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Bozidar Kazic vs B Vukovic
Tournament (candidates) (1940), Yugoslavia
Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55)  ·  1-0
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Apr-13-04  capanegra: My God, what a thrashing.
Apr-13-04  iron maiden: What a game! In the final position White is down a queen and a rook!
Jul-01-05  AdrianP: Just fantastic!
Dec-14-05  MorphyMatt: It's just like Muller-Bayer, London 1911: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4!? exd4 5. 0-0 Bc5 (5. Nxe4? Re1) 6. e5 d5!? 7. exf6 dxc4 8. Re1+ Kf8? (8... Be6 is better) 9. Bg5! gxf6 10. Bh6+ Kg8 11. Nc3! Bf8 (11... dxc3?? 12. Qxd8+ Nxd8 13. Re8+ Bf8 14. Rxf8#) 12. Nxd4! Nxd4?! (12... Bxh6 is stronger) 13. Qxd4!! Bf5 (13... Qxd4?? 14. Re8! Qd6 15. Nd5! fatally overloads the queen, with mate to follow on f8 or f6) 14. Qf4 Bxc2? (14... Bxh6 is still better) 15. Rad1!! Bd6 (15... Bxd1?? 16. Qg3+ Bg7 17. Qxg7#) 16. Nd5!! Bxf4?? 17. Re8+!! Qxe8 18. Nxf6#
Apr-25-06  dakgootje: that finish! brilliant!
Jan-28-10
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  GrahamClayton: 15.♘d7! - a brilliant quiet move amongst the checks.
Aug-05-10  binno: mmmh. Maybe 15.Nd7 is not so quiet.
Sep-28-11  Llawdogg: Wow! 14 Nxe5! was a brilliant queen sacrifice.
Dec-13-13  blackburne: ┐Vladimir Vukovic?
Mar-26-14  ralph46: <morphymatt > 5 .. Nxe4 is not a mistake it is theory lol on 6 Re1 d5 a well known variation in 2 knights defence Anyhow in max lange attack 8 .. Kf8 ??? is a big mistake just about gives white a winning advantage
Jan-11-16  Amarande: The fatal mistake was actually 12 ... b6??, after which there is a sharp shift in evaluation towards a winning advantage for White - not, as played, after 13 c3? (this actually gives Black a second chance, which he squandered, as after 13 ... Ne5?? 14 Nxe5! it is indeed all over), but 13 Nxd4! - if now 13 ... Bxd1 14 Nxc6, and Black must return the Queen to avoid mate, losing a piece in the net reckoning e.g., 14 ... Bf8 15 Nxd8 Bxh6 16 Raxd1, but there is little better, e.g., if instead 13 ... Ne5 then 14 Nc6 and Black has little choice but to take the Queen, and after 14 ... Bxd1 15 Nxd8 Ng4 (mate was threatened) 16 Raxd1 Nxh6 17 Rd7 is in a hopeless situation despite the pawn plus.

After, instead, the consolidating 12 ... Be7 (another good line is 11 ... Bf5 also followed by Be7 in response to 12 Ne4), Black's position is quite solid and White's game is already quite likely lost as the attack is nearly out of gas and he is two pawns down. Indeed, it's doubtful that the 9 Bg5?! continuation is even sound at all; better is to exchange 9 fxg7+ which appears to lead to chances for both sides and a nearly even game based on a cursory silicon analysis of the resulting position.

May-19-18
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  takchess: A puzzle at 14.
Mar-11-19  Jimmy720: White missed 13. Nxd4.
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