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Joseph G Gallagher vs Yuri S Balashov
Lenk op (1991), 04
King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36)  ·  1-0



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Jun-01-06  KingG: 16.Ne5!, great move. The point is 16...Qe6 17.Nxc6(removing the guard of the rook on d8) Rxd6 18.Ne7+ Kh8 19.Ng5
Jun-19-06  HannibalSchlecter: 9.c5? is the natural looking move but it's a blunder which Grandmasters have fallen for.
Jan-14-08  newzild: Yeah, 16.Ne5! is a great move. The final combo, starting with 32.Rxc4, is also excellent (and problem-like).
Nov-05-11  Everett: Gallagher at some point must have read some Bronstein, as he became one of the greatest modern practitioners of both the KID and the KG.

As far as 16.Ne5 goes, this is why I don't play main-line KGs. The chances of me finding this move over the board are slim to none. Has off to Gallagher.

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  fredthebear: Wowee!! White sacrifices a pair of knights AND a pair of rooks!!
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  saffuna: <Wowee!! White sacrifices a pair of knights AND a pair of rooks!!>

Winning black's queen along the way.

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