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Gerard Welling vs R Kruithof
Corr NLD/H (1980), ?
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation. Batavo Gambit (A02)  ·  1-0


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Nov-23-11  shivasuri4: 13....Kc7 was necessary.In the final position,black resigns because he has no way to both save the queen and prevent checkmate.
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  Gejewe: <shivasuri4> You are right. After 14.Nc3 White threatens 15.Nxe4+ and the King cannot move without suffering the loss of a queen so that leaves 14..Qxf4 (14..Qe7 15.Nb5+ Kd5 16.c4 mate) 15.d4 e3 ( 15..Qxc1+ and 16.Txc1 cxd4 loses due to 17.Nf7+) 16.Nc4+ Kc6 (Only move) 17.Bxe3! Qf6 (Only square, 17..Qc7 18.d5 mate and 17..Qxe3 18.Nxe3 cxd4 loses material after 19.Bf3+) 18.Ne5+ losing the queen next. As it was a correspondence game I sent this mainline 14.Nc3 "if .. etc." as a conditional black resigned as a result of 14.Nc3. I had been expecting your suggested 13..Kc7 intending 14.Nc3 as well, f.e. 14..Kd8 15.Nd5! winning. Better 14..Qd8 but 15.Be6 is not so easy to defend. After the logical 15..Qe8 then 16.Nd5+ Kd6 17.Nc4+ Kc6 18.Na5+ Kd6 19.Nxb7+ Kc6 20.Na5+ Kd6 21.Nc4+ (Back to the base) Kc6 22.Ne5+ Kd6 23.Bf7 gives white a promising enduring attack. At the time I believed that 11..e6! as played in a Swedish correspondence game Bryntse-Österling (on move 9, no repetition there) is good and challenges White to show his compensation - and I still tend to that opinion 32 years later.
Nov-23-11  shivasuri4: Thanks for the detailed analysis!Congrats on playing a lovely game!Is the gambit sound,though?
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  Gejewe: <shivasuri4> This gambit is worth an occasional practical try, but I would not recommend to play it repeatedly. White clearly has some compensation, but it is a large material investment. However, 32 years ago I was reckless enough to try my luck in correspondence chess. As I wrote, 11..e6! is challenging. Besides the simple 5..e6 - instead of going for the queen - leads to a reversed Budapest gambit where I doubt that f4.. is a positive asset for white.
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