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John R Williams vs Dmitry Gurevich
National Open (1995), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 1, May-05
Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50)  ·  0-1



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Aug-06-04  who: Is there some reason not to play 18...Nxf3?
Aug-06-04  sneaky pete: <who> No, there is none. I think the gamescore has a typo and white really played 16.Bg4 .. instead of 16.Bg5? .. which would have been punished by 16... Qxg5+ 17.Qxg5 Nxf3+ etc.
Aug-06-04  who: <> can you verify that?
Premium Chessgames Member sneaky pete, you are probably right, but I can't see why White would then want to play 20.Bd7 as a response to 19...Qh4. Wouldn't a move like 20.Rc1 seem to be more logical? All other game scores we find have these same inexplicable moves.

Also note that 16.Bg5? loses a piece not only to 16....Qxg5! but also to the mundane 16...Nxf3+. D Gurevich is a very strong player who would not miss such moves.

Aug-15-04  sneaky pete: <> With the Bishop on g4 after 19... Qh4 20.Rc1 .. black plays .. f5 winning a piece. In this line 21.Qxf4 Be5 or 21.exf5 gxf5 22.Qxf4 Be5 only makes it worse for white. After 16.Bg5? Qxg5+ is the cleanest win. 16... Nxf3+ can lead to a messy position where after winning a piece black will find his Knight more or less trapped.
Premium Chessgames Member OK, we're convinced now. Thanks.

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