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Philip Stuart Milner-Barry vs Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander
Cambridge (1932)
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Pierce Gambit (C28)  ·  0-1


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  GrahamClayton: 21...♗d4 is the key move, as it

a) attacks the White Knight

b) block's White threat to win a piece with 22. d8(♕)+

c) removes g1 as an escape square for the White King.

22. ♕d4 allows 22..♕f3+ & 23...♕g2#

Sep-12-11  rwbean: There are lots of mistakes according to Houdini ... the three main improvements are:

7... Nxd4 8. Bxf4 Bg7 9 Be3 Qf6 (+1.26) ... 8. ed Bg4 9. Qd2 is +0.07

15. Bf1 Bxf1 16. d6 Bh3 17. Kh1 Bh8 18. dxe7 Qd5 19. Qe2 (-0.36) ... 15 ... Qxd5 is >+2

16 ... Qh5 (+5.76) (17. d5 is just -1.99)

Dec-20-11  King Death: <rwbean> Modern theory seems to indicate that Houdini's 7...Nd4 is an improvement: M S Tseitlin vs D Marciano, 1993. This was a nice win for Black against a specialist in the Vienna.

Black's 21...Bd4 is a beautiful interference move, though even the simpler 21...Bf6 looks good enough to do the job. Once the pawn is stopped, White is down material and his attack his gone.

Dec-01-12  ForeverYoung: I was looking at this game and thinking how is Alexander going to get out of this one? Some heroic defense in this game!
Mar-15-16  morfishine: 15.Kh1??

<15.d6> at once

Exciting game nonetheless


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