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Andrew Gilfillan vs I McNab
SNCL Div 1 Castlehill 1-Castlehill 2 (1994)
Latvian Gambit: General (C40)  ·  1-0


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  patzer2: 17. ...Nxe5?? is a blunder. Although white still has the initiative, 17. ...gxf5 is black's best try for counterplay.
Jan-24-05  InspiredByMorphy: Blacks opening strategy seems a little strange to me. I like the looks of 5. ...g6 6.O-O Bg7 7.Bg5 O-O
Jan-24-05  Saruman: By the way whats wrong with 8.♗xg6? Is it drawish? Black atleast has the chance of falling for the humiliating mate after 8.-d6?? 9.♗h6+ ♔g8 10.♗f7#.
Jan-24-05  InspiredByMorphy: <Saruman> 8.Bxg6 Bxg6 and the position looks equal.
Jan-24-05  Saruman: <IBM> Thanks for your in-depth analysis :-)
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  tpstar: 8. Bxg6!? hxg6 9. Nxg6+ Kg7 10. Nxh8 Kxh8 or 10 ... Qxh8 gives White R & 2P for B & N, but those Kingside Pawns are scary. White would have better chances in the endgame, unless Black could liven up the middlegame. Instead White utilized those 2 pieces very effectively after winning the opening.

I prefer the simple 4. ef making Black justify the early Pawn sacrifice.

Jan-25-05  Saruman: <tpstar> right white seem to have some advantage after that.
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  tpstar: Tony Palmer-Les Leroy Smith (Kalamazoo 3/11/06): Sweetness (1. e4), sweetness I was only joking when I said (1 ... e5)/I'd like to smash every tooth in your head (2. Nf3)/Oh sweetness (2 ... f5), sweetness I was only joking when I said (3. Nxe5)/By rights you should be bludgeoned in your bed (3 ... Nf6!?)/And now I know how Joan of Arc felt (4. ef)/Now I know how Joan of Arc felt [last book move]/As the flames rose to her Roman nose (4 ... Bc5)/And her Walkman started to melt (5. d4)/Oh bigmouth (5 ... Bb6), la la la la la (6. Nf3)/Bigmouth [6. Bg5!? ], la la la la (6 ... 0-0) [ ]/Bigmouth strikes again (7. Bd3 Re8+)/I've got no right (8. Be3 Nd5) to take my place [8 ... d5!? ] in the human race (9. Bc4 1-0) - The Smiths + Fritz 7, "Bigmouth Strikes Again"

Goodbye and Thank You ;>D

Sep-08-06  schnarre: An interseting line for White!
Jul-13-09  WhiteRook48: 7 Nf7 doesn't that win
Apr-02-12  master of defence: What´s wrong with 7. Nf7?
Apr-02-12  jhelix70: <WhiteRook48>
<master of defence>

My silicon friend (Fritz) evaluates the position after 7. Nf7 Qe8 8. Nxh8 Nxh5 as roughly equal. The N on h8 is trapped and won't escape, so black ends up with two pieces for a rook.

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