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Robert Eames vs Michael Adams
British Championship (2010), Canterbury ENG, rd 1, Jul-26
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bledow Countergambit (C33)  ·  0-1
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Jul-29-10  alexrawlings: I've never seen this line against the KBG before. Did white make any mistakes in the openning?

Also, would 17 Nxg3 been any better for white?

Jul-29-10
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  luzhin: Yes, White did make a mistake in the opening. 2.f4? blunders away a vital pawn. And if White had tried 17.Ng3 then 17...Bxd4+ would be crushing.
Jul-29-10
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  Marmot PFL: I have seen it as black a few times, but always played 7...Qd8 instead of Qf5 (maybe I should change). Maybe 8 d4 is slightly better than 0-0 as white has 8...Nc6 9 d5 without black's 0-0-0 to worry about.

Some might say its foolish to play KG vs a player like Adams. I suppose it would be better to play the Spanish or 4 knights and look for a draw but maybe white was more interested in a memorable game and chance for a brilliant win than the half point.

Jul-29-10
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  beenthere240: 21...Nb4 is very cruel.
Jul-29-10  zanshin: Good game by Adams - just out of the opening and White is already in trouble.
Jul-30-10
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  HeMateMe: Micky is back in the Royal Court, to slay the pretenders!
Jul-30-10
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  twinlark: Nice to see Tricky Mickey back in form.
Jul-30-10  kramputz: <luzhin: Yes, White did make a mistake in the opening. 2.f4? blunders away a vital pawn.>.....You sound like a fool saying this.
Jul-31-10  champsylove: The web slinger returneth! Go get em Spidey.
Jul-31-10
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  Garech: <kramputz> <luzhin: Yes, White did make a mistake in the opening. 2.f4? blunders away a vital pawn.>.....You sound like a fool saying this.

I'm sure this is tongue in cheek my friend. Still, Fischer refuted the KG 50 years ago!

Jul-31-10  scormus: Sad to see KG getting smashed like that. I think it's only fair if Michael Admas played it as W at some time in in this championship.
Aug-01-10  Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 10 Ne2 is 10 Nh4 uncovering an attack upon the f4 pawn with tempo by attacking Black's Queen. On 10 Nh4 Qf6 ( attacking the N on f3 and the d4 pawn) 11 Rxf4 defends the d4 pawn and the N on h4.
Aug-02-10
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  luzhin: Well spotted, Garech!
Aug-04-10  culei: I don't understand why 22 knight x h2.
Is not a good move seemingly or at least
To me black does not win yet
Aug-04-10
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  whiteshark: <culei> Have a look at the position after <22.Nxh2 Qh4>:


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Aug-04-10
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  whiteshark: <scormus: Sad to see KG getting smashed like that.> Indeed, I demand a second game with these players, but this time with the better move <5.Nc3!>.
Aug-04-10
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  ajile: <luzhin: Yes, White did make a mistake in the opening. 2.f4? blunders away a vital pawn.>

lol

Aug-05-10  culei: <Whiteshark> you mean after re8 the bishop enters looks gOod to me
Aug-05-10
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  whiteshark: <culei> Yes, indeed. To me, too. :D
Aug-06-10  shakespeare: no mistake by white in the opening - and why not to play it? It defeated world champions like Fischer, Karpov, Anand

Surely - agaainst black who knows what to do its not easy - but honestly - which opening is easy against a 1700+ player?

The problem in this game seems to be, that black took directly the initiative after the opening and crashed white - and in the KGA the aggressive player should be white :-)

Aug-08-10  znsprdx: <shakespeare> gets it bang on... the fianchetto of the QB is counter-logical: once ...g4 is played the game is over. White cannot play strategic ideas in a purely tactical opening. I play the KG against players who think they can win games by playing defensively...hoping for some inopportune queen exchange which nets them a second pawn and favorable rook ending...dream on.

Of course Fischer's claim that the KG is busted was nonsense... it is fun to see it re-appear at the GM level. But here is a clue: Carlsen won't dare play it against Anand,,,not even Leko he-he

Oct-27-10
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  GrahamClayton: <Marmot PFL>I have seen it as black a few times, but always played 7...Qd8 instead of Qf5 (maybe I should change).

<Marmot PFL>,
According to notes by Andrew Greet, with the White light-squared bishop no longer on the board, the Black Queen is ideally placed on f5, defending the f4-pawn and exerting influence all over the board.

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