3, N-B7; 33 B-N6, NxN; 34 BxR, RxB; 35 RxN, B-N5;
    36 R-K1, BxR; 37 PxB, K-B2; 38 P-B5, PxP; 39 PxP, R-K4; 40 P-B6, PxP;
    41 PxP, K-K3; 42 K-B1, P-K7 ch; 43 RxP, RxR; 44 KxR, P-QR4; 45 P-B4, P-N3; 0-1

    [Game "4"]
    [Event "London"]                              r n b q k b n r     #   #   #   #
    [Site "London"]                               p p p p #   p p   p p #   #   # p
    [Date "1864.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   #   # P #
    [White "Valentine Green"]                       # B # P #   #     #   r p # k #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     #   #   R   #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P   P P   #   #   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   #   #   K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 P-Q3, N-KB3; 4 N-KB3, P-B3; 5 B-KN5, B-K2;
    6 BxN, BxB; 7 N-B3, P-Q3; 8 B-N3, N-R3; 9 Q-K2, Q-K2; 10 PxP, BxP;
    11 N-K4, P-Q4; 12 NxB ch, PxN; 13 P-Q4, Castles KR; 14 Castles KR, P-K5;
    15 N-R4, B-K3; 16 Q-R5, Q-KB2; 17 QxQ ch, RxQ; 18 P-KB3, P-KB4; 19 QR-K1, N-B2;
    20 PxP, BPxP; 21 RxR, KxR; 22 R-K3, K-B3; 23 K-B2, B-B2; 24 P-B3, B-R4;
    25 P-KR3, K-N4; 26 P-N3, N-K3; 27 K-N1, N-B5; 28 PxN ch, KxN; 29 P-B4, PxP;
    30 BxP, B-B6; 31 B-K6, R-Q1; 32 B-N4, BxB; 33 PxB, RxP; 34 P-B5, KxP; 0-1

    [Game "5"]
    [Event "London, England"]                     r n b q k b n r     #   #   # k #
    [Site "London, England"]                      p p p p #   p p   p   p b #   p
    [Date "1866.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   # p #   # p
    [White "M Hewitt"]                              # B # P #   #     # P #   #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   # P #   #     # Q #   #   B K
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P #   P P P   P P   N p r n P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   #   R   #

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit, Jaenisch Variation}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 P-Q3, N-KB3; 4 N-K2, B-B4; 5 P-QB3, N-B3;
    6 P-Q4, PxQP; 7 NxP, PxP; 8 B-B4, P-Q4; 9 B-QN5, BxN; 10 QxB, Castles;
    11 BxN, PxB; 12 Q-R4, B-Q2; 13 B-N5, Q-K1; 14 Q-N3, N-N5; 15 B-R4, P-K6;
    16 Castles, Q-R4; 17 B-N3, P-K7; 18 R-K1, RxP; 19 N-Q2, QR-KB1;
    20 P-B4, RxP ch; 21 KxR, Q-R6 ch; 22 KxQ, N-K6 ch; 23 K-R4, N-N7 ch;
    24 K-N5, R-B4 ch; 25 K-N4, P-R4 ch; 26 K-R3, R-B7 ch & mate; 0-1

    [Game "6"]
    [Event "GBR tour sim"]                        r n b q k b n r   r #   #   #   #
    [Site "Great Britain"]                        p p p p #   p p   p p p   # k b K
    [Date "1872.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     #   #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   # p #   r
    [White "Fisher"]                                # B # P #   #     #   # p #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   #   #   #     #   #   # n #
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P   P P P P   P   #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R N B Q #   # R

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 BxN, RxB; 4 PxP, P-Q4; 5 Q-R5 ch, P-N3;
    6 PxP, RxP; 7 N-K2, N-B3; 8 Castles, B-KN5; 9 QxP, R-R3; 10 Q-Q3, P-K5;
    11 Q-K3, Q-R5; 12 P-KR3, BxN; 13 QxB, N-Q5; 14 Q-Q1, N-B6 ch; 15 K-R1, QxP ch;
    16 PxQ, RxP ch; 17 K-N2, R-R7 ch; 18 K-N3, B-Q3 ch; 19 K-N4, R-R5 ch;
    20 K-B5, R-R4 ch; 21 K-N6, R-N4 ch; 22 K-R6, B-B1 ch; 23 K-R7, K-B2;
    24 R-R1, B-N2; 0-1

