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John A Curdo vs Alan Shaw
Green Mountain Open (1996), West Wardsboro, VT, rd 4, Nov-03
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48)  ·  1-0


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Jan-18-12  King Death: White's buildup to the Ne6 sacrifice seemed to be inevitable but his opponent didn't do much to stop it. Maybe 12...Kf8 wasn't best and Black could have tried 12...a6 instead. Another idea was 14...h5 with the plan 15.h3 Nh6 16.Nd5 Bd8. It seems like 14...Nf6 was routine and the knight didn't do much there.
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  GrahamClayton: That is one serious knight outpost on e6!
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  perfidious: <To have a knight planted in your game at K6 is worse than a rusty nail in your knee. - Efim Bogoljubov>

So it was for Black in this game.

Reading the comments above by <King Death>, my play indeed deserves criticism, as it was entirely too passive-never a good trait whilst playing Curdo.

Dec-23-16  Conrad93: It seems like the best line is 12...Nf6 13. h3 (to stop 13...Bg4) a6 14. Nc3 d5! 15. d3 Be6.

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White can play 16. Nd4 Qd7 17. Nxe6 Qxe6 18. Qxe6 fxe6 19. cxd5 exd5 20. Kf2 c6

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Black has the better endgame.

P.S. 15. Ne5 Qe6 16. d4 dxc4 17. Kh2 0-0 is about equal.

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