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Alvis Vitolinsh vs Alexander Khalifman
Ch URS (select) (1984), Borzhomi (Georgia)
Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-29-04  Rowson: I just can't see white getting enough compensation for the Night is this opening!! it's probably not worth playing at GM level of competition.
Oct-21-05  azaris: The result of the game is not indicative of the success in the opening. After 13.f5 I don't see that Black has anything other than a two pawn deficit.

As for the compensation: two pawns, an uncastled king, and a pawn center is enough compensation for a minor piece.

Mar-27-06  alphee: I saw this openning for the first time is Chris Baker's book "Startling Opening Repertoire for white". I am not a strong chess player and I use it when encountering the Petrov defense as it usualy destabilise the opponent. 4. ♘xf7 looks quite weird for most players and sometimes it works well if you are prepared for it as White.
Apr-20-07  PolishPentium: Your brazen and audacious PP likes the sac, but it seems White did not follow it up with substantial enough vigo(u)r. One of 5 Bc4+ (castle ASAP) or 5 Nc3 (protect the e-file pawn) seems better before the d-pawn advance.

Later, 17 h4 would be a great prelude to 18 Bh6+ (!) The B cannot be taken safely, on account of 18...KxB 19 g5+, forking King and Queen with check and thus winning the dame.

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  whiteshark: <15. c3> was not the strongest continuation, I guess. Nevertheless <16. Qg2?> was a weaker move.
Apr-23-08  NM James Schuyler: 5. Bc4+ is a blunder that runs into 5...d5 6.ed Bd6 with almost no compensation for white.
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