    [Game "7"]
    [Event "The Hague"]                           r n b q k b n r     #   #   r k #
    [Site "The Hague"]                            p p p p #   p p   #   #   #   p p
    [Date "1873.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # p #   #   #
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     p   # p #   #
    [White "D Hermann"]                             # B # P #   #   P #   # b #   #
    [Black "Wilhelm Steinitz"]                    #   #   #   #     # r P   q   # P
    [Result "0-1"]                                P P P P   P P P     P   #   R P #
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   R   #   # Q K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 PxP, N-KB3; 4 N-KB3, P-K5; 5 N-K5, P-Q4;
    6 B-N3, BxP; 7 P-Q3, B-Q3; 8 B-KB4, Q-K2; 9 P-Q4, P-B4; 10 P-QB3, Castles;
    11 Castles, N-B3; 12 NxN, PxN; 13 BxB, QxB; 14 P-KR3, QR-N1; 15 PxP, QxP;
    16 N-Q2, P-QR4; 17 P-QR4, P-K6; 18 PxP, QxP ch; 19 R-B2, N-K5; 20 NxN, BxN;
    21 Q-KB1, RxB; 0-1

    [Game "8"]
    [Event "New Orleans"]                         r n b q k b n r   R b k #   #   #
    [Site "New Orleans"]                          p p p p #   p p   # p #   #   #
    [Date "1848.??.??"]                             #   #   #   #     # P #   #   p
    [Round "?"]                                   #   #   p p #     #   #   p   #
    [White "Morphy, Paul"]                          # B # P #   #     #   # B #   #
    [Black "Morphy, Alonzo"]                      #   #   #   #     # Q P P # P #
    [Result "1-0"]                                P P P P   P P P     #   #   #   P
    [ECO "C23"]                                   R N B Q K   N R   #   q   #   B K

    {Bishop's Opening, Calabrese Counter-Gambit}
    1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 B-B4, P-KB4; 3 PxP, N-KB3; 4 N-QB3, P-Q4; 5 NxP, B-B4;
    6 NxN ch, QxN; 7 P-Q3, BxP; 8 N-B3, B-N5; 9 B-Q5, P-B3; 10 B-K4, N-Q2;
    11 Castles, P-KR3; 12 P-B3, Castles QR; 13 P-N4, B-N3; 14 P-QR4, P-R3;
    15 Q-N3, BxN; 16 BxB, P-N4; 17 B-K3, P-N5; 18 BxNP, B-B2; 19 B-B3, KR-N1;
    20 B-K4, R-N5; 21 P-B3, R-N2; 22 P-N5, RPxP; 23 PxP, N-N3; 24 PxP, QR-N1;
    25 R-B2, Q-Q1; 26 R-R8 ch, B-N1; 27 BxN, RxP ch; 28 RxR, RxR ch;
    29 KxR, Q-N4 ch; 30 K-R1, Q-B8 ch; 31 B-N1, 1-0

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #45

    Poemander

    Concerning the above, font needs to be courier new, regular, size 10, and the style traditional, in Word, for the board position proportions, to tidy up a copy. It then comes up well as PDF booklets. This is an interesting opening, long in disrepute but fun. A case in point for comparing the two encodings, output by CT&PM, as a learning tool for descriptive notation.

    It has been some time, but I am revising much, finding many bugs, adding useful capabilities, help facilities more optional, and cosmetics - a slow job with work commitments, but commuting time well spent and more entertaining. Those using what is currently available may be pleased to know a new version is not far away. Databases compiled will be upward compatible, but annotation will be corrected according to CT&PM's Export 8 standard under the Unorthodox Specifications option in the main menu (including ECO tags, nested commentry, traditional punctuation with ! & ?, and such mods as seem dictated by popular useage and utility.)

    Of course, retain all original downloaded PGN for recompiling DATABASES in the future, or for reference or other requirements.


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