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Bernhard Horwitz vs Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritzky
Kieseritsky - Horwitz (1846), London ENG, rd 6
Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45)  ·  0-1


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  villasinian: Did white just miss 9. NxN ?
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  tpstar: <villasinian> Correct! The usual motif is 9 ... Qh4 forking f2 & g4 to regain the piece, but here it falls flat = 9. Nxg4 Qh4 10. Ne3. Black's whole sacrifice idea (10 ... Nxf2?!) was unsound due to 12. Bxe3 and Black can only get two Pawns for the piece with 12 ... Bxh3 (13. gxh3 Qg3+ 14. Rg2 Qxe3+ 15. Kh2, or 13. Qf3 Be6). Instead 12. Qf3? Bxf2+ lost the exchange and the game. An off day for White!
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  MichaelJHuman: In the book Ideas Behind Chess Openings, Reuben Fine suggests that the "normal line" is 4...Nf6. But there are more games in the database with Bc5, and this line appears to have been used for many years.

Perhaps over time Bc5 has become slightly preferred?

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  Poisonpawns: Alcohol must have been flowing during this game starting 8..Ng4?? 9.0-0??,10..Nxf2??,12.Qf3???,
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