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Fred Dewhirst Yates vs Valentin Marin y Llovet
Hamburg ol (Men) (1930), Hamburg GER, rd 8, Jul-18
French Defense: Classical. Tartakower Variation (C13)  ·  1-0


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Aug-05-03  nateinstein: Really the only move. After 11. Bxh7 Kh8 12. Qh5 and black cannot prevent the discovered check. Or 11.. Kxh7 12. Qh5+ Kg8 13. Ng5 wins queen. A very elementary but very versatile mating net. It appears a lot in the french and is a very useful tool to have in hand.
Aug-05-03  Benjamin Lau: A standard Bxh7+ sac. Nothing special, but effective.
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  patzer2: Batsford Encyclopedia of Chess Middle Games, 1980, would classify the winning tactic with 11. Bxh7 as "Demolition of Pawn Structure," via "Sacrifice at h7(h2)." This game is a very elementary but highly instructive example of the tactical theme.

This particular Batsford Enclyclopedia of Middle Games, authored by Krogius, Livsic, Parma and Tajmanov, contains 1817 examples or puzzles from games up until that time. For this particular tactic, the book provides 48 excellent examples of the sacrifice at h7 tactic. One of the prettiest examples is from the book's number 1592, Spassky versus Geller, Riga 1965, in which one of the winning variations following the Bxh7 sacrifice takes over a dozen moves to figure out.

If you can obtain a copy of this book, you may find it useful, especially if you are rated 1700 or above. However, it is definitely not a good reference for novices as the examples are frequenlty highly complex and much is left for the reader to discover on his or her own.

Jun-18-07  srinivas6195: i believe 5...ne4 is not book but nfd7 is book
Jun-22-13  estrick: The position after 10. c4? is diagram #102 in Znosko-Borovsky's classic, "The Art of Chess Combination."

It is the first example in a whole chapter on how to sacrifice a bishop on h7. With no complicating variations, this is the simplest, most bare bones example possible.

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  zanzibar: Lombardy gives this as game #22 and attaches !! to 11.Bxh7 (a little generous, but 10...c4?? is deserved).

Lombardy attributes Black's play to "[j]ittery nerves".

Funny, I found a 1992 game, <Matsuura, Everaldo -- Goldschmidt, Bernardo> from Mar del Plata Open, where Black dragged it out to 29 moves instead of resigning at move 11.

A tad scandalleux.

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  tpstar: Happy Valentin's Day.

Black's Queenside development was somewhat lacking.

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