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Gilbert vs Vaysleder
"Gilbert Got Fried" (game of the day Apr-15-12)
Moscow (Russia) (1964)  ·  Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula Variation (C27)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-11-04  mack: I think this game deserves a bit of recognition, it's a wee bit odd
Apr-22-04  Kenkaku: <mack> No odder than any other game in the Frankenstein-Dracula.
Jul-26-09  Nullifidian: 20. ... Bc3+ is an excellent sacrifice initiating a mate in 13! I'm very impressed with Gilbert's foresight here.

The full mate is 20. ... Bc3+ 21. Kxc3 Qe5+ 22. Kd2 Qxe3+ 23. Kd1 Bxf3+ 24. Qxf3 Qxf3+ 25. Kc1 Qxh1+ 26. Kd2 Qxh2+ 27. Kc3 Qe5+ 28. Pd4 Qe3+ 29. Kb4 Qxd4+ 30. Pc4 Qd2+ 31. Ka3 Re3 32. Any Move Qa5#

Apr-15-12  newzild: We've had a few Frankie-Dracs recently. All have been quite fun.
Apr-15-12  capablancakarpov: Today Gilbert tries to win for the 3rd year in a row the Amstel Gold Race... funny!
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  SuperPatzer77: After 20...Bc3+!, White resigns in lieu of (see moves below:)

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1) 21. Kxc3 Nb5+!, 22. Kc4 Qxe3, 23. Qh4+ Kc8, 24. d4 Qd2!! (with the idea Nd6#), 25. Kxb5 (25. Qg3 (preventing Nd6#) d5+!, 26. Kxb5 only move Qa5#) Qa5+, 26. Kc4 a6#

2) 21. bxc3 Qxe3+, 22. Kd1 Bxf3+, 23. Qxf3 only move Qxf3+, 24. Kc1 Qxh1+ 25. Kb2 Re1

Nice bishop sacrifice by Vaysleder


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  WannaBe: Groan... worthy of a Caissar nomination.
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  kevin86: White's position is leaking from both sides.
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