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Karlis Alexander Ozols vs Peter Reid
7th olm final (1937), Stockholm SWE, rd 7, Aug-04
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25)  ·  1-0


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Aug-06-04  white pawn: Whoops!
Oct-15-04  WMD: A bizarre game. Reid blunders with 6...Be6 allowing 7.d4 exd4 8.exd4 and Black must lose a piece. Oblivious, Ozols prefers 7.Nd5? so Reid offers another piece and this time it's accepted!

According to the book The Lost Olympiad, Black resigned after 8.Nxb4.

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  profK: Karlis lived a long time in Australia and 1.c4 was his near only first move.
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  Sally Simpson: I as Black had this exact same position (via a different move order) with White to move in a 1988 League Match.

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I sat there horrified waiting for him to play d4 and the coming pawn fork on d5.

He castled(?). I was so releived at not dropping a piece without a shred of counter-play I offered a draw.

My current score v this lad was 3-0 (all with me as Black) he shook my hand off accepting the draw.

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  fredthebear: <WMD> and <Sally Simpson> Thank you for commenting on the pending pawn fork 7.d4 threatening d5 hitting two Black minor pieces.

The other fork available in the game above occurs after the recapture 8...BxNb4 9.Qa4+ picking up the loose bishop. Such queen check and forks on the flank are a common opening trap.

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