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Last week, HeroicPatch got his prize for solving the Puzzle of the Week, and now it's Ruban's turn! Per Ruban's request, the PinkHamster talks about the fun chess tactic called a "Windmill" (also known as a "Seesaw"), by showing two cool examples: one exaggerated fantasy position, and a famous game in which the 2nd World Champion lost because of the Windmill Tactic!
The main part of the show is dedicated to the "Game of the Century," which was played by a 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in 1956 against former US Champion Donald Byrne. While the PinkHamster selected this game because young Fischer used a Windmill tactic as a part of his brilliant positional Queen Sacrifice, the game is interesting for a myriad of reasons. Make sure to check it out!!
Of course, no show is complete without a PinkHamster battle! After the Hamster was defeated last week due in part to a mouseslip (but due in greater part to the excellent play of his kid opponent!), he vows to be more disciplined this week, thinking more, talking a little less, and increasing his focus. Will the hamster once again be toppled, or will he re-start his "undefeated" streak from scratch? This week, his opponents were SaltyGroundhog, space_geek, SuperSmash, Ruban, and naman123.
Make sure to watch these exciting games!
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