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Hans-Joachim Hecht vs Raymond Keene
"To Hecht with It" (game of the day Aug-31-2008)
Teesside (1972), Thornaby-on-Tees ENG, rd 9, Apr-27
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1


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Jun-19-06  Marmot PFL: A game well worth study for any Sicilian player.
Aug-31-08  Bobsterman3000: I make that Rb8 move all the time, but it never works out like this for me...
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  Once: A modern transposes to a closed sicilian.

There is a good chance that our game with GMAN can transpose to this one by move five.

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  Domdaniel: <Once> It may seem trivial but don't forget this page can be read by anyone -- unlike forums and the challenge page. Not that you're giving away trade secrets, or anything ...

BTW, I agree with a lot of what you've said, over there.

Aug-31-08  medstu56: poor title, it implies Hecht wins
Aug-31-08  YouRang: The notation says: <There was still tough resistance possible with 30 Nhg2 Nxe5 31 gxf5 Nf3+ 32 Kh1 Bf8 33 fxg6 hxg6 34 c4 Rb8 35 Rc2, although Black should win with 35...Bc5! planning ...Bd4 and an advance of the f-pawn. Note that 36 Rxc5 loses to 36...Rb1+.>

However, doing some computer checking down this line, it appears that after 31...Nf3+, white should play 32.Kg3! [diagram]

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If 32...Bg7, then 33.Nf4 Bd4 34.Rxf3 exf3 35.Rxd4 Rxe3 (unclear)

If 32...Bf8, then 33.Nh4 Bb7 34.Nxf3 exf3 35.Rd3 Bc5 36.Rxf3 Bxf3 37.Kxf3 (unclear)

Aug-31-08  Helios727: What happens after 33. Rd1 ?
Aug-31-08  The Bycote: Helios727: "What happens after 33. Rd1 ?"

After 33.Rd1? black wins easily with 33...e3 34.Rg2 e2 35.Re1 Bxd6

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  kevin86: It's funny how this game "sneaks" into the Sicilian.

Maybe it's all that Romano cheese and garlic dip around the chess table. lol

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