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Holger Namyslo vs Ralf Lau
Dresden op (1996), rd 3
French Defense: Normal Variation (C00)  ·  1-0


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Sep-23-09  lightbishop c5e6: This is just ridiculous
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  whiteshark: <French Defense: <Normal Variation>> classified as <(A40)> ??
Oct-19-09  areknames: The Player of The Day GM Ralf Lau gets absolutely murdered with an unusual version of the smothered mate. Could be a good Monday or Tuesday puzzle.
Oct-20-09  gus inn: It is not french def. but Owens.4..Nf6 is a miniblunder as 4..Bb4 is known to equalize,at least.
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  whiteshark: <lightbishop c5e6: This is just ridiculous>

What's so ridiculous? <15...NxQ 16.Nf7#>

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  tpstar: 12 ... Kxf7 13. Qe6+ Kf8 14. Bg6 and Black can delay mate on f7 for only one move (14 ... Ne5 15. dxe5 & 16. Qf7#).

Pretty game.

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