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Mladen Zelic vs Miso Cebalo
3rd Portoroz Open (1995), Portoroz SLO, Apr-??
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen Formation (B21)  ·  1-0


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Jun-27-08  Zygalski: Zelic beats GM Cebalo with the Smith-Morra Gambit & throws in a knight sac on move 15 just for good measure.
Jun-27-08  hitman84: Nice game!
Jun-27-08  computer chess guy: 19. .. ♗xd5 looks like a viable defense for Black. After 20. fxe7 ♘xe7 21. exd5 Black has an extra Pawn and isn't in immediate danger.
Jun-27-08  hitman84: <computer chess guy>What if white plays 20.fxg7 threatening Qh6->h8
Jun-28-08  Zygalski: After 19...Bxd5 20.fxe7 Nxe7 21.exd5 I think White has adequate compensation for the pawn especially with the dark square bishop v knight with the board blown open.

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With 19...Bxd5 20.fxg7 Bxe4 21.gxf8=Q Rxf8 22.Qxh6 Black has to be incredibly accurate to avoid disaster.

Jun-28-08  computer chess guy: After 19 .. ♗xd5 20. fxg7 ♗xe4 21. gxf8=♕ ♖xf8 22. ♕xh6, Black can play .. f6:

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after which I agree he looks awfully vulnerable, but I don't see a killer for White.

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