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Henrique Mecking vs Michael John Basman
Hastings (1966/67), Hastings ENG, rd 5, Jan-01
Benoni Defense: Old Benoni (A43)  ·  0-1


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Oct-03-04  nikolaas: 26...Rxa3! Amazing! The point is 27.bxa3 Kf8! with the fantastic threat Qg7#.
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  ray keene: actually i think the idea is qh4 and qf6

if kf8 f5! prolongs the struggle

i watched this game being played

Oct-03-04  nikolaas: You might be right. You're also lucky that there is such a great tournament in your own country. Of niet soms?
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  AgentRgent: Indeed Mecking obviously overlooked 26...Rxa3 which is possible because of 27. bxa3 Qh4! and 28...Qf6 will be fatal. IM Basman is well known for startling tactics and creative play.
Jun-24-05  biglo: To quote Brian Karen a chess coach: "If I were a knight this would be my favorite game."
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  The Diamond: What about 23. Nxe6? That looks like it might cause Black more problems than taking the rook.
May-23-07  Raginmund: what's wrong with 9. 0-0???
Mar-01-12  Eduardo Bermudez: nikolaas: 26...Rxa3! Amazing! The point is 27.bxa3 Kf8! with the fantastic threat Qg7#.
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  Penguincw: Two really tricky knights. They forked pretty much every white heavy piece.
Jan-05-17  Eduardo Bermudez: 50 years ago !!
Jan-06-17  Bruce Graham: Bob Seeger: Working on a Night Move
Jan-06-17  SpiritedReposte: Basman the unorthodox master.
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