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Claudia Freundorfer vs Andrea Schweiger
Ingolstadt BEM D2 (04) (1991)  ·  Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-29-04
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  tpstar: I am skeptical about White's exchange sacrifice here (19. Rxe4!? Nxe4 20. Qxe4) which worked brilliantly after 20 ... Qxa2? 21. Bxh6! because 21 ... gxh6 22. Qg6+ with at least a draw for White. Instead 20 ... Qf5 21. Qc4+ Qd5 ends any Kingside attack. Black should have given the Bc5 an escape square with ... a6 before.

gus77rgd-tpstar0 (Yahoo 5/28/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Ng5!? 0-0 6. c3 h6 7. Nf3 d5 8. ed Nxd5 9. Nbd2 Nf4 10. 0-0 Bb6 11. Ne1 Bf5 12. Ndf3 g5 13. Bxf4 exf4 14. d4 Ne7 15. Nd3 Nd5 16. Nde5 c6 17. Re1 Qf6 18. Bd3 Rad8 19. h3 h5 20. Nh2 Bxd3 21. Nxd3 Qh6 22. Ne5 f6 23. Nef3 Rfe8 24. Rxe8+ Rxe8 25. Kf1 Qg6 26. a4 Bc7 27. Qb3 Qd3+ 28. Kg1 b6 29. Rd1 Qf5 30. Re1 Rxe1+ 31. Nxe1 Kg7 32. Qc2 Qxc2 33. Nxc2 Kg6 and Black won (0-1).

Jan-17-05  rochade18: White opens very weakly, losing a tempo in a boring symmetrical line. But did black use his extra-tempo well with 8..Be6? I don't think so.
Jan-18-05  Saruman: I like 26.Bxg7+ and 27.Ne6+.
Apr-09-05
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  tpstar: 2435-tpstar (ChessAnytime 4/7/05): 5. h3 d6 6. Ng5!? 0-0 7. 0-0 h6 8. Nf3 Na5 9. b3!? Nxc4 10. bxc4 Qe7 11. Bd2 Bb6 12. Qc1 Kh7 13. Nc3 c6 14. Na4 Bc7 15. Be3 Ne8 16. Re1 f5 17. ef Bxf5 18. Bf4!? Qf6 19. Bg3 Bxh3! 20. gxh3 Qxf3 21. Re3 Qf5 22. Kh2 Nf6 and Black won (0-1).
Apr-09-05
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  tpstar: 2718-tpstar (ChessAnytime 4/7/05): 5. Ng5!? 0-0 6. Nc3 h6 7. Nf3 d6 (7 ... a6) 8. h3 a6 9. a3 Qe7 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. Bxd5 Ne8 12. 0-0 c6 13. Bc4 Kh7 14. b4 Ba7 15. Nh2 f5 16. ef Bxf5 17. Qh5 Bg6 18. Qe2 Qh4!? 19. Be3 (19. Nf3 Qh5) Bh5 20. Qd2 d5 21. Bxa7 Rxa7 22. Bb3 b5 23. Qe3 Re7 (an interesting constellation of pieces) 24. Qc5 Be2? (24 ... Rf5) 25. Rfe1 Bh5 26. Qe3 d4 27. Qe4+ Qxe4 28. Rxe4 Bg6 29. Rh4!? Ne6 30. Rf1 Nf4 31. Ng4 Be8 32. Kh1 Rf5 33. Re1?! Ng6 and Black won (0-1).
Aug-28-05
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  tpstar: DemonEyes-tpstar (FICS 8/28/05): 5. Ng5!? 0-0 6. Nc3 h6 7. Nf3 a6 8. a4 d6 9. h3 Be6 10. Bxe6 fxe6 11. 0-0 Qe8 12. Bd2 Nh5 13. Qc1!? Nf4 14. Kh2 Nxh3! 15. gxh3 (15. Kxh3 Qh5+ 16. Nh4 g5; 16. Kg3 Rf6) Rxf3 16. Be3 Qh5 17. Ne2 Rxh3+ 18. Kg2 Qf3+ 19. Kg1 Rh1# 0-1.
Mar-10-06
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  tpstar: DWRJ-tpstar (FICS 3/10/06): 5. Ng5!? 0-0 6. Nd2 h6 7. Ngf3 d6 8. h3 a6 9. Nh4?! Na5 10. Bd5 c6 11. Bc4 Nxc4 12. Nxc4 Nxe4! (finally) 13. dxe4 Qxh4 14. Qf3 f5 and Black won (0-1).
Feb-22-10
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  bubuli55: 21...Rxf3 is an easy win for Black
Mar-01-10
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  whiteshark: <bubuli55: <21...Rxf3 is an easy win for Black>> O rly?

After e.g. <21...Rxf3 22.Qxf3 gxh6 23.Qg3+ Kh8 24.Qxc7 Qxb2 25.Qxb7 Qxc2 26.Qxb6>


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I won't deny a material surplus for Black ♘ vs ♙♙, but I doubt that it's going to be an easy win.

Mar-17-10
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  bubuli55: check this out. 21...Rxf3 22.Qxf3 gxh6 23.Qg3+ Kh8 24.Qxc7 Qd5 25.Qxb7 Rb8 26.Qc7 Rg8 27.Qh2 Nd4

would that be easy enough to win?

Jun-02-10  Atking: Is 7.Nd5 h6 8.h4!? possible? The plan c3-a3-b4 Ra2 eventually after g3-f3 Rg2 and Nh3 looks slow but Ng5 is still there for a long.
Jun-30-11
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  FSR: I agree with tpstar that 20...Qf5 would have made White's exchange sac look stupid. I don't like Black's plan with ...d5, though. He should use the f file with 13...Qf7 preparing ...Nh5-f4.
Jul-03-13
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  Abdel Irada: <tpstar: Black should have given the Bc5 an escape square with ... a6 before.>

Agreed. Preserving that bishop (in this case by 10. ...a6 or even 10. ...a5) is among the themes in this kind of position, although White can still eliminate the bishop with 11. Be3.

Meanwhile, I also agree with <FSR>: Exchanging bishops on e6 is thematic in closed Giuoco positions, but not with the inconsistent idea of ...d5. Black should play for a kingside attack of her own; opening the center only blunts this weapon.

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