[Retros] Illegal move at Dortmund?

A J Mestel A.J.Mestel at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Sun Jul 1 12:29:44 EDT 2007

I have no special knowledge of this. 1b6 could easily be a way to offer a
draw - I've done similar things.

Most likely, they were playing on an electronic board which detetcts the
movements of the pieces. Not knowing a draw had been agreed the board
might pick up if the king were knocked over while shaking hands and
replaced on the wrong square. There are lots of errors in say the
Chessbase database where incorrect moves are included....


On Sun, 1 Jul 2007, Noam Elkies wrote:

> andrew buchanan <andrew at anselan.com> writes:


>> Hope this one ends up on Tim Krabbe's site.


> I did send this to Krabbe.


> --NDE

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