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George H Wolbrecht vs Harry Fowler Lee
Western Championship (Final) (1906), Chicago, IL USA, rd 1, Aug-24
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation (C30)  ·  0-1


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  Phony Benoni: Everyone knows why White plays the King's Gambit. By luring Black's e-pawn out of the center, White hopes to set up an imposing pawn front behind which his own pieces can develop powerfully while Black's recoil in fear.

Of course, it doesn't always work like that. Consider the final position of this game

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  MissScarlett: Opening should be <King's Gambit: Reclined>.
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  Dionysius1: <Phony Benoni>. I wouldn't put it that way. White sacrifices a pawn to create open lines against the black king, before it can castle into comparative safety. There are plenty of KGA lines which don't involve building a pawn centre at all.
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  Dionysius1: Sorry <Phoney> It occurs to me you were being ironic. Sorry if I spoilt the joke!
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September, p. 179 [Game 209 / 938]
from American Chess Bulletin 1906 (July-December) by Phony Benoni
Final, Round 1 (Friday, August 24): ACB 1906.09:179
from US Open 1906, Chicago = 7th Western Champ. by Phony Benoni

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