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A Casellato vs S Alma
"Alma Mater" (game of the day Sep-29-2007)
corr (1969), ?
King's Gambit: Accepted. Hanstein Gambit (C38)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-29-07  Guguni: Very couragous to sacrifice without any forced continuation in that position.
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  cruelite: why doesn't black play 19... Bxg3? i cannot figure it out.
Sep-29-07  IT4LICO: One continuation on Bxg3 could be
19..Bxg3 20 Qf7+ Kd7 21 Rd1+ Bd6 22 e5

(or 21 ..Kc6 22 Rf6+ Bd6 23 e5, and its king hunt) I don't see anything forcing, but i think white has a good attack...

Sep-29-07  leow: the sacrifice is courageous but also desperate. white hade to break op the black pawn structure, or he would have had no play at all.
Sep-29-07  psmith: I don't think 19. Bxg3 is sound at all.
Sep-29-07  pawnofdoom: Cool game filled with unsound sacrifices. The pun is great, but I don't find this game is as impressive as all the other games of the days.
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  kevin86: Funny how the heavy pieces went at it tooth and nail,but the game is decided by the passed pawns on the queenside-unmoved as they were.
Sep-29-07  wanabe2000: I enjoyed playing over this game!
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  fm avari viraf: <cruelite: why doesn't Black play 19...Bxg3? I cannot figure it out> Since 19...Bxg3 20.Qf7+ Kd7 21.Rad1+ Bd6 22.e5! or 21...Kc6 then 22.Qxe7. The choice is yours.
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  Crowaholic: <fm avari viraf: Since 19...Bxg3 20.Qf7+ Kd7 21.Rad1+ Bd6 22.e5!>

I looked at this line but still don't get it. Isn't Black fine after 22. ..Qg8!, e.g. 23. exd6 Qxf7 24. Rxf7 cxd6 (or 24. dxc7+? Qd5!) ?

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