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Andrew J Bigg vs Thomas Clarke
British Championship (2004), Scarborough ENG, rd 3, Aug-04
Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. Balogh Defense (A82)  ·  1-0


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  fredthebear: 2...f5 is the Balogh Defense, which is considered dubious, better for White but the White player often does not know much if any theory on it. When White plays 3.Nc3 it transposes to the Staunton Gambit against the Dutch Defense, which a well-versed defender should be able to handle but White often does well with the initiative.

White dominates the center in this game. The Black king sure spends a lot of time strolling about the queenside in this match while his rooks sit on the back rank. It's yet another case of the castled king winning.

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  fredthebear: The hole on e6 is quite costly for Black. White's knights are well-placed there.
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  fredthebear: For those wondering about the finish, 39...Rb2+ leads nowhere and leaves the Rh8 hanging. Black must deal with the passed f7-pawn.

The exchange sequence on the back rank has a sting in the tail. 39...RxRe8 40.f7xRe8=Q RxQe8 41.Nc7+ forks and wins the last Re8.

If Black first moves 39...K (anywhere but Kb5) to avoid the knight fork check on c7, White plays 40.RxRh8. Then 40...RxRh8 41.f8=Q RxQf8 42.NxRf8 leaves White with the extra knight and a passed g-pawn to tie up the only remaining Black knight.

So, the passed pawn on f7 is going to cost Black both his rooks in exchange for f-pawn and rook as described above, or Black loses just one rook for no compensation and then allows White to promote to a new queen.

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  fredthebear: Next show time is at 7 PM. Admission is free. Bring a friend, or some honey. Fredthebear gets a bit lonely in the woods by himself.
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  keypusher: <fredthebear: Next show time is at 7 PM. Admission is free. Bring a friend, or some honey. Fredthebear gets a bit lonely in the woods by himself.>

:-) I've gotten used to it. Lasker vs Blackburne, 1896

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