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James E Cobb vs Michael Adams
4NCL (2002), West Bromwich ENG, rd 1, Nov-23
Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45)  ·  0-1


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Premium Chessgames Member The Week in Chess ( provides some interesting analysis of this game:

<Cobb,J (2318) - Adams,M (2745) [C44]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 dxc3 7.Qb3 Qd7 8.Re1!

<A new move and according to Michael Adams a good one. [8.Qxc3 was previously regarded as normal going back to Anderssen,A - Eichborn,L Breslau 1852.]>

8...Na5 9.Qxc3 Nxc4 10.Qxg7 f6 11.Qxh8 Qf7 12.b3 Bg4 13.bxc4 Bxf3 14.Nd2 Bg4 15.Nb3 Bb6 16.Bb2 0-0-0 17.h3 Bd7 18.c5 dxc5 19.e5 c4 20.Nd4 Qg6

<20...Bxh3!? Adams.>


<21.Re3 with the idea of 22.Rg3 was unclear or perhaps better for white.>


<Now Black is in control.>

22.Nf3 Bc6 23.e7 Re8 24.Kh1 Ba5 25.Re3 c3

<26.Ba3 Nxe7 traps the white queen. 0-1>>

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  InspiredByMorphy: Whats the continuation for black after 14.gxf3 ?
Nov-10-04  tayer: <InspiredByMorphy> 14. ... ♗d4
Jan-12-17  Clement Fraud: Is this the definitive way for black to tackle the "Haxo Gambit"?
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