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Jacques Mieses vs Harlow Bussey Daly
Simultaneous Exhibition (1903), Boston, MA USA, Dec-??
Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46)  ·  0-1


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  tpstar: Black accepts the Halloween Gambit, then goes into full retreat mode with 6. d5 Nb8 7. e5 Ng8 and hopes to untangle from there. After 12. Qh5 Qh4 I'm surprised White didn't try 13. Qe2 defending the Bc4 while keeping Queens around. White regained the piece with 21. ef+ Kxf7 22. g4 into an equal endgame, yet Black had great King position and showed very good technique to win the exchange and the game.
May-19-11  TheTamale: What a game! Early on, Mieses believes he is playing just another fish. He's probably licking his chops after the double knight retreat. But on the other side of the board is the long-running chess champion of Maine. A nice game, and no doubt a pain in the great Mieses' behind.
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  zanzibar: This is the 2nd Halloween in the <CG> db.

After the double-knight retreat White is up a little more than a pawn in eval - provided, that is, if White continues with 8.d6:

(After 8.d6)

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A common theme in games with the center pawn steam-roller is to get the pawns to the 6th rank and make development for the opponent very very difficult.

(Another example can be found in Fine's "Ideas Behind the Chess Openings" p13 - i.e. a variation in the Giuoco Piano

< 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb6 $2 7.d5 $6 Nb8 $2 8.e5 Ng8 9.O-O Ne7 10.d6 >

$2 = ?, $6 = ?!


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