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Patrick Wolff vs Tim Wall
"The Wolff of Wall Street" (game of the day Mar-06-2014)
9th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1985), London ENG, rd 2, Aug-22
Borg Defense: General (B00)  ·  1-0
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Jan-16-09  YoungEd: This is an interesting game. Black's opening is pretty much busted by move 11, when he's purely on the defensive. I don't think I would have been brave enough to sacrifice ♖ for ♘ + ♙. My only question is why white needed the g3 move to chase the Rook to h2. All in all, nice game by Wolff.
Jan-16-09  Silverstrike: <YoungEd> I think the reason is that after the immediate 18.Re1+ Kf8 19.Bxd7 black can wriggle a little with 19...Rxf4 20.Qxf4 Qxd7.
Jan-17-09  YoungEd: I see now, <Silverstrike>. Thanks. I guess it's "smaller" moves like that which distinguish great players like Wolff (and maybe you) from hacks like me!
Jan-18-09  Silverstrike: <YoungEd> Haha :)

Don't put yourself down :)

Feb-25-14  rogl: A young wolff scaling the wall
Mar-06-14
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  offramp: Black's play was horrible.
Mar-06-14  Conrad93: Seeing a lot of Wolff games as GOTD.
Mar-06-14
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  piltdown man: Now this is an outstanding pun!
Mar-06-14
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  morfishine: Let me find a good move by Black before commenting......
Mar-06-14
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  kevin86: The opening moves were poor at best for black.

The Borg is turned on its head. After 1...g5,resistance is futile for BLACK.

Mar-06-14  YetAnotherAmateur: I'm having a hard time assimilating this opening.
Mar-06-14
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  playground player: Ah, those hinky openings--I love 'em! But I haven't yet tried the Borg. As much as I love hinky openings, I love winning better.
Jul-01-18
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  louispaulsen88888888: I like to play offbeat openings but this is too much! You must at least choose a playable deviant opening. This game is a good example of how to deal with this “defense”.
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