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 By Ralph  Betza. A Visit to Nemoroth. Ralph visits Nemoroth in a dream, and reports a game by its greatest champion.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
nnz wrote on 2013-03-01 UTC
Doesn't 4. ...Lg7-f6 cause the Basilisk at e8 to petrify the Leaf Pile?

George Duke wrote on 2008-10-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Nemeroth was rerun every October at least in a Comment for several years. Often left out of Betza's greatness is fact of Ralph's inclusion of annotated game, or most of one, in large majority of write-ups.

George Duke wrote on 2007-09-23 UTC
Incredibly Nemoroth has not been Commented for 5 years. It was so popular in year 2002 that there were requests to rerun it on Halloween. The one Comment immediately here gives a full game score of Nemoroth. It is not so easy to find, or re-create, the move of the Basilisk and the Ghast and the Mummy, and this is the only information page on them, but they are all described or implicit within, or we can consult John Lawson. RBetza' tale also leads into full game score, and over-all he is always the most conscientious in doing so, including full or partial games by moves in up to half his write-ups 1996-2003.

John Lawson wrote on 2002-10-19 UTC
Ben Good and I actually played four games of Nemoroth. Two ended early due to oversights, but below you will find the score of the first game we played. The notation is a combination of mine and Mousambani's, but should be readily interpretable. This game was moderated by Ralph Betza, who let us know right away when we had done something wrong. You will not see the illegal moves that had to be redone. The major problem with illegal moves involved the Basilisk and Ghast, and forgetting that their powers affect the owning player as much as the opposing player. This is obviously not an example of fine play, and is presented as is. Nemoroth Lawson vs. Good S: 4-28-02 1. Bd3~c2,e2 Hab6 2. L:Hb2 Wa5 3. Lb3(Mb2) Wb5 4. Lb4 L:Hc7 5. L:wb5 Ld6(Mc7)~ 6. Gf3 Bf6~e7,g7 7. Gh5 Hd6* 8. Ab3 Be4~d2,f2* 9. Bc5~b7,d7 Ag8!,pHg6,Le8,W^,H^* 10. Ae1 Bd5~e6 11. Ae1!,pHc3,pHe3,pHg3,Lg1 Ha5 12. Ac4 Hb4 13. Ac4!,La6,Bc6(~b8,d8),Be6,pHc2,Ha4 Bd4* 14. Bb5*~a4,c4 Be2 15. Ad2 Bd3 16. Gf3 Bc1~d2* 17. Gd1 Ben's comment: After 16...Be1~d2, 17.Gd1 still wins the game. I can play 17...Bf2 which in fact is forced), but the B will still be compelled on move 18 and will have no moves left. a b c d e f g h +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+ | | | | | | | | | | | pa | | pg | l | | a | | 8 | | | | | | | | | +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+ | | | | | | | | | | | ph | m | ph | ph | | | | 7 | | | | | | | | | +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+ | | | | | | | | | | L w | | | pl | ph | | ph | | 6 | | | | | | | | | +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+ | | | | | | | | | | | B | | | | | | | 5 | | | | | | | | | +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+ | | | | | | | | | | ph | | pA | | | pH | | | 4 | | | | | | | | | +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | pH | | 3 | | | | | | | | | +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+ | | M | | | | | | | | H |pH pH | | pA | | | H | H | 2 | | | | | | | | | +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+ | | | | | | | | | | W | | B | G | | | L | W | 1 | | | | | | | | | +------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+

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