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Baruch Harold Wood vs Edgar Walther
Oldenburg (1949), Oldenburg GER, rd 7, Jun-23
Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Variation (A02)  ·  1-0


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Aug-10-16  The Chess Express: Black might have tried

<<<<<9... Qe7+>>>>>

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10. <Be2> Nc6
11. d4 0-0-0
12. c3 Qe4
13. 0-0 Nxd4
14. cxd4 Bc5
15. Rf2 Bxd4

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10. Qe2 Ne5
11. Bg2 Nbc6
12. c3 O-O-O
13. d4 Nd3+
14. Kd1 Nxc1
15. Qxe7 Nxe7
16. f6 Ng8
17. Kxc1 Re8
18. Nd2 Nxf6
19. Kc2 Re2
20. Bf1 Rf2
21. Re1 h5
22. Re2 Rxe2
23. Bxe2 h4

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  offramp: From's Gambit can be deadly. A recent example is C Eichab vs D Mehmeti, 2014, where Black won in 12 moves. In this game Wood, as White, managed to ward off Black's immediate threats

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by giving up the exchange: 14. Rxf3.
But Black's attack continued. He castled queenside and opened the g- and h-files. But Wood defends extremely well. Somehow he keeps out the black queen and rooks.

Black plays as if he is disappointed that the game is not already over. In a level looking ending he makes a small error:

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39. Re2 Kf8
40. Nc5! The knight is very powerful. There is no escape for the rook!
Wood plays the rook ending very well, until

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50. d6? Rc5+
51. Kd4.
Black might have thought he was lost here.

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He should now have played

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