View Full Version : Perplexing end to Bundesliga game

Phil Bourke
06-10-2008, 10:12 PM
The finish to this game has me scratching my head, Black has been winning for a while and then makes some blunders and White resigns. Just wondering if anyone has read of anything to explain the mysterious finish.

Event: Bundesliga 2008-9
Site: Trier GER
Date: 2008.10.05
Round: 2
White: Svetushkin, D.
Black: Acs, P.
Result: 0-1
ECO: D11
WhiteElo: 2588
BlackElo: 2542
PlyCount: 148
EventDate: 2008.10.03

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Nc3 e6 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 Nbd7 8. Bd3
Bb4 9. a3 Ba5 10. O-O O-O 11. Rd1 Qe7 12. b4 Bc7 13. Bb2 Nb6 14. c5 Nbd7 15.
Qe2 e5 16. e4 exd4 17. exd5 dxc3 18. Qxe7 cxb2 19. Rab1 Rae8 20. Qxe8 Rxe8 21.
d6 Bd8 22. Rxb2 g6 23. Re2 Rxe2 24. Bxe2 Ne4 25. Re1 Kf8 26. Bg4 Nef6 27. Bf3
h5 28. g3 Ne8 29. Rc1 Ng7 30. b5 Ne6 31. bxc6 bxc6 32. Bxc6 Ndxc5 33. Kg2 Bb6
34. Rd1 Nd8 35. Bb5 Ne4 36. Bc4 Bc5 37. d7 Nf6 38. Rd3 Ke7 39. Bb5 Nb7 40. Rf3
Bb6 41. Bc6 Nd6 42. d8=Q+ Bxd8 43. Re3+ Kf8 44. Rd3 Bc7 45. Rf3 Nf5 46. Rc3 Bb6
47. a4 Ke7 48. Rd3 Nd6 49. Rb3 Nfe4 50. Rb2 f5 51. Rc2 Kf6 52. f4 Ke6 53. Kf3
Nf6 54. Ra2 Nde4 55. a5 Bd4 56. a6 Kd6 57. Bb7 Bc3 58. Bc8 Nc5 59. Rc2 Nd5 60.
g4 Nb3 61. Kf2 Nd4 62. Rc1 Bd2 63. Rb1 Bxf4 64. gxh5 gxh5 65. Rb7 Be3+ 66. Kf1
Ne7 67. Rd7+ Ke6 68. Rxd4+ Nxc8 69. Rh4 Nd6 70. Rxh5 Nf7 71. Ke2 Bg5 72. h4 Bh6
73. Kf1 Ke7 74. Ke2 Be3 0-1

06-10-2008, 10:17 PM
That is really strange.
Hm... sometimes I resign when I'm in a losing position and really bored. Maybe white was really bored and thought they were going to lose via some complicated tactic?

Kevin Bonham
06-10-2008, 11:42 PM
I reckon that the game was played on some kind of transmitter board and the players started analysing on the board creating bogus moves that were never actually played - not an uncommon problem. Most likely the last three moves (73...Ke7 74.Ke2 Be3) were never actually played and white had already resigned by that stage on account of his rook being trapped.

Bill Gletsos
07-10-2008, 12:05 AM
Given whites Rook is trapped after 72. Bh6 White most likely resigned at that point. Moves 73 onwards are probably just moves picked up by the electronic board during analysis as Kevin has suggested.

Phil Bourke
07-10-2008, 02:27 AM
Thanks fellows, a logical answer. I had thought that somehow the resignation would switch off the transmitter part of the board. I can see a new directive where DGT boards are being used. No analysis upon completing your game :)