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Lawrence Day vs Ivan Eduardo Morovic-Fernandez
Olympiad (1978), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 8, Nov-02
King's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34)  ·  1-0

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Jul-05-04  shr0pshire: 13.Bxb5! what is the reasoning behind this sacrifice. I am not sure that I see it clearly.

Is it because that white wants to just open some attacking lines to the black king? Furthermore, black has no real safe places for his king other than the middle of the board right now?

Jul-05-04  ConLaMismaMano: I think the threat is if 13...cxb5 14.Nfd5 Qd8 15.Nxb5 Rb8 16.Nxd6+ and white gets 3 pawns for a minor piece and a promising attack.
Jul-05-04  caballos2: The bishop sacrifice reminded me of some sicilian lines, where the same capture of the b-pawn occurs. It's particularly effective if black hasn't castled yet. White gets enough compensation in the centrum.
Sep-15-04  tldr3: Very nice game. Loved Bxb5!
Feb-21-05  refutor: you must be proud of this game IM Day..i read in an issue of En Passant from 1997 (by Day)

"To excuse Morovic's weak play here, consider that Argentina and Chile were about to go to war over the Beagle Islands and that this game was played on the day of the final ultimatum. No doubt Morovic had half a mind that he would be carried away midway through the game! He showed up carrying a Korchnoi collection and clearly was in the mood to accept all gambits. Incidentally, Buenos Aires 1978 had the all-time bummer for Olympiads - a car bomb by the players bus. This easily eclipses the bad food at Moscow 1994, or the rigged preliminary group at Nice 1974."

wow! a car bomb? you must have a million stories Lawrence, any thought of writing a "Lawrence Day : My Life and Games"? ;)

Feb-21-05
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  IMlday: That book was in progress, snail's pace though, but I got this commission for the Nickoloff book so I won't be back to my L&G until the fall probably.

About the game, I missed this thread when it was fresh. Yes Bxb5 gets two pawns and plenty of play. Black's game is a big mess.

re: Buenos Aires, 1978: There was a secret war going on between the rightist junta and the underground democrats. The organizers claimed there was no war and no guerillas. Who ever planted the bomb also called the police and the "EXPLOSIVOS" red truck arrived, police ushered the players lined up for the bus back inside the Hotel Bauen, then wrapped the bomb in presumably metal lined blankets, then blew it up. It wrecked the car, a station wagon, but didn't create any casualties with the street cleared. I think the underground just wanted to prove they existed.

Apr-16-07  PolishPentium: Could not Black have salvaged the situation with 24...Nxe4+? After 25 RxN, 25...QxR allows the black Q some breathing room, and the continuations for white don't seem that menacing. Or are they? Inquiring minds want to know...^^
Apr-16-07
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  IMlday: <PP> White wins the ♕ by 26.Bc7+ Ke8 27.Nd6+ forking.

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