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Robert Lee Hess vs Renier Gonzalez
7th Foxwoods Open (2005), Connecticut, rd 6, Mar-26
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines (B01)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-14-05  sharkbenjamin: This game must be the "poster girl" for chasing and trapping an opponent's queen. This is a really incredible game. Poor GM Renier Gonzalez must have been shocked.
Jun-14-05  muzzy: Hess must have assumed teh queen was teh king. lol
Jun-14-05  aw1988: Teh..?
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  beenthere240: 18 b5! followed by 19 b6! are two great shots that cost black a piece and ultimately the game.
Apr-14-09  YoungEd: Interesting game. Black looks more or less okay on move 15, but within 5 moves or so he's busted! Nice play by White, trapping the queen.
Jul-22-09  ToTheDeath: This is a model game for the g3 system against the Scandinavian. White puts his bishop on g2 and then opens the way for it via a queenside advance with b5.

It is a nice weapon to use against booked up Scandinavian players, promising a clear plan and a slight edge. After bashing my head against the brick wall Black erects in the main lines I found it an effective change of strategy.

Jul-22-09  AnalyzeThis: The thing to understand about the Scandinavian is that white's task is to avoid exchanging pieces. If he can accomplish this, black is usually in a bad way.
Jul-22-09  ToTheDeath: That is true, but I've found that even cramped positions can be tough to break down- there are certain players that love to play them and are great defenders.
May-17-15  ToTheDeath: Possible GOTD: "The Lady is a Tramp"
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