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Unto Raisa vs Maximilian Ujtelky
Budapest Zonal (1960), Budapest HUN, rd 10, May-19
English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10)  ·  0-1


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  ajile: White should be playing for e4-e5 but plays against himself with the moves:

10.Bg5 f6
11.Be3 Nh6
and now White has to waste another move to stop Ng4
12.h3 a6

And now Black is threatening counterplay with ..b5. Meanwhile White pushed Black to play ..f6 and ..Nf7 which STRENGTHEN the square e5 making it harder for White to play his main move! (e5)


White's play from a strategical standpoint is totally illogical. At the very least he should have considered a move like 13..Nd2 to lessen the damage. At least then he has the chance to play f4 to try and counter ..b5 by Black. The downside is that since White has already played h3 a later f4 weakens the g3 square.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Another example of the "Mad Max" of chess at his maddeningly maximum best. Just shake your head and laugh and try never to play like this.
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