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Jiri Lastovicka vs Frantisek Vykydal
Brno (1971)
Alekhine Defense: Maroczy Variation (B02)  ·  0-1


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Oct-19-04  Apocalypse79: Queen's move is great!! Queen has the king move to f1 ..
Jul-25-05  woodenbishop: Totally awesome!
Dec-18-05  MorphyMatt: Is 5... Bxf2+ really sound? What about 8. Ke2 or 8. Ke1?
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  OBIT: After 6...Bxf2+ 7. Kxf2 Ng4+:

If 8. Ke1 then 8...Ne3 9. Qh5 (or 9. Qe2/f3 Nxc2+ followed by 10...Nxa1, winning material) Nxc2+ looks promising for Black, one key tactical point being 10. Kd1? Bg4+! 11. Qxg4 Ne3+. Since 10. Kf1 or 10. Kf2 would allow 10...Qf6+ followed by 11...Nxa1, 10. Ke2 has to be the best try. At this point, Black can decide whether to play gambit-style with something like 10...Nc6 11. Rb1 O-O (he has two pawns for a piece and White's position is a mess - seems like a good deal) or go for material advantage with 10...Nxa1 11. Qxe5+ Kf8, when trapping the Black knight looks awkward. In the latter line, I think at worst Black will come out with a rook and two pawns for two pieces.

Having said that, I don't see what's so bad about 8. Ke2(!). Black only gets one pawn for the piece, and the position of the White king isn't as uncomfortable as it may look at first glance. So, <MorphyMatt>, I'm inclined to agree with you - the bishop sac in this game doesn't seem sound.

Jun-26-08  JonathanJ: i think after 8. Ke2 this is a possible continuation:

8. Ke2 Qd4
9. Nb3 Qf2+
10. Kd3 Qxg2
11. Qf3 Nf2+
12. Ke2 Qxf3+
13. Nxf3 Nxh1
14. Nxe5 0-0
15. Bf4 Nxg3+
16. Bxg3 Re8

black has got the material advantage but i think he has to play very carefully.

Jun-26-08  JonathanJ: or probably:

8. Ke2 Qd4
9. Nf1 Qxd1+
10. Kxd1 Nf2+
11. Ke2 Nxh1

looks about even.

Jun-09-09  ROADDOG: ouch!
Oct-20-13  rodantero: 6...Bxf2 only leads to a draw (with best moves), but 6...Ng4!! wins. An example is below...

Baptista Paulo - Silva Antonio [B02]
Ch Portugal Lisbon (Portugal), 1999

1.e4 Nf6 2.d3 e5 3.g3 d5 4.Nd2 Bc5 5.Bg2 dxe4 6.dxe4 Ng4 7.Nh3 Bxf2+ 8.Nxf2 Ne3 9.Qh5 Nxc2+ 10.Kd1 Nxa1 11.Qxe5+ Be6 12.Qxg7 Rf8 13.b3 Nxb3 14.axb3 Nd7 15.Ba3 c5 16.e5 Qa5 17.Bxb7 Rb8 18.Nfe4 Rxb7 19.Nd6+ Ke7 20.Nxb7 Qxa3 21.Qg5+ f6 22.exf6+ Rxf6 23.Qg7+ Ke8 24.Nd6+ Kd8 25.Qh8+ Rf8 26.Qc3 Rf2 27.Qh8+ Nf8 28.Qg7 Bg4+ 29.Qxg4 Qa1+ 30.Kc2 Qa2+ 31.Kd3 Qxd2+ 32.Kc4 Qb4+ 0-1

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