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Neil Davis vs Robert Murray Jamieson
Australia (1975), It
Bird Opening: General (A02)  ·  1-0



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Jul-31-05  sharkbenjamin: Bird would have been proud!!!!!!!
Jul-31-05  SneechLatke: White goes after the black king with a vengeance. The sacrifice 16.♔h1 is especially fun and is not at all obvious upon first glance.
Jul-31-05  SneechLatke: Hmm, on closer examination my previous comment seems mistaken. Once 16.♔h1 is spotted, it becomes clear it's a good move, what with the threat of ♖g1 followed by capturing on f6 and a mate on g7. I still find it to be quite entertaining, as with many other "quiet" attacking moves.
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  ganstaman: I'm having a little trouble (I'll blame it on being tired) -- how does 17...axb2 lose?
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <ganstaman> 17...axb2?? 18.Qh6 Nh5 (or ...Ne8) 19.Rxg7+ Nxg7 20.Rg1 and mate at g7 cannot be stopped.

However, 17...Kh8! might have left Black up a piece, although he must still be very careful with White's attack.

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  ganstaman: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Ah, thanks. 19. Rxg7+ was the move I got wrong.

Great game.

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  GrahamClayton: Did Davies live or spend some time in Australia during his teenage years?
Jul-31-10  Lutwidge: Was 24. Qd3 actually threatening anything? Could Black have simply ignored the offer?
Aug-31-16  Guy West: Yes, Davis did and still does live in Australia, but retired from active chess many years ago. Jamieson is also retired from chess.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Despite the flaws, does this qualify as The Australian Evergreen? Or perhaps "The Australian Eucalyptus?"
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