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Istvan Bilek vs Florin Gheorghiu
Bucharest (1968), Bucharest ROU, rd 6, Mar-18
Sicilian Defense: Closed. Botvinnik Defense I Edge Variation (B25)  ·  1-0
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Jan-15-06  mcgee: Splat. Black really walks into it after 8...O-O.
Jan-15-06
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  IMlday: I got a whole lot of points from this gambit in the period 1967-1976. As I recall, Suttles had invented it. Best play for Black, at least as regards opening preparation, may be L Day vs H Spangenberg, 1998 where 18.♘xd4 cxd4 19.b3 is probably still slightly better for White. But Black's blunder in Bilek-Gheorghui is 12..♘fd4? Instead 12..♘cd4 as in Day-Camilleri, 72-73 Correspondence Olympiad is necessary. Theory got around to recommending 8..♘d4 instead of 8..0-0 but White still has lots of play. I won a brilliancy prize at the Can. Championship for L Day vs Koliada Timour, 1994 All in all, in my opinion 8..exf4 is the best try for equality, but the line is so rarely played that the theory is all tentative. Spassky's file will have some useful examples, eg: Spassky vs Portisch, 1977 Spassky vs Timman, 1978 Spassky vs Hort, 1978
Happy hunting!
Jan-16-06  mcgee: Thanks for this Lawrence. I looked up some games after 12...Ncd4 and there were two continuations with 13 Qh5 Qf6 14 Nd5 Qg6 15 Ne7+ where Black won in spite of losing the Queen. It's an interesting line.

What is interesting is that very few people have tried 12..Ncd4 but White and Black tend to share the spoils. Lots of people have tried lines other than 12...Ncd4 and they keep on getting whupped to this day!!!!!!!

Jan-16-06
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  IMlday: <mcgee> After 12..♘cd4 13.♘d5 preventing ..♕f6 and threatening c3 looks pretty powerful.
Jul-12-10
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  GrahamClayton: After 12...♘fe7 White can play 13.♗h7+ ♔h7 14.♕h5+ ♔g8 15.♘g5 with a winning advantage.
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