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1.f4 isn't it, entombing the h8 rook?
Anybody recall the wall poster in the music shop in Wayne's World? "No Stairway To Heaven".
Now that'd be a good pub quiz question.
That's right Tomf4 is the move White is about to play - it (and a whole bunch of moves more) had all been prepared in advance by Polu
In the Burgess, Nunn & Emms book "The Mammoth Book of The World's Greatest Chess Games", 18.f4 is annotated as '!!' But I don't see an obvious alternative for white. The imprisonment concept is clearly implied and instigated by 17.h4!! - genuinely an excellently excellent move - whereas white had instead the materialistic alternative pxb on move 17. But I see no real alternative on move 18, that would justify the double exclamation marks.Or am I missing something?
Perhaps B&N were just copying Polu's own annotations. He gave himself a "!!" for both 17. h4 and 18. f4.Maybe he thought the whole concept was worth 4 !s
I usually award my moves a few *#@*s.
